[Tweeters] Western Walla Walla County Birding

mike denny m.denny at charter.net
Sat Apr 7 19:57:23 PDT 2007


Hello All,
This morning MerryLynn and I headed west towards the Columbia River and
McNary NWR to see what had arrived at these small spots on earth. The
weather was perfect, 55-72 degrees and light wind. Birds of note
were.........


American White Pelican........................400+ at colony on Badger
Island
D.C. Cormorant.....................................300+ birds on nests on
Foundation Island
Swainson's Hawk...................................3 pairs just west of
College Place.
Osprey....................................................2 pair along the
WWRiver
Bald Eagle..............................................1 sub ad. on the
WWRdelta
MERLIN.................................................1 ad. over Burbank
Slough.
Coopers Hawk........................................1 pair at McNary NWR,HQ
Barn Owl.................................................2 birds in cutbank
cavities along Dodd and Frog Hollow Rds.
Great Horned Owl...................................2 birds on nests.
Dunlin......................................................182 birds on the
WWRdelta
Black-necked Stilt....................................42 birds at the Millet
Pond on the Wallula HMU, 4 at McNary NWR,HQ, 11 at the WWRdelta
Am. Avocet...............................................5 at the WWRdelta,
2 at the Millet Pond.
SNOW GEESE.........................................8 at McNary NWR
ROSS'S GOOSE.......................................1 at McNary NWR
Greater white-fronted geese.....................150+ at McNaryNWR
Cinnamon Teal..........................................5 birds at the Millet
Pond
Common Loon..........................................2 birds of the WWRdelta
Swallows....................................................1000s over the
WWRdelta, tree, violet-green, cliff.

That is it for today. Now get out there and bird!!
Later Mike


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Mike & MerryLynn Denny
1354 S. E. Central Ave.
College Place, WA 99324
509.529.0080 (h)

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