[Tweeters] Re: [obol] Western bluebird (#164) and Townsend's solitaire (#166), Tarbell Trail, Clark Co, WA

Luke Hanes lukeandharmony1997 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 18:33:08 PDT 2015


Wooohoooo!!! Congrats Bob

I'm gonna get back to Tarbell ASAP!
Townsends Solitaire would be a lifer for me.
So would Hermit Warbler for that matter.


On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Bob <rflores_2 at msn.com> wrote:


> I began my morning meaning before light trying to locate a barred owl or

> western screech owl spending time north of Ridgefield. Unfortunately I did

> not have one owl respond.

>

> I decided to give this trail area another try, at the urging of Luke

> Hanes, this morning and walked about four miles of it. I found a male

> Western bluebird just past milemarker 1.5. It was downhill in an old clear

> cut and was moving through the area. I heard it before seeing it. Soon

> after on the trail I found a Townsend's solitaire about 60 yards off the

> trail i was able to take some bad pictures. I walked a 8 mile loop and

> decided to take road L1210 that leads to the parkinglot. While walking I

> saw a bird perched in a shrub and there was another male Western bluebird.

> I was able to get some, what else, bad photos. The GOOD news for those of

> you who want a Western bluebird on your County list the bird was about 150

> yards from the yellow gate at the end of the parkinglot! YES I walked

> eight miles and returned to find my target bird within a few hundred yards

> of my vehicle. THANKS LUKE.

>

> Another bird worth mentioning was a singing hermit warbler (#165) because

> I am sure it is a bit early. If anyone has better info on early hermit

> warblers i am interested to hear from you.

>

> Also I had 8 black-throated gray, 1 Townsend's and 6 orange-crowned

> warblers. Also about 200 yards from the start of the trail I could hear a

> northern pygmy owl calling to the east it did so until I was out of range.

> I had two gray jays pay me a visit and two band-tailed pigeons fly over.

> Had a few red crossbills and quite a few pacific wrens.

>

> Bob Flores

> Ridgefield, WA

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Luke Hanes
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