Date: 10/27/17 10:12 am From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...> Subject: [Tweeters] Sno/Skagit birding 10.26.17
High and Lowlights yesterday include the opening of the road to Big Ditch (north of Stanwood), the return of Trumpeter & Tundra Swans & the lack of hoped for Golden-Plovers near the West 90 on the Samish Flats.
Big Ditch Trumpeter Swan Tundra Swan Peregrine Falcon - 2 Cooper's Hawk - 1 Black-bellied Plover - large flock Cedar Waxwing - 1
Samish Flats Black-bellied Plover - a few flew over the field NE of the W90, but did not land Dunlin - a small flock with the above Peregrine Falcon - 1 near the W90 Rough-legged Hawk - 2 at the E90 Trumpeter Swan - 6 in a field off of Sunset Rd
Fir Island Trumpeter Swan - 17 on Maupin Road Tundra Swan - 1 with the above Northern Shrike - 1 at Jensen Access Tundra Swan - a small group seen at water's edge at Jensen Red Knot - 1 with Dunlin and BB Plovers at Hayton Preserve American Golden-Plover - 1 at Hayton
No Rusty Blackbirds for me yesterday but they have been seen recently north and east of our state, so it's just a matter of time before someone finds one.
It was a good day.
Marv Breece Tukwila, WA <marvbreece...>
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