Trip Report
45th St Wetland 2013-05-17
2013-05-17 10:50 for 2 hrs 15 mins (birding) 32 sightings Kent Valley (WAKCKENT) Algona to Tukwila, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.34839,-122.21676 Map
Kent valley area from Puyallup to Tukwila. Sightings typically from 167 as well as along the Interurban trail. Overcast, 60F, occ sprinkles David and I parked at the end of 45th St NE and walked a counter-clockwise loop through and around the wooded wetland area, then spent 45 minutes or so trying to photograph birds in the brushy field SE of the end of 45th St
45th St NE ends at 1st Ave NE. Immediately east of that are two fields, one partly grown up to patches of tall cottonwood and thickets of blackberry and Red-stemmed Dogwood, the other still mostly open, totaling about 25 acres. East of the fields is a 70-acre wetland mitigation area planted to a variety of trees and shrubs about 5 years ago and now grown up to a mostly closed canopy about 15' tall. Willow predominates but other shrubs, cottonwoods and conifers are mixed in. The several small marshy ponds in the area are almost completely obscured by the woody vegetation. Adjacent areas include neighborhoods, weedy fields and riparian woodland along the Green River. Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6.
Mallard 2  
Cooper's Hawk 1   Juvenile? - brown above, fluffy white undertail coverts, around tall cottonwoods near end of 45th St.
American Coot 1   Heard in wetland pond
Mourning Dove 1   Flushed by Cooper's Hawk
Anna's Hummingbird 2   Singing near end of 45th St
Rufous Hummingbird 4  
Downy Woodpecker 1   Calling in tall cottonwoods
Northern Flicker 4  
American Crow 4  
Violet-green Swallow 6   Over neighborhoods and fields
Barn Swallow 1  
Black-capped Chickadee 1  
Bewick's Wren 1   Singing
Marsh Wren 1   Singing
American Robin 8   Mostly singing
European Starling 2   Neighborhood at end of 45th St
Cedar Waxwing 4   Flying over, calling
Common Yellowthroat 6   Singing in marshes and blackberry thickets
Wilson's Warbler 2   Singing in wooded wetland
Spotted Towhee 3   Singing
Savannah Sparrow 1   Singing in vacant field south of wetland
Song Sparrow 8  
White-crowned Sparrow 1   Singing in vacant field south of wetland
Dark-eyed Junco 1   Singing in neighborhood
Black-headed Grosbeak 4   Singing in wooded wetland
Lazuli Bunting 2   Singing in fields, thickets and cottonwoods near end of 45th St. Neither in full adult plumage.
Red-winged Blackbird 8   Around wetland ponds
Brown-headed Cowbird 2  
Red Crossbill 20   Flock flying over, perched briefly in tall cottonwoods.
Pine Siskin 1  
American Goldfinch 8   Everywhere, some singing
House Sparrow 3   Neighborhoods