I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. It’s hard to believe we are already in a new year. Many thanks to all our Bird Reporters for their continued support.
Larry and Carol Beason have been reporting for many years from their home on Lake Bosworth. They always report so many species. This month their report included 4 Anna’s Hummingbirds at the syrup feeder, 21 Bufflehead on the lake, 30+ Canada Goose, 10 Chestnut-Backed Chickadees, 24+ Evening Grosbeaks, 6 Golden-Crowned Sparrows, a Great-Blue Heron, a Great Horned Owl, 16 Common Mergansers, a Vireo, 30+ Pine Siskins, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, a Red-Breasted Sapsucker and 2 Ring-Neck Ducks on the lake for a total species count of 41.
Hilkka Egtvedt still has her California Quail with 6 reported this month at her home in Mukilteo. Her total species count of 22 also included a Bald Eagle flying up the street, 3 Northern Flickers, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, a Pileated Woodpecker, a Red-Breasted Nuthatch, a Bewick’s Wren, 4 American Robins, a Fox Sparrow, a White-Throated Sparrow, 3 Golden-Crowned Sparrows, White-Crowned Sparrows, 5 House Finch and 30 Pine Siskins.
Kriss Erickson’s report from Everett included 35 Cedar Waxwing. She is so lucky, have not seen any in my yard for some time. They love to eat blackberries. She also listed 7 American Robins, 54 Bushtit, 19 Western Gulls, 4 Song Sparrows, 2 Pacific Wrens, 34 Northwesten Crows, 26 Black-Capped Chickadees. 10 Chestnut-Backed Chickadees, a Red-Tailed Hawk, 6 House Finch, a Green-Winged Teal, 3 Mallard Ducks and a Cooper’s Hawk for a total species count of 24.
Pam Meyers lives fairly close to Jennings Park so she sees a lot of different bird species in her yard. Her report included 15 Dark-Eyed Juncos, 43 American Crows flying over, a Western Scrub Jay, 2 House Sparrows, a Brown Creeper,3 Red-Breasted Nuthatch, 3 Red-Winged Blackbirds, 4 Golden-Crowned Sparrows, 3 Eurasian-Collard Doves, 200+ Pine Siskins, 4 American Goldfinch, a Great-Blue Heron flying over, 1 Yellow Warbler, 2 Bald Eagles and a Varied Thrush for a total species count of 28.
My report from Marysville lists only 19 species. I was out of town part of the month. My count includes 10 American Crows, 2 Anna’s Hummingbirds, 7 Black-Capped Chickadees, 11 Dark-Eyed Junco, 40+ European Starlings in the fields, 10 Canada Goose, 60+ Glaucous-Winged Gulls in the flooded fields, also 40+ Mallard, 50+ Rock Doves on the wires, 5 Spotted Towhee. 2 Downey Woodpeckers, 7 Steller’s Jays, 3 Yellow Warblers and a Varied Thrush for a total species count of 19.
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Tree Swallow ~ Rex Guichard