[Tweeters] Benton, Franklin, Adams, western Whitman Cos.
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Sun Sep 21 21:17:24 PDT 2008
Tom Mansfield and I birded Benton Co. Areas covered were: Columbia Park, Bateman Island, Two Rivers County Park, Whitcomb Island NWR, Crow Butte Park, Sonova Rd., Ward Gap Rd., Prosser Falls, and Horn Rapids Co. Park.
Birds of note were: Western Tanager and Lesser Yellowlegs in Columbia Park; Fox Sparrow and Gray Catbird on Bateman Island; 3 Eurasian Collared-Doves on Sonova Rd. which is straght north of Crow Butte; Black-crowned Night-Herons and a Spotted Sandpiper at Prosser Falls. Basically no shorebirds due to high water everwhere and Friday was a very warm day with little bird activity except for 2 species which were everywhere (White-crowned Sparrows, and Yellow-rumped Warblers).
Areas covered were: Hatton Reststop Pond, Washtucna, Hooper, Lyon's Ferry, Wind Dust Park, Sacajawea Park, and Pasco Animal Shelter Pond.Birds of note were: 3 Baird's Sandpipers at Hatton Reststop Pond(no Golden-Plover as found by Randy Hill), Swainson's Hawk east of Hatton, Cassin's and Warbling Vireos, Townsend's Warbler, and Western Tanager at Washtucna; Hermit Thrush at Hooper, 2 Turkey Vultures west of Hooper flying from Whitman Co. into Adams Co.-very rare in this area; MacGillivray's and Wilson's Warblers, and several Hermit Thrushes at Lyon's Ferry, and Vaux's Swift flying over the Pasco Animal Shelter. The wind was strong in many places and cold.
Scooteney Res. produced some nice finds including: American Bittern, Brewer's Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, and Marsh Wren. The Brewer's Sparrow responded to the I-Pod. The American Bittern flushed when we just mentioned trying the I-Pod. Amasing how birds can read our minds.
A Great 3 days of birding some of which was in areas seldom birded.
Ken KnittleVancouver WA 98665 mailto:washingtonbirder at hotmail.com Washington Birder online http://www.wabirder.com/
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