[Tweeters] Bluebird Breeding Confirmed

Steve Ellis sellis at coup.wednet.edu
Sat Jul 9 17:27:48 PDT 2005

Whidbey Island: I went out this afternoon and found a female Western
Bluebird and 1 fledgling on the Ausable property on Smith Prairie near
Coupeville. I believe this is the 1st confirmed nesting on the island in
recent memory.
The Ausable property is a 176 acre parcel that includes forest, field, and
glacial outwash prairie remnant. I'll send directions to anyone requesting
access- birders are always welcome on the land. Ausable is an environmental
education institute.
Other Sp:
American Kestrel
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Savannah Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
American Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
No. Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Pine Siskin

There were patches of lovely Harvest Brodiaea blooming on the site- it's a
lily that blooms later in the summer than most others of it's kind.
Steve Ellis
sellis at coup.wednet.edu
Coupeville, Wa

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