[Tweeters] Jasper Mt./Walla Walla County

Mike and MerryLynn m.denny at charter.net
Wed Sep 17 19:13:36 PDT 2008


Yet another warm day - Ginger Shoemake drove her sister and I (MerryLynn) up very dusty Jasper Mt. and found the following species in 5 hours of looking - VERY quiet up there in most places:
Red-eyed Vireo - one bird actually singing - about half mile south of the "T" is a riparian area - lots of birds there eating serviceberry.
Williamson's Sapsucker - 1 male - county year bird #247 - now only ten behind last years total!
Red-naped Sapsucker - 3 birds - all these sapsuckers were feeding in the same tree - but not at the same time.
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 1
Nashville Warbler - 1 bright male
Hammond's Flycatcher - 1
Dusky Flycatcher - 1
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
American Robin - 50+
Cedar Waxwing - 2
House Wren - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 25+
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Spotted Towhee - 1
Mountain Bluebird - 1 female
Hermit Thrush - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 6
Steller's Jay - 1
White-crowned Sparrows - everywhere

In the grasslands and burned areas:
Western Bluebirds - 22
Savannah Sparrows - lots
Chipping Sparrows - lots
Vesper Sparrow - 1
Horned Larks - 50+
American Pipits - 14 - gave us great views.

Notably absent!!!
Mountain Chickadee - heard 3 in the distance - no others
Brown Creeper - none
Red Crossbill - none
Cassin's Finch - none
Evening Grosbeak - none
raptors - none
grouse - 1 plucked in road

Last year at this time we had all the nuthatches, chickadees and loads of crossbills and woodpeckers there -
Never know what we will find - MerryLynn



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Mike and MerryLynn Denny
Birding the beautiful Walla Walla Valley

If you have not birded, you have not lived

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