Trip Report
Home 2013-05-22
2013-05-22 14:30 for 30 minutes (birding) 21 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. Overcast, damp, 49F, light breeze. Watched and listened from back porch.
Ring-necked Pheasant 1   Male calling. Yesterday I noticed he was limping; apparently he's injured his foot sometime in the past few days.
Mourning Dove 1   Calling
Rufous Hummingbird 2   Male defending feeder
American Crow 2  
Black-capped Chickadee 2  
Swainson's Thrush 3   Calling
American Robin 5   Several singing
European Starling 1   Singing off the property
Cedar Waxwing 1  
Wilson's Warbler 1   One song
Western Tanager 1   Singing and calling NW of house
Spotted Towhee 3   Including fledged juvenile
Song Sparrow 3   Two singing
White-crowned Sparrow 2   Adults around feeder
Dark-eyed Junco 3   Two flying back and forth across back yard from feeder area
Black-headed Grosbeak 1   Singing and calling N of house, male came in to feeder cautiously
Brown-headed Cowbird 2  
Purple Finch 1   Singing
Pine Siskin 2   Overhead
American Goldfinch 1   Singing
Evening Grosbeak 2   Calling overhead