Trip Report
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2013-05-12 08:40 for 50 minutes (birding) 23 sightings Home (WAKCHOME) 37407 188th Ave SE, Auburn, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.26587,-122.09188 Map Elevation: 550 feet
Home - about 2 acres of field, garden and landscaped yard on the Auburn-Enumclaw plateau. The field hosts solitary pine, cottonwood and ash trees, hazelnut and quince bushes and a brushy fenceline. The house is enclosed by trees - a cedar tree out front, a line of Lombardy-type poplars just west of the house, a fir, blue spruce, big-leaf maple and sequoiah on the east side and a grove of Douglas fir on the north side. Dense rhododendron and juniper grow under the trees on the east and north of the house. Neighboring properties include fields and pastures, some with standing water in the winter, and small deciduous woodlots along with residential yards. Seed and suet feeders attract birds in the winter. Overcase, low 60's, sprinkles Sat by workshop, then on the back deck.
Birds fairly quiet - not much singing. Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6
Ring-necked Pheasant 1   Male calling from perch on neighbor's fence
American Kestrel 1  
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1  
Vaux's Swift 2  
Northern Flicker 1  
Pileated Woodpecker 1   One flew by the back yard
American Crow 3  
Common Raven 1   Pursued by two crows
Violet-green Swallow 6  
Black-capped Chickadee 2  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2  
Bewick's Wren 1  
American Robin 5  
European Starling 1  
Wilson's Warbler 1   Male foraging in hawthorne
Spotted Towhee 3   Singing
Song Sparrow 3  
White-crowned Sparrow 2   Singing
Brewer's Blackbird 1  
Brown-headed Cowbird 3  
Pine Siskin 3  
American Goldfinch 1  
Evening Grosbeak 3