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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:17 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
40
Duration:
7 hour(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Anonymous eBirder List , Dave Grenier List , Donna LaCasse List , Doug Martin List , Ellen Kohjima List , Eric Dudley List , Flo Oatfield List , Ken Brown List , Mary Pearse List , Nancy Chandler List , Nathanael Swecker List , Ralph Gross List , Richard Smethurst List , Shep Thorp , Tilman Thorp List , Whittier Johnson List , Mateo1999 List
Comments:
Wednesday Walk. Low 6'1' Tide at 11:23am. Mostly cloudy. Mammals seen included three River Otters and Harbor Seal.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
Species
70 species (+6 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose
2
Greater White-fronted Goose
3000
Cackling Goose (minima)
10
Cackling Goose (Taverner's)
150
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
10
Canada Goose (canadensis Group)
1
Wood Duck

Wood Duck. Nisqually NWR. Slough along the east side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail.

1
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
200
Northern Shoveler
1
Eurasian Wigeon
1000
American Wigeon
200
Mallard
1000
Northern Pintail
1500
Green-winged Teal
30
Ring-necked Duck
60
Surf Scoter
150
Bufflehead
1
Hooded Merganser
1
Western Grebe
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Virginia Rail
5
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Semipalmated Plover
1
Killdeer
300
Dunlin
30
Least Sandpiper
5
Greater Yellowlegs
10
Mew Gull
100
Ring-billed Gull
25
Glaucous-winged Gull
1
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
100
Larus sp.
12
Brandt's Cormorant
20
Double-crested Cormorant
25
Great Blue Heron
7
Northern Harrier
1
Cooper's Hawk
15
Bald Eagle
1
Red-shouldered Hawk

Previously reported rarity. Initially spotted by Doug Martin and photographed by Bob over the fresh water marsh on the inside of the Nisqually Estuary Trail or new dike. Small brown buteo with barred tail and white crescent on inner primaries. Later observed by all from the dike perched in a small Willow Tree along the Access Road that runs north-south from the Twin Barns to the old McAllister Creek Road. Observed at 1/4 mile with 60x spotting scope. Small buteo with barred tail and dark hood. This is the forth week this species as been seen on the Refuge. Hopefully it elects to winter here.

4
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Barn Owl

Spotted by Kay at 7:30am in the Visitor Center breezeway.

1
Great Horned Owl

Seen on the inside of the Twin Barns Loop Trail on the east side just north of the twin benches.

3
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-breasted Sapsucker
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel

© Richard Smethurst

0
Merlin
1
Merlin (Prairie)

Photo pending. Observed at 300 feet perched in Douglas Fir near the Visitor Center for 5 minutes with 60x spotting scope. Very light Merlin lacking auricular patch, with weak mustache, white under tail coverts and broad gray bands on tail. Suspect rare migrant. This variant has been reported in previous years at Nisqually.

Merlin, suspect Prairie variety. Nisqually NWR, Visitor Center.
Merlin, suspect Prairie variety. Nisqually NWR, Visitor Center.

2
Peregrine Falcon
1
California Scrub-Jay
100
American/Northwestern Crow
1
Common Raven
20
Black-capped Chickadee
6
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
8
Brown Creeper
2
Pacific Wren
4
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
20
Golden-crowned Kinglet
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
American Robin
25
European Starling
2
American Pipit
6
Cedar Waxwing
4
House Finch
8
Pine Siskin
2
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
10
Golden-crowned Sparrow
3
Savannah Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
9
Western Meadowlark

© Richard Smethurst

3
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler

Nisqually River Overlook.

 

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