[Tweeters] First Spring Sightings: Common Loon & Rufous Hummingbird

Stonefelt, Julie Julie.Stonefelt at seattle.gov
Tue Apr 3 16:35:03 PDT 2012


Despite rain and cold we had two very exciting sightings at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center.

The first was a Common Loon on the Rattlesnake Lake, seen from the viewing platform at the Education Center. I did not actually see the Loon, but a colleague told me she had. Every year about this time they show up in the lake (which coincides nicely with WDFW stocking trout). Then eventually they move onto Chester Morse Lake to nest.

The second sighting I witnessed directly. A Rufous Hummingbird zoomed right at the purple shirtsleeve peaking out from my ranger uniform. I must say that woke me up better than my morning coffee! But it was a good feeling to know they are returning. They are usually frequent visitors to the center grounds during spring and summer.

~Julie


Julie Stonefelt
Senior Public Education Specialist

Location: 19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE
North Bend, WA 98045

Phone: 206.233.1567
Email: julie.stonefelt at seattle.gov

Website: www.seattle.gov/util/crwec

Seattle Public Utilities | Cedar River Watershed Education Center
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