[Tweeters] Umtanum Canyon (Kittitas County)

walter walter.szeliga at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 14:48:03 PST 2014

Dear Tweeters,
I had a quick, pre-Seahawks bird up the Umtanum Canyon (Kittitas County) from the suspension bridge (in the Yakima Canyon) this morning (1/19). The hike wasn’t particularly birdy, but had some great highlights including ~20 Bohemian Waxwings feasting on apples, a Northern Shrike, a Great Horned Owl, and a leucistic Black-capped Chickadee. Other more typical birds included Bald Eagle, Bewick’s Wren, and Downy Woodpecker. There is currently no snow in the canyon, and there’s only a about 2 weeks before the middle section of the canyon is closed until July for various breeding season reasons.

Walter Szeliga
Ellensburg, WA

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