Date: 10/25/17 9:01 pm From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Subject: [Tweeters] Black Phoebe at Fobes Rd., Snohomish
This afternoon, David Poortinga and I were able to relocate and photograph the Black Phoebe seen earlier in the day along the Fobes Rd. dike by Josh Adams. David initially heard the bird across the slough in the area where Josh saw it. We both stayed there awhile without hearing it again, and David headed back while I hung around the area for awhile. Closer to the entrance to the dike trail, David heard the bird again and got a brief glimpse. He then walked back along the dike more than a quarter mile to tell me he had found the bird. We both returned northward to the area by the large duck pond and soon heard the bird on our side of the slough but moving low along the bank behind the bushes. It took us maybe 20 minutes to get more than a brief view of some movement, but finally the bird came out where we could see it and then flew to the top of a nearby snag to give us brief photo opportunities. Much thanks to David for coming to get me and then helping these older ears get onto the bird's location. That's what I like about the birding community. The weather was deteriorating, and he did not have to do that - but he did.