[Tweeters] On the Duwamish - 12-22-2004

Desilvis, Denis J denis.j.desilvis at boeing.com
Wed Dec 22 13:38:28 PST 2004

12:21 start - water level high, with no mudflats visible (7:43 low tide
- 7ft; 13:11 high tide - 11.2ft)
12:56 end

Calm water, cloudy skies, and mild temp for this time of year at Turning
Basin #3. The domestic goose that's been hanging around on the east side
of TB3 near the Boeing plant has been getting fed occasionally by folks
tossing food through the chain-link fence to the river below. It looks
as if this critter has settled in for (at least) the winter.

Birds seen during this scan include the following:
Domestic goose
Gadwall (2)
Bufflehead (2; a male showed up today and is in the general vicinity of
the female, but it doesn't appear that they're a "pair" as yet)
Common Merganser (5; two pair and a fly-by of a lone female)
Double-crested Cormorant (19; a dozen of which were feeding in TB3 at
the same time)
Glaucous-winged Gull (6)
Rock Pigeon (82)
Belted Kingfisher
American Crow (2)
European Starling

Not much on the passerine side today!

May all your birds be identified,

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

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