Date: 1/1/18 9:17 pm From: Scott Ramos <lsr...> Subject: [Tweeters] LOY, FOY and an inadvertent Camano Island big day
I managed an afternoon escape to Magnuson Park on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve when other plans were cancelled and was pleased to get a beautiful male Northern Harrier in the waning light for my last bird of the year.
Then, during pre-dawn owling on Camano Island as part of the Skagit Bay CBC on the 1st, our group had 6 calling Great Horned Owls, for my first bird of the 2018. We went on to tally 97 species for the day, far and away my best outcome for this count (93 in Island County alone). Even though we missed some ‘easy’ birds, we did find several nice ones that made the day special: Townsend’s Solitaire, Black Scoter, Eared Grebe, Hutton’s Vireo, Hermit Thrush, and Orange-crowned Warbler. Thanks to the team including Roxie Rochat, Alice Turner, Graham Hutchinson and Louis Kreemer.