[Tweeters] Lower Columbia Basin Alert 4/26/2005
Bill and Nancy LaFramboise
wlafra at owt.com
Tue Apr 26 08:18:43 PDT 2005
Hotline: Lower Columbia Basin
Date: April 26, 2005
Compiler and Transcriber: Bill and Nancy LaFramboise, wlafra at owt.com
Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Bonaparte's Gull, Least Sandpiper
This is the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Bird Alert for April 26,
2005. For questions regarding LCBAS, please leave a message.
To skip the announcement, push the star button on your phone and give your
name, phone number, date, and sightings after the tone.
On April 18, Nancy LaFramboise found an early HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER on
Bateman Island in Richland.
Katie Harris reported a PINE SISKIN at her Kennewick feeder on April
19. Margaret Greger also had up to 3 PINE SISKINS at her Richland feeder
during that same week.
The Yakima Delta has been hosting a great variety of birds. American
Avocets and Black-necked Stilts are numerous. On April 24, Bob Woodley
located a single WILLET there. We have record of only 2 other Willet
sightings at the Yakima Delta, both discovered by Bob; one record in 1979
and one in 1986. The Willet remained on the morning of April 25 but was
not seen later in the day as the water rose. Bob also found BLUE-WINGED
and CINNAMON TEAL as well as a BONAPARTE'S GULL at the delta on the
24th. Nancy LaFramboise noted 16 LEAST SANDPIPERS on the 25th.
Ruth Fisher saw the return of WESTERN KINGBIRDS to her Richland
neighborhood on April 23. They have nested nearby in past years.
To report your own sightings, please give your name, phone number, date,
and sightings after the tone. Thank you.
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