Today was a pretty quiet day at Nisqually. It was overcast and misty at the start but soon dried up. A little breezy and we had a -3.2 low tide at 1:50. Lots of mud and no water along the estuary dike.
Highlights included a pair of SANDHILL CRANE flyover before most of us got there and a couple of BAND-TAILED PIGEONS in the orchard.
There were lots of BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK calling and CEDAR WAXWINGS were everywhere. We did have both PACIFIC-SLOPE and WILLOW FLYCATCHERS along the boardwalk.
I had 29 species for the day with the BAND-TAILED PIGEON being the only new bird for the year. I now have 101 species for the year, The only mammal I saw was a COTTON-TAILED RABBIT.