[Tweeters] Anacortes - No Curlew Sandpiper, but good birding

Kristi Hein khc at picturesandwords.com
Wed Dec 1 11:11:58 PST 2004


Hello,

My husband and I went in search of the Curlew Sandpiper yesterday afternoon
on the Tommy Thompson Trail. We didn't refind the bird, but we confirmed
that the path, recently paved on the Weaverling Spit causeway that extends
far out into Fidalgo Bay, offers a great vantage point for viewing seawater
birds. (See article, "Trail's a hit and there's more to come"
http://www.goanacortes.com/articles/2004/11/25/news/news01.txt)

Our best sighting was of a male Long-tailed Duck actively feeding about 60
feet from the causeway. Other birds seen in the course of an hour's walk
(from 34th St. and back):
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-Crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Hooded Merganser
Bald Eagle
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Black-capped Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Good birding,

Kristi Hein
Anacortes, Washington
khc -- picturesandwords.com



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