Trip Report
O'Grady 2013-04-20
2013-04-20 09:30 for 75 minutes (running) 26 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. Overcast, mid-50's. Ran down to the river, then back via the new trail which loops around to the west through the woods. Distance excludes overlapping segments.
Sightings recorded in the field in BirdLog.
Canada Goose 2   Pair in River
Mallard 3  
Killdeer 1  
Belted Kingfisher 1   Calling along river
Red-breasted Sapsucker 3   Calling in woods
Northern Flicker 1  
Hutton's Vireo 1   Singing along new trail
Steller's Jay 2  
American Crow 1  
Violet-green Swallow 10   Foraging just over treetops
Black-capped Chickadee 1  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 20   Mostly in pairs
Brown Creeper 3   One singing
Bewick's Wren 1   Singing by meadow
Pacific Wren 17   Many singing
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3  
American Robin 16   Mostly in maples
Common Yellowthroat 2   singing in West Marsh
Black-throated Gray Warbler 3   Singing in deciduous trees, first of season
Spotted Towhee 4  
Savannah Sparrow 1   Flew by in meadow along river
Song Sparrow 9   Most singing
Dark-eyed Junco 4   Some singing
Purple Finch 4   Several singing
Pine Siskin 8  
Evening Grosbeak 4