[Tweeters] Purple Martins on Lake Scanewa

Kimberly Mason kim at almostdailynews.com
Wed Jul 10 07:31:46 PDT 2013

I kayaked the Cispus River end of Lake Scanewa (near Randle) yesterday
and came across at least a half dozen Purple Martins with nests in tall
snags standing in the middle of the open water. I have never seen a
Purple Martin before, so you can guess my level of excitement!

Also, as we were paddling home a group of eight Turkey Vultures came
over the trees and started circling around us, dropping down as low as
25 feet above our heads. Spectacular! Especially when one of the Osprey
(also nesting in the Martin area) came to join them in their glide.

I thought Purple Martins usually stayed near the coast?
*Kimberly Mason, p/SSG <http://www.sistersofsaintgregory.org/>*
Cinebar, WA
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