[Tweeters] Central Meadow Bluebird, Meadowlarks - Hogum Bay ponds, 2 Black Phoebes

Kelly McAllister mcallisters4 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 11 13:10:09 PST 2013

At Central Meadow, University Place, I came upon a female Western Bluebird
perched on the cyclone fence the borders the railroad tracks, just north of
the pedestrian bridge over the tracks. I later saw 6 Western Meadowlarks in
the grass to the south of the pedestrian over-crossing. There were 2 Bald
Eagles perched on the luminaire out on the old gravel-loading pier. Also on
the pier were Brandt's and Double-crested Cormorants. Common Goldeneyes,
Horned and Red-necked Grebes and Surf Scoters were out on the water. I
stopped at the Hogum Bay Road water reclamation ponds on my way home and as
soon as I approached the south pond, I heard two Phoebes calling. One was
along the south margin of the big pond, the other in the little cattail
marsh over the hump to the south of the big pond. As I got closer to them,
they both took up positions on the shoreline of the larger pond and I had
them flying around me for nearly an hour. A couple of pictures here:


Kelly McAllister


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