Trip Report
Pinnacle Peak 2013-05-09
2013-05-09 12:18 for 75 minutes (hiking) 27 sightings Pinnacle Peak (WAKCMTPT) Enumclaw, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.17592,-121.97468 Map Elevation: 1300 feet
Pinnacle Peak, or Mt Pete as it is known locally, is an isolated hill along the White River valley two miles south of Enumclaw. The north slope and summit are mature second-growth Douglas Fir forest. The lower slopes on the south and east were clearcut in the 1980's and have grown up to a mixed forest with lots of brush including, in places, a smothering understory of Himalayan Blackberry. Sunny, low 70's, light breeze David and I hiked up the south side of Mt Pete, 3.3 miles round-trip.
Bird activity somewhat quiet.
Rufous Hummingbird 5   Two or three displaying
Hairy Woodpecker 1  
Northern Flicker 2  
Hammond's Flycatcher 1   Empid - Dark Grayish-olive flycatcher w/ eyering and wingbars. Gray breast, throat and flanks w/ narrow pale yellowish belly gave vested appearance.
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1  
Hutton's Vireo 1   Foraging in alder and underbrush
Warbling Vireo 2   Singing
Steller's Jay 2  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1  
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1  
Brown Creeper 1   Dust-bathing in a sunny spot in the trail
Pacific Wren 4   Singing
Swainson's Thrush 1   ""weeet"" calls
American Robin 9  
Orange-crowned Warbler 1   Singing
MacGillivray's Warbler 1   Singing, distant
Black-throated Gray Warbler 3  
Townsend's Warbler 3   Singing in D Fir forest
Wilson's Warbler 2   Singing
Western Tanager 1   Calling
Spotted Towhee 2   Singing
Song Sparrow 2   Singing
Dark-eyed Junco 5  
Black-headed Grosbeak 3   Singing
Red Crossbill 10  
Pine Siskin 4  
American Goldfinch 1   Singing