Date: 6/16/20 1:15 pm From: B B <birder4184...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Kittitas County question
On Sunday we drove I90 to I82 to 97 all the way to the Columbia and did not see a single Magpie. Surprising.
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On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:47 AM, J Christian Kessler<1northraven...> wrote: Sunday I birded Kittitas Co. from west of Cle Elum (2 sites) to east of Kittitas (the town), including Quilomene (where I got Sage Thrashers & one Brewers Sparrow despite the winds of over 20 mph). But I never saw a single Magpie anywhere. Weather on iPhone said winds were 22 mph in Ellensburg, I would think more like 25 mph out on the prairie, but still saw crows, one battered TV, but nary a Magpie even in the cottonwood along Parke Creek Rd or Stevens Rd (where the Yellow-headed Blackbirds seem to have relocated). I'd be interested in thoughts as to why no Magpies.