[Tweeters] trip to NE Wash

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Sun Jun 25 09:10:47 PDT 2017

>From June 17 thru June 22 I visited the Northeast corner of our state with friends John McMillan and Mary Manning. Our list of birds, mammals and flowers was ample; I'll mention a few here.

06.17.17 Calispell Lake, Pend Oreille Co.
55 species during a short visit including:
American White Pelican - 4
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs - 1 in alt plum
Wilson's Phalarope - pair
Red-eyed Vireo
Gray Catbird
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush

06.18.17 Sullivan Lake & Mt Salmo, Pend Oreille Co.
A few common passerines around the lake. Couldn't reach Mt Salmo due to snow on the road. We made it to about 5800' elevation and didn't see much in the way of boreal species. Did see a Showshoe Hare and heard a Gray Jay.

06.19.17 Waitts Lake, Little Sweden Rd & Little Pend Oreille NWR, Stevens Co.
Waitt's Lake
Red-necked Grebe - 2 ; 1 likely on nest
Little Sweden Road - 21 species at one stop
Black-chinned & Rufous Hummingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
American Redstart
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Little Pend Oreille NWR
arrived late in the day; had a few good birds
Bufflehead - female w/ 4 young
Common Nighthawk - several
Black-chinned Hummer - male at headquarters feeder
Calliope Hummer - male at hdqtrs feeder
Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 female
Snowshoe Hare

06.20.17 Colville STP, Stevens & Friedlander Meadows, Ferry Co
Colville STP - the gate was being opened as we arrived
Eared Grebe - 5
all 3 teal
Redhead - lost count; 20 or more
Common Goldeneye w/ 2 young
Bufflehead - 1 male
Yellow-headed Blackbirds - many
Bobolink - seen in neighboring field
Friedlander Meadows - we were distracted from birding by 2 Black Bears in the meadow.
videos at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/34649238134/in/datetaken/

06.21.17 Sherman Pass, Ferry County
The birding was very good, but none of the sought after boreal species to report.
The highlight appeared on Hwy 20, just a bit west of the summit when a cow Moose with calf ran in front of our moving vehicle. It was a close call, but all escaped unharmed. There was no time for photos.

06.22.17 - Okanogan County
On the way home we saw a few Bobolinks at Aeneas Valley Road and a Golden Eagle at Pateros.

Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

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