Lakes Today

Today I had to go to Dupont to pick up some bookcases, and borrowed Kathy McG’s pickup, so on returning the truck I took a few minutes to check out what on Gravelly Lake.  Turns out pretty much what is expected, but she has nice habitat in her back yard, big trees and plantings so Read More…

Sparrows

Today on the way home from work I managed to get out in the sunshine for a few minutes on 134th Ave near the old Van Lierop’s Farm to look for sparrow flocks and hopefully a FOY Pierce goldfinch.  No luck on the goldfinch, but I did manage a nice look at lots of sparrows.  Read More…

Another Marbled Bird

Yesterday I added Marbled godwit to my 2018 Pierce list, and today after several unsuccessful tries I got a single Marbled murrelet on the south side of the Dash Point pier.  No Black scoter with the mixed flock of WWSC and SUSC though. Then, as it seems to happen, at Brown’s Point Lighthouse there were Read More…

McNeil Trail Lookout Pays Off

Today Will Brooks texted us to tell us he had a Marbled murrelet on the Pierce side of the delta, and I got Bruce to chase it with me immediately.  This morning I had walked the Chamber’s Bay beach access without finding much new, but this afternoon was more rewarding. Immediately on getting to the Read More…

Very Quiet at the Gog Today

About 10 AM I  broke free for a  quick stop at the 11th St Bridge gull spot where nothing unusual a all was happening.  Then I spent an hour at Gog-li-hi-ti where the wind appeared to keep the birds down, and after birding the whole area I managed just a FOY YRWA for Pierce.  The Read More…

White Wagtail Today

Today during Kay’s all-girls birthday party at our condo I picked up Bruce and dashed up to try for the White wagtail again in Fall City.  Over the last few days birders have learned that the farmer is OK with birders on the road into his dairy, as long as we stay off his property.  Read More…

UPS Bird Walk with Will Brooks

This afternoon I joined Will Brooks at the UPS Slater Museum at 2 PM to join Will and about 5 other UPS students on a campus birding walk.  My primary goal was to learn my way around the campus and see the better birding spots.  My takeaway was that Will is an extraordinary young birder, Read More…