[Tweeters] On the Duwamish - 12-01-2004

Desilvis, Denis J denis.j.desilvis at boeing.com
Wed Dec 1 13:28:24 PST 2004

12:35pm start - water level mid and dropping with some mudflats visible
(8:53 high tide - 12ft; 14:25 low tide - 7.8ft)
1:04pm end

Outgoing tide, overcast, with a few sprinkles of rain dropping circles
on the calm waters of Turning Basin #3. An adult COOPER'S HAWK was on
the fence just above the water at the south side of TB3. At 12:40 it
took off over the blackberry tangle to the south; but at 12:48 zipped
back and low on the water up the stormwater channel behind the
restoration area. (I lost sight of it after that.) Could this be the
same COHA that hung around TB3 2/17 through at least 3/9 earlier in the
year? Tough to say.

Two RED-TAILED HAWKS circled to the south of SR 599, and the PEREGRINE
FALCON was ensconced at the north end of the catwalk on the Hamm Creek
power tower. GADWALLS were the only ducks seen during this period; one
of the RUBY-CROWNED Kinglets was feeding near the apple tree.

A lone harbor seal cruised off the restoration peninsula.

Birds seen during this scan include the following:
Domestic goose
Gadwall (5)
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (2)
Peregrine Falcon
Glaucous-winged Gull (11)
Rock Pigeon (73)
Belted Kingfisher
American Crow (66)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
House Finch (2)

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
Seattle, WA
mailto:denis.j.desilvis at boeing.com

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