Date: 5/30/18 11:01 pm From: Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...> Subject: [Tweeters] Ash-throated Flycatcher Montlake Fill
The Ash-throated Flycatcher found by Connie earlier today was still at the Fill this afternoon at about 4:30 PM. At first Alex Sowers and I completed the Loop trail but didn't find anything, and ran into a couple folks who had been looking with no success. Eventually to our delight it shocked us by showing up in the west edge of Sidles Swamp. We probably wouldn't have seen it if it weren't for our interest in the nesting House Wrens that have taken up nesting in a cavity in a snag. At one point both the wren and flycatcher were in the same binocular view. Right as we were about to leave the flycatcher flew over our heads and appeared to land in the trees bordering Main Pond. If you pursue this bird I would recommend limiting your time, as WSDOT will be spraying more herbicides over the next couple of days, and I believe I was affected due to a headache. It was worth it though! My apologies for the belated report.