Shown below are the bugs and beasties I've encountered around the islands. I've endeavored to get the name of the creatures, but no links. I hope you enjoy my snapshots. 

The photography I offer for Klamath Basin and these islands is copyright free. You are welcome to glean them and use them as you please. A link back here is appreciated, but not necessary.


Agelaius phoeniceus - Redwing blackbird (female). Birdsong (3.5Mb *.mov) This gal was perched in the shrubs across from the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry dock.


Anas clypeata - Northern shoveler


Chordeiles minor - Common nighthawk. Found next to the motel in Biggs Junction, OR right off Hwy 97


Molothrus ater - Brown-headed cowbird. Did you know these are considered songbirds??


Hirundo rustica - Barn Swallow


Rallus limicola - Virginia rail


Anas strepera - Gadwall's duck


Turdus migratorious - American robin. Most cool - caught the chicks before they could fly the coop!



Branta canadensis - Canadian goose

2011 was a real treat. We have three mating pairs who nest here at Swan Lake off West Beach Rd year after year. One had a huge clutch, another had a fair-sized clutch and the third only had four or five goslings. From the looks in the last picture, I'd say most - if not all - of them survived the hunt. Most years the redtail hawk and the bald eagles have snagged about half the goslings.


Phalacrocorax pelagicus - Pelagic cormorant (juvenile)


Melospiza melodia - Song sparrow


Spinus tristis - American goldfinch, female


Colaptes auratus - Red-shafted Northern Flicker Other common names are Northern flicker, Common flicker, Heigh-ho, wake up you harry-wicket, you walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird.


Picoides villosus - Hairy woodpecker


Anas acuta - Northern Pintail


Ardea herodias - Great blue heron


Chenca erulescens - Snow goose


Scientific Names: A-F
Scientific Names: G-M
Scientific Names: N-S
Scientific Names: T-Z
Common Names: A-F
Common Names: G-M
Common Names: N-S
Common Names: T-Z
Mystery flowers. Can you help me name them?
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Island Wildlife
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Washington Natives: A-F
Washington Natives: G-M
Washington Natives: N-R
Washington Natives: S-Z
(Alphabetized by scientific name)

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