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