[Tweeters] Kent Red-necked Phalarope

Kathy Andrich chukarbird at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 30 13:51:22 PDT 2008

Hi Tweeters,

I saw one Red-necked Phalarope at the new Thomas Pond earlier today.

Not too long ago I reported a juvenile Northern Harrier at this location and to make a long story short it turned out harriers nested at this site this year. Pretty cool to have them nest in the Kent Valley two years in a row especially with developement constantly continuing.

To get to the area take 272nd street exit from I-5, head east and just after driving the overpass over both directions of hwy 167 take a right on Frontage Road, the pond is just on the other side of the Toysmith building.

There has been a Peregrine in the area in the recent past and between it and the tides you never know if the shorebirds will be there when you visit. Good luck and good birding.

Roosting in Kent, near Lake Meridian
(chukarbird at yahoo dot com)

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