[Tweeters] Long-tailed Duck and more

mike denny m.denny at charter.net
Sat Dec 8 20:24:12 PST 2007


Hello all,
We birded western Walla Walla county today in sunshine and a cold breeze and
found the following birds:
-- below Ice Harbor Dam:
Long-tailed Ducks - 2 birds
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 bird still at base of spillway - late-this is our 1st
winter record!
Mew Gull - 2
Glaucous-winged Gull - 10
Herring Gull - 40
many Ring-billed and a few California gulls
Double-crested Cormorants - 217
Am. White Pelican - 48
Common Mergansers - 230+
Hooded Mergansers - 1 pair
Bufflehead - 1 pair
Common Goldeneye - 225
Barrow's Goldeneye - 32
Greater White-fronted Goose - 1
Canada Goose - 350+
Lesser Scaup - 12
Mallards - 1800+
Great Blue Heron - 12

--above the dam:
Pied-billed Grebe - 2
Horned Grebe - 3
Western Grebe - 8

--Hood Park:
Common Loon - 1
Pacific Loon - 1
Spotted Towhee - 1
Yellow-rumped Warblers - 25
Bald Eagle - 1 subadult - only one all day
many robins and juncos

--Casey pond:
Tundra Swan - 16
Hooded Mergansers - 30
Canvasback - 2
Gadwall - 40+
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 bird - late!
Marsh Wren - 2

Lowden:
Short-eared Owl-1 bird

--Touchet:
Eurasian Collared Dove - 12 - highest number observed yet.
Varied Thrush - 1 bird

Northern Shrike at mp 300 - by Casey pond

Fox Sparrow along the river on Byrnes road with 200+ White-crowned Sparrows

NOTE- - - NO blackbirds OR starlings anywhere along the river, poop piles or
on Dodd road - where are they? Had huge flocks just three weeks ago.

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

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN BIRDING, YOU HAVEN'T LIVED!
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