Date: 6/23/20 10:42 am
From: Marcy D'Addio <marcydaddio89...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] bird movement now (?)
I believe I have 2 juvenile Pine Siskins at my feeder in Redmond, WA. I
don't recall seeing them before. And our solitary juv Spotted Towhee has
been around for a week.
-Marcy D'Addio
Redmond, WA

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:09 AM pan <panmail...> wrote:

> Tweets,
>
> My urban Seattle yard has only had one towhee I know of, for a few moments
> in passing. So just now, I was surprised to hear a high buzzing I didn't
> know, then see the source: a juvenile Spotted Towhee, all brown and
> mottley, barely recognizable save for the long tail with white spots when
> it flew a bit. They do not breed in this neighborhood, though probably in
> Volunteer Park for or five blocks away. Perhaps now is a good time for a
> youngster of a resident species barely grown to leave its family to find
> its own spot (?). On reflection, I do see a lot of young robins moving
> about in late spring/early summer, not all from known local pairs, but they
> have more complicated seasonal movements. Birds of the World on line does
> say immature towhees stay on and near parents' territories for awhile
> (sounds like a matter of weeks), then disappear, but nothing much more.
>
> 23 July, 2020,
>
> Alan Grenon
> Seattle
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