[Tweeters] Stillwater migrants

Scott Ramos lsr at ramoslink.info
Fri May 10 17:56:30 PDT 2013

Spent the morning at the Stillwater unit of the Snoqualmie Natural Area. Many new migrants have been arriving here as at other locations. The day started off with a Barred Owl hooting from near the highway's edge.
Other nice birds included:
Bullock's Oriole - several, mostly along the valley trail, near the public parking area
Black-headed Grosbeak - clearly the bird of the day--they were everywhere, in loud song.
Video: http://youtu.be/sRYLYYSw5lw
Warbling Vireo and Yellow Warbler were abundant as were both Swainson's and Hermit Thrush. A couple of Western Wood-Pewee were FOY for me.
At the river, the expected Bank Swallows were flying into and out of their holes, but Northern Rough-winged Swallows were much more numerous. A Belted Kingfisher pair has a nest in the middle of the Bank Swallow colony. A Spotted Sandpiper was calling from one of the log snags in the river.

Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14063582
Scott Ramos

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