Saturday, June 12, 2010

6/12 Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
After a few hours at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and not seeing much I headed to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Nothing at the feeders so headed up the gravel road and in the first fuddle (field puddle - flooded area in field from rain water) on left found two Black-necked Stilts. Stopped to talk to Charlene a bit up the road and she mentioned hearing a couple Black-billed Cuckoos by the first kiosk along the asphalt road. I called Paul Bauer, as he's looking for these, and he said he will be over shortly. Nada on the Cuckoos. We finally settled in on a small wet area with willows as a backdrop just to the East and found a few interesting birds visiting the area. We left when it started to rain. Very hot and humid, temps 93-95°F.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery. Click here to view the gallery.
For location of birds click for Map here.

Click thumb below for large version. • • • Hover thumb for names.
Black-necked Stilts Brown Thrasher Orchard Oriole Dickcissel Female Oriole sp. Eastern Kingbird Yellow Warbler Yellow Warbler Baltimore Oriole Bell's Vireo female Indigo Bunting

Preview of Photos in gallery

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