[Tweeters] Stillwater yesterday; Othello Sandhill Crane Festival!!!
ednewbold1 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 16 15:06:42 PDT 2014
Delia and I had a pleasant mid-morning visit to the Snoqualmie Valley yesterday. (Sorry for the late report).
Tree Swallows were back, with a nesting-size presence of birds seemingly throughout the valley--we went up to May Creek. Similar for Rufous Hummingbird males. We didn't observe any Violet-greens.
A Spotted Sandpiper was on the banks of the swollen Snoqualmie at Stillwater. Lincoln's, Fox and Golden-crowned Sparrows, were there and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and lots of Brown Creepers were singing. A Harrier at May Creek. A Ring-necked Pheasant in Carnation. Didn't see any Kestrels, hear any Bitterns or observe any Ravens.
A male Long-tailed Weasel tripped across a slough on a fallen log in about 3 seconds--a great sighting for Delia, a missed-mustelid for me.
In other news don't miss the OTHELLO SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL.
Featured speakers are Max Smith and Sarah Swanson on Must-see Birds of the Pacific Northwest and Noah Strycher: Insights for humans from the Amazing Lives of Birds.
Plus many lectures workshops and tours!
here is the link:
Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com Beacon Hill Seattle
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