Just ignore those dark clouds!
- Despite the constant "threat" of rain it was a very
pleasant afternoon of birding in the Lower Valley.
After Jeff's report of WHITE-THROATED SWIFT, I wanted to
take a close look at their roost under the I-82 overpass.
From Fulbight Park in Union Gap you can drive/walk an
access road under the Hwy-97 and I-82 overpasses.
Despite being there, in a light wind, for about a half
hour, I saw only one bird. I'm sure they will return
in greater numbers in the coming weeks.
There were WHITE PELICANS at various location on/above
the Yakima River South of MP 50 on I-82.
A pair of OSPREY were at the nest on Indian Church south of
Hwy-223. I hope this means they're nesting early. I have
seen a pair at the site shading chicks in summer heat in
excess of 100 degrees.
The colorful highlight of today's adventure was a lone male
CINNAMON TEAL at Satus Wildlife Area. If you have never
been to this area you will want to join our Audubon Field
Trip on May 31.
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