Trip Report
Boeing Ponds 2013-04-23
2013-04-23 08:50 for 40 minutes (birding) 25 sightings Boeing Ponds (WAKCKTBPND) Kent, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.42182,-122.25912 Map Elevation: 30 feet
Shallow pond fringed by willow and adjacent to several acres of weedy grassland at 62nd Ave S and S 199th Place in an industrial area of the Kent Valley. Partly cloudy (high clouds), 53F, calm. David and I parked across from the NW edge of the pond and walked clockwise around it.
Water level fairly high - no mud-bars exposed. Sightings recorded in the field in BirdLog.
Canada Goose 6   Pairs
Gadwall 2   Pair
Mallard 3  
Bufflehead 4  
Ruddy Duck 2   Pair
Pied-billed Grebe 1  
American Coot 8  
American Crow 2  
Tree Swallow 3   In swallow flock, count estimated
Violet-green Swallow 12   In swallow flock, count estimated
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1   In swallow flock
Cliff Swallow 1   In swallow flock
Barn Swallow 7   In swallow flock, count estimated
American Robin 2  
Common Yellowthroat 3   Singing in tall grass
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2  
Savannah Sparrow 15   Some singing. Yellowish face pattern. Especially common along grassy/weedy ditch along south side of pond
Song Sparrow 3  
Lincoln's Sparrow 1   With several other sparrows at edge of field east of pond. Small and slightly built w/ longish tail, gray and brown pattern on face, fine streaking on breast.
White-crowned Sparrow 10  
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2  
Red-winged Blackbird 8  
Brown-headed Cowbird 2  
House Finch 2  
American Goldfinch 2