Two More FOY and One County Lifer Today

This morning I headed out just after daylight in hopes of seeing the Snow Bunting located yesterday at Brown’s Point. On arrival Bruce, Peter and a Seattle birder were standing about 20′ from the SNBU near a blue trash can just off the beach. It was another super-easy Pierce lifer. Bruce agreed to go over Read More…

Rough-legged Hawk at Gog-li-hi-ti

Late in the day yesterday Michael found a Rough-legged hawk at Gog-li-hi-ti and this AM Heather and Bruce relocated it. Bruce texted and I broke away from my pledge to help Kay pack up the kitchen stuff prior to our renovations that now start this Saturday. I dashed quickly and as I walked in Bruce Read More…

Sunrise is Closed

Today Bruce and I headed for one last day at Sunrise before it closes for the winter. We are late, looks like it closed already, when we got there the gate was down just past the turnoff to White River Campground. As an alternative we went up to Chinook Pass by Lake Tipsoo and birded Read More…

Catching Up

Life has been hectic since getting back from the coast ABC trip. See the post on the ABC site for a report on the rest of the trip. Highlights since returning have included seeing the Franklin’s gull at Dash Point (Pierce FOY) and best of all the Lesser Black-backed Gull at the 11th St. Bridge. Read More…

FOY Pierce Semi-palmated Plover

Today the informal Pierce County birders text chain came through again, as Michael Charest relocated a Semi-palmated plover seen earlier at the Freeman Road mitigation. He texted Bruce and me at 4:46 PM and about 5:30 Bruce and I arrived about the same time and easily saw the bird with the other peeps. 196th Pierce Read More…

LBCU Persists Plus CITE and LABU

This morning at the 56th Street Ponds I arrived just after Bruce and although shorebirds were absent except for 5 Greater Yellowlegs a male Cinnamon teal cruised the far pond and just before leaving several Lazuli Buntings responded to a recording, and one perched for a brief look. Quick stops at Sha-Dax and Levee Pond Read More…