[Tweeters] Kittitas County birding 3/16/19

Hank H h.heiberg at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 17 21:25:05 PDT 2019




>> Yesterday we took a quick 1/2 day birding trip to Kittitas County starting after a lunch in Cle Elum, birding our way to Swauk Prairie, going to Ellensburg for coffee and cookies and a birding surprise and finishing with a viewing of Bighorn Sheep at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park.

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>> Our favorite bird of the trip was Evening Grosbeak. We saw a flock along Red Bridge Road on the way to Swauk Prairie. On the way up to Swauk Prairie we got our favorite photo of the trip, an immature Northern Shrike.

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>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/33530958458/in/dateposted/

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>> We also saw a Say's Phoebe, 2 Western Bluebirds, 3 California Quail & 5 Western Meadowlarks...all birds that get us excited.

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>> On to the Ellensburg surprise. In a field behind McDonald's Karen saw 2 Red-tailed Hawks hunting by walking & standing in the field rather than up on a perch. This video shows their technique.

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>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRICosFYTFw

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>> We saw one of the hawks catch a rat and fly with it to the top of a post.

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>> Here is a video of the Bighorn Sheep.

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>> https://youtu.be/KCVyiKjivAg

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>> Here is the album of photos for the day.

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>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/albums/72157690435648233

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>> Hank & Karen Heiberg

>> Issaquah, WA

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