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Checklist S18829949

 
Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:28 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
34
Duration:
7 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Corina Going List , Ed Sakai List , Flo Oatfield List , Kathy Sommer List , Ken Brown List , Lin Livingston List , Mary Pearse List , Nathanael Swecker List , Richard Smethurst List , Sam Tooley List , Shep Thorp , Whittier Johnson List
Comments:
Wednesday walk. Cloudy, then sunny, temperature in the 60's degrees Fahrenheit. High 10'6' Tide at 10:02am. 34 attendees.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.4
Species
66 species (+1 other taxa) total
40
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
12
Wood Duck
3
Cinnamon Teal
27
Gadwall
3
American Wigeon
150
Mallard
3
Green-winged Teal (American)
15
Hooded Merganser
20
Common Merganser
1
Pied-billed Grebe
25
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3
Band-tailed Pigeon
10
Rufous Hummingbird
2
Virginia Rail
1
Killdeer
1
Spotted Sandpiper
2
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Bonaparte's Gull
1
Franklin's Gull

Seen by 5-10 birders. Initially called out as BOGU, on closer inspection no leading white edge to wing in flight with dark mantle and very prominent white eye arcs on black head. Seen at 1/4 mile with 60x spotting scope from Nisqually Estuary Trail and Nisqually Boardwalk Trail. Smaller then area RBGU, darker gray mantle then RBGU with apparent tertial and scapular crescents. Black head, very prominent white eye arcs, red-black bill. When flying, white crescents not apparent between gray topside of wing and black primaries suggestive of immature bird.

50
Ring-billed Gull
15
Glaucous-winged Gull
50
Caspian Tern
1
Black Tern

Seen by 5 others at Puget Sound Viewing Platform flying over marsh plain of reach and roosting at mouth of Madrone Slough at 1/4-1/2 mile in 60x spotting scope from Puget Sound Viewing Platform. Distinctive small tern with black head and body with gray wings. Light buoyant flight of tern, catching insects over marsh plain. Photos pending embedding.

20
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern
30
Great Blue Heron
1
Osprey
6
Bald Eagle
1
Great Horned Owl
2
Belted Kingfisher
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
4
Western Wood-Pewee
7
Willow Flycatcher
3
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
10
Warbling Vireo
1
California Scrub-Jay
5
American/Northwestern Crow
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Purple Martin
50
Tree Swallow
1
Bank Swallow

Seen from Nisqually Estuary Trail by many at 100 feet plus in bino's. Brown topside small swallow with white throat and tie mark across breast. Smaller and thinner winged then area NRSW and CLSW

15
Barn Swallow
50
Cliff Swallow
5
Black-capped Chickadee
14
Bushtit
3
Brown Creeper
7
Marsh Wren
13
Swainson's Thrush
20
American Robin
200
European Starling
10
Cedar Waxwing
1
Purple Finch
10
American Goldfinch
8
Savannah Sparrow
17
Song Sparrow
5
Spotted Towhee
2
Bullock's Oriole
200
Red-winged Blackbird
12
Brown-headed Cowbird
8
Common Yellowthroat
17
Yellow Warbler
2
Black-throated Gray Warbler
3
Wilson's Warbler
2
Western Tanager
3
Black-headed Grosbeak
1
Lazuli Bunting
 

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