We headed up to Lower Monumental Dam today where Mike chummed for gulls. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL showed up with the more common gulls - nice year bird for Walla Walla County.
On the way up we enjoyed nice views of 16 Rough-legged Hawks - windy day so they were up hovering above the hills. A couple SAY'S PHOEBES surprised us - don't know how they survived the week of bitter cold here. A Rock Wren was above the dam near the cliffs. We also found the reported AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS east of Scott Station Rd. Jim & Sue found a COMMON REDPOLL on Donnelly Rd - in with over 300 American Goldfinches.
Yesterday a couple GLAUCOUS GULLS showed up - one at 2Rivers and another at Casey pond. Mike chummed at the WWRdelta and pulled in a Mew and Thayer's Gull. A Red-breasted Merganser was at 2Rivers - another year bird.
Good birding, M&ML
-- Mike & MerryLynn Denny Birding the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley "If you haven't gone birding, you haven't lived"