8672Thursday morning walk--two new birds and a VG swallow?
- Nov 1, 2012I don't have all the totals together yet after our walk this morning but
six of us had a great start to our morning. We had two brand new birds this
year for the walk--Brown Creeper and Merlin. We also had one swallow fly
over head, which I am pretty sure was a Violet-green Swallow based on body
shape, as opposed to a Tree Swallow. Definitely white underneath, including
throat, so not a Cliff, Barn, Bank, or Northern Rough-winged. Any thoughts
on why this swallow would be around?
Other notable bird species include Northern Shrike and Hermit Thrush. We
had a total of 35 species up to the point that I had to leave. We were
still missing Dark-eyed Junco and Great Blue Heron among some others so the
total might be more. Any way you look at it, a great birdwalk with great
people! Come join us next week at 8:30am at the Union Gap parking lot of
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