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Thinking about spring and all the bird song that fills the air reminds me of that there has been relative silence during the winter months. Bird song begins with spring and builds throughout the nesting season until it ends usually in late July or August. Spring migration brings us many song…

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A new river otter family is in residence at the Port of Chinook. Mama takes her babies for some swim time, dock time, and then back to their rock den in the breakwater.

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A limit of rainbow trout dangles from the stringer at Western Lake near Naselle, Wash.

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An osprey prepares to eviscerate a Columbia River large scale sucker, a large portion of the bird’s daily diet.

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The big tease is on! Several species of birds are acting like they want to nest in the yard. A pair of black-capped chickadees seem to be competing with a pair of red-breasted nuthatches for a…

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OLYMPIA — Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing — legally — without a license on “Free Fishing Weekend,” scheduled for June 8-9.

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ILWACO — Wellspring Community Network, Ilwaco High School Youth Action Klub (YAK) and Sources of Strength are hosting the 2019 Color the Lake Fun Run this Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. at Black …

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Thinking about spring and all the bird song that fills the air reminds me of that there has been relative silence during the winter months. Bird song begins with spring and builds throughout t…

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White pelicans have found sweet spots of fish along Baker Bay and Ilwaco harbor. They have been spotted at various locations for several days. They were a species unknown in the vicinity of th…

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The safety and beauty of Ilwaco High School’s Black Lake Campus provided the “delivery room” for a joyous spring event on Thursday, when a black-tailed doe gave birth to twin fawns. This is wh…

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SEAVIEW — One day last week, gardener Terran Bruinier parked her bright yellow pick up with the matching equipment trailer in tow in front of the Shelburne Inn. She unloaded some equipment and…

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In bygone days it was not thought to be a problem to release species of birds or animals from other parts of the world to North America and vice versa. In fact, the idea was supported and enco…

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According to scientists the most abundant bird on our continent is also one of the most successful of the bird species that have been introduced in North America. Adaptability is the key to th…

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A striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) washed ashore just north of Ocean Park on Thursday evening, April 11. Personnel from Seaside Aquarium responded to the scene and found it was deceased…

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ILWACO — The Pacific Northwest tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be making a return visit to Ilwaco from May 7 through 15. While in town, the vessels will be docked at Por…

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WILLAPA BAY — The term “living fossil” is one that mixes a sense of being out of place with one of awe and mystery. The coelacanth, a fish that lived alongside dinosaurs, was believed extinct …

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Who is plump with a small head and a thin straight bill with a gray back, two black wing bars and a blue-gray head? It is also stubby in appearance, has short legs and is just a touch smaller …

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Lately, the Tarlatt Slough area of the South Bay Unit of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has been on my mind. Why, you might ask? Well, in the last few years exciting bird activity has be…

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Anna’s hummingbirds stay with us throughout the winter. It is a permanent resident so it is also here in the other seasons of the year. The rufous hummingbird, on the other hand, is rarely see…

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As spring approaches my mind begins to turn to migration with great anticipation. It happens every year for me. However, it isn’t quite spring migration time yet, so I am concentrating on watc…