[Tweeters] Swan Goose,
American Pipit and Green Heron at Lake Sammamish State Park
leschwitters at me.com
Mon Sep 23 14:43:02 PDT 2013
They showed up on the creek by the bridge a year? ago. They were wary, more slender, and knobless then and were more likely to have escaped than been dumped. Somehow they didn't get gassed along with all the Canada this summer.
On Sep 23, 2013, at 2:02 PM, Qinglin Ma wrote:
> Hi Tweets,
> Yesterday morning at about 8:00am I saw three Swan Geese at the Lake Sammamish State Park near the swimming area. It was my first time to see this species in WA. They look like domestic kind with a large hump at the base of the bill. They were hanging around with a few Canada Geese but much larger and bulkier.
> Does anyone know their history? Were they dumped there as unwanted-pets or did they come from somewhere else?
> Also seen were a Green Heron and a female Cooper's Hawk. The hawk was harassing the heron and eventually drove it away. They were at the mouth of the Issaquah Creek by the end the new boardwalk.
> A group of 13 American Pipit were feeding on the grassy lawn near the swimming area also.
> Qinglin Ma
> Kirkland, WA
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