[Tweeters] Waterville Plateau Monday 1/25

Shep Thorp shepthorp at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 22:23:27 PST 2021

Hi Tweets,

We dipped on Sharp-tailed Grouse on Bridgeport Hill as well, but observed several Ring-necked Pheasant and Great Horned Owl.

Bridgeport Bar was good for American Tree Sparrow, 5-6, seen with flock of sparrows including White-crowned Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco.

Expected waterfowl seen from the Bar and Pateros Lake overlooks. Central Ferry Canyon had Pygmy Nuthatch and Hairy Woodpecker.

On D Road NW, north of Waterville, between 15th and 17th Road we had a large flock of Horned Lark with a single Snow Bunting and Gray-crowned Rosy-finch. On F Road north of Spraurer Road we observed two Snowy Owls, one around 11th Road and the other around 12th Road. I suspect there at least 6 in total on the Plateau.

Again, no Sharp-tailed Grouse, Boehemian Waxwings, and Gray Partridge for this winter trip. Hopefully we will be able to report them later on my next trip later this season.

Happy Winter Birding, be well and be safe.

With Scott Ramos.

Shep Thorp, VMD
Family Guy, Emergency Veterinarian, Birder
Browns Point, Tacoma

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