[Tweeters] Kittitas County today

Hank H h.heiberg at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 24 22:06:57 PST 2019




> After breakfast today, we spontaneously decided to go to Kittitas County for sunshine, blue skies and hopefully good birding. We were not disappointed.

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> Heading east out of Cle Elum on Airport Road we found a very birdy snag where Airport Road takes a 90 degree right turn. On or near that snag we saw 11 species of birds including 2 Pygmy Nuthatches and 2 Red Crossbills. Turning left onto Masterson Road we immediately encountered 2 Black-billed Magpies, 3 Bald Eagles, 10 Common Ravens and 25 American Crows raising quite a ruckus so we stopped. Soon a Bobcat crossed the road in front of our car. We proceeded to Swauk Prairie where we found a Townsend's Solitaire on Ranch Road. Finally we saw 3 Rock Wrens at Huntzinger Boat Launch.

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> Here are some photos.

> Pygmy Nuthatch https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/32992554268/in/dateposted/

> Red Crossbill https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/45953449725/in/dateposted/

> Townsend's Solitaire https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/31926710717/in/dateposted/

> Rock Wren https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/32992751088/in/dateposted/

> All photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/sets/72157706051442485

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> Hank & Karen Heiberg

> Issaquah, WA

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> Sent from my iPad

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