Brianpen Birds


Trip Report at Home,  Jan 2 2010  09:00

Site description:
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.

Trip description: Home 2010-01-02
Watched birds at feeding areas around the lower back yard then walked counter-clockwise around the property.

Altogether I saw or heard a total of 26 species during a 60 minute count period.
Canada Goose10Or more, calling in distance
Sharp-shinned Hawk1Adult male
Red-tailed Hawk1
American Kestrel1Calling from beyond Tedrick's
Northern Flicker2
Pileated Woodpecker1
Steller's Jay1
American Crow2
Common Raven2
Black-capped Chickadee10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee3
Brown Creeper1
Bewick's Wren1Singing
Golden-crowned Kinglet9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet2
American Robin1
European Starling5
Spotted Towhee3
Fox Sparrow2
Song Sparrow2
White-throated Sparrow1Tan-striped, I think.
Golden-crowned Sparrow6
Dark-eyed Junco20
House Finch3
Pine Siskin11One at feeder, flock overhead
Additional Sightings
Downy Woodpecker1(14:00)  At feeder, first of year
Trip photos
Downy Woodpecker