[Tweeters] Nisqually NWR - Wednesday Walk 4/12/2017

Shep Thorp shepthorp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 19:33:21 PDT 2017


Hi Tweets,

we enjoyed all varieties of spring weather on our Wednesday Walk with
temperatures in the 50's degrees Fahrenheit and a Low 0.55ft Tide at
1:27pm. Highlights included FOY OSPREY and CASPIAN TERN. Nesting BROWN
CREEPER, BUSHTIT, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. We also observed SNOW GOOSE and
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE mixed in with CACKLING GEESE.

We saw 71 species for the day, and have 114 species on the walk for the
year, but dipped on the Cinnamon Teal that Phil located on Thursday. See
list below.

Mammals seen included American Beaver, Muskrat, Raccoon, Coyote, and Harbor
Seal.

Until we meet again next week at 8am, happy birding.

Shep

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Shep Thorp
Browns Point
253-370-3742

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
Apr 12, 2017 7:38 AM - 3:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Wednesday Walk.
71 species (+6 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 5
Snow Goose 1
Brant (Black) 400
Cackling Goose (minima) 750
Cackling Goose (Taverner's) 20
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 30 Several nests.
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 8
American Wigeon 300
Mallard 150
Mallard (Domestic type) 1
Northern Shoveler 75
Northern Pintail 25
Green-winged Teal 200
Ring-necked Duck 8
Surf Scoter 10
Bufflehead 200
Common Goldeneye 15
Hooded Merganser 10
Common Merganser 4
Red-breasted Merganser 15
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 30
Osprey 1 In cell phone tower on McAllister Creek Ridge south of I5.
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 12 South nest on west bank of McAllister Creek, visible
from McAllister Creek Viewing Platform
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
American Coot 40
Least Sandpiper 10
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Bonaparte's Gull 40
Mew Gull (American) 125
Ring-billed Gull 25
Glaucous-winged Gull 10
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1
Caspian Tern 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Band-tailed Pigeon 11
Mourning Dove 1
Great Horned Owl 2
Rufous Hummingbird 15 Two nests: one on the inside of cut-off from the
Twin Barns Loop Trail to the Nisqually Overlook south of the Nisqually
Estuary Trail. Another on the inside of the east side of the Twin Barns
Loop Trail across from the aqueduct.
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific) 4
Hairy Woodpecker (Pacific) 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 5
Merlin 1
Steller's Jay 1
American/Northwestern Crow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Tree Swallow 5
Tree/Violet-green Swallow 200
Barn Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 40
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1
Bushtit (Pacific) 10 Four nests: 1) outside of Twin Barns Loop Trail
across from the old Great Horned Owl nest tree with the nesting Canada
Goose; 2) north of the Nisqually Estuary Trail just west of cut off to
Nisqually Overlook; 3) inside of the Twin Barns Loop Trail just south of
the NE corner; 4) inside of the Twin Barns Loop Trail SE corner.
Brown Creeper 12 Nest in snag in Maple Tree just east of the Visitor
Center Entrance bridge and south of the sidewalk.
Pacific Wren 1
Marsh Wren 8
Bewick's Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 30
Varied Thrush 1
European Starling 50
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 30
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Savannah Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 25
Spotted Towhee 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S35936067

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (/content/nw)
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