Date: 1/9/18 11:26 am
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit County 1/8/18

>> Yesterday was a great day for birding in Skagit County. Not only were the birds excellent, but the temperature was in the low 50's with no rain.
>>
>> Our first stop was the Blue Jay in Bow.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940849/in/photostream/
>>
>> A short drive and we were looking at the Prairie Falcon on Sunset Road.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940809/in/dateposted/
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>> Late in the day we found the Wylie Slough Black Phoebe flycatching on the pond adjacent to the parking lot that has the shelter.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940779/in/photostream/
>>
>> We were fortunate to run into Neil Zimmerman who put us onto a Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Hawk and Northern Shrike at West 90 and a Long-tailed Duck at Samish Island. Here is a photo of the Shrike.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940739/in/photostream/
>>
>> We also saw Merlins in the town of Edison and on Fir Island.

>> Edison Merlin:

>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/39570193022/in/photostream/

>> Video of Fir Island Merlin feeding:

>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/39570193172/in/photostream/
>>
>> Hank & Karen Heiberg
>> Lake Joy
>> N.E. of Carnation, WA
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad

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