[Tweeters] More on UW birds during Special Olympics

mary hrudkaj mch1096 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 4 06:59:22 PDT 2018

Tuesday was a long at a UW's sports area. Some of the time was spent listening for and watching birds in the area.

On the way across Puget Sound Purple Martins were singing and flying around the ferry docks at Vashon Island. Later at UW's track area a small flock of Barn Swallows flitted above the crowd. In our many meanderings we saw and hear Osprey, Chickadees, Crows, Stellar's Jays, Canada Geese, and unidentified gulls. Between 6 and 7 we were sitting down on one of the floats at the rent-a-canoe area. While there we heard Nighthawks twice, saw another Oprey and watched a Bald Eagle hanging out in a tree. A gull spent a couple minutes harassing the eagle which was great to watch.

The day ended nicely with my niece getting a Silver medal in the Women's 800 meter fast walk. Another team member of hers from the south Kitsap area took Bronze which was fantastic all the way around. It's always uplifting to see people so physically and mentally challenged try so hard and often win. If you get a chance go watch some games. There Special Olympics USA 2018 website has a list of events, times and locations (all throughout the Seattle area).

Mary Hrudkaj

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