Date: 1/1/18 5:03 pm
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179...>
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] New Year's Day birding in Spokane county
Hi all,

I got out today and checked a few places to start the year off..

First birds were yard birds - American Goldfinch and House Finch.

Saltese Wetlands - found a feeder with 2 Common Redpolls.  Lots of raptors out in the wetlands today - Close to twenty Red-tailed Hawks, 8 Rough-legged Hawks, 2 Bald Eagles, and 2 Northern Harriers.  Added a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Cooper's Hawk as well on the way back into the neighborhood.

Feryn Conversation Area (Peone) - tough search, but managed to find one American Tree Sparrow there below the parking area.  Single flyover of a Common Redpoll here, too.

Crossover Church - Harris's Sparrow still continues - thanks Terry!  Another Sharp-shinned Hawk here that scattered most of the birds.

Wandemere Pond - Loads of Ring-necked Duck, both Goldeneyes, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, and 4 Lesser Scaup.

Pics and checklists on eBird!

Happy New Year all!

Tim O'Brien
Spokane Valley, WA
mailto: kertim7179 at yahoo dot com
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