[Tweeters] Seattle Audubon S.King County Puget Sound field trip results - Sunday 11/20/16

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 20 17:11:50 PST 2016


Hi all
Today, Dasha Gudalewicz and I led a Seattle Audubon field trip to the south King county shores of Puget Sound - Despite poor weather reports, we had mostly good weather -not too cold, and very little rain - Our group of nine enjoyed a good day w/ plenty of good birds along the way:
Highlights included:
Ancient Murrelet - a single bird not far off the pier at Des Moines Fishing Pier allowed us to all get scope views - yay!
Common Murre - 2 at the south end of the marina in Des Moines
Red-throated Loons - several sightings
Peregrine Falcon - a fly-by at Redondo
great looks at Harlequin Ducks, Surf and eventually White-winged Scoters, and some mighty cooperative Rhino Auklets

Full-ish lists from each site, below:

King County:
Des Moines Marina:
American Wigeon
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Ancient Murrelet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
American Crow
American Robin

Saltwater State Park:
American Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bushtit
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow

Redondo Fishing Pier:
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Rock Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco

Dumas Bay Natural Area:
American Wigeon
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Virginia Rail
Bonaparte's Gull
Northern Flicker
Golden-crowned Kinglet
House Finch

Dash Point State Park:
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pacific Wren

PIERCE COUNTY:
Dash Point Fishing Pier [Pierce County]
Mallard
[+4 smaller ducks – photos may reveal id]
Surf Scoter
Red-throated Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Rhinoceros Auklet
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull

Commencement Bay overlook:
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-tailed Hawk
American Crow

Gog-Le-Hi-Te Wetlands:
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Cooper's Hawk
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
American Crow

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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