[Tweeters] Nisqually NWR Wednesday Walk 9/20/17

Shep Thorp shepthorp at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 05:57:43 PDT 2017

Hi Tweets,

twenty of us enjoyed a wet morning at Nisqually with light rain and
temperatures in the 60's degrees Fahrenheit. There was a Low 0.86ft Tide
at 12:24pm. I had an abbreviated walk because I needed to pick up my
mother at SeaTac flying in for the WOS Conference in Blaine, but despite
the weather and the short walk we had a birdy morning with good numbers of
Cackling Geese, FOS Greater-white Fronted Geese, lots of American Pipits,
and large mixed flocks of primarily Warblers (Yellow Warbler and
Orange-crowned Warbler). Ken, Bill, Carol, Richard, Mary, Anders and Kyle
proceeded further out towards the boardwalk and picked up additional
species. Here is my eBird report from the Visitor Center to the Twin Barns
Good birding,

Shep Thorp

Shep Thorp
Browns Point

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
Sep 20, 2017 7:16 AM - 10:16 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Wednesday Walk. Light rain with temperatures in the 60's
degrees Fahrenheit. A Low 0.86ft Tide at 12:24pm. Mammals seen include
Columbia Black-tailed Deer and River Otter. Return of Cackling and Greater
White-fronted Geese, many migrating American Pipits and Warblers (mostly
Yellow Warbler and Orange-crowned Warbler).
47 species (+2 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 6
Cackling Goose (minima) 200
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 100
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 75
Common Merganser 1
Great Blue Heron 6
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
Wilson's Snipe 4
Glaucous-winged Gull 5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Vaux's Swift 40
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Northern Flicker 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
American/Northwestern Crow 2
Violet-green Swallow 100
Tree/Violet-green Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 50
Cliff Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Bushtit 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 15
European Starling 15
American Pipit 75
Cedar Waxwing 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 10
Yellow Warbler 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 3
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Savannah Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 20
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Spotted Towhee 5
Western Tanager 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5

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