[Tweeters] Liberty Lake SWAMP SPARROW today
kertim7179 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 2 12:52:23 PST 2013
With a day off work today, I headed directly to Liberty Lake this morning to search for the previously reported Swamp Sparrow. I arrived at 8:00am and didn't find the sparrow until 11:00am. I worked the boardwalk area three separate times with the last time being the lucky one. I did note that about this time it felt a bit warmer and the wind died down a bit. Also, seeing Jon Isacoff's eBird report from 10:00am-ish, he found it today before I did. Still...I got very good looks and some awesome photos of a bird that before today I had only heard before.
If you go, I would suggest quickly before the arctic cold hits us. Go to the amphitheater / boardwalk and walk out to the end. The Swamp Sparrow initially approached from the east.
Also, noteworthy was a huge raft of Common Mergansers on the lake. I counted 550 birds! Several Marsh Wrens were around the viewing platform at the end of the boardwalk as well. eBird list to come later...
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