[Tweeters] CENSUS REPORT: Breaker Lake, Pacific Co.

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Wed Dec 22 16:43:47 PST 2004

Location: Breaker Lake, Pacific County, Washington
Date: December 22, 2004

Breaker Lake is a series of properties owned and managed by
Columbia Land Trust. This Report is part of a two year
project to inventory bird use on the site.

It was an interesting day today with overcast skies and a
light wind. I kept expecting it to start raining, but lucked
out. Two new species for the sight were seen today: RED-
about the hummingbirds in a separate note.

The BEAVERS have rebuilt the dam at the access road. It looks
like a couple of GUYS in big-wheeled trucks were through. And
somebody with blue paint, presumably marking the location of
the new gate.

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Double-crested Cormorant 8 [1]
Great Blue Heron 1
American Wigeon 33
Mallard 12
Ring-necked Duck 11
Western Gull 2 [2]
Glaucous-winged Gull 5 [3]
Anna's Hummingbird 2 [4]
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Hutton's Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 2
American Crow 14
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 19
Bushtit 6
Bewick's Wren 2
Winter Wren 13
Marsh Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 26
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Varied Thrush 1
European Starling 30
Townsend's Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 3
Fox Sparrow 17
Song Sparrow 7
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Red Crossbill 6


[1] all flyovers
[2] flyover
[3] flyover
[4] different stations; HY male, singing; HY female apparently
associated with feeding flock BCCH,CBCH,RCKI,GCKI,TOWA,HETH

Total number of species seen: 33

Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at pacifier.com

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