[Tweeters] Marysville-Everett birds

Scott Atkinson scottratkinson at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 9 08:15:07 PST 2006


Following up the Everett CBC with thoughts of the next effort, I birded here 
and there in the count circle over the weekend.  A few birds to report:

Cackling Goose 1 (Marysville STP, not seen on CBC)
Trumpeter Swan 11 (Marysville STP)

Cinnamon Teal 6 (Marysville STP, we had 3 on CBC, on  1/7 there were a pair 
in marsh north of n. pond, 1 on n. pond, 3 on s. pond as on CBC)

Mallard X Am. Black Duck 1 (Marysville STP, missed on CBC)
Barn Owl 1 (flushed from old barn e. edge of Marysville STP)
Townsend's Warbler 1 (Jennings Park, Marysville)
Swamp Sparrow 1 (heard only, missed on CBC)

This latter bird was at 500 Sunnyside Blvd, near the e.s.e. corner of the 
circle, a mini-sewage treatment plant right along Ebey Slough and a 
much-needed access to the dike along the e. side of the slough.  I 
encountered the caretaker and he said birders have been allowed in, but they 
must always get his permission to enter.  At this little STP there were also 
a variety of ducks, including N. Shoveler, Gadwall and a probable female 
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, not seen quite well enough for 100% i.d.

The larger-than average duck count this year was again evident at the 
Marysville STP, where most of the 1090 Lesser Scaup counted on the CBC were 
still present, as were some 250-300 Ring-necked Ducks, and about 300 N. 

Scott Atkinson
Lake Stevens
mail to:  scottratkinson at hotmail.com

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