Local Rarity Chases Today

Today Ken came over to chase the Glaucous Gull and Common Redpoll that had been seen near the Puyallup River recently. I made a really quick stop for the gull at the 11th Street Bridge without luck before meeting Ken and Bryan at the Gog. We chased two good sized flocks of PISI around for Read More…

Neah Bay Day 2

Today after a really nice continental breakfast at The Inn at Neah Bay, Ken and I headed out birding. First we did a quick drive through the Raven’s Corner area looking for TRKI on the wires, and a brief cruise of town seeing if anything jumped out. It didn’t. Next we returned for a few Read More…

Neah Bay Day 1

Ken and I met at his house today at 6 AM, and headed for Neah Bay while snow fell fairly heavily at his place. We drove through off and on snow until past Port Angeles, where there was about 2-4 inches of accumulated fresh snow. Once past there it quickly dropped off and there has 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…

WOS Field Trip

Ken and I led a field trip today to the Skagit Flats, primarily on Fir Island as that’s where we saw most birds on Thursday. There were 8 of us in 3 cars as I needed to head home after we end the trip at 4 PM. We were fortunate to have Kim Thornburn from Read More…

Eclipse

Today was just a terrific day from start to finish. Kay and I drove to Gig Harbor to meet Ken and Rachel at Schmel Homestead Park to have a picnic breakfast and watch the eclipse. Kay and I brought vegan coffee cake, and Ken and Rachel brought fresh berries. Ken also brought toys and ideas Read More…