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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:17 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
40
Duration:
8 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Anonymous eBirder List , Doug Martin List , Doug Peterson List , Ellen Kohjima List , Jon. Anderson List , Ken Brown List , Laurel Parshall List , Michael Walker List , Nisqually Birdwatch List , Ralph Gross List , Russ Smith List , Shep Thorp , james horan List , Mateo1999 List
Comments:
Wednesday walk. Sunny, temperature in the 60's degrees Fahrenheit. High 11'9" Tide at 10:15am. Gray Whale observed for 1-2 hours in Shannon Slough and McAllister Creek. FOY CLIFF SWALLOW and SAVANNAH SPARROW. Mammals seen include American Beaver, Columbia Black-tailed Deer, Cotton-tailed Rabbit, Gray Whale, Harbor Seal, California Sea Lion. Garter Snake cluster observed as well.
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Species
70 species (+10 other taxa) total
250
Brant (Black)
400
Cackling Goose
15
Cackling Goose (Taverner's)
75
Canada Goose
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
8
Wood Duck

Wood Duck. Nisqually NWR.

Breeding Code
N Visiting Probable Nest Site (Probable)
150
Northern Shoveler
40
Gadwall
2
Eurasian Wigeon
800
American Wigeon

© Jon. Anderson

1
Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid)

© Jon. Anderson

200
Mallard
Breeding Code
T Territorial Defense (Probable)
300
Northern Pintail
1000
Green-winged Teal (American)
12
Ring-necked Duck
6
Greater Scaup
50
Surf Scoter
150
Bufflehead
25
Common Goldeneye
1
Bufflehead x Common Goldeneye (hybrid)

Previously reported. Seen flying north along McAllister Creek.

6
Hooded Merganser
16
Common Merganser
12
Red-breasted Merganser
2
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Mourning Dove
12
Rufous Hummingbird

Two occupied nests. One on the west side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail just north of the two bench observation platform just before the Twin Barns cut off, directly over the board walk. The other on the east side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail adjacent and above the Rufous Hummingbird sign.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
1
hummingbird sp.
3
Virginia Rail
50
American Coot (Red-shielded)
7
Dunlin

© Jon. Anderson

© Jon. Anderson

25
Least Sandpiper
2
Spotted Sandpiper
12
Greater Yellowlegs
150
Mew Gull
25
Ring-billed Gull

© Jon. Anderson

First-cycle

Age:
Immature
5
Glaucous-winged Gull
2
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
50
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull
150
Larus sp.
3
Brandt's Cormorant
12
Double-crested Cormorant
25
Great Blue Heron

© Jon. Anderson

3
Northern Harrier
18
Bald Eagle

Adult birds observed in both south nest and north nest along west bank of McAllister Creek.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-breasted Sapsucker
6
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific)
2
Hairy Woodpecker (Pacific)

Pair seen breeding and nest building in snag on the east side of the Old Nisqually River Dike between the Riparian Forest cut off and the Twin Barns cut off, closer to the Beaver Dam, but across the dike.

Hairy Woodpecker.  Nisqually NWR.

Breeding Code
NB Nest Building (Confirmed)

© Jon. Anderson

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© Russ Smith

1
Pileated Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
1
Peregrine Falcon (Peale's)
2
Steller's Jay
10
American/Northwestern Crow
Breeding Code
NB Nest Building (Confirmed)
2
Common Raven
125
Tree Swallow
Breeding Code
N Visiting Probable Nest Site (Probable)
8
Violet-green Swallow
2
Cliff Swallow
20
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
2
Bushtit
Breeding Code
CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)
5
Brown Creeper
8
Pacific Wren
16
Marsh Wren
5
Bewick's Wren
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
30
American Robin
100
European Starling
Breeding Code
NB Nest Building (Confirmed)
5
Pine Siskin
2
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
15
Golden-crowned Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow
25
Song Sparrow
1
Spotted Towhee
75
Red-winged Blackbird
Breeding Code
T Territorial Defense (Probable)
40
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Additional species seen by Doug Martin:
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's)
Additional species seen by Ralph Gross:
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's)
Additional species seen by Ellen Kohjima:
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's)
Additional species seen by Ken Brown:
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's)
Additional species seen by Nisqually Birdwatch:
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's)
Additional species seen by james horan:
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's)
 

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