[Tweeters] Edmonds Birds

Carol Riddell cariddell at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 22 11:31:12 PDT 2009


Hi Tweets,

Bird activity was somewhat quiet off the Edmonds Pier this morning
although there were both BRANDT'S and PELAGIC CORMORANTS as well as
about 75 BRANT geese. The BELTED KINGFISHERS are back in the
vicinity of the marina. Even though the new nest gourds are up and
waiting, no one has reported signs of Purple Martin scouts yet. A
EURASIAN WIGEON has been seen in the Marsh the last few days and was
there again this morning. GREAT BLUE HERONS are staying close to or
on the seven nests on the southeast side of the Marsh. No sign of
Rufous Hummingbirds yet although the Red Flowering Current is in
bloom. It was nice to see the skunk cabbage doing well at the Willow
Creek Hatchery where last year's stream enhancement project might
have done a little damage to those plants.

On another note, Pilchuck Audubon Society's native plant
demonstration garden project is making progress at Willow Creek
Hatchery. A lot of ivy and blackberry has been removed along Pine
Street. The volunteer work crew has been busy. Once the native
plants are in the ground and established, this should enhance birding
activity at the hatchery.

Here is a round-up of birds at Edmonds Marsh and the Point Edwards
Public Path:

Gadwall
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Hooded Merganser
Bufflehead
Great Blue Heron
Glaucous-winged Gull
Killdeer
American Crow
American Robin
Red-winged Blackbird
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Pine Siskin
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Anna's Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Bushtit
American Goldfinch
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
House Finch
Starling

Good birding,

Carol Riddell
Edmonds


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