Friday, March 20, 2009

Best day EVER at Koll wetlands!!

The first day of spring brought the best day ever at Koll wetlands!! Upon getting there we saw the most birds that I've ever seen at the wetlands! Everywhere you looked there were ducks, geese, shorebirds, hawks, swallows, coots, warblers, herons, you name it!

These are some of the photos from our visit.

Look at the size of that goose!

A male ruddy duck back in his breeding plumage.

A very friendly killdeer.

Wait, what's that?

I think that's a Wilson's snipe! A life bird!

What are these? Do you know?

A female bufflehead.

A bufflehead party!

Buffleheads and greater scaups.

A pair of ring necked ducks.

One canvasback and three male ring necked ducks.

Lesser scaup and two shovelers.

A gadwall.


* = life bird.
  • Pied - billed grebe
  • Mallard
  • Green winged teal
  • Western Canada goose
  • Cackling goose
  • Greater scaup
  • Lesser scaup
  • Bufflehead
  • Ruddy duck
  • Ring - necked duck
  • Red tailed hawk
  • Violet - green swallow
  • Great egret
  • Great blue heron
  • Wilson's snipe *
  • Gadwall
  • Canvasback
  • Killdeer
  • Yellow rumped warbler
  • Black capped chickadee
  • Mourning dove
  • Northern shoveler
  • Song sparrow


Warren Baker said...

Sounds like a really great day! It's always such a thrill to get a lifer!

North West Birds said...

Seeing a life bird always wakes you up if your tired ;-)

Barbara Scoles said...

I believe that bird is a long billed dowitcher. We have been watching them for a couple of weeks now.