Date: 7/11/19 8:58 am From: Robert Gray <robertgary02...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
The chance of seeing the bird sitting at the same intersection days later are, in my opinion, microscopic. There are Symphoricarpus shrubs in nearby gardens including Discovery Park and Chittendon Gardens, both of which are located in Seattle, and presumably in backyard gardens in the area as well.
I was in the neighborhood this afternoon, so I decided to stop by the intersection of Emerson and Gilman for a quick look. I found not only an absence of any potential Phainopeplas, but a lack of any plant from which a white berry could have come, save for a few shriveled pods off of a bushy yucca — a taste of home for a lost southwestern bird, perhaps?
If there was indeed a Phainopepla here on Monday, it might have likely just been passing through on its way to somewhere else in the Queen Anne / Magnolia area of northwest Seattle. Or maybe this was the wrong spot, after all.
Good birding, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA
> On Jul 10, 2019, at 4:31 PM, Mark Egger <m.egger...> wrote:
> Thanks very much for the clarification. My only point was Tweeters is a state-wide list serve…
>> On Jul 10, 2019, at 4:09 PM, Dave Slager <dave.slager...> wrote:
>> I can't vouch for this report, but if it was in Seattle, it sounds
>> like it could have been at this intersection:
>> https://www.google.com/maps?q=47.6559,-122.3864 >>
>> Dave Slager
>> Seattle, WA
>>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 3:55 PM Mark Egger <m.egger...> wrote:
>>> As in UW campus?? It would be nice to know the actual location with a little more precision. The berries were likely snowberries, btw...
>>> From: Robert Gray <robertgary02...>
>>> Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
>>> Date: July 10, 2019 at 7:13:40 AM PDT
>>> To: <Tweeters...>
>>> There was a male Phainopepla at the corner of Emerson and Gilman on Monday. He had a white berry of some sort in his mouth.
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