[Tweeters] Fwd: eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Jan 9, 2019

Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney festuca at comcast.net
Thu Jan 10 11:25:07 PST 2019

Hi folks,

Here's yesterday's eBird Checklist from Nisqually. If you're going out there, keep in mind that the Government Shutdown has resulted in the port-a-potties at the Twin Barns not being serviced, so they are in pretty nasty shape. The 'flushies' at the Visitors' Center are open and in good shape, however.

Hope to see you at Nisqually one of these Wednesdays, 8 a.m. at the Visitors' Center.


- Jon. Anderson



---------- Original Message ----------
From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu mailto:ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
Date: January 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Jan 9, 2019

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
Jan 9, 2019 8:05 AM - 2:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling 6.2 mile(s)
Comments: Wednesday Weekly Walk. Overcast with rain showers, temperatures 38-47° F. A High 14.60-foot Tide at 8:20 a.m. was ebbing toward a 6.98-foot low water at 2:23 p.m. Mammals seen Eastern Gray Squirrel, Harbor Seal, and California Sea Lions were on the wrecked barge on Nisqually Reach, as well as at the River overlook. Also, a Pacific Jumping Mouse was found dead along the east boardwalk, looking as though it had been dropped by a predator. The Refuge is suffering from insufficient sani-can
maintenance due to the Government Shutdown.
56 species (+7 other taxa)

Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) 550
Cackling Goose (Taverner's) (Branta hutchinsii taverneri) 16
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 48
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 135
Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 38
Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) 2
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 1220
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 340
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 565
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 875
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 7
Greater/Lesser Scaup (Aythya marila/affinis) 1 Freshwater cattail marsh
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 95
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 17
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 8
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 3 Nisqually River overlook
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 7
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) 22
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 520
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 25
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 2
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 15
Mew Gull (Larus canus) 4
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 36
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 2
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) (Larus occidentalis x glaucescens) 6
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus occidentalis/glaucescens) 6

Common Loon (Gavia immer) 1
Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) 5
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 15
cormorant sp. (Phalacrocoracidae sp.) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 20
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) 2
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 27
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) (Buteo jamaicensis calurus/alascensis) 3
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 2 Along McAllister Creek. One Male beating a large staghorn sculpin into submission for his lunch
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific) (Dryobates pubescens gairdnerii/turati) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 4
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) 1
Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) 1
American/Northwestern Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos/caurinus) 200
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 20
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) 3
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group]) 24 Two flocks
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 6
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 16
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 40
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 12
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) 3
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 18
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 16
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) (Pipilo maculatus [oregonus Group]) 5
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S51513786

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
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