Tuesday, June 26, 2012

24 June 2012

A rainy morning lead to depressed bird activity. I managed to record 13 birds in between the rainy periods. The habitat around Packwood had changed a great deal since I had been there in the late 1980s. I decided to conduct field work about 40 km to the north around Ashford where there was a lot more logging and clearcuts for breeding habitat. I managed to take some video of one of my favorite western species, the Varied Thrush which looks very much like our American Robin.

I also found Jackie’s Java in Elbe where I could get great frozen coffee drinks.

Extensive clearcutting in the Ashford area

MacGillivray’s Warbler breeding habitat

Varied Thrush video

Day-list Washington: Lewis Co., south of Ashford

Ruffed Grouse

Calliope Hummingbird

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Gray Jay

Steller’s Jay

American Crow

Northern Raven

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Swainson’s Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Varied Thrush

European Starling

Warbling Vireo

Yellow Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson’s Warbler

Western Tanager

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

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