Subject: [Tweeters] Early Black-throated Gray at Fairhaven Park Date: Apr 10 16:00:17 2016 From: Adam Crutcher - acrut44 at gmail.com
I had a great day at Fairhaven Park in Bellingham today with most birds showing up in large numbers. I think the cloudy weather helped with the birds staying active longer. Here are the highlights:
Cackling Goose- Flyover flock out of sight but at least 5 birds. New patch bird. Osprey- Flyover at the start. New patch bird. All 5 westside woodpeckers including very active Pileated pair. Tree Swallow- Lone bird away from Violet-green flock. Good warbler day including 2 male Black-throated Gray mixed in with chickadee and kinglet flock and 8 Orange-crowneds singing seemingly everywhere. Fox and Golden-crowned Sparrows singing Purple Finch- 8 birds all over area including male and female chasing each other in low brush
For the day i ended up with 46 species and 3 new birds for the patch.
I also walked down to Padden lagoon and on the way had merlin, coopers hawk and saw the heronry doing quite well. Good birds at the lagoon included Greater Yellowlegs, Barrow's Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck and White-winged Scoter.
Fairhaven Park list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28858680 Padden Lagoon List: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28858523
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