[Tweeters] Neah Bay 12/1 Cassin's Finch, etc

Ryan Merrill rjm284 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 07:37:01 PST 2016

I had a great day birding at Neah Bay yesterday, 12/1/2016. I spent most
of the time in town where it was calm, overcast, and most of the time not
raining. Highlights from the day included a Glaucous Gull, a GW x Glaucous
Gull, 2+ Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 6 Palm Warblers, a Clay-colored Sparrow,
and a Cassin's Finch.

Greater White-fronted Goose - 1 school field
Snow Goose - 2 school field
"Dusky" Canada Goose - 1 school field, 5 Wa'atch Valley, 1 STP, 2 Hobuck
Trumpeter Swan - 4 Wa'atch Valley
Eurasian Wigeon - 1m Hobuck pasture
Eared Grebe - 1 Neah Bay
CLARK'S GREBE - 1 continuing Neah Bay
Rough-legged Hawk - 1 continuing Wa'atch Valley
Red Phalarope - 2 Neah Bay
Ancient Murrelet - 1 Neah Bay
Black-legged Kittiwake - 4 adults Neah Bay
Heermann's Gull - 1 Neah Bay, getting late
GLAUCOUS GULL - 1 first cycle Neah Bay creek mouth
GLAUCOUS-WINGED x GLAUCOUS GULL - 1 first cycle Wa'atch Valley
Northern Shrike - 1 Hobuck pasture
"EASTERN" BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - 2+ continuing: 1 near the greenhouses, 1+
west part of town seen and heard several times but unsure if I had just one
of both of the birds that have been in this part of town recently
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1 "gray-headed" bird at Ravens Corner and then
along the beach east of the Warm House Restaurant
Palm Warbler - 6! 2 Ba'adah Loop, 1 Fire Department, 2 5th Ave, 1 1st Ave
"Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 Ba'adah Loop
"Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 5th Ave
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW - 1 Wa'atch River mouth, found by Adrianne Akmajian
"Slate-colored" Dark-eyed Junco - 1 Fire Department, 1 5th Ave
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1 across from Butler's Motel
SWAMP SPARROW - 1 across from Butler's Motel
Spotted Towhee - 1m "interior" Butler's Motel feeders
CASSIN'S FINCH - 1 f-type feeding in alders with Purple Finches across from
Butler's Motel

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
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