Date: 5/23/18 6:51 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Possible Brown Thrasher in Seattle
This afternoon I received a second hand report of a possible Brown Thrasher
seen yesterday 5/22 in north Beacon Hill in Seattle.

- a robin sized bird with a reddish-brown brown back, white belly with
black speckling, and long tail
- hopping around the ground, tossing through litter, and that when it flew
it had a undulating flight pattern
- much redder and much longer overall in body profile than a Hermit or
Swainson's Thrush
- despite the improbability looked like a perfect match for Brown Thrasher

The bird was moving through some front yards in "bushy trees and shrubs” in
north Beacon Hill. The observer didn't remember the exact location but it
was near was likely near 17th Ave S and McClellan, a few blocks north of
Jefferson Park.

So, it may be a long shot to refind and confirm at this point but it could
be worth looking for especially if anyone is in the area.

Ryan Merrill

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