[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
Phone:  509-627-BIRD
Compiler and Transcriber:  Bill and Nancy LaFramboise, wlafra at owt.com

BIRDS REPORTED

Hammond's Flycatcher
Pine Siskin
WILLET
Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Bonaparte's Gull, Least Sandpiper
Western Kingbird

TRANSCRIPT

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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