Trip Report
West Hylebos Wetlands 2013-04-111
2013-04-11 12:00 for 2 hours (birding) 28 sightings West Hylebos Wetlands Park (WAKCWHLBW) Federal Way, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.28940,-122.32768 Map Elevation: 200 feet
Wooded park south of 348th in Federal Way. The north part of the park encloses several residences with feeders, lawns and coniferous shade trees. The remainder is mostly remote-feeling wooded wetlands - hemlock, cedar, Sitka spruce and some Douglas fir with weatherbeaten alders, mostly fairly open with Salmonberry, Indian Plum, Red-osier Dogwood and other deciduous shrubs under the alder and salal under the conifers. Partly cloudy, breezy and cool. David and I walked over to Marlake pond then did the loop through the woods and out to Brooklake pond.
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Wood Duck 5   One pair on each pond w/ extra male on Brook Lake. Female flushed from nestbox by Marlake.
Mallard 3  
Ring-necked Duck 3   Marlake
Bufflehead 3   Marlake
Hooded Merganser 1   Female on Brook lake attempted for about 15 minutes to swallow Rough-skinned Newt, finally gave up.
Great Blue Heron 1   Brook lake
Cooper's Hawk 1   Perched quietly in woods by Brook Lake
Rufous Hummingbird 2  
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1  
Downy Woodpecker 1  
Northern Flicker 1  
Steller's Jay 2  
American Crow 2  
Black-capped Chickadee 4  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 6  
Bushtit 2  
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1  
Bewick's Wren 3  
Pacific Wren 2  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3  
American Robin 8  
Spotted Towhee 5  
Song Sparrow 9  
Dark-eyed Junco 2  
Red-winged Blackbird 1  
Purple Finch 1  
Red Crossbill 3  
Pine Siskin 6