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…

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…

Tacoma Midday Birding Today

Today after a little more housekeepingI got out to catch some of the partly-sunny cool day birding. First stop was my third try for the Harris’s sparrow at the 11th Street Bridge, with success this time. Several birders were leaving as I arrived, and Bryan Hansen got there right after I parked. We got on Read More…