Date: 7/1/18 6:20 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [COBOL] Notables from Hatfield and Tumalo Res this pm
Tumalo Reservoir It is pretty shallow and good for shorebirds, now they just need to arrive. Nesting Spotted Sandpipers had 2 fluffy young with them. 5 Greater Yellowlegs stood in the water for a long time, in a close group. Far south end. 20 or so Bank Swallows were nice, mostly on the ground around the shoreline. Lots of garter snakes on the wet mud.
Hatfield First pond only. Westerns and Leasts, total 15 birds. No Yellowlegs today. Had 18 Pinyon Jays flying around loosely and calling around the entrance. Perhaps they are getting into their noisier and bigger flocks that seem to appear later in the summer. 3 Tundra Swans continue.