Subject: [Tweeters] Balch Rd., Rock Creek Rd. and Horn Rapids Park
Date: Jul 9 12:33:05 2009
From: Joseph V Higbee - jvhigbee at

Wandering to escape the clouds Monday and Tuesday was worthwhile. I observed the ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER coming and going from a nest box as well as other flycatchers and a LESSER GOLDFINCH at the Balch road cemetery. Along Newell Rd off of Rock Creek I had some Grappletail dragonflies and one old rancher. In Horn Rapids Park I watched the COMMON NIGHTHAWKS while I was otherwise searching for dragonflies. I was able to finally see a White-banded Ringtail, a female, and get a photo for my collection. The area was alive with River Jewelwings along the water. The birds could be heard but at mid-day seldom seen. Always there are bees and butterflies. So many good things..........

A few photos:

Look in the current gallery and notice the musing.

Joseph Higbee
Spanaway, WA
Mailto: jvhigbee at