[Tweeters] Getting dirty birding in Okanogan and Douglas County!
khanhbatran at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 27 22:48:18 PST 2016
There are signs of early spring but the winter birding is still good! Lots of MUDDY and slick roads made it fun to drive in and some, are not passable, if you don't have 4 WD! At times the birding was extremely slow and we had to work to see 'target' birds. Love seeing many Mountain and Western Bluebirds perched on mullein against the snowy setting and the Red Crossbills were singing in full force! Great running into Michael Hobbs, Gary Kelsberg, and Sarah Safranek-a super bunch of nice birders!
Snowy Owl-two birds on H and G near Mansfield Northern Saw-Whet Owl-one bird at Bridgeport State ParkNorthern Pygmy Owl-we saw 5 birds on Mary Ann Creek, Chesaw, Nealey, and Davies RdGreat Horned Owl -several birds during the day and at dusk along Mary Ann Creek and Havillah RdGolden Eagle: One along Fancher Rd Ruffed Grouse-two birds on Nealey and Mary Ann Creek RdGray Partridge-a convey of 16 birds along Nealey RdSnowy Buntings-a single bird along Havillah Rd, flock of 30 birds along Hwy 172 close to H Rd American Three Sparrow-a singleton along Mary Ann Creek Rd Common Redpolls-cooperative flock of 60-75 birds along Mary Ann Creek RdPine Grosbeaks-a small flock of 6 birds along Mary Ann Creek RdRed Crossbills-many small flocks with some singing birds along Bolster, Nealey, and Havillah RdWhite winged Crossbills-a large flock of 40-50 birds along Mary Ann Creek Rd
More later and good birding!
Khanh Tran www.ktbirding.com
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