[Tweeters] July 2011 TUVU report

Diann MacRae tvulture at vei.net
Mon Aug 1 10:42:13 PDT 2011



Hi, Tweets

Turkey vultures are hatching and fledging and
getting ready to head south again before too
long. Just like early ones arrive in February,
some start south in mid-to-late August. Here are
the reports from Washington for July 2011.

01 – 3 swooping and soaring near the Yakima River
(Ringer Road); 1 over remnant farm fields near Grand Mound Prairie
02 – 1 at Toppenish NWR; 1 at Lateral ‘C’ Road
03 – 1 at Leavenworth; 1 in Pend Oreille County
07 – 1 at Julia Butler Hansen NWR; 3 over the
Grass Creek area; 2 outside Ocean Shores; 4 at Hoquiam on a carcass
08 – 3 adults at Ocasta; 6 circling a new mown
hay field between Snohomish and Monroe
09 – 1 at Trout Lake Creek Road; 4 at the Upper Swift Reservoir area
10 – 4 near Ross Lake Resort; 2 over the west side of Ross Lake
11 – 6 near the Tualco Loop
12 – 6 at the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail
(Steigerwald Lake NWR); 2 above the Wynoochee River, Hwy 12
13 – 12+ on Rennie Island (Grays Harbor)
15 – 2 north of the Okanogan River mouth; 1 at Field Springs SP
17 – 3 circling a farm on Wild Rose Road (north
of Spokane); 3 at Ringer Loop Road (Yakima Canyon); 1 near Roslyn/Cle Elum
18 – 3 near the start of the Snohomish delta
19 – 3 at Ridgefield NWR
20 – singles circling over I -90 in Adams, Grant, and Kittitas Counties
21 – 1 soaring between Orcas Landing and West Sound
22 – 4 over Deer Harbor
23 – 1 soaring over Deer Harbor
25 – 1 in eastern Skagit County; 1 at North Bend;
1 near Roslyn; 3 at Indian John Hill; 2 at Ellensburg
26 – 50+ near Suncadia Resort (this must be a record for the area!)
27 – 2 over Ebey Slough

Turkey vultures seem to be doing quite well in
Washington. Some of the “1s” in the list may be
for more birds; they are from lists of birds seen
in a certain area and not numbered. Thanks to all
for the great reports. Not long ‘til migration starts.

Cheers, Diann




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