[Tweeters] South Prairie, 28 Sept 2005: SWSP and LALO

Charlie Wright c.wright7 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 28 15:49:28 PDT 2005

It's really feeling like fall now on the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.
Warbler numbers are much reduced now, and sparrows are up. Had two good
birds today, the first being a Lapland Longspur in the pastures just west of
South Prairie, flying over and calling at the same time as several pipits.
Later I had a Swamp Sparrow calling along So Prairie-Carbon River Road near
the "REI" wetlands, where there were also 2 Solitary Sandpipers still
hanging around.

FOOTHILLS TRAIL (9:00am-1:00pm):
Calm; clear; 50-71ºF.

Green-winged Teal (3)
Turkey Vulture (49)
Northern Harrier (1)-migrating.
American Kestrel (1f.)
Killdeer (31)
Solitary Sandpiper (2)-wetland.
Wilson's Snipe (3)-wetland.
Red-breasted Sapsucker (7)
Northern Flicker (24): 1 YS.
Pileated Woodpecker (2)
Violet-green Swallow (160): one migrating flock.
Winter Wren (9)-high.
American Dipper (4)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (20)
Hermit Thrush (2)
American Pipit (9)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (23): Myrtle.
Black-throated Gray Warbler (1)
Townsend's Warbler (3)
Common Yellowthroat (7)
Fox Sparrow (9)
SWAMP SPARROW (1): calling in dense thicket near the wetland.
Lincoln's Sparrow (16)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (46)
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (1): flew over near flock of pipits, w of So Prairie.
Western Meadowlark (1)
Evening Grosbeak (6)

Charlie Wright
Bonney Lake, Washington

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