[Tweeters] Spokane Bird Alert - Feb 8, 2006

craigc 2cbird at direcway.com
Thu Feb 2 10:16:21 PST 2006

The following birds of interest in the Spokane area have been reported
during the past week.

Feb 7 on Mt. Spokane 6 PINE GROSBEAKS, 1 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH, and "some"
GRAY JAYS were seen.  The Pine Grosbeaks & Gray Jays were the first for the
year for the county.

The first WESTERN MEADOWLARK of the year was seen & heard in the south part
of the county on Feb 7.

Turnbull NWR's last semi-resident TRUMPETER SWAN returned Feb 3, but may
have left again (at least I haven't been able to find it).

A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard Feb 1 on Tower Mountain.

A GOLDEN EAGLE flew over Spangle Feb 3 for the only report this winter.

2 adult NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were in the open country of extreme SW Spokane
County on Feb 7.  Are they paired up away from their nesting area at this
time of year?

2 or 3 probable PURPLE FINCHES have recently been seen at 2 feeders along
the Little Spokane River.  They are very rare for the county & must first be

3 BLUE JAYS continue to be sporadically seen and photographed in east
Spokane at 7th and Smith (take the Altamont exit off freeway). 

CASSINS'S FINCHES have now spread throughout the county.  A definite
southward movement was noted.

I haven't received any SNOWY OWL reports since Feb 2, but I assume they are
still around in Lincoln Co.

2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were south of Sprague in Lincoln Co Feb 3.

There is a second hand report of a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Sprague
recently (Lincoln Co).  

A possible migrant flock of 12 N PINTAILS flew over the Cheney area Feb 6.

WOOD DUCKS & KILLDEER have been added to the group Spokane County year list
which is now 104. 

Good Birding,
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