[Tweeters] Cleman Mountain and environs

Scott Ramos lsr at ramoslink.info
Wed Jul 29 21:26:22 PDT 2015

This past Sunday-Monday, Evan Houston and I did a short backpack on Cleman Mountain, handily avoiding the rain but not the wind. We also made stops at Oak Creek WA, the Angel Lake burn area and a couple of places on Bethel Ridge. It was a nice, though brief, trip through some favorite areas, which provided some worthwhile sightings and over 80 species of birds.

Golden Eagle - Oak Creek WA
White-throated Swift - a few at Oak Creek WA, Angel Lake Burn
Lewis’s Woodpecker - several at Oak Creek WA
Williamson’s Sapsucker - Cleman Mountain Rd 1713, Bald Mountain Rd, Angel Lake burn
Red-naped Sapsucker - Oak Creek WA
Black-backed Woodpecker - 2 at Angel Lake burn; one was ‘sharing’ a snag with a Hairy Woodpecker, about 1 meter apart
Gray Flycatcher - lots! on Cleman Mountain and Bethel Ridge locations; several family groups with begging young
Dusky Flycatcher - Bethel Ridge burn
Rock and Canyon Wren - Selah Canyon Rest Area
Western and Mountain Bluebird - 2 and many, Cleman Mountain Rd 1714
Townsend’s Solitaire - Cleman Mountain, with bluebirds
Nashville Warbler - Cleman Mountain Rd 1713, Bethel Ridge Rd, Cash Prairie
MacGillivray’s Warbler - several locations on Cleman Mountain, all those seen were either adult female or young birds
Brewer’s Sparrow - Oak Creek WA, Cleman Mountain Rd 1714, Bethel Ridge burn; several opportunities to contrast with young Chipping Sparrows
Lincoln’s Sparrow - Cash Prairie, White Pass campground
Red Crossbill (type 2) - Oak Creek WA, Cleman Mountain Rd 1714

Scott Ramos

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