[Tweeters] Neah Bay Report, 4th and 5th May 2013

Nigel Ball nigelj.ball at gmail.com
Mon May 6 06:24:15 PDT 2013


*Notables:*
GOLDEN EAGLE 3 (not together; photos of two; ebird = infrequent: Sue
Nattinger saw 1 5/14/2009 at Hoko along the coast).
SOLITARY SANDPIPER 1 (ebird= 4/27-5/8 in Kitsap only.)
(ebird=ebird Olympic Peninsula spring records)

*Passage:*
Turkey Vulture 32; Bald Eagle 11; Red-tailed Hawk 8; Sharpie 3; Cooper's 1
Whimbrel 35 (all* hudsonicus*); Semipalmated Plover 5; Marbled Godwit 1;
Long-billed Dowitcher 3; Western Sand 200+; Least Sand 50+; Dunlin 25+
Savannah Sparrow 50+ (at least two subspecies- *brooksi * and (tentatively)
*crassus, *the latter darker with deep yellow on face and mostly on Hobuck
beach); Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Wilson's Warbler, 75+ (high proportion of males); Orange-crowned Warbler
20+ (high proportion of females; nothing other than *lutescens * that I saw)
Eurasian Collared-Dove 11+
Hammond's Flycatcher 4

*New welcomes:*
Olive-sided Flycatcher;

*Lingering:*
Western Grebe, 3

*Breeding:*
Killdeer chick; Belted Kingfisher nest; Sooty Grouse vocalizing

*Misses:*
Downy Woodpecker; Hairy Woodpecker; Band-tailed Pigeon; Brown Creeper

*Best food: *
Cod and chips at the Warmhouse



Cheers,
Nigel
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Nigel Ball
Bainbridge Island
nigelj.ball at gmail.com
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