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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
8

Seen foraging along Nisqually Estuary Trail.

50
7
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
75
20
1
200
160
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
50
1000
15
175
15
6

Courtship display observed in Visitor Center Pond.

Breeding Code
C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
7
2
3
1
20

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
50
20
8
20
1
4
300
Larus sp.
2

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

10
15
3
1
12

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
12
2
2
2
1
2
20
American/Northwestern Crow
2
2

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
Breeding Code
A Agitated Behavior (Probable)
1000

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

1
10
Breeding Code
N Visiting Probable Nest Site (Probable)
2
4
6
4
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
8
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
3
7
6
1
50
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
200
1
2
1
2
2
12
20
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
3
50
Breeding Code
CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)
100
2
25
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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