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…

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…

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…

Cleaning Up 2017 Leftovers

Today I made time before and after Rotary to try for some uncommon Pierce birds left over from 2017. No luck at the 11th St Bridge area for Harris’s sparrow where Marv Breese and I looked without success in the morning. Then on the way to Puyallup I did manage a distant look at the Read More…