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Today's Topics:

1. I have returned (Debbie Mcleod)
2. FYI (Tom and Carol Stoner)
3. Down at the Pier (Jeff Gibson)
4. Northern Shrike - Federal Way (Phil and Julie Mattern)
5. Peregrine Falcon Tacoma Rail Yard (Roger Moyer)
6. Pierce WIPH (Marv Breece)
7. Clark County Black Tern (Jim Danzenbaker)
8. Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually NWR, Wednesday Walk for 5/23/2018
(Shep Thorp)
9. Warbling Vireo - Kent Ponds (Phil and Julie Mattern)
10. Birding at Leavenworth Bird Festival and on TV / Caryn /
Wedgwood (Caryn Schutzler)
11. Rough-winged swallows and mystery bird: Edmonds marsh 5/26/18
(Bill Anderson)
12. Battle Ground, Clark County AMERICAN REDSTART (Jim Danzenbaker)


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 12:12:01 -0700
From: Debbie Mcleod <skepsou...>
Subject: [Tweeters] I have returned
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Welcome back, Jeff - we missed you!

Sent from my iPhone


Message: 2
Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 13:49:31 -0700
From: Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FYI
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We were in Colville to bird at Little Pend Oreille NWR and met Jodie, a
volunteer at the Stevens Co. Historical Museum. She has a cabin for rent
adjacent to the refuge. We didn't stay with her or visit her place and have
no financial or other relationship with her, but thought other Tweeters
might be able to use the information here:

The White-headed Woodpecker on Starvation Flats Rd. was the final and best
bird of our trip!

Carol Stoner
West Seattle
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 14:02:09 -0700
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Down at the Pier
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I have found the ideal plankton watching partner - my dear old demented

Now, most people are bored to tears watching plankton and probably my mom is
too, yet she is able to amuse herself by all the sights down at the pier and
is easily distracted by people on the pier and particularly light
reflections. She could probably spend all day down there, thus allowing me
plenty of time down on the float to watch plankton. She does enjoy watching

My mothers most used phrase these days is, "gee, never seen anything like
that before!", which of course is because she cant remember anything in
present time longer than about 30 seconds.She's all over West Seattle in the
30's and 40's though.

Anyhoo, plankton watching has been good for me this spring - an amazing
variety of creatures. There is an old concept (I think it was pointed out by
Shakespeare) of "Sea Change": the notion of a wholesale change of conditions
in any given place as the sea moves thru it. That certainly applies to
plankton, which are carried hither and yon by tides, current, storms, etc.
Here today and gone tomorrow.

Fish too. Every day different. One day near the end of April my sister and
brother-in-law were in town and we went down to the pier. The most abundant
fish down there were thousands of the aptly named Shiner Perch flashing down
in the eel-grass inside the pier. Suddenly a big Harbor Seal appeared
(having snuck through a gap in the pilings) and all those perch scattered
over the eel-grass instantly galvanized into a dense ball.

The seal was zooming around just below us humans watching from the pier so
we were treated to a great show. It was amazing to see the seal completely
surrounded by fish, most of which managed to keep about a foot away from the
seal as it zoomed about. Some but not all. The seal got it's fill and left,
but later (like an accipiter doing sporadic stealth attacks on a bird
feeder) we saw it from down the beach sneaking in for another shot at it
(insert the shark music from "Jaws" here).

Some of the coolest plankton floating by were Comb Jellies, which are not
the same as yer typical jelly. I think of them as "The Jello Electric":
unlike the pulsating movement of jellyfish they move by moving rows of
cillia around their bodies which (like a hummingbird's gorget) are
refractive and just need some exterior lighting to put on a stunning
lightshow of rippling color in all the colors of the rainbow plus a few
more.I noted about 4 species - the most ever for me.

Well I've got more ;purple martin, rock doves, and guillemots were the birds
at the pier that day with 8 Turkey Vultures (this was 4/26 Diann ), a
Peregrine soaring with the TV's overhead, and surprise ! a Golden Eagle with
a Raven its tail coming inshore from out over the sound.

Well my typing going to hell, so I'm done. One of the things I've acquired
since I last posted is Parkinson's Disease which sometimes interferes with
typing. So it goes.

Jeff Gibson
Port Townsend Wa
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Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 18:50:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northern Shrike - Federal Way
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Seen flying overhead at Hylebos Park today at 1:45.
Phil Mattern <philjul61...> 206-878-8660
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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 00:03:59 +0000
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Peregrine Falcon Tacoma Rail Yard
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I just had a Peregrine Falcon on one of the light standards in the Tacoma
Rail Yard.

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, Wa

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Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 00:54:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pierce WIPH
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This afternoon there was a WILSON'S PHALAROPE in Puyallup at the 56th St
mitigation ponds. Also a GREATER YELLOWLEGS and a BANK SWALLOW.

Photo of the phalarope:
Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA

Concepts shape our world.
Concepts are not hard wired.

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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 22:00:51 -0700
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Clark County Black Tern
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There was a single BLACK TERN feeding over Vancouver Lake, Clark County at
about 8:20 this evening. Also present were at least 4 Clark's Grebes and 8
Western Grebes and about 35 unidentified *Aechmophorus* grebes. 20+
Bonaparte's Gulls were also present.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 15:54:37 -0700
From: Shep Thorp <shepthorp...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually NWR, Wednesday Walk for
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Hi Tweets,

sorry for the late report, busy at the ol' Vet Clinic with the Holidays.

We had another great day, with temperatures in the 60's and 70's degrees
Fahrenheit, and enough Cotton Wood seeds that it looked like it had snowed!
We picked up 5 first of year, included FORSTER'S TERN, WHIMBREL, BAND-TAILED

The tern (see photo's on eBird) and whimbrel were out on the mudflats, the
oriole around the parking lot between the Visitor Center and Education
Center, and I suspect the flycatcher was just passing through. We had high
the west side of McAllister Creek are active.

We have 142 species for the year so far. Overall, I think our shorebird
migration was slow for the spring.

Mammals seen included Mink, Muskrat, Harbor Seal, Cotton-tailed Rabbit and
Eastern Gray Squirrel.

eBird listed pasted.

Until next week when we meet again at 8am, good birding!


Shep Thorp
Browns Point

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US May 23, 2018 7:14 AM
- 3:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.163 mile(s)
Comments: Wednesday Walk. Sunny skies, temperatures between 58-76
degrees Fahrenheit. Mammals seen included Cotton-tailed Rabbit, Mink,
Eastern Gray Squirrel, Muskrat, and Harbor Seal.
64 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 75
Canada Goose (canadensis Group) 6
Wood Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 2
Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 4
Mallard 50
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 1
Hooded Merganser 6
Double-crested Cormorant 100
Great Blue Heron 90
Northern Harrier 2
Bald Eagle 18
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Virginia Rail 1
Whimbrel 2
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 75
California Gull 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 10
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2 Larus sp. 150 Caspian Tern 40
Forster's Tern 2 Photob

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