[Tweeters] Nisqually NWR Wednesday Walk for 4/24

Shep Thorp shepthorp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 11:37:57 PDT 2019


Hi Tweets,

another great day at the Refuge. Migration in full swing with 82 species
seen and 127 species for the year. FOY seen included GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, CINNAMON TEAL, VAUX'S SWIFT, PURPLE MARTIN, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, AMERICAN PIPIT, CHIPPING SPARROW,
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER and MOURNING DOVE. As well
we had a surprise flyover of FOY AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN X 5. We had nice
looks of HERMIT THRUSH and many YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER moving through.
Wintering Waterfowl numbers are significant decreased in the last week.
Many breeding birds, including two active BALD EAGLE nests.

Here is my eBird report - click on to see details, happy birding!
Shep

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Shep Thorp
Browns Point
253-370-3742

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
Apr 24, 2019 6:18 AM - 3:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.523 mile(s)
Comments: Wednesday Walk. Cloudy in the morning, sunny in the
afternoon. Temperature in the 40’s to 60’s degree Fahrenheit. A High
11.37ft Tide at 9:03am. FOY PSFC, NRWS, BTGW, TOWA, WAVI, VASW, CHSP, BBPL,
AWPE, and PUMA. Mammals seen Eastern Cotton-tailed Rabbit, Coyote, Harbor
Seal, California Sea Lion.
82 species (+6 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 1
Cackling Goose 500
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 30
Wood Duck 4
Cinnamon Teal 6
Northern Shoveler 35
Gadwall 2
American Wigeon 25
Mallard 45
Northern Pintail 4
Green-winged Teal (American) 15
Ring-necked Duck 3
Bufflehead 50
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 15
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 30
Mourning Dove 1
Vaux's Swift 2
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Rufous Hummingbird 8
Sora 1
American Coot 8
Black-bellied Plover 1
Whimbrel 3
Least Sandpiper 100
Western Sandpiper 3
Wilson's Snipe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Mew Gull 50
Ring-billed Gull 25
Glaucous-winged Gull 5
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
Larus sp. 300
Caspian Tern 30
Brandt's Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 15
American White Pelican 5 Observed at 300-500 feet flying overhead.
Large white arial waterbird with black wing tips and distinctive long
pointed yellow-orange bill. Seen by many, distinctive fight pattern of
gliding in a line.
Great Blue Heron 15
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 20
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 3
Northern Flicker (intergrade) 1
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 2
American/Northwestern Crow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 75
Violet-green Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 50
Cliff Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2
Bushtit 2
Brown Creeper 2
Marsh Wren 4
Bewick's Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 25
European Starling 150
American Pipit 2
American Goldfinch 15
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20
Savannah Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 30
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Spotted Towhee 6
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 90
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1
Townsend's Warbler 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55396197
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