[Tweeters] Walla Walla County January 1 Big Day results

Mike & MerryLynn m.denny at charter.net
Tue Jan 2 21:40:46 PST 2018

Hello all,

Thanks to 15 dedicated birders on January 1 we beat our record by 1 this
year. Found 117 species in Walla Walla County - despite the cold and icy
conditions. Misses - Mew Gull, Great Egret, Red-breasted Merganser,
Golden Eagle, Ruffed Grouse, Pygmy Owl, Crossbill, Cassin's Finch and
Redpoll. And no Snowy Owl. Even the pipits were gone and no Anna's
Hummers despite 1 report on the 31st.

Did find a Ferruginous Hawk, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Goshawk and all the
expected waterfowl.

Ended 2017 with 257 species in the county - our record is 262.

Complete list at blumtn.org under county birds.

Have a birdy 2018 from Mike & MerryLynn

Mike & MerryLynn Denny
Birding the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley
"If you haven't gone birding, you haven't lived"

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