[Tweeters] Red Phalarope, gulls WWRdelta

Mike & MerryLynn m.denny at charter.net
Mon Jun 1 19:55:00 PDT 2015


Hello all from MerryLynn,
After the stormy weather last night I wondered what might be at the
delta since the water level was low enough for mud so I was out there
early this morning and was not disappointed! A breeding plumage RED
PHALAROPE was swimming out around the pelicans - 43 FRANKLIN'S and 3
BONAPARTE'S GULLS were picking around in the mud along with Avocets,
Stilts and a couple Blue-winged Teal. Out by itself was an adult WESTERN
GULL - this species shows up every summer here.

Only 5 Caspian Terns left - these birds will become rare here since they
won't let them nest anywhere in Eastern WA. No Forster's Terns anywhere
today.

I checked 2Rivers and Penninsula HMU - lots of birds - nothing rare. 137
Western Grebes seems high for June. Not sure if they are non-breeders or
what.

Good birding, ML

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MIKE & MERRYLYNN DENNY
BIRDING THE BEAUTIFUL WALLA WALLA VALLEY
IF YOU HAVEN'T GONE BIRDING, YOU HAVEN'T LIVED




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