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Wenas Canyon & Eastern Washington Workshop Report

Bird PhotographyTim Boyer

Just a quick update on the Wenas Canyon Eastern Washington Photography Workshop.  Here are a few images from the last two days!  

First shot of the two-day workshop. Beautiful light on this Mourning Dove.
First shot of the two-day workshop. Beautiful light on this Mourning Dove.
Day one was all about Western & Mountain Bluebirds. This Mountain Bluebird was very attentive to the chicks in the nest box. He made about 3 times the trips with food than the female.
Day one was all about Western & Mountain Bluebirds. This Mountain Bluebird was very attentive to the chicks in the nest box. He made about 3 times the trips with food than the female.
This Black-headed Grosbeak was pretty far away, so I had to crop this image quite a bit.
This Black-headed Grosbeak was pretty far away, so I had to crop this image quite a bit.
Day two started out with Burrowing Owls and I love the attitude this one is giving us.
Day two started out with Burrowing Owls and I love the attitude this one is giving us.
Our second stop was the County Line Ponds near Othello. This Black-necked Stilt is in the process of landing.
Our second stop was the County Line Ponds near Othello. This Black-necked Stilt is in the process of landing.
Wilson's Phalarope at County Line Ponds. For some reason, there are no American Avocets at the ponds but there were more Wilson's Phalaropes then I've seen there before.
Wilson's Phalarope at County Line Ponds. For some reason, there are no American Avocets at the ponds but there were more Wilson's Phalaropes then I've seen there before.
Lark Sparrow at the Ginko State Park in Vantage. We saw several and some had food they were carrying to chicks.
Lark Sparrow at the Ginko State Park in Vantage. We saw several and some had food they were carrying to chicks.
Rock Wren not on rocks but at the base of one of the large trees in the park.
Rock Wren not on rocks but at the base of one of the large trees in the park.

It was a fun two-day bird photography workshop.  We had some birds we didn't expect (like Lark Sparrow) and missed some we thought we'd get (like American Avocet).  There were seven chicks at the Burrowing Owl nest site, with two adults for  nine total an all time high, so that was good to see since their overall population in the Columbia Basin is declining.

Enjoy!     Thanks    Tim