At the Central Washington Fair...39 species seen
At the Central Washington Fair...39 species seen while touring the upper
level of the Ag Building. I was at the fair on Saturday and managed to
take a hurried peak at the local photography exhibit before being whisked
off by my wife to catch this year's star attraction at the fair, my grand-
daughter. She performed with the Kent School of Dance Show Stoppers
and, although, she did not have a solo, her dazzling dance dazed doting
dads, grand and otherwise.
The photo exhibit didn't exactly feature 39 species but rather 39 of the
photos earmarked birds as their primary focus. Multiple entries of Wood
Ducks, Canada Geese, etc., brought the actual species count lower.
Many fine captures including the ever elusive (at least to YVAS field trips)
White-tailed Ptarmigan and international specialties I was unable to ID.
Sure to warm the heart of that old chicken chaser Denny G. was a color
photo of a rooster.
BirdYak's Mike Roper's portrait of his Harris's Hawk netted a blue ribbon
and a nod to include it in the Honor Circle.
In a private email earlier, Mike had alerted me to a photo entered in the
International Photo Exhibit of an accipiter. It is labeled as a Cooper's
Hawk; I agree with Mike...he feels it is a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
If you make it to the fair, be sure to check out the photos. The local
entries are mounted on display boards standing in the walkway and
are grouped in alphabetical order by photographer. The International
entries are mounted on the building's walls. The accipiter is on the
west wall, behind the local "D" section.
Befuddled Birder by 3700 Bonnie Boone
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