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