Trip Report
O'Grady 2013-04-10
2013-04-10 14:30 for 90 minutes (birding) 22 sightings O'Grady Natural Area (WAKCOGDY) Auburn, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.27536,-122.08896 Map Elevation: 300 feet
Undeveloped King County park of about 100 acres on the south side of the Green River, accessed via SE 384th St and 188th Ave SE about 5 miles E of Auburn. The park includes a half-mile stretch of the Green River, fields and cottonwood forest along the river and mixed hardwood forest with patches of fir and cedar on the quarter-mile wide slope along the south side of the Green River Valley. The area along the river was a farm several decades ago but since then the fields have shrunk considerably as the river has continued to erode its south bank through the park. Across the river from O'Grady Park is a somewhat narrower strip of riparian cottonwood forest preserved in another King County natural area. Mostly cloudy, 50's Susan, David and I walked down to the river and back.
Canada Goose 2  
Mallard 2  
Common Merganser 2  
Turkey Vulture 2  
Red-tailed Hawk 2  
Rufous Hummingbird 1  
Northern Flicker 1  
Steller's Jay 1  
American Crow 1  
Tree Swallow 1  
Violet-green Swallow 30  
Black-capped Chickadee 1  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5  
Brown Creeper 1  
Bewick's Wren 1  
Pacific Wren 5  
American Robin 2  
Song Sparrow 2  
White-crowned Sparrow 1  
Dark-eyed Junco 2  
Purple Finch 1  
Pine Siskin 20