Today 16 of us walked Nisqually in blustery conditions and light rain. It really wasn't too bad until we got out on the estuary dike when the wind really picked up. We had a 6.0 low tide at 10:41 so there was lots of mud in the reclamation area.
HIghlights included relocation the NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and the sitting female GREAT HORNED OWL.
The SAW-WHET OWL was back on its original location and the GREAT-HORNED OWL continues in the snag near the cross over boardwalk.
We had a 5 woodpecker day with HAIRY, DOWNY and PILIATED WOODPECKERS, along with NORTHERN FLICKER and RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER.
With the tide so low there were plenty of waterfowl on McAllister Creek, mainly GADWALL and AMERICAN WIGEON. MALLARDS, GREEN-WINGED TEAL and bufflehead were also present.