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6220Sage Sparrows, Cinnamon Teal, Mountain Bluebirds

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  • Jeff Kozma
    Apr 2, 2009
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      Monday, on my way to Portland for a meeting, I stopped by Toppenish NWR and found a drake Cinnamon Teal (first of year for me) in the marsh along Old Goldendale Road. Then, I had two singing Sage Sparrows where Old Goldendale Road ends at Pumphouse Road. In this same area, I could hear at least two Mountain Bluebirds calling, but I was unable to visually locate the birds. I also got a brief glimpse of a large falcon, probably the same Peregrine I saw a few weeks ago. Other notable birds were Northern Shovelers, Gadwall, 2 Common Mergansers (unsual to me in such marshy habitat), Wilson's Snipe and a singing Marsh Wren.

      Jeff Kozma