Date: 9/7/17 7:33 pm From: Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> Subject: [Tweeters] Pierce County Birds (Franklin's Gull!)
Hello fellow birders!
Since I don't often get full days to bird, I decided to do a Pierce County Big Day today. Sadly, due to the fires in the mountains, I had to stick to the lowlands, so no Cascade specialties, but I still had some nice birds!
Highlights included a Purple Martin flying over the Sha Dadx wetlands in Fife. Getting late for them. Also had an American Coot pair with 3 brand new chicks at the 56th ave stormwater ponds in Puyallup, my first time seeing them breed in the county! At Chambers Bay, the 2 Sanderlings were still present, as was the Baird's Sandpiper. Also at Chambers Bay, a FRANKLIN'S GULL flew by, heading north.
All in all it was a nice day, with 62 species seen. Ebird checklist: