Upper Klamath Lake & Wood River Wetland

When we left Black Butte we stayed at a campground on the water at Upper Klamath Lake.  According to the maps, it appears that the Upper Klamath Lake NWR is directly across a small channel from where we are parked — that Refuge is only accessible by boat, but we have seen a good variety of waterfowl from our site.  And I didn’t even know there ‘is’ a white-headed woodpecker!

View out our back window
Western Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker – in flight
American White Pelican
American White Pelican
American White Pelican – breeding plumage, note lump on bill
White-headed Woodpecker
Canada Geese – They have their geese all in a row!

Nearby is the Wood River Wetland Restoration, an area along the Upper Klamath Lake that has been returned to approximately the habitat of the area before cattle grazing and ditching to drain the marshy areas.  Among the birds we saw there were a pair of Bald Eagles.  Great fun!

American Goldfinch – bad angle but all I could get
Tree Swallow
Marsh Overview
Yellow Warbler
Hermit Thrush
Willow Flycatcher
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Wood Pewee
Red-winged Blackbird

And now the Bald Eagle pictures.  While there were two soaring together, I was never able to get both of them in the same frame.

Judith said that I should eliminate some of the bird pictures, but how can you cut out the Bald Eagle?

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