Date: 10/10/18 4:19 pm From: B Boekelheide <bboek...> Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla still here
The Phainopepla continues along the Olympic Discovery Trail west of Sequim, near the intersection of Runnion and Sawmill Rds. This morning (10/10/18) we first found it a couple hundred yards west on Runnion Rd, perching and flycatching in a very colorful maple. Numerous mountain ashes and other fruit trees in the vicinity are attracting other fruit eaters like waxwings and robins, so it has lots of company. The Phainopepla later moved to its old elderberry bush closer to the intersection, sitting up for all to see.
Today begins at least the fourth week it has been in the area, so it seems firmly attached to the neighborhood. Wish all those other vagrant birds were this easy!