<div dir="ltr">Hi Tweets,<div><br></div><div style>24 for us enjoyed a wet day at the Refuge, but improved weather from last week.  The birds were very active and highlights included Black Swift, Blue-winged Teal, winnowing Wilson's Snipe, four Wilson's Phalarope, Yellow-headed Blackbird and two Bank Swallows.  We were not able to relocate the Black Tern reported last week by Evan Houston and Michael Schramm.  Here is our eBird report, 74 species for the day, with 160 species for the year.  Mammals seen included Cotton Tail Rabbit, Eastern Gray Squirrel, River Otter and Harbor Seal.  Until next time.</div>
<div style>Good birding,</div><div style><br></div><div style>Shep Thorp</div><div style>Browns Point</div><div style><a href="mailto:sthorp@theaec.com">sthorp@theaec.com</a></div><div style>253-370-3742</div><div style><br>
</div><div style><br></div><div style><br></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Nisqually NWR, Thurston, US-WA</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">May 29, 2013 7:23 AM - 4:04 PM</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Protocol: Traveling</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">4.0 mile(s)</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Comments:     </span><span class="" tabindex="0" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span class="">Wednesday</span></span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"> morning walk.  High 11'7" Tide at </span><span class="" tabindex="0" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span class="">8:47am</span></span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">.  Intermittent rain and temperature in the 50's degrees Fahrenheit.  <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">74 species (+4 other taxa)</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) (Branta canadensis moffitti/maxima)  120</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  15</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Gadwall (Anas strepera)  10</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  100</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)  5</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)  10</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  20</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  15</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  1     Hen, black head, white ear spot. Seen in 20 X scope at 400 feet, confirmed BG other birders.</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  8</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  5</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  100</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  18</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Red-tailed Hawk (Western) (Buteo jamaicensis calurus)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)  9</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Sora (Porzana carolina)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">American Coot (Fulica americana)  5</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  3</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)  9</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)  4</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  20</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)  10</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  75</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)  20</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)  5</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  50</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  3</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">American/Northwestern Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos/caurinus)  20</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  4</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Purple Martin (Progne subis)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  100</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  35</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)  2     Small browned topped swallow with discrete breast band and central ventral sagital stripe extending caudally. Seen at 20-30 feet with eyes and 8 X bins, confirmed by other birders.</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  50</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  100</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  5</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  8</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  15</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  30</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  50</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  75</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  10</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  40</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Spotted Towhee (Pacific) (Pipilo maculatus [oregonus Group])  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  30</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  20</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">White-crowned Sparrow (Puget Sound) (Zonotrichia leucophrys pugetensis)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)  2</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  10</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  40</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)  1</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  5</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)  3</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Red Crossbill (type 3) (Loxia curvirostra (type 3))  80</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Red Crossbill (type 4) (Loxia curvirostra (type 4))  20</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  10</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  20</span><br>
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