[Tweeters] Lewis County Birding

Dave Hayden dtvhm at nwrain.com
Tue Oct 19 18:54:22 PDT 2010

Spent most of the day working both ends of Riffe Lake today. I started at the east end, where it continues to be productive and exciting. The two inner ponds are rapidly diminishing, but they had good shorebird activity today. Six species of shorebirds, and the best was a single DUNLIN. The CLARK'S GREBE is still being seen with the largest raft of WESTERN GREBES. I saw it in the cove from Taidnapum Park boat launch.
The west end of the lake was not as exciting, but it still has potential for some good birds to show up.
Here are some of the birds seen today.

Location: Riffe Lake (East End)

Greater White-fronted Goose 37
Snow Goose 1
Cackling Goose 1
Canada Goose 18
Green-winged Teal 2
Hooded Merganser 20
Common Merganser 27
Common Loon 4
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Horned Grebe 17
Western Grebe 19
Clark's Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Bald Eagle 2
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 7
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Western Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 2
Wilson's Snipe 1
Ring-billed Gull 4
California Gull 79
American Dipper 3
American Pipit 20
Savannah Sparrow 1
Western Meadowlark 1

Location: Riffe Lake (West End)

Mallard 10
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 6
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Horned Grebe 4
Western Grebe 7
Killdeer 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
California Gull 12
American Dipper 1
Varied Thrush 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1

Dave Hayden
dtvhm AT nwrain.com
Centralia, WA
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