[Tweeters] Eastern WA
hank.heiberg at yahoo.com
Mon May 10 11:24:13 PDT 2021
>> Last week we birded in Kittitas, Chelan, Grant and Adams counties. Our surprises were..
>> 1. A Caspian Tern harrassing a Black-crowned Night-Heron just south of Soda Lake in the Columbia NWR.
>> 2. Three Harlequin Ducks above the spillway at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.
>> 3. An unattended camp fire along Umptanum Road which we were dousing with water from our car and shoveled dirt when a Kittitas County fire vehicle arrived followed by 4 DNR fire vehicles. It was the first time that we have used the shovel that we have carried in our car for years.
>> 4. A blizzard on the way home between Easton and Snoqualmie Pass.
>> Our tool for finding birds and their locales was, as usual, Washington Dashboard.
>> The following photo album gives a good idea of what we saw.
>> The locations are either in the caption under the photo or as a tag which can be seen by scrolling down from the photo. Rotary Park in Ellensburg was good for Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Para Ponds northwest of Othello had a large variety of interesting birds, but we did not see Tri-colored Blackbirds in Othello. Sleeping Lady Resort has a Pygmy Nuthatch that is nesting in the snag right by the main circular drive. However we did not see any White-headed Woodpeckers. Driving through the Columbia NWR from Othello to Potholes State Park was very productive. Ditto for Birders Corner and the I-90 Winchester Rest Stop Sewage Treatment Ponds, both in Grant County.
>> Hank & Karen Heiberg
>> Issaquah, WA
>> Sent from my iPad
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