Date: Jun 29 23:13:32 2014
From: Mike & MerryLynn - m.denny at

Hello all from MerryLynn,
Mike had a writing project this morning so I headed up to Hollebeke HMU on the Snake River as we had never birded there in June. Yellow-breasted Chats, Bullock's Orioles, Lazuli Buntings and Gray Catbirds are abundant in the Russian Olives. I spished at one spot and was shocked to see an adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW pop up! Can't be many summer records in SE WA?
The Corps is removing much of the old growth russian olive trees - another complete waste of public funds and a sad loss of habitat that 50 generations of our native birds have become dependent upon.
Later, ML

Mike & MerryLynn Denny
Birding the beautiful Walla Walla Valley

"If you haven't birded, you haven't lived"