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