Date: 6/12/19 9:20 am From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Catbird 6/12/19
In the category of "for what its worth", Judy Meredith and I saw a bird about two weeks ago near Nachotta,, WA (a coastal location), that while not well seen, only made sense for a Gray Catbird. We couldn’t locate it after it flew into a thick area of brush and small trees. I will try to find the location and listen for a singer.
The number, though small, of catbird reports along the coast the past few years is interesting. It is too early, however, to conclude that the species is colonizing the coast.
Jeff Gilligan (Willapa Bay)
> On Jun 12, 2019, at 5:42 AM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote: > > I arrived at Millicoma Marsh at 0450 for an early morning dog walk. There were a couple nighthawks bombing around overhead and I heard a Lazuli Bunting singing which is unusual this far west in the county. > > The GRAY CATBIRD was singing away where the main trail turns north along the dike and heads toward bay. About 100 feet north of that intersection a catbird was perched high in an elderberry singing away! I had great looks at it in the low light and recorded some song. Time to check the Lincoln County location- its catbird city on the south coast. > > Mosquitoes bad last leg of trip. Small thunderstorm-looking clouds just starting to build overhead. > > Merry late migration! > Tim R > Coos Bay