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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Englishman River

This morning I decided to walk the Top Bridge trail. It was the first time this spring I had done that and I wasn't disappointed. There is a good selection of both deciduous and coniferous forest to walk through, plus access points to the river and and open scrub. There was a great selection of birds with two new species added for the year; Willow Flycatcher and a pair of Spotted Sandpiper ,who displayed right in front of me as I was taking notes.

 Species list today:

Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
California Quail
Spotted Sandpiper
Band-tailed Pigeon
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (top)
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher (bottom)
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Violet-green Swallow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Cedar Waxwing
Winter Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
Cassin's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Brown-headed Cowbird

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