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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:25 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
25
Duration:
8 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Brian Sullivan List , Bruce Jacobs List , Donna LaCasse List , Doug Martin List , Jace Swartwout List , Jon. Anderson List , Kathy Sommer List , Ken Brown List , Nathanael Swecker List , Roger Hunt List , Russ Smith List , Shep Thorp , Mateo1999 List
Comments:
Wednesday Walk. High 12'9' Tide at 9:28am. Cloudy, intermittent rain. Mammals seen Virginia Opossum, Cotton-tailed Rabbit, Columbia Black-tailed Deer, Harbor Seal, California Sea Lion, Muskrat.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
Species
78 species (+7 other taxa) total
8
Greater White-fronted Goose

© Jon. Anderson

150
Brant (Black)
750
Cackling Goose (minima)
20
Cackling Goose (Taverner's)
50
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
15
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
7
Wood Duck
150
Northern Shoveler
30
Gadwall
1
Eurasian Wigeon
1400
American Wigeon
350
Mallard
800
Northern Pintail
1800
Green-winged Teal (American)
20
Ring-necked Duck
40
Greater Scaup
50
Surf Scoter
200
Bufflehead
60
Common Goldeneye
11
Hooded Merganser
6
Common Merganser

Two seen in Nisqually River from Nisqually River Overlook.

30
Red-breasted Merganser

Three seen in McAllister Creek, remainder seen in Nisqually Reach.

3
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Horned Grebe
3
Eared Grebe

Nisqually Reach, west of mouth of Nisqually River.

2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3
Band-tailed Pigeon

West bank of McAllister Creek seen from Puget Sound Viewing Platform.

2
Rufous Hummingbird
2
Virginia Rail
40
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Killdeer
30
Dunlin
5
Least Sandpiper
1
Wilson's Snipe

Right side of Visitor Center Overlook.

1
Spotted Sandpiper
6
Greater Yellowlegs

© Jon. Anderson

250
Mew Gull
40
Ring-billed Gull
50
Glaucous-winged Gull
10
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
150
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull
2
Common Loon
10
Brandt's Cormorant
1
Pelagic Cormorant
50
Double-crested Cormorant
40
Great Blue Heron
3
Northern Harrier
1
Accipiter sp.
15
Bald Eagle

Adult on nest. Nest on west bank of McAllister Creek south of McAllister Creek Viewing Platform.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
3
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
2
Great Horned Owl

Two fledglings seen inside Twin Barns Loop Trail south side of tall stand of Black Cottonwoods where habitat transitions to north side of shorter Cottonwoods and Red Alders.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
3
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-breasted Sapsucker
4
Downy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
Peregrine Falcon (Peale's)
1
Northern Shrike
2
Steller's Jay

West bank of McAllister Creek.

175
American/Northwestern Crow
4
Common Raven
150
Tree Swallow
5
Violet-green Swallow
15
Black-capped Chickadee
8
Bushtit
8
Brown Creeper
4
Pacific Wren
11
Marsh Wren

Collecting nesting material.

Breeding Code
CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)

© Jon. Anderson

Gathering cattail down for nesting material

Age:
Adult
4
Bewick's Wren
20
Golden-crowned Kinglet
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
30
American Robin
50
European Starling
1
Red Crossbill
2
American Goldfinch
3
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
8
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
40
Golden-crowned Sparrow
25
Song Sparrow

© Jon. Anderson

1
Lincoln's Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

Previously reported. Photo pending. Seen at 100 feet with 60 x spotting scope foraging at base of bush in fresh water marsh on the inside or freshwater side of Nisqually Estuary Trail.



© Jon. Anderson

3
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group)
100
Red-winged Blackbird

© Jon. Anderson

Sex:
Male
5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
50
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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