Date: 6/17/20 7:09 am
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Kittitas County Magpies, or lack thereof
Tuesday the 16th we traveled through the area mentioned in the other posts. We consider ourselves lucky seeing one along Hwy 10 between Cle Elum and Ellensburg. It wasn't a birding trip but we kept our eyes out for birds on the way up to rock hunting on top of Saddle Mountain. The fires on the Wahluke slope side took out hundreds of acres of prime birding habitat but making it good for rock hunting and flower finding. (The pink Mariposa Lilies are in bloom now.)

It is magpie nesting season so are not so vocal or obvious to predators (human or non-human).

Mary Hrudkaj

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