This area turned out to be awesome, adding not only 21 birds to my years list, but 4 brand new Life List birds!! I will list the 21 birds below, and high light the new lifers!
Sand Hill Crane
Nuttall's Woodpecker - New Lifer
Oak Titmouse-New Lifer
Lincoln's Sparrow-New Lifer
I have a lot of photos to go thru but here are a few from the first afternoon when we arrived here.
These tiny little Bushtits are always on the move so they are quite difficult to get a good photo of!
I managed to snap off a couple of nice shots as this Peregrine Falcon flew thru the area, in their typical blazing speed!
This is my first ever Nuttall's Woodpecker!
Gold-crowned Sparrows are so beautiful, and I had not seen any since my trip to Kodiak, Alaska a few years back.
Common Mergansers are another bird that I have not seen in many years. In fact, I believe that last one was in Desolation Sound, BC on our way to Mexico.
These are Common Goldeneyes, a bird that is quite common in the Seattle area, as well as much of the coastal parts of the PNW.