[Tweeters] Least Flycatchers in Stevens & Ferry Co this weekend -
and praise for Saltese Wetlands in Spokane Co.
mattxyz at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 21 10:55:48 PDT 2021
Hi all -
I spent a long weekend in Eastern WA, mostly in the northeast [after enjoying the Costa’s Hummingbird in Kittitas and the Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Benton].
Least Flycatchers - 2 in Stevens County at Kettle Falls Rec area - one was previously reported on eBird - From the marina walk east to the main trail and turn right. The LEFL was audible from the bridge and could be tracked down a bit to the west from there. Then, moving south on the trail a bit - at the first campsite there was another Least Flycatcher calling in a grove of trees.
In Ferry County, a Least Flycatcher was hanging out at the intersection of SR 21 and the north intersection w/ West Curlew Lake Rd. [north of the lake] -
Clay-colored Sparrow was responsive along Hafer Rd. in Stevens as in previous years too.
Also, I made my first trip to the Saltese Wetlands and took the trail off Hardy Rd. - What a great place - for once, a conservation project that doesn’t look over-run with willows - just a big wetlands with a nice trail through it. Plenty of Wilson’s Phalaropes, several Black-necked Stilts, 1-2 Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson’s Snipe and many many ducks. Would love to see more wetlands like this!
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