[Tweeters] On the Duwamish - 03-30-2005

Desilvis, Denis J denis.j.desilvis at boeing.com
Wed Mar 30 14:21:51 PST 2005

11:55 start - water level extremely low and going down further (6:41
high tide - 10.9ft; 13:57 low tide - (minus) -0.9ft)
12:32 end

Light southerly breeze, partly sunny, and quite a change from yesterday
at Turning Basin #3. A pair of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES were
investigating an old nesting hole in one of the pilings along the east
bank of TB3. A DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was hauled up on the mudflat
extending from the restoration peninsula, and a BELTED KINGFISHER looked
as if it was sunning itself (wings slightly spread, body actually on the
piling - not just perched) atop a piling across from me.

A couple of RING-BILLED GULLS were among the usual Mew and
Glaucous-winged bunch at the restoration peninsula.

Waiting for the Ospreys to return. Perhaps tomorrow? (March 31 was the
date for the past two years.)

Birds seen during this scan include the following:
Canada Goose (14)
Gadwall (9)
Mallard (12)
Bufflehead (9)
Double-crested Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Mew Gull (14)
Ring-billed Gull (2)
Glaucous-winged Gull (13)
Rock Pigeon (24)
Belted Kingfisher
American Crow (3)
Black-capped Chickadee (2)
Bewick's Wren (2)
European Starling (89)
Song Sparrow (3)
Red-winged Blackbird
House Sparrow (2)

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
Seattle, WA
mailto:denis.j.desilvis at boeing.com

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