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The birders group visited the Trent River Estuary today. The highlight for some was a good long look at some Purple Finches, while for others it may have been the bold flight of the Cooper’s Hawk or the abundance of sea birds. 40 Species were reported:

American Wigeon
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Bonaparte’s Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s)
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Merlin
Steller’s Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
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The birders group visited Lazo Marsh last week and counted 24 species. The highlight of the day was the kinglets, both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned. They were low in the bushes showing their bright red and yellow crowns.

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Northwestern Crow 2
Common Raven 5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 21
Bushtit 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 2
Pacific Wren 1
Marsh Wren 3
Bewick’s Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 13
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 6
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Spotted Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 2
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