Camas, Mud Lake, & Market Lake

5/20/21
The Camas Complex

Birding what I like to call the Camas complex this includes the Market Lake Wildlife Management Area, the Camas National Wildlife Refuge, and the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area. I left my house at 5:30 which meant I wasn’t there for sunrise but still in the morning hours. Sunrise is close to 6:00 at this point in the summer. In any case I spent so much time looking at the birds that I took few photos. I was particularly taken with the possibilities of Mud Lake which I apparently haven’t been birding enough to really know the best spots. I will be remedying this.

Ruddy Duck
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Male Ring necked pheasant
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Female Ring necked pheasant
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Short eared owl
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Yellow headed blackbird
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Western meadowlark
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Gray partridge
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Franklin’s gulls
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Sandhill cranes
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I have no idea why these Snow geese were still here. Shocking!
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Canada geese with goslings
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Double crested cormorants, American white pelican, and coots
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Wilson’s phaleropes
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Trumpeter swans
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Trumpeter swan butts
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