Bear River Refuge – December 2019

On our way to catch a plane to Texas, Shanna and I birded our way from the freeway to the viewing tower at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Refuge in winter colors
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Northern harrier
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Pied billed grebe
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One of several Rough legged hawks
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And this Rough legged hawk
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And another Rough legged hawk
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Great blue heron
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Shiny twilight
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Great blue heron taking flight
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Two of the many Ring necked pheasants
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Pied billed grebes
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Run pheasant run!
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One of the many Northern harriers
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Sunset
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And a cat
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On the drive down we & at the refuge

  1. Rock doves
  2. Black billed magpies
  3. European starlings
  4. Common ravens
  5. Northern harriers
  6. California gulls
  7. Ring necked pheasants
  8. Mallards
  9. Great blue herons
  10. Rough legged hawks
  11. Pied billed grebes
  12. American coots
  13. American kestrel
  14. House sparrows

Not a large number of species but still a satisfying outing – Jenny


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