Subject: [Tweeters] Garfield County
Date: Sep 10 14:00:36 2011
From: Paul Webster - paul.webster at comcast.net


Hi Tweets,

Barbara and I spent last Wednesday and Thursday 9/7 and 9/8 in Garfield
County. We spent Wednesday in the mountains birding Mountain Road as far as
the old CCC camp site, and covering Linville Ridge Rd. Thursday we birded
down the Linville Gulch and Tatman Mountain Rds to US 12 and then from
Pomeroy north to and along the Snake River from Lambi Creek to the Lower
Granite Dam, and then to the Willow Bar Management Area, and finally we
checked the mouth of Deadman Creek. We abbreviated our birding then as the
temperature had reached 99 degrees. Altogether we tallied 62 species in the
county.

Our best bird was a GRAY FLYCATCHER Thursday morning on the Linville Gulch
Rd about 3 miles south of the junction with Tatman Mountain Rd. On Wednesday
morning we came upon a group of 10 GRAY PARTRIDGE near the microwave station
on Linville Ridge Rd. Later we found three WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCHES at
Government Spring.

On Tuesday 9/6 we found a BAIRD's SANDPIPER and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in
the County Line Ponds on SR 26 in Grant County, and 8 BAIRD'S, 4 LEAST, and
a single PECTORAL SANDPIPER at the Hatton Rest Area. At Basset Park in
Washtucna an Olive-sided Flycatcher, a Western Wood-Pewee, a Pacific-slope
Flycatcher, 2 Townsend's Solitaires, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler were
flycatching, and at the treatment plant were a Greater Yellowlegs, and two
Wilson's Phalaropes.

Good Birding,

Paul Webster
Seattle
paul.webster AT comcast.net
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