Re: [BirdYak] Nearly Froze to Death :)
- Sunday would be great, George. I'll give you a call this weekend.
I need to dig out the socks, for sure. My toes don't do well in my hiking boots, as they get a little damp and then get very chilly.
I'm glad you guys enjoyed your trip. We hope to go later this year.
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----- Original Message -----
From: George Vlahakis
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [BirdYak] Nearly Froze to Death :)
Did you lose those electric socks?
We had a great trip to London and on a couple of forays out to the
countryside saw a few European birds we had never seen before. I now have
another new bird book--Handbook of British Birds (published by The Royal
Society for the Protection of Birds).
Would like to go out with you some day soon but have been super busy since
we returned. How about this Sunday or the next weekend?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mac Knight" <mac_knight@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 4:48 PM
Subject: [BirdYak] Nearly Froze to Death :)
> We went around the Popoff Trail today (and ran into Denny, who also didn't
have sense enough to come in out of the cold). It was a balmy 13 degrees
when we left the truck. By the time we returned, I couldn't feel my toes and
Merri swore she had no fingers left.
> We decided, after talking to Denny, that Union Gap is the flicker capital
of the Yakima Valley, as we saw numerous flickers flying around and perched
in the trees.
> There were numerous little yellow rumped warblers (we decided after
looking at our pictures) jumping around the base of some of the Russian
olive trees on the north end of the Popoff Trail. Robins were perched in
many of the trees, with their red breasts shining in the late afternoon sun.
> Flocks of starlings were all over the place. We saw one winter wren across
the trail from the warblers, near the north end of the frozen ponds.
> Song sparrows, white crowned sparrows, house finches, and house sparrows
were all over the place, taking advantage of the sunny day.
> We saw the following birds:
> 50 flickers
> 1 kingfisher
> 20 robins
> 12 yellow rumped warblers
> 6 ruby crowned kinglets
> 10 white crowned sparrows
> 3 song sparrows
> 8 house sparrows
> 20 Canada geese
> 2 kestrels
> 10 magpies
> 5 house finches
> Mac Knight
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