Date: 12/30/17 9:45 pm From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179...> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Spokane CBC today - Western area highlights
Today, Fred Parent and I covered areas in the western portion of the Spokane CBC. Despite the crazy weather the day before, today was a great day although some roads were still very slick. We opted to stay on the more traveled roads today. The sun was out at times and there was a little wind at the beginning of the day. Here are a few of our highlights:
Northern Goshawk - found two from the Palisades Park parking area. Both were in very close proximity to each other. One adult sat in a tree-top for a couple minutes allowing excellent scope views.
Rough-legged Hawk - one cruising high above Indian Canyon - not expected in this location.
Sharp-shinned Hawk - one hunting at the top end of Indian Canyon
Townsend's Solitaire - one in Finch Arboretum
Varied Thrush - 2 with a couple Robins in Finch Arboretum
All in all a nice day! We didn't have to worry about frostbite today which is always great!
Happy New Year!
Tim O'Brien Spokane Valley, WA mailto: kertim7179 at yahoo dot com