[Tweeters] Ft Flagler Field Trip 11/12/11

Scrubjay323 at aol.com Scrubjay323 at aol.com
Mon Nov 14 10:01:27 PST 2011


Tweets,

Saturday Ruth Sullivan and I led a Black Hills Audubon field trip to the
Kitsap Peninsula , Fort Flagler and Port Townsend. We had a great day with
the weather being mostly good and the 7 participants enjoying great birds.

We started behind Toy's in Gorst where we checked out Bremerton Harbor and
started with a male HOODED MERGANZER for our first bird. We also saw
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, DUNLIN, SANDERLING, HORNED GREBE, COMMON LOON. There were
also SURF and WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. MEW GULLS, a WESTERN GULL and assorted
"OLYMPIC GULLS"

Our next stop was Kitsap Memorial Park where we added TRUMPETER SWAN, BALD
EAGLE, GOLDED-CROWNED KINGLET, BROWN CREEPER, SONG SPARROW, CROW, and
SPOTTED TOWHEE.

At Salisbury Point we added MARBLED MURLETS, PIGEON GILEMOTS, and
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT. We also had a GREAT BLUE HERON and more scoters here.

Next we went to Oak Bay where we found AMERICAN WIGEON, MALLARDS, lots of
PINTAIL, HARLEQUIN DUCKS and BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS.

At Fort Flagler we added GADWALL, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, JUNCO, and
NORTHERN FLICKER to our list.

Off to Marristone Island where we found BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WESTERN
SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS and SANDERLING trying to keep out of the wind in
the driftwood on the point. More HARLEQUIN DUCKS where present here as well
as DOUBLE-CRESTED and PELAGIC CORMORANTS.

Our final stop of the day was at Port Hudson in Port Townsend where we were
treated to 50+ BLACK TURNSTONES hunkered down on the jetty trying to keep
out of the wind. We also saw our only BELTED KINGFISHER for the day here.


For the day we had a total of 53 species including 9 species of shorebirds
and 15 species of waterfowl. It was a great day!

Phil Kelley
scrubjay323 @aol.com
Lacey, WA
360-459-1499


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