Washington BirdBox 8/20/2000 to 8/27/2000

Jane Hadley jhadle at uswest.net
Sun Aug 27 22:32:38 PDT 2000


Transcribed by Jane Hadley
jhadle at uswest.net
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August 27, 2000, 11:39 a.m. This morning August 27th at
Point No Point at the northeast tip of the Kitsap Peninsula --
this is Vic Nelson -- I had 2000+ COMMON TERNS, one
CASPIAN TERN, a thousand BONAPARTE'S GULLS, a
thousand to 2,000 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES,
CALIFORNIA, HEERMANN'S,
GLAUCOUS-WINGED, RING-BILLED, AND MEW
GULLS, the first two PARASITIC JAEGERS that I've seen
this fall, one PEREGRINE FALCON harassing the
PHALAROPES and the TERNS, and, for good measure,
one MINKE WHALE out in mid-channel, heading west.
That's all. Thank you. Goodbye.

Saturday, August 26, 2000, 2:42 p.m. Yeah, this is Mike
Blue in Renton, and my number is 425-255-9349. Spent a
couple days over in the Ocean Shores area, and on the 24th
had the two BAR-TAILED GODWITS in Tokeland, about
6 p.m., and yesterday at Ocean Shores, the pond at Damon
Point, I had one PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER. And the
YELLOW-BILLED LOON was still present at the jetty by
the Game Range. Pretty easy to find.

Friday August 25, 2000, 5:34 p.m. Hi, Tom Aversa at
206-782-7342. Not much to report, but since things are so
sparse on here, I thought I'd report a few migrants from
Wednesday, I guess the 23rd - kind of belated at this point.
Decent amounts of migrants moving through the Columbia
River area and beyond that to the east. Nothing really of
note. Really quite a concentration of NIGHTHAWKS over
Stampede Pass Tuesday night. About 80 birds up there, so I
found that to be kind of notable. And that's about it. You get
out there, those warblers are moving through.

Monday August 21, 2000, 5:46 p.m. Hello, this is Kraig
Kemper. 206-789-9255, reporting for Friday, Saturday,
Sunday, August 18th, 19th and 20th, birding Okanogan
County with Kathy Kemper. Highlights Friday, August 18th,
included five THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and one
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER and a total of five
BOREAL CHICKADEE. The first THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER was located at Milepost 1 beyond where
Forest Road 39 meets Forest Road 37. Another pair of
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER located at Rogers Lake,
and at Milepost 16 in a newer burn, a pair of
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and one male
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER. Three BOREAL
CHICKADEES were seen between Milepost 4 and 5 along
the road bordering Brown's Meadow. Saturday, August
19th, while hiking to Freezeout Ridge, we located another
female THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and watched a
PRAIRIE FALCON stoop an AMERICAN KESTREL
AND NORTHERN GOSHAWK. Six BOREAL
CHICKADEES were seen north of Freezeout Ridge before
the hairpin turn to Brown's Meadow, and nine SPRUCE
GROUSE were observed 4/10ths of a mile north of
Parachute Meadows, and another five observed beyond
Milepost 16, where Forest Road 39 meets Forest Road
150. Returning Sunday, south on Highway 97, north of the
town of Monse, we located one GREAT EGRET on the
west side of the Okanogan River. Thank you.

Monday, August 21, 2000, 8:37 a.m. Hi, this is Stephen
Mlodinow. Yesterday Steve Pink and I birded around
Whidbey Island. Highlights included a juvenile RED KNOT
and two SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS at Crockett
Lake. That's it. Good luck and good birding.

--
Jane Hadley
jhadle at uswest.net
Seattle, WA




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