Date: 1/2/18 9:37 pm From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny...> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Walla Walla County January 1 Big Day results
Thanks to 15 dedicated birders on January 1 we beat our record by 1 this year. Found 117 species in Walla Walla County - despite the cold and icy conditions. Misses - Mew Gull, Great Egret, Red-breasted Merganser, Golden Eagle, Ruffed Grouse, Pygmy Owl, Crossbill, Cassin's Finch and Redpoll. And no Snowy Owl. Even the pipits were gone and no Anna's Hummers despite 1 report on the 31st.
Did find a Ferruginous Hawk, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Goshawk and all the expected waterfowl.
Ended 2017 with 257 species in the county - our record is 262.
Complete list at blumtn.org under county birds.
Have a birdy 2018 from Mike & MerryLynn
-- Mike & MerryLynn Denny Birding the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley "If you haven't gone birding, you haven't lived"