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 2010-03-26
Walked around property, hung out near feeder. Talked w/ Jim at SB for about 20 minutes during the outing
Bird activity fairly slow.Cottonwood leaves out and about an inch long but no green on the alders yet. Quince in full bloom, plums starting to flower, daffodil all flowering. Cold morning, a little raw with wind blowing broken STCU overhead from SW allowing a few too-brief sunbreaks. No white-crowned or fox sparrows today.