[Tweeters] Clallam County Big Day 02/21/2013

Vincent Lucas vincentlucas5 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 08:20:31 PST 2013

Part-time Gardiner resident, David Gatchet, and I did a Clallam County Big
Day yesterday. We managed to find a total of 102 species. Not too shabby.
Highlights included 26 species of ducks, a Turkey Vulture near Port Angeles
on US 101, the overwintering Black-crowned Night-Heron, early Bullock's
Oriole, Ancient Murrelet, Northern Shrike, Evening Grosbeak, American
Dipper, Varied Thrush, Brown Creeper, Purple Finch and many more great
birds. Biggest misses: Stellar's Jay(!). We also dipped on the Thick-billed
Murre at Ediz Hook as well as 2(!) different White-throated Sparrows coming
to two different feeder locations, by mere minutes. The Pileated
Woodpeckers, our normal Wednesday Dungeness River Audubon Center bird walk
group located yesterday, were also a no show. We did not hear about the
refound Burrowing Owl at Gibson Spit until too late in the day. We made a
conscious decision not to try for it, as it would have taken too much time
out of our Big Day. Another great Day of birding on the Olympic Peninsula.

Vincent Lucas
Sequim, WA
vincentlucas5 at gmail.com
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