[Tweeters] UBNA and Ballard

Daniel Lipinski dano135 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 12 15:49:34 PDT 2013


I attempted to re-locate the horned lark in Ballard earlier this week. No luck on the lark, baseball games were going on and people everywhere. I made a lap around the park and a few side streets. Besides the typically city birds I came across a particularly birdy yard on the east side of the park. There i discovered a flock of gold finches, house finches, anna's hummers black capped chickadee, bewick's wren, robins and.... a western scrub jay. Overheard I heard some chirps and there was a flock of swallows. The few I id'd were tree swallows and while looking up i saw a very high soaring coopers hawk. What a great day 1 block of market st.

I went to UBNA yesterday. Did a loop thru yesler swamp and then around the fill. Highlight was a Hermit thrush in Yesler Swamp. I expected a Swainson's when it popped up but Hermit it was. I do recall seeing hermits earlier than swainsons in years past.

Bald eagle
Red-tail hawk

Scaup or ringneck (was way out in the lake and I didn't have a scope)
Greenwing teal
Wigeon (heard only thru yesler swamp)
Common and hooded merganser
Wood duck
Canada Goose
DC cormorant
Grebe( way out in lake couldn't ID probably red necked)

Red winged BBird
House Sparrow
House Finch
Savannah sparrow
Song Sparrow
Gold crowned sparrow
White crowned sparrow
Pigeon (rock dove)
Spotted towhee
Bewicks wren
Brown creeper
Anna's Hummingbird

Hermit Thrush
Varied Thrush(heard only)
Virginia rail (heard only)
American Robin
Steller's Jay
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Gold Finch

Yellow rumped warblers (both kinds and only warbler seen... thought I heard orange crowned in Yesler Swamp but it has been a while and I need some warbler call brushing up)

oh and some gulls that I didn't bother trying to id

Sweet day at the fill

Dan Lipinski
dano135 at hotmail.com

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