[Tweeters] Chipping Sparrows - Thurston County

johntubbs at comcast.net johntubbs at comcast.net
Mon Apr 21 15:24:19 PDT 2014






Hi everyone,

 

I had Chipping Sparrows at two locations this morning.  The first was at Nisqually NWR, with a single bird seen just past the visitors center along the trail to the boardwalk (where it hasn't quite reached the boardwalk).  This bird was feeding on the ground near the trail, and then flew to the other side of the gravel road that goes to the twin barns.

 

Having found the Nisqually bird, after finishing at Nisqually I went back to the Hawks Prairie Reclamation Ponds since I had caught a glimpse of what I thought was a Chipping Sparrow yesterday, but the bird was flying away and the look wasn't definitive.  Sure enough, I found 3 Chipping Sparrows right where I had thought I saw one yesterday.  These birds were in the Marvin Road corner of the ponds area, outside the fence in a couple trees between the fence and the gymnastics building, along the ditch in that area. 

 

Obviously these are not particularly rare, but this is the first time I've had multiples of this species in a single day in separate locations.

 

John Tubbs

(newly in) Lacey, WA

johntubbs at comcast.net

 

 

 

 


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