Lately I've been spending most of my birding time focusing on my motorless list, but this week the weather got a little chilly/rainy so I decided some car birding wouldn't be the worst idea. Here's what was going on at Ridgefield...
First goslings of the year. Always cute.
So yeah, some alright birds up there, but nothing crazy. This week's motorless birding walks have included walks to Johnson Lake, Mays Lake, Mason Wetlands, lots of Columbia Slough spots, and lots of spots along Airport Way. On Monday I found a Black-throated Gray Warbler near Johnson Lake...
I also did my best to turn an Orange-crowned Warbler into a Palm Warbler. I failed.
Yesterday at Mason Wetlands I added Vaux's Swift and Sharp-shinned Hawk. Of course I easily ID'ed that hawk in seconds. Haha.
This morning I walked the dogs to a bunch of regular spots, not really finding much of interest. On the way home we stopped at one last spot where I was hoping to find Cinnamon Teals. It's a marshy spot behind some office buildings where I have never found anything interesting ever. And yet I keep going back, because I am insane.
But today! Today I flushed two Wilson's Snipes! I felt bad for the flush but great because that was a new county bird for me! They landed on the opposite side of the marsh where a Virginia Rail started up its kidick sound. Two motorless birds! No photos! Good times!!