[Tweeters] Kent Ponds - Blue-winged Teal, Sun, May 24

Carol Schulz carol.schulz50 at gmail.com
Mon May 25 10:27:00 PDT 2015

Hi Tweets:
We were down at the bike path and south observation tower of Kent Ponds, yesterday morning for a little while. Cool, cloudy. Despite lots of vegetation we were able to see a male Blue-winged Teal in the very near water by the south observation tower. Everything is hard to see down in there now. Too much vegetation! Two squawking American Bitterns flew across the water and westward toward the wetland that is by the middle observation tower. They appeared to be chasing each other. As usual in that area, we saw and heard a Western Scrub-Jay.
I was disappointed because we did not see any Lazuli Buntings. I could hear one in the field to the west of the south observation tower. It sounded like the recording on xeno-canto by Tayler Brooks, Martin Rd, Skagit County. Scroll down and click on the downward arrow. http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Passerina-amoena
Yours, Carol Schulz
Des Moines

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