Date: 2/5/18 10:36 am From: Ed Swan <Edswan2...> Subject: [Tweeters] WOS Vashon Island Wednesday February 7 trip still has a few openings
Hi all, I don't have a full trip yet and like to go with a full group of 12, so I thought I'd put a wider note out. If you're not a WOS member that's fine since there's several openings. Wednesday's weather is looking cloudy but not necessarily rain. If we get some sun breaks, we should get some good singing. I think some of the birds are as ready for spring as we are. I've been hearing Hutton's Vireos and Brown Creepers starting to ramp up and some funny early songs from a couple of Pacific Wrens.
Join Ed Swan, author of the newly revised "The Birds of Vashon Island," on a half-day trip around Vashon. We'll bird going across the water on the 8:25am Fauntleroy-Vashon ferry (contact Ed for carpool arrangements), hopefully seeing Brant and Rhino Auklets on the way over. All three cormorants, grebes, sea ducks and Harlequin Duck await us at the Vashon dock. We'll check out Tramp Harbor for four loon species and Eared Grebe with nearby Virginia Rail. A stop at Fisher Pond will provide Wood Ducks and other freshwater species. We'll opportunistically look for other birds from there. To sign up, contact Ed Swan at <mailto:<edswan2...> <edswan2...>