Stillwater 23 June 2014

On Monday, 23 June, 13 Trilogy Birders drove to Stillwater to bird the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.  It turned out to be an incredibly “birdy” day and it was great fun.

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(Not in order) Carlo, Ellen, Steve, Nancy, George, Jan, Jan, Bill, Phil, Jim, Linda, Cyndie, and Ruth. Photo by Dale Garvey.

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Carlo captures a bird with his long lens. Photo Dale Garvey

 

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Ruth points out a bird to Jan. Photo Dale Garvey

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A Tree Swallow nest on the trail. Photo Dale Garvey

 

Song Sparrow.  Photo Carlo Parravano

Song Sparrow. Photo Carlo Parravano

Here is a list of the species that we saw or heard.

  1. Red-winged Blackbird
  2. Western Wood-Pewee
  3. Violet-green Swallow
  4. Great Blue Heron
  5. Song Sparrow
  6. American Robin
  7. Purple Finch
  8. Yellow Warbler
  9. Mourning Dove
  10. Mallard
  11. Pied-billed Grebe
  12. Black-capped Chickadee
  13. Willow Flycatcher
  14. Brown-headed Cowbird
  15. Barn Swallow
  16. Red-breasted Sapsucker
  17. Cedar Waxwing
  18. Tree Swallow
  19. Turkey Vulture
  20. Swainson’s Thrush
  21. Marsh Wren
  22. Common Yellowthroat
  23. American Bittern
  24. Downey Woodpecker

Yes, that was an American Bittern!  Several of us saw it fly low over a large grassy meadow.  The Tree Swallows were perched next to their nest.
Can’t wait till the next field trip!

 

 

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