[Tweeters] Basin birding
tsbrennan at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 21 17:18:19 PDT 2014
I hit mostly Grant and Douglas counties this weekend looking for shorebirds and other migrants. Grant didn't have anything too unusual, but a Steller's Jay at Oasis park in Ephrata was a surprise. Most of my time was spent in Douglas with the following highlights:
Jolly's Pond - Baird's Sandpiper 3
Jameson Lake - Wilson's warbler, townsends warbler, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned and golden-crowned Kinglets, Osprey.
Waterville STP - Pectoral and Baird's Sandpiper.
Douglas Creek- yellow-breasted Chat, Nashville Warbler, Virginia Rail, Townsend's Solitaire, Bewick's Wren, red-naped Sapsucker. The campsite, incidentally, was one of the most idyllic I've visited. Stars, crickets and falling apples. There was enough fallen apple wood to make a little fire.
Pipits, yellow rumps and white crowned sparrows everywhere, and honey crisps for 1 dollar a pound. Great trip!
Tim--Sent from my iPhone
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