[Tweeters] On the Duwamish - 6-28-2006

Desilvis, Denis J denis.j.desilvis at boeing.com
Wed Jun 28 14:14:24 PDT 2006

12:30 start - water level low and dropping with all mudflats visible
(6:03 high tide - 9.6ft; 13:23 low tide - (-)1.6ft)
13:00 end

Clear skies, light north breeze, and altogether very pleasant (but brief
time) at Turning Basin #3. The hole-in-the-wall Purple Martins were
actively gathering nesting material and bringing to their "home" in the
Boeing 9-120 building here at TB3.

What appeared to be two "sets" of Mallard teens foraged on the west and
south banks.

Bird of the day: Killdeer - two groups of three each -- the most I've
seen since last year -- were foraging in the upper mudflats.

Birds seen during this scan:

Canada Goose (6)
Mallard (12)
Common Merganser (2)
Double-crested Cormorant (one was sleeping on a piling next to the new
restoration area)
Osprey (3)
Killdeer (6)
Glaucous-winged Gull (2)
Rock Pigeon (31)
American Crow (7)
Purple Martin (2)
Violet-green Swallow (2)
Cliff Swallow (several)
Bewick's Wren (2)
American Robin (2)
European Starling (36 -- likely a low number by dozens)
Song Sparrow (2)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow (6)

21 spp today; 45 YTD

May all your birds be identified,

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

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