[Tweeters] More birds than degrees F @ 2 Rivers + RACING!

Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 21 00:08:50 PDT 2008

Hi all,

Delia and I went up to Two Rivers Wildlife Management area south of Monroe (take the bridge across the River and make a right on Tualco Rd.).

There were an awful lot of sparrows there, some in big well-mixed flocks, we were looking for Swamp Sparrows and didn't find any but wouldn't be surprised if someone else did.
We saw:
1.Brewer’s Blackbird
2 Red-winged Blackbird
3 European Starling
4. Cinnamon Teal
5 Mallard
6 Hooded Merganser
7 Northern Shoveler
8 Tree Swallow
9 Coot
10 Canada Geese
11. Red-tailed Hawk
12 Marsh Wren
13. Ring-necked Duck
14. American Crow
15. Bufflehead
16. Wood Duck
17. Barn Swallow
18. Northern Harrier
19. Savannah Sparrow (many)
20. Great Blue Heron
21. Song Sparrow
22. American Robin
23. Common Yellowthroat (many were bravely singing)
24. American Kestrel
25. Bald Eagle
26 Violet-green Swallow
27. White-crowned Sparrow
28. American Goldfinch
29. Rough-winged Swallow (10 plus or minus)
30 Hairy Woodpecker
31 Bewick’s Wren
32. Purple Finch
33. Rufous Hummingbird (only one)
34. Black-capped Chickadee
35. Ruby Crowned Kinglet (usually with scarlet deployed)
36 Golden-crowned Kinglet
37. Lincoln’s Sparrow 50, plus or minus many
38 Spotted Towhee
39. Dark-eyed Junco
40. Red-Breasted Sapsucker
41. Steller’s Jay
42. Chestnut-backed Chickadee
43. Northern Flicker
44. Brown Creeper
45 Downy Woodpecker
46. Belted Kingfisher
47. Mourning Dove
48. Golden-crowned Sparrow (many)
49. White-throated Sparrow (many)
50. White-throated Sparrow (10-12 at the least)
51. Double-crested Cormorant
52. Ring-necked Pheasant, looking like someone just put it there
53. Winter Wren
54. Bushtit
55. Yellow-rumped Warbler
56. Common Raven
Yellowlegs sp heard, no doubt Greater

Didn’t get many good shots, but a few from this trip along with shots this year’s wave of bathing at Butyl Creek are at:


In Racing there’s the Big News of the Ferruginous Hawk on the Flynn/Benevente list from West Seattle!

Plus Christines Southwick is at an amazing 46 in Shoreline,

A Townsend’s Solitaire puts Hein/Bazewick at 40 in Anacortes.

Alexander is at 29 in Lakewood (Seattle) with Townsend's Warber.

And, as reported last time, Rose is in nearly uncharted YBR territory with 84 in her working-yard: Disco Park

Read the latest at:


and the leaderboard is at


YardBirdRace is kindly accepting new racers, as well as returning racers and updates.

Enter by emailing me your current 2008 Yard List to me at

Yardbirdrace at yahoo.com

Racing benefits bird conservation organizations. Plus, Violet-green Swallow nest boxes may again be part of the array of prizes next year for Racing, which is a lot of fun anyway.

Thanks all Ed Newbold yardbirdrace at yahoo.com or ednewbold1 at yahoo.com residential Beacon Hill Seattle

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