[Tweeters] UW-Portage Bay Birding

Kathy Andrich chukarbird at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 10:46:45 PDT 2005


Hi Tweeters,

>From June 27 til today.  Heard and saw a Caspian Tern,
nice new bird for here.  Spotted Sandpiper made a rare
appearance.  Saw one once before, last summer. 
Another rare, for me, appearance of a female Anna's
hummer.  They have to visit, otherwise there wouldn't
be so many males around.  The Barn Swallows under the
dock fledged but before they did the adults were very
aggressive dive bombing any nearby bird.  A male
Brown-headed Cowbird one morning was displaying to his
image in university vehicle side view mirror.  A
female was with him probably wondering when he was
going to notice her!

There are at least three sets of White-crowned Sparrow
fledglings around.  A post-grad student is studying
them and I think I have a list of about 5 adult band
configurations.  She had banded 2 sets of the
fledglings I saw when they were in the nest.  Boy are
they skulky, I can't get their band IDs at all.  

>From Sakuma Viewpoint Park to the Montlake bridge:

Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Spotted Sandpiper
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
American Crow--fishing
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bushtit--with cute fledglings
Bewick's Wren
American Robin--spotted fledgling
European Starling--Ok I admit they have fledglings too
Song Sparrow--one young unmarked bird
White-crowned Sparrow--fledglings
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow--dust bathing

Kathy
Roosting in S King County

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