[Tweeters] Windy Gap (yesterday, King/Kittitas Cty. line)

pan panmail at mailfence.com
Wed Aug 25 06:41:44 PDT 2021


I spent five and a half hours around Windy Gap yesterday, expecting north winds the second half. Only east, but that's still good, except for blowing moderate smoke in the latter half. Passing birds included:
two, maybe three, Accipiter spp. (can't confirm possible young goshawk)
female Black-backed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Empidonax that looked kind of like Gray
Warbling Vireo
both kinglets
Townsend's Solitaires
cool im. Hermit Thrushes
2-6 Pine Grosbeaks
a couple dozen Cassin's Finches
2-4 Red Crossbills
2-4 White-winged Crossbills (!, one a few feet from my face)
Fox Sparrows
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanagers

Not as many huckleberries as usual, but still some (and pickers). This is all along a short stretch of road. I limped my old car up there, but it would be easier in something younger and with a bit more clearance. If you're going, I'm still accepting rides through snow (a couple months, one hopes), thanks.

of 24 August, 2021,

Alan Grenon
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