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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
30
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Anonymous eBirder List , David Richardson List , Donna LaCasse List , Elizabeth Hansen List , Ellen Kohjima List , Ken Brown List , Nancy Chandler List , Nisqually Birdwatch List , Ralph Gross List , Russ Smith List , Shep Thorp , james horan List
Comments:
Wednesday walk. Temperature in the 50's degrees Fahrenheit with rain. Low 2'7' Tide at 12:58pm. FOY Northern Rough-winged Swallow and Barn Swallow. Nesting Rufous Hummingbird 20 feet over hummingbird sign in Deciduous Tree between Cotton Wood and Maple Tree (I think Oregon Ash). Along east side of Twin Barns Loop Trail.
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Species
65 species (+7 other taxa) total
1
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)

Previously reported Swan Goose type or Chinese Goose type feral domestic associated with resident Canada Geese.

500
Cackling Goose (minima)
8
Cackling Goose (Taverner's)

Seen foraging along Nisqually Estuary Trail.

50
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
7
Wood Duck
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
75
Northern Shoveler
20
Gadwall
1
Eurasian Wigeon
200
American Wigeon
160
Mallard
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
50
Northern Pintail
1000
Green-winged Teal (American)
15
Ring-necked Duck
175
Bufflehead
15
Common Goldeneye
6
Hooded Merganser

Courtship display observed in Visitor Center Pond.

Breeding Code
C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
7
Red-breasted Merganser
2
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Anna's Hummingbird
20
Rufous Hummingbird

Nest reported and observed on east side of Twin Barns Loop Trail in probable Oregon Ash directly adjacent to "Hummingbird Sign" on the inside of the board walk between a tall Cottonwood north and Maple Tree South. Approximately 20 feet high over the water on a horizontal branch turning back towards "sign," or board walk.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
Virginia Rail
50
American Coot (Red-shielded)
20
Dunlin
8
Greater Yellowlegs
20
Mew Gull
1
Ring-billed Gull
4
Glaucous-winged Gull
300
Larus sp.
2
Brandt's Cormorant

Observed from Observation Tower, seen on channel marker at mouth of Nisqually.

10
Double-crested Cormorant
15
Great Blue Heron
3
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
12
Bald Eagle

Nest along west bank of McAllister Creek south of McAllister Creek Observation Platform is occupied with adult bedded down, presume incubating clutch. Second nest along west bank of McAllister Creek north of McAllister Creek Observation Platform and south of Lhur Beach had adult in nest.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
1
Red-tailed Hawk
12
Downy Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
Merlin
2
Steller's Jay
20
American/Northwestern Crow
2
Common Raven
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Observed multiple times by multiple people flying and foraging over Visitor Center Pond, flooded fields and surge plain. Photo taken of perched birds on edge of Visitor Center Pond along west side of Twin Barns Loop Trail. Brown backed large swallow with light brown throat.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow.

75
Tree Swallow
Breeding Code
A Agitated Behavior (Probable)
1000
Violet-green Swallow

Over 1000 swallows seen foraging over flooded fields. Predominately VGSW with TRSW mixed in. Higher count possible secondary to rain and migration.

1
Barn Swallow
10
Black-capped Chickadee
Breeding Code
N Visiting Probable Nest Site (Probable)
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
4
Bushtit
6
Brown Creeper
4
Pacific Wren
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
8
Marsh Wren
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
3
Bewick's Wren
7
Golden-crowned Kinglet
6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Varied Thrush
50
American Robin
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
200
European Starling
1
House Finch
2
Pine Siskin
1
American Goldfinch
2
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
12
Golden-crowned Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
3
Spotted Towhee
50
Red-winged Blackbird
Breeding Code
CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)
100
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
25
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Additional species seen by Elizabeth Hansen:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Russ Smith:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Ralph Gross:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Ellen Kohjima:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Ken Brown:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Donna LaCasse:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Peter Kilburn:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by Nisqually Birdwatch:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by james horan:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
Additional species seen by David Richardson:
1
Green-winged Teal (intergrade)
 

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