Subject: Fwd: [Tweeters] Chipping Sparrow at Dosewallips, Jefferson County
Date: Jul 6 22:25:09 2009
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern - thefedderns at

Speaking of CHIPPING SPARROWS, I had a single adult feeding on the lawn at
Treasure Island Park, Twin lakes, Federal Way this morning. This is an
unusual record for this location, at this time of the year. It may have been
a non-breeding, early migrant.

Hans Feddern
Twin Lakes - Federal Way, Wa.

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM, Gary Wiles <wilesharkey at> wrote:

> Tweeters,
> I did a backpacking trip into Dosewallips campground in Olympic National
> Park in Jefferson County over the 4th weekend and did some birding while
> there and while hiking. Birding in tall confier forest is always
> challenging for me, as indicated by my rather paltry species total of 23
> species. As in past years, Harlequin Ducks with chicks were seen along the
> river in the campground, and American Dippers were constantly present. I
> also got to see my first dipper nest (a square-shaped accumulation of moss
> with a hole in the middle) attached to a rock outcropping along the river.
> Best bird of the trip, a Chipping Sparrow, was seen on the hike out between
> the campground and national park entrance. According to Birds of
> Washington, Chipping Sparrows aren't present in Jefferson County, although
> they reportedly do occur in clear-cuts and high forests in other parts of
> the Olympics. This bird was in mixed conifer forest along the side of the
> narrow overgrown
> road leading to the campground at only 1,000 feet elevation.
> Gary Wiles
> Olympia, WA
> wilesharkey at
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