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8/21/17 10:06 am Jane Stewart <jstewart...> [Tweeters] Eclipse
8/21/17 8:07 am Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] seeking Josh Levinson, Vancouver birder/photographer
8/20/17 10:37 pm Eric Ellingson <abriteway...> [Tweeters] Red-necked Phalarope in Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve area, Blaine/Ferndale WA
8/20/17 6:25 pm <quetsal48...> [Tweeters] Beer and Birds on Monday!
8/20/17 2:16 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Coffee and Cream
8/20/17 12:55 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Wagner Chimney Swift
8/20/17 12:53 pm Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> [Tweeters] Skagit Co Stilt Sandpipers
8/20/17 10:59 am Jason Ransom <jiransom...> [Tweeters] RE: Large shorebird flock at Semiahmoo
8/20/17 10:57 am Bob Hansen <bobhansen...> [Tweeters] September 16th, 2017 Klickitat County North American Migration Count
8/20/17 7:25 am Jason Ransom <jiransom...> [Tweeters] Large shorebird flock at Semiahmoo
8/19/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Aug. 20, 2017
8/19/17 11:31 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Vaux's
8/19/17 6:09 am Maxine Reid <baconmf...> [Tweeters] Confirmation, pacific golden plover, Tulalip
8/18/17 6:24 pm Maxine Reid <baconmf...> [Tweeters] Golden plover , probable pacific , Tulalip bay spit at 3:00 pm, 18 august2017
8/18/17 1:41 pm Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser <jerry.n.k...> [Tweeters] Seattle western tanagers
8/18/17 10:17 am D R <somegum2...> [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper at Union Bay Natural Area
8/18/17 9:36 am Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Immature Ruff/Reeve
8/17/17 8:39 pm Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 8-17-2017
8/17/17 6:42 pm Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-17
8/16/17 8:11 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] The Great Blue Feather
8/16/17 7:25 pm Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...> [Tweeters] photos of TUFTED PUFFIN - Richmond Beach
8/16/17 4:45 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Bushtits in Duvall
8/16/17 4:17 pm Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 8/16/17
8/16/17 1:18 pm Mike Stropki <stropkimike...> Re: [Tweeters] Rio Grande Valley
8/16/17 12:37 pm Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...> [Tweeters] Baird's Sandpiper at Wenatchee
8/16/17 11:01 am Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...> [Tweeters] Tufted puffin flew north from Richmond beach
8/16/17 10:38 am Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Update to egret update
8/16/17 10:20 am Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Egret update
8/16/17 9:57 am Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...> [Tweeters] Tufted puffin at Richmond Beach
8/16/17 9:51 am Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Great Egret
8/16/17 9:03 am Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...> [Tweeters] Tufted puffin @ Richmond beach
8/16/17 8:42 am Shep Thorp <shepthorp...> [Tweeters] Chestnut-sided Warbler Nisqually NWR
8/15/17 8:46 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Everett STP Franklin's Gull
8/15/17 5:13 pm Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...> [Tweeters] Montlake Fill Solitary Sandpiper
8/15/17 2:29 pm <dlmoor2...> [Tweeters] Snowy Plovers
8/15/17 1:21 pm Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] Rio Grande Valley
8/15/17 12:58 pm Debbie Mcleod <skepsou...> [Tweeters] Rio Grande Valley
8/15/17 12:45 pm Carol Schulz <carol.schulz50...> [Tweeters] Green Herons in Tukwila - 8 birds, fledglings & adults
8/15/17 6:57 am Gene Revelas <grevelas...> [Tweeters] August 13 Westport Seabirds Pelagic Trip - Laysan Albatross and Buller's Shearwaters
8/14/17 1:29 pm Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> Re: [Tweeters] Swifts in Monroe
8/14/17 10:18 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Swifts in Monroe
8/14/17 8:12 am Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Update: Mallard X Teal Hybrid at Canyon Park North of Bothell, Snohomish County
8/13/17 10:09 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Back from Arizona
8/13/17 6:57 pm <ErikKnight05...> [Tweeters] Census Count: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington on August 13, 2017
8/13/17 5:17 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Stilt Sandpipers in Everett
8/13/17 4:25 pm Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] Possible Mallard X Teal Hybrid at Canyon Park North of Bothell, Snohomish County
8/13/17 4:17 pm Rachel Lawson <rwlawson...> [Tweeters] RFI: Women's field shirts for birding
8/13/17 3:29 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Possible Mallard X Teal Hybrid at Canyon Park North of Bothell, Snohomish County
8/13/17 2:37 pm Pamela Myers <pamelapiwo6813...> [Tweeters] Stilt Sandpipers
8/13/17 2:30 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Swift Night Out
8/13/17 2:06 pm Nathan Keen <mnckeen...> [Tweeters] Bird Guide Found at Edmonds Marsh
8/13/17 1:25 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] Siberia Corrrection
8/13/17 12:33 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
8/12/17 6:35 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Blk Throated Gray Warbler / Caryn / Wedgwood
8/12/17 6:29 pm Steve Pink <pirangas...> [Tweeters] Stilt Sandpiers still at Everett STP
8/12/17 3:53 pm James Peters <jpeters...> [Tweeters] Request for help from TN birder: Scrub Jay
8/12/17 3:09 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] Our Migration Problem
8/12/17 2:21 pm <plkoyama...> [Tweeters] Fw: Pelicans over View Ridge
8/12/17 2:09 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Smoke and Ash
8/12/17 1:49 pm Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> [Tweeters] Ocean Shores Black Phoebe
8/12/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Aug. 13, 2017
8/12/17 11:15 am Terry Little <terry...> [Tweeters] Mt Salmo Info and some birds in Pend Oreille
8/12/17 7:44 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] White morph of Townsend's Warbler?? Or... / Caryn / Wedgwood
8/11/17 6:09 pm David Poortinga <dpoortinga...> [Tweeters] Everett shorebirds
8/11/17 9:06 am K Kesner <m.k.kesner...> [Tweeters] Osprey Nest
8/11/17 5:30 am Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] Tree of Heaven correction
8/10/17 8:33 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] August 5 Westport Seabirds pelagic trip results
8/10/17 7:57 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] The Tree of Heaven and Hell
8/10/17 6:06 pm Gina Ames <boisecreekfarm...> [Tweeters] Need Locations for Western Tanagers and Bullock's Orioles
8/10/17 5:44 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-10
8/10/17 3:09 pm Twink Coffman <wilber4818...> [Tweeters] WOS 2017 annual conference 9/21 to 9/25 2017 at Semiahmoo
8/10/17 2:05 pm Peter H Wimberger <pwimberger...> [Tweeters] Fife Baird's Sandpipers
8/10/17 1:37 am <notcalm...> [Tweeters] Revised-Peregrine Falcons had a problem with my previous subject Line--------European Golden Plover: Fastest Game Bird in Europe?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records
8/10/17 1:30 am <notcalm...> [Tweeters] European Golden Plover: Fastest Bird in the World?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records
8/9/17 6:55 pm Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 8/9/17
8/9/17 4:42 pm Marcus Roening <marcus...> [Tweeters] Warm Beach Shorebirds
8/9/17 1:07 pm Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...> [Tweeters] Fife Baird's S'pipers
8/9/17 11:05 am Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] off-topic Asian pipit question
8/9/17 1:17 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon?
8/8/17 6:56 pm Mike Charest <mcharest...> [Tweeters] Fife Bairds
8/8/17 5:45 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Some Like It Hot
8/8/17 2:45 pm Leslie S <stricklt76...> [Tweeters] Injured Seagull now at PAWS
8/8/17 11:26 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> Re: [Tweeters] 4000-year-old Redwing found in Norwegian ice
8/8/17 11:22 am Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] 4000-year-old Redwing found in Norwegian ice
8/8/17 8:25 am Leslie S <stricklt76...> [Tweeters] Injured Seagull in Everett - Assistance Requested
8/8/17 8:18 am <cgluckman...> [Tweeters] Barn Swallow Fledges return
8/7/17 8:45 pm Barry Brugman <bbrug15...> [Tweeters] Shorebird ID help please? Baird's Sandpiper?
8/7/17 5:05 pm Bruce <blabar...> [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trips
8/7/17 2:17 pm Dave Parent <dpdvm...> [Tweeters] Ancient Murrelet with Fish Hein Bank
8/7/17 1:53 pm Hal Opperman <hal...> [Tweeters] Black Phoebe at Ocean Shores
8/7/17 11:49 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Summertime roosting Vaux's
8/7/17 10:23 am Chazz Hesselein <chazz...> [Tweeters] NO Ruff at Oyhut
8/7/17 8:18 am Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> [Tweeters] American Redstart at Bottle Beach
8/6/17 11:05 pm <notcalm...> [Tweeters] Additional adventures in filming birds during nighttime: Nevermoo
8/6/17 6:49 pm Chazz Hesselein <chazz...> [Tweeters] Ruff at the Oyhut Game Range in Ocean Shores
8/6/17 5:54 pm <offthehookflyshop...> [Tweeters] Re: Bottle Beach Redstart
8/6/17 5:12 pm <offthehookflyshop...> [Tweeters] Bottle Beach Redstart
8/6/17 3:44 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Talking with Owls at St Edward State Park in Kenmore
8/6/17 3:09 pm <retief...> [Tweeters] 08/05/2017 Pelagic Trip, a Photographer on a boat full of serious Birders ...
8/6/17 2:45 pm Diann MacRae <tvulture...> [Tweeters] turkey vultures
8/6/17 1:25 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Bottle Beach Redstart
8/6/17 1:10 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Sno/Skagit birding
8/6/17 12:53 pm B Boekelheide <bboek...> [Tweeters] 8/5/17 Pelagic trip out of Neah Bay
8/6/17 12:37 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
8/6/17 11:57 am Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] The Banded Slinkeroo Redux
8/5/17 10:04 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Ocean shores night flight now
8/5/17 8:37 pm bill shelmerdine <georn1...> [Tweeters] Grays Harbor Birding today, Shorebirds and AmRe
8/5/17 7:17 pm Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Bassett Park and sewer ponds, Washtucna, Adams Co. 8/2-4
8/5/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Aug. 6, 2017
8/5/17 10:00 am Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] test
8/4/17 5:37 pm David Poortinga <dpoortinga...> [Tweeters] Willet, Whidbey Island
8/4/17 4:53 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 4 August 2017
8/4/17 4:45 pm J. Acker <owler...> RE: [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Tern at Discovery Park
8/4/17 3:29 pm Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Tern at Discovery Park
8/4/17 1:01 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Snohomish American White Pelicans
8/4/17 11:58 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Fife birding
8/4/17 10:09 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Fife birding
8/3/17 9:36 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Ocean Shores Night Flight - shorebird edition and today's diurnal counts
8/3/17 4:24 pm Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-03
8/3/17 10:24 am Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...> [Tweeters] Wahkiakum Semipalmated Sandpiper
8/3/17 10:01 am Eric Slagle <hannaslagle...> [Tweeters] Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Aug 2, 2017
8/3/17 5:57 am <retief...> WOW! Thank you all so very much .... RE: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please
8/2/17 10:11 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Shorebirding - Ocean Shores and Bottle Beach and nearby locations
8/2/17 5:16 pm Sharon Wootton <songandword...> [Tweeters] Bird question
8/2/17 3:17 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> Re: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
8/2/17 2:20 pm <clsouth...> Re: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
8/2/17 2:01 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
8/2/17 1:17 pm Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup
8/2/17 8:41 am Derek Matthews <Derek.Matthews...> [Tweeters] VARC Summer Blog!
8/2/17 5:33 am <retief...> [Tweeters] Bird ID Please
7/31/17 4:25 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Skagit Birding
7/31/17 3:37 pm Madeline Anne Kalbach <kalbach...> [Tweeters] Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
7/31/17 10:42 am John Puschock <g_g_allin...> [Tweeters] Nighthawk and swifts at Snoqualmie Falls
7/31/17 8:30 am Stefan Schlick <greenfant...> [Tweeters] Yesterday's Mt Rainier WOS ptarmigan search trip - no ptarmigan, but Gray-crowned Rosy-finches
7/30/17 5:33 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Pelicans and Yellowlegs and Terns, Oh My!- Deer Lagoon, Whidbey Is.
7/30/17 4:53 pm Anderson, Christopher D (DFW) <Christopher.Anderson...> [Tweeters] RE: OT: Eastern bats
7/30/17 3:05 pm Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...> [Tweeters] Bittern at the Fill
7/30/17 12:05 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Black Swifts
7/30/17 11:59 am Jack Nolan <jacknolan62...> [Tweeters] Bees Swarming Hummer Feeders
7/30/17 7:17 am Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> [Tweeters] OT: Eastern bats
7/29/17 3:29 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } An Avian Potpourri
7/29/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of July 30, 2017
7/29/17 11:21 am Deborah West <olyclarinet...> [Tweeters] Great Egret--Woodard Bay
7/27/17 8:53 pm Jon Houghton <jon.houghton...> [Tweeters] Marymoor - Slow and quiet two (too?)
7/27/17 5:53 pm Sammy Catiis <Hikersammy...> [Tweeters] Nastalgia
7/27/17 1:26 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Re: [Tweeters] American White Pelicans (Padilla Bay)
7/27/17 1:01 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-07-27
7/27/17 12:53 pm Mike McAuliffe <mcmike0605...> [Tweeters] American White Pelicans (Padilla Bay)
7/27/17 12:21 pm Shep Thorp <shepthorp...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR, Wednesday Walk, 7/26/2017.
7/27/17 10:45 am Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Tips on American White Pelican Viewing?
7/27/17 1:25 am Georgia Conti <antep12...> [Tweeters] Senior Lifetime Parks Price Hike in August
7/26/17 9:09 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper at Perrigo Park
7/26/17 6:39 pm Barry Brugman <bbrug15...> Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
7/26/17 6:37 pm Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
7/26/17 5:49 pm Wilson Cady <gorgebirds...> Re: [Tweeters] Upper Cowlitz Birding 7/25
7/26/17 4:05 pm Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
7/26/17 3:05 pm Houston Flores <houstonflores...> [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
7/26/17 2:25 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Fwd: Juvenile Hooded Mergansers at Bothell South Pond
7/26/17 2:17 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Juvenile Hooded Mergansers at Bothell South Pond
7/26/17 1:37 pm Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...> [Tweeters] Semipalmated Sandpiper Montlake Fill
7/26/17 9:39 am Adam Crutcher <acrut44...> [Tweeters] Upper Cowlitz Birding 7/25
7/25/17 9:16 pm Scott Downes <downess...> [Tweeters] Fw: State seeks input on Teanaway Community Forest recreation survey available through Aug. 24
7/25/17 7:05 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Assistance bringing dead bird Oak Harbor to the Burke?
7/25/17 3:23 pm <MEYER2J...> [Tweeters] Cassia Crossbills in Idaho South Hills
7/25/17 3:09 pm B&PBell <bellasoc...> [Tweeters] Horned Puffin - no
7/25/17 2:45 pm Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> [Tweeters] Old friends out east
7/25/17 9:55 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] yep, ravens really ARE more cunning than preschoolers
7/25/17 8:39 am Teresa Stokes <tlstokespoetry...> [Tweeters] Re: Immediate need Ref Logging
7/24/17 8:21 pm <falcophile...> [Tweeters] Seattle Cooper's Hawks
7/24/17 6:17 pm Al n Donna <alndonna...> [Tweeters] American Redstart Monday morning
7/24/17 3:40 pm Keith Carlson <kec201814...> [Tweeters] RE : Banded Caspian Terns
7/24/17 2:58 pm Joan Miller <jemskink...> [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Terns
7/24/17 11:53 am Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] The Steller's Jay: An Unexpected Ally
7/24/17 8:05 am Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] Waking up to Wren
7/23/17 10:56 pm Rocky <wrockwel01...> [Tweeters] Redstart still in Oso
7/23/17 9:43 pm Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> [Tweeters] Thank you for Freeman Road tips!
7/23/17 9:33 pm Bruce <blabar...> Re: [Tweeters] Question about Freeman Road access
7/23/17 8:21 pm bill shelmerdine <georn1...> [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report 07222017 - GuMu (long)
7/23/17 6:29 pm Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> [Tweeters] Question about Freeman Road access
7/23/17 5:37 pm Robert C. Faucett <rfaucett...> Re: [Tweeters] Immediate need Ref Logging
7/23/17 5:17 pm T.L. Stokes <tlstokespoetry...> [Tweeters] Immediate need Ref Logging
7/23/17 4:20 pm Ron Post <ronpost4...> [Tweeters] looking for certain photos
7/23/17 4:05 pm Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [Tweeters] Quest for the Horned Puffin (Ahoy Matey)
7/23/17 3:57 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Morning Birding at North Creek in Bothell
7/23/17 2:21 pm Joan Miller <jemskink...> [Tweeters] Pileated Woodpecker with Brown Feathers
7/23/17 12:16 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh semipalmated plovers 7-22-17
7/23/17 11:44 am Chazz Hesselein <chazz...> [Tweeters] Horned Puffin, Neah Bay
7/23/17 9:11 am Grace and Ollie Oliver <grace.ollie.oliver...> [Tweeters] Horned puffin yes, inside breakwater neah bay Sunday 8am
7/22/17 2:17 pm Jennifer Jarstad <jennjarstad...> [Tweeters] Re: Union Bay Watch } Bittersweet (Hubbell)
7/22/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of July 23, 2017
7/22/17 8:37 am Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Horned puffin at neah bay yes sat morning
 
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Date: 8/21/17 10:06 am
From: Jane Stewart <jstewart...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eclipse
And, be very careful,

Jane



Jane Stewart

121 Solar Lane

Sequim, WA 98382-8324

(360) 681-2827

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From: <tweeters-bounces...> [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Ellen Blackstone
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 8:04 AM
To: Tweeters Newsgroup <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] seeking Josh Levinson, Vancouver birder/photographer



Sorry if this is a tad off-topic.

Is there a Tweeter *out there* who knows Josh Levinson? We'd like to use one of his photos to accompany a BirdNote story.

Many thanks.
Have a great eclipse-watching day!

Ellen Blackstone, Wedgwood, Seattle


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Date: 8/21/17 8:07 am
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] seeking Josh Levinson, Vancouver birder/photographer
Sorry if this is a tad off-topic.

Is there a Tweeter *out there* who knows Josh Levinson? We'd like to use
one of his photos to accompany a BirdNote story.

Many thanks.
Have a great eclipse-watching day!

Ellen Blackstone, Wedgwood, Seattle

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Date: 8/20/17 10:37 pm
From: Eric Ellingson <abriteway...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Red-necked Phalarope in Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve area, Blaine/Ferndale WA
This afternoon Phil C. and I took a quick cruise around the Point Whitehorn Marine area.

Turned up about 100 scoters, looked to be mostly Surf, 100 Common Murre - some changing plumage and maybe some juvenile, a few Common Loon, some Pigeon Guillemot and finally our target bird the phalarope. Not sure if we saw one or two. Gracefully feeding on a weed patch. The Flickr link also goes to a couple Common Murre shots. Not sure if the lighter colored of them is a juvenile or just changing coats from summer to winter. Any ideas? None of my guide books seem to show that plumage.


https://flic.kr/p/XHkVq4

[X]Red-necked Phalarope<https://flic.kr/p/XHkVq4>
Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve,

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36567485391_32725c34f4_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/36567485391/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36567485391_32725c34f4_b.jpg]







Eric Ellingson

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Date: 8/20/17 6:25 pm
From: <quetsal48...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Beer and Birds on Monday!
Hi again everyone! If you have time after the eclipse come by the Fish Tail brewpub at 4:30 and join in fun conversation with other birders. We usually settle on the couches in the back and stay until whenever. Hope to see you there.

Craig
Olympia

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Date: 8/20/17 2:16 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Coffee and Cream
Tweeters,

Sorry to disappoint you this is not an invitation to share a cup of Joe at your local Starbucks. Maybe next time. This is actually a post about a young gull and an update about the young osprey at the Union Bay Natural Area. I hope you enjoy the photos and the story!

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/08/coffee-and-cream.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/08/coffee-and-cream.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay, where nature lives in the city!

Larry Hubbell





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Date: 8/20/17 12:55 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wagner Chimney Swift
A probable Chimney Swift was mixed in with 700 Vaux’s at the Wagner roost last night.

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Date: 8/20/17 12:53 pm
From: Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Co Stilt Sandpipers
There is a nice assortment of shorebirds at Wylie Slough today. The birds
are all using the mud East of the blind. The highlight is 3 Stilt
Sandpipers. The group includes both Dowitchers and Yellowlegs 1 Pectoral
Sandpiper 1 Least several Killdeer and earlier 2 Spotted Sandpipers in the
slough West of the blind.
There is also a Great Egret using the slough near the blind.
Good birding
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Date: 8/20/17 10:59 am
From: Jason Ransom <jiransom...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RE: Large shorebird flock at Semiahmoo
Apologies, I forgot the eBird list (i.e. photos) link to the Semiahmoo shorebird observation: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38720941

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Date: 8/20/17 10:57 am
From: Bob Hansen <bobhansen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] September 16th, 2017 Klickitat County North American Migration Count
Folks,

Summer is winding down…. Which means it is time for our ( about 20th ) annual Klickitat County North American Migration Count.

Always on the third Saturday in September, which translates this year to Saturday, September 16th.

My old lap top hit the ground hard… so I am sending this message on a new, smaller one… while my old lap top gets repaired… hence no links to Springs results… my old lap top should be returned next week and hopefully I will be able to retrieve and send Springs results then….

Hope your summer is going well,

For us in tomorrow's eclipse path, enjoy TOTALITY…..
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Date: 8/20/17 7:25 am
From: Jason Ransom <jiransom...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Large shorebird flock at Semiahmoo
There was a very large plover flock camped out at Semiahmoo spit on Saturday. They were constantly moving with all of the beach walkers going by, but among the 1500+ BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, I managed to pick out 1 HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 3 BAR-TAILED GODWITS, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 7 SANDERLINGS, at least 2 PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVERS and a pair of OYSTERCATCHERS. Some photos posted on eBird.

The flock flew across toward Whiterock at high tide, but is worth continuing to check the WA side at low tide. It seemed like new odd birds were showing up every time a segment landed. When all landed, the flock stretched about half a mile along the beach.

Happy migration birding-
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Date: 8/19/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Aug. 20, 2017
Hello, Tweeters,

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Date: 8/19/17 11:31 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vaux's
We still need some swift observers for Monroe. Could use some in Sedro Woolley too. How about those of you who live close to Selleck? Yakama?

We’re asking you to become involved in a conservation data collecting project that's been going on for ten years and is really cool. You don’t even need optics and we will give you a clicker in your choice of colors while supply lasts.

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Date: 8/19/17 6:09 am
From: Maxine Reid <baconmf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Confirmation, pacific golden plover, Tulalip
Hi tweets
Dennis Paulson confirmed this to be an adult pacific with
Shorter primary wing projections and upper white belly coloration.
This is the first adult golden I've seen at Tulalip.
It was very bright against the black bellied plovers and much smaller.
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Date: 8/18/17 6:24 pm
From: Maxine Reid <baconmf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Golden plover , probable pacific , Tulalip bay spit at 3:00 pm, 18 august2017
Hi tweets
This golden plover was seen with about 150 black bellied plovers.
Pics on ebird.
Seems like a molting adult, still has some black feathers on abdomen,primary wing projections seem too short for American.
Would appreciate input,.
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Date: 8/18/17 1:41 pm
From: Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser <jerry.n.k...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seattle western tanagers
5 western tanagers at my backyard birdbath in north Seattle this morning.
I guess their migration is underway like the shorebirds. I wonder if our
friends in the Teanaway just stopped seeing them for the year.


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Date: 8/18/17 10:17 am
From: D R <somegum2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper at Union Bay Natural Area
Hi there,
The Solitary Sandpiper continues again today, along with a Western Sandpiper, at the Main Pond of the Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill).
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Date: 8/18/17 9:36 am
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Immature Ruff/Reeve
at Hoquiam STP now. In rightmost (Western most) of the three large ponds. Check the back stretch of mud. Also check around edge of Eastern most pond.

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Date: 8/17/17 8:39 pm
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 8-17-2017
Tweeters,

A bit cloudy, and mild temps today (mid-upper 60's with little or no wind), and the 16 of us (including two from New Jersey) had a pleasant walk around the outskirts of the JBLM Eagles Pride Golf Course. Highlights include a pair of PIED-BILLED GREBES at Hodge Lake with 5 very young (small, striped) chicks, one of which kept hitching a ride on one of the adult's back. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, also at Hodge Lake, was the first sighting of this species on our walk here this year (!). One of the largest flocks of BUSHTITS we've seen was notable for the number of birds (30, at least, by several folks' count), but also by where they were feeding: 30-50-ft up in Douglas-firs. Both BLACK-CAPPED and CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES were seen in higher-than-usual numbers (50/25), most likely because of family groupings. The four DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were the first larger grouping this year. Noteworthy: NO crows seen or heard this trip.



The only mammal we tallied were two Douglas squirrels.



The JBLM Eagles Pride GC birders meet the third Thursday of each month at 8:00AM. Starting point is Bldg # 1514, Driving Range Tee, Eagles Pride Golf Course, I-5 Exit 116, Mounts Road Exit. Upcoming walks include the following:

September 21

October 19

November 16

Anyone is welcome to join us!


32 species



Pied-billed Grebe 7 At Hodge Lake - the young were very small, and striped. Assume male/female adults.

Double-crested Cormorant 4

Band-tailed Pigeon 1

Mourning Dove 2

Anna's Hummingbird 2

hummingbird sp. 1 Too backlit and darted by us quickly for positive ID

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 5

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 At Hodge Lake

Western Wood-Pewee 3

Steller's Jay 3

California Scrub-Jay 1

Purple Martin 3

Barn Swallow 65

Black-capped Chickadee 50

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 25

Bushtit 30 Foraging 30-50 ft up in Doduglas-firs

Red-breasted Nuthatch 9

American Robin 60

European Starling 21

Cedar Waxwing 7

MacGillivray's Warbler 1 At power-line cut-through

Yellow-rumped Warbler 5

Black-throated Gray Warbler 2

Dark-eyed Junco 9

White-crowned Sparrow 5

Song Sparrow 6

Spotted Towhee 5

Western Tanager 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

House Finch 10

Pine Siskin 17

American Goldfinch 3



View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38694407

May all your birds be identified,
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Date: 8/17/17 6:42 pm
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-17
Tweets -
Well, still in the doldrums — Marymoor Park today did a good job of showing just how quiet the mid-August birding can be — it was mighty quiet almost all day — Brian Bell & I substituted for Michael Hobbs in leading this week’s walk — weather was great, in the low-to-mid 60s - but the birds were mostly quiet.
Highlights:

Greater Yellowlegs - one heard at about 5:30, from the meadow viewing mound. Likely our first for the year at the park.
Green Heron - 2 juvies along the slough, 1 adult at the Rowing Club
Barn Owl - one flying in the east meadow and model airplane field around 5:30 - 5:45
Black-throated Gray Warbler - 1 seen in south end of dog meadow
Yellow Warbler - only 1, heard singing

Only 1 Willow Flycatcher heard, and other heard-only birds included Purple Martin, Pileated Woodpecker, Killdeer, Red-breasted Nuthatch and more.
We missed things that might be moving on like Black-headed Grosbeak, Swainson’s Thrush, and Spotted Sandpiper , as well as a few locals like Bushtit and Red-breasted Sapsucker.

We did have a nice show of Vaux’s Swifts late, with a flock of ~20 over the entrance bridge.

For the day, 43 species, well below the total for the last several weeks.

Good birding,

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Date: 8/16/17 8:11 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Great Blue Feather
The Great Blue Heron is not exactly a rare bird here in Port Townsend, yet I don't see nearly as many here as in my former habitat of Everett WA with it's marshy Snohomish river estuary.

Herons like mudflats and marshes which Port Townsend is a bit short on. So on my way driving across town to Fort Worden, I spotted a big bird flying over, and assumed it was a Bald Eagle, which are all over this place. But getting closer to the big bird I noted it's crooked wings - and slow wing-beat. Is there any big bird that flaps slower than a Great Blue Heron?

Getting to my destination, the PT marine science center, looking for fish and plankton - no luck there- but I did find an immaculate feather on the pier -Blue-grey , perfect and about 10 inches long, it couldn't been have been anything else than a Great Blue Heron feather.

So that was my Port Townsend heron day.


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Date: 8/16/17 7:25 pm
From: Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] photos of TUFTED PUFFIN - Richmond Beach
To view some photos of the TUFTED PUFFIN that was seen this morning, August 16, from Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, click on my eBird checklist below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38679858

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Date: 8/16/17 4:45 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bushtits in Duvall

>
> Today while birding in the Snoqualmie Valley we encountered two large flocks of Bushtits. Here is a video of 3 juveniles on a branch adjacent to the Snoqualmie Valley trail in Duvall.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/35782240534/in/dateposted/
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> Here is a link to the album of all the Bushtit photos at the same location.
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/sets/72157685197712170
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Date: 8/16/17 4:17 pm
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 8/16/17
Tweets,

Today 35 of us enjoyed a special day at Nisqually, even if a bit slow.
It was a great day for a walk, warm with a light breeze. While we are
in the dog days of August we had some great birds. We had a 10.11 high
tide at 2:30 so it was good for shorebirds.

Highlight of the day occurred early on when we found a 1st winter
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER in the thicket near the entrance to the
Education Center. It stayed in the area for several minutes before
heading off toward the orchard. Hopefully someone in the group got
some decent photos that Shep will include in his ebird report.

The other highlight was a GREAT EGRET seen from the end of the estuary
boardwalk by those of us who went that far. We also saw some PURPLE
MARTINS near Luhr Beach from there.

Waterfowl were almost non-existent and passerines were mostly quiet
and roosting. There appears to be some gathering into mixed flocks
prior to migration.

For the day I had 45 species and now have 119 for the year.

We had a RIVER OTTER at the visitor center at the start and saw
COTTON-TAILED RABBIT, GRAY SQUIRREL, BLACK-TAILED DEER, MUSKRAT, and
HARBOR SEALS during the walk.

Until next week when Shep will lead in my absence....

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Date: 8/16/17 1:18 pm
From: Mike Stropki <stropkimike...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Rio Grande Valley
Much appreciated. Looking forward to coming down from Washington

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> On Aug 15, 2017, at 4:18 PM, Hal Michael <ucd880...> wrote:
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> Further downstream is the Sabal Palm refuge. It is actually outside of an existing (Bush-era) wall. There was a big flap about, if memory serves, the previous operators not opposing the wall. When were last there it was being run by a local group and well worth the visit.
>
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>
>
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> My first birding trip here last fall was unforgettable - and I was always aware of my proximity to the Border. News coverage over the weekend of anti-Wall protests in Mission TX points out that the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and the World Butterfly Center are in the crosshairs.
>
> http://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2017/08/13/hike-demands-protection-wildlife-refuge-protests-texas-mexico-border-wall/562573001/
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> http://www.audubon.org/news/possible-border-wall-plans-would-be-devastating-santa-ana-national-wildlife
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Date: 8/16/17 12:37 pm
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Baird's Sandpiper at Wenatchee
Hi Tweeters,

At noon today there were two Baird's Sandpiper at Walla Walla Point Park. I
scoped the gull roost from the west end of the park and they were on the
mud near the gulls.

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Date: 8/16/17 11:01 am
From: Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tufted puffin flew north from Richmond beach
The tufted puffin was visible from Richmond Beach from 9 AM until 10:45 AM. At 10:45 it flew north towards Edmonds when we lost sight of it. We walked north on the beach 200 yards but we were not able to re-find the bird.
Joe Sweeney
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Date: 8/16/17 10:38 am
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Update to egret update
Relocated at Legion Park overlook. Distant photo

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Date: 8/16/17 10:20 am
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Egret update
Can no longer locate the Great Egret at Everett Marine Park. Could be down among the piling a out of view

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Date: 8/16/17 9:57 am
From: Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tufted puffin at Richmond Beach
Tufted puffin is still visible today August 16 at 9:55 AM but it is slowly drifting south and a greater distance from shore.
Joe Sweeney
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Date: 8/16/17 9:51 am
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Egret
Great Egret at heron rookery at Everett Marine Park at 9:45 am this morning

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Date: 8/16/17 9:03 am
From: Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tufted puffin @ Richmond beach
Present now at 9am, hanging out with guillemot. Fairly close to shore.
Joe Sweeney
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Date: 8/16/17 8:42 am
From: Shep Thorp <shepthorp...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Chestnut-sided Warbler Nisqually NWR
At Education Center entrance. Showing now. Immature. Photos. Yellow cap, wing bars, gray face. White eye ring.
Shep and Phil, wed walk.

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Date: 8/15/17 8:46 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett STP Franklin's Gull
Hello Tweets,
Just before 5pm this evening myself and three other birders had a
Franklin's Gull fly past us at the Everett Sewage Treatment Plant. It
continued north, but this area has been good for FRGU in the past, so
perhaps it'll hang around. The tide was still too high for shorebirds,
so no Stilt Sandpipers were present. Unfortunately there is a
temporary "no trespassing" sign at the gate to the road that goes
along the east side of the sewage ponds, so that great shorebird
habitat is inaccessible at the moment. Hopefully this is related to
the construction and won't last long.

Earlier in the evening I managed to time the tides perfectly mudflats
north of the marina and had good numbers of shorebirds while the shore
was still close enough to scope easily. At least three Baird's
Sandpipers were present along with many peeps. The peeps were mostly
Western Sandpipers, but quite a few Least's and a couple Semipalmated
Sandpipers were present as well. It's always interesting to me how
little species diversity there is at this spot, despite sometimes
immense numbers of individual birds.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA
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Date: 8/15/17 5:13 pm
From: Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Montlake Fill Solitary Sandpiper
Hi Tweeters,

This morning a Solitary Sandpiper flew into Main Pond at the Fill, much to
the delight of Connie Sidles and I. Also around were: A female or juvenile
Yellow-headed Blackbird, a juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher and two
Red-breasted Nuthatches.



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Date: 8/15/17 2:29 pm
From: <dlmoor2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snowy Plovers
Hey Tweets...I received a request to post this to Tweeters on behalf of
Cyndie Sundstrom. If you are birding Grays Harbor County and see banded
Snowy Plovers, she is trying to keep track of the dispersal of this
year's chicks from Grayland-Midway and Graveyard Spit. Please note the
band colors and on which leg and send her an email at
<Cyndie.Sundstrom...> or send it to me and I will forward it to
her.

Thanks!

Dianna Moore

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Date: 8/15/17 1:21 pm
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Rio Grande Valley
Further downstream is the Sabal Palm refuge. It is actually outside of an existing (Bush-era) wall. There was a big flap about, if memory serves, the previous operators not opposing the wall. When were last there it was being run by a local group and well worth the visit.

Hal Michael
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360-459-4005
360-791-7702 (C)
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----- Original Message -----




My first birding trip here last fall was unforgettable - and I was always aware of my proximity to the Border. News coverage over the weekend of anti-Wall protests in Mission TX points out that the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and the World Butterfly Center are in the crosshairs.

http://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2017/08/13/hike-demands-protection-wildlife-refuge-protests-texas-mexico-border-wall/562573001/

http://www.audubon.org/news/possible-border-wall-plans-would-be-devastating-santa-ana-national-wildlife

https://www.nationalbutterflycenter.org/

Debbie McLeod in Kirklandia

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Date: 8/15/17 12:58 pm
From: Debbie Mcleod <skepsou...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Rio Grande Valley
My first birding trip here last fall was unforgettable - and I was always aware of my proximity to the Border. News coverage over the weekend of anti-Wall protests in Mission TX points out that the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and the World Butterfly Center are in the crosshairs.

http://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2017/08/13/hike-demands-protection-wildlife-refuge-protests-texas-mexico-border-wall/562573001/

http://www.audubon.org/news/possible-border-wall-plans-would-be-devastating-santa-ana-national-wildlife

https://www.nationalbutterflycenter.org/

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Date: 8/15/17 12:45 pm
From: Carol Schulz <carol.schulz50...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Green Herons in Tukwila - 8 birds, fledglings & adults
Hi Tweeters:

Sorry I'm late sending this. Yesterday, Aug 14 we observed lots of Green
Heron activity near BECU in Tukwila. We stood at the fencing on the Green
River trail just south of BECU. We parked by the trail at the ambulance
place just south of BECU. From the fencing, you can look directly across
the Duwamish River to an Osprey platform which is in Codiga Farms Park. The
juvenile Osprey was on the platform pole at the nest. Apparently the OSPR
just fledged this weekend, but it perches at the nest, or on a light pole
almost right across the river on our side.

While we were there from about 2:45 to 4:00 pm we started seeing Green Heron
activity. They nested in a tree that has lots of foliage, near BECU on the
BECU side of the river, and apparently there was another nest nearby. In
the nest there are 4 nestling herons that are now fledglings. The juveniles
are as big as adults, but w/ down. Feathers are growing in.

3 of us viewed a fledgling (looked like an adult when we viewed w/ bins, but
a closer view w/ a scope showed that it still had down on its head). It was
at the edge of the river just upriver from our viewing spot at the fence.
It slowly walked down the edge of the river. But when an adult flew into
the nest tree, there was all sorts of action. Green Herons flew into trees
and bushes right near BECU, and at least 1 or 2 of the 8 herons was an
adult. The juvs perched down along the river's edge below BECU, and in
trees and bushes above the river. Then an adult flew down river, and two
juveniles followed it around the bend in the river.

The area near BECU has been planted w/ natives on the BECU side and across
the river at Codiga Farms Park. Codiga has two trails going down to the
river on both sides of a channel cut from the river for fish. BECU-Codiga
is interesting in the winter too, because that is where a number of Thayer's
Gulls like to perch, and fly around.

For at least 2 years we have been seeing Green Herons in that area of the
Duwamish River, and down-river to Cecil Moses Park. When we have our
Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival in mid May at the Tukwila Community
Center, we have one or two sightings of a Green Heron. Down river from the
Community Center at North Winds Weir and Cecil Moses Park we very often see
a Green Heron from the foot bridge.

I was excited to see the activity. Up until last week, I had never seen a
Green Heron stick nest up in a tree. About 25 feet up, and well hidden by
foliage. Very cool.

Yours, Carol Schulz

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Date: 8/15/17 6:57 am
From: Gene Revelas <grevelas...>
Subject: [Tweeters] August 13 Westport Seabirds Pelagic Trip - Laysan Albatross and Buller's Shearwaters
Hi Tweets -

This past Sunday, August 13th, we had another great trip with Westport Seabirds. With about 18 enthusiastic birders from near (Olympia), far (Sweden), and many points in between, we left the dock at Westport about 6 am and headed due west along our usual track toward the deep waters of Grays Canyon. Seas were confused and bumpy heading west but winds were relatively light throughout the day and we enjoyed a smooth and sunny ride home. Just outside the Jetty, we passed through about 13,000 Sooty Shearwaters, with much smaller numbers of Brown Pelicans, Heerman's Gulls, Common Murres, and a few Red-necked Phalaropes. As is typical, bird numbers dropped as we left the nearshore zone, but by 8:30 we picked up our first Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmars, and Pink-footed Shearwaters. A very cooperative South Polar Skua picked up off the water just ahead of the boat and flew close down the starboard side. Captain Phil then found a shrimper on the horizon and once there we picked up much better looks of both Black-foots and Pink-foots, and our first Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel of the day. Moving on to deeper water, a few Cassin's Auklets were seen, and our first of the season Buller's Shearwater flew by. We would see 11 Buller's by the end of the trip. Over the edge of the canyon, we found a Hagfish Boat processing its catch with about 75 Black-footed Albatross in its shadow, as well as more Pink-foots, Sooties, and many juvenile California Gulls, the most common gull offshore in summer. A lost juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird landed briefly on the boat. As we were about to move on, a Laysan Albatross flew up our wake and alongside the boat for all to see. This was the avian highlight of the day as we only see this species on about 5% of our August trips. Phil then took us northeast from there and straight into the mouth of the canyon as we turned for home. This extended period in deep water was birdy and we added Sabine's Gulls and one Parasitic Jaeger. As we motored smoothly back towards Westport with a tail wind, several Humpback Whales put on a show with a couple animals breaching nearby. A few Dall's Porpoise played in our wake and better looks at Red-necked Phalaropes and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels were had. A good size ocean sunfish was also seen well. Back at the Westport Jetty, we added Surfbird and Wandering Tattler to the trip list, and in the marina, a few 100 Marbled Godwits and 1 Whimbrel were roosting on the floating docks.
The numbers above are preliminary. The final numbers and complete species listed will be posted on Westport Seabirds.com and on ebird. Spotters for the trip were Scott Mills, Cara Borre, and Gene Revelas. As usual Skipper Phil Anderson and Chris Anderson (deckhand, crew, ginger snap purveyor) made sure fun was had by all.
Please check http://westportseabirds.com/ for information on upcoming trips. There are many trips scheduled in August and September, and one on October 7th, the final trip of 2017. Hope to see you out there sometime soon!

Gene Revelas
Olympia, WA

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Date: 8/14/17 1:29 pm
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Swifts in Monroe
I had 20 to 30 swifts over Tumwater Valley Golf Course yesterday morning


Phil Kelley

On Aug 14, 2017 10:13 AM, "Larry Schwitters" <leschwitters...> wrote:

> About 3000 Vaux’s Swifts spent the night in the Monroe Wagner communal
> roost last night.
>
> Our Vaux’s Happening project could use some help keeping track of how many
> swifts are using this roost. You may be surprised by how my fun it can be.
>
> Email me.
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Date: 8/14/17 10:18 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swifts in Monroe
About 3000 Vaux’s Swifts spent the night in the Monroe Wagner communal roost last night.

Our Vaux’s Happening project could use some help keeping track of how many swifts are using this roost. You may be surprised by how my fun it can be.

Email me.

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Date: 8/14/17 8:12 am
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Update: Mallard X Teal Hybrid at Canyon Park North of Bothell, Snohomish County
Hello Tweeters!

I've had a number of discussions with birding experts, both here and with a
volunteer reviewer from eBird, and the consensus has changed: the duck I
originally suspected as a mallard X teal hybrid at the Canyon Park wetlands
just north of Bothell is most likely just a male mallard transitioning out
of eclipse plumage. I'll keep an eye on it over the coming days/weeks to
see how it continues to change.

Sorry for jumping the gun!

Keep watching the skies,

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 8/13/17 10:09 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Back from Arizona
Frank Caruso returned Thursday night from the WINGS Second Spring SE Arizona trip.  Although very hot a few days, it was actually hotter in Seattle some of the time we were gone and definitely wetter in SE Arizona.
I had birded the area extensively in the winter and summer 40 years ago and had not been back since.  I was amazed at how green it was - lush.  Although the numbers of individuals was pretty low and many birds were not singing, we had some excellent birds.  I had seen most of the specialty birds on earlier trips, so the focus this time was getting photos of as many new birds as I could and also adding some life birds if possible - plus just enjoying "old friends".
All told the tour turned out over 180 species.  We missed some of the rarities (could not even try for Flame Colored Tanager) and a Yellow Green Vireo was reported the day after we visited the spot where it was seen.  Also no White Eared or Plain Capped Starthroat Hummingbirds were around.  And same for Sinaloa Wren.  But there were excellent birds. 
Highlights included:  Lucifer, Purple Crowned, Rivoli's (Magnificent) and Blue Throated Hummingbirds, Mexican Chickadee, Tufted Flycatcher, Rufous Capped Warbler (and 11 other warbler species), Black Capped and Black Tailed Gnatcatchers, Elegant Trogon, Montezuma Quail, Mississippi Kite, Whiskered Screech and Elf Owls (no Spotted), Mexican Whippoorwill, Thick Billed Kingbird, Crissal and Bendire's Thrashers,  Five Striped, Black Throated, Cassin's, Rufous Crowned, Rufous Winged and Botteri's Sparrows, and Bronzed Cowbird (1 only).
My camera stopped working after day two and I was saved by a loan from one of the other tour members (a good group).  Some of the roughest roads I have been on (in a less than comfortable van) but at least we did not get stuck in some of the flooded washes.  We saw a suburban stuck in one and heard horror stories of other mishaps.  I think Frank and I each added a half dozen ABA life birds and despite the camera mishap and it really not being a photo friendly tour, I added more than 50 new ABA photos and hit my goal (arbitrary?) of now more than 600 ABA species photographed.
We stayed three nights at the Casa de San Pedro in Hereford, AZ - a wonderful place (B and B) with great food and great people.  I can highly recommend it and hope to return.  I do not plan to wait another 40 years before returning to SE Arizona again - but next time it will not be in the heat of August nor on a tour with everyone packed into a bouncy van on those roads.
Blair Bernson

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Date: 8/13/17 6:57 pm
From: <ErikKnight05...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Census Count: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington on August 13, 2017
This report was mailed for Erik Knight by http://birdnotes.net



Date: August 13, 2017

Location: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington



Wind direction: N

Prevailing wind speed: 1-5 km/h gusting to: 6-11 km/h

Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 80%

Precipitation: none



from 11:06AM to 4:15PM. Birded both units.



Birds seen (in taxonomic order):



Wood Duck 4

Gadwall 4

Mallard 125

Cinnamon Teal 19

Northern Shoveler 7

Northern Pintail 5

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 10

Turkey Vulture 6

Osprey 4

Bald Eagle 3 [1]

Red-tailed Hawk 1

American Kestrel 1

American Coot 18 [2]

Killdeer 1

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Least Sandpiper 1

Eurasian Collared-Dove 2

Mourning Dove 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Northern Flicker 2

Western Wood-Pewee 12

Eastern Kingbird 3 [3]

Hutton's Vireo 1

Steller's Jay 1

Western Scrub-Jay 6

Purple Martin 4

Tree Swallow 80

Violet-green Swallow 50

Barn Swallow 55

Black-capped Chickadee 12

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Brown Creeper 1

Bewick's Wren 4

Marsh Wren 1

American Robin 2

Cedar Waxwing 20

Yellow Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 25

Spotted Towhee 3

Savannah Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 13

Red-winged Blackbird 15

American Goldfinch 15



Footnotes:



[1] adult & juvenile pair

[2] adults & 15 juveniles

[3] seen along Kiwa Trail West of bench near 2nd

bridge



Total number of species seen: 44



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Date: 8/13/17 5:17 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stilt Sandpipers in Everett
As Pam Myers reported earlier, the Stilt Sandpipers were still at the
corner of the marsh next to the large Everett Sewage Lagoon. Later, I also
saw two, possibly three, Baird's Sandpipers on the flats further down the
gravel road next to the lagoon. Two Spotted Sandpipers were moving along
the wall of the lagoon, but I did not see the Solitary Sandpiper reported
earlier.

Ominously, there is a brand new no-trespassing sign on the gate to this
gravel road. It was not there when I last visited on 8/4, but on another
recent visit there were people in a could of trucks conferring down there.
The sign refers to some company, not to the sewer district. The road always
has been open to walkers and birders previously.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

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Date: 8/13/17 4:25 pm
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Possible Mallard X Teal Hybrid at Canyon Park North of Bothell, Snohomish County
Looks like an ordinary drake Mallard molting out of eclipse.



Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-459-4005
360-791-7702 (C)
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Hello Tweeters!

More birding news from the wonderful wetlands of the north Bothell office parks!

I was out Friday morning birding at the Canyon Park wetlands in south Snohomish County, abutting 228th Street SE to the south and the Bothell-Everett Highway to the west.

The smoke was still hanging in the air, but dissipating. I set out at about 6:30 a.m. to bird the area, which is made up of waterlogged wetlands to the north and grassy reaches dotted with stands of trees to the south. The two areas are split in two by a wonderfully maintained asphalt walking and biking path. Keep an eye out for bicyclists if you go!

I walked a leisurely pace along the path, spotting belted kingfishers over the water, cedar waxwings, goldfinches and sparrows darting from tree to tree and at least three willow flycatchers sending their sneeze-like fitz-bew out over the landscape.

As a I rounded a curve in the path, I came across at least 30 mallard-looking ducks sitting on the asphalt. The air still had a chill in it, so I could only guess they were soaking up the absorbed heat from the path to keep warm. I saw mostly males with eclipse plumage, with some domestics thrown in for good measure.

The ducks allowed me to get surprisingly close, allowing me a good look at an oddly colored member of their gathering. It had a decidedly teal-like head and associated coloring, but a mallard body beneath.

I asked around with some birding friends and submitted a photo to the ABA's What's This Bird Facebook page. With this input gathered, I'm pretty confident in saying I spotted a mallard X green-winged teal hybrid. Here's my checklist, which includes some photos:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38587297

eBird tells me this is rare, hence my desire to share the find with all of you. If this turns out to be not that big of deal, still make a point to check out the Canyon Park wetlands. Like the other spots I bird in the North Creek area of Bothell, it's quite the hidden gem.

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 8/13/17 4:17 pm
From: Rachel Lawson <rwlawson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI: Women's field shirts for birding
Dear female Tweets,

I am having a very hard time finding tropical-weight, long-sleeved women's field shirts in birding-appropriate colors. In my searches online and in Seattle stores, all I see are shirts in white or bright colors like fuchsia and coral. I would love to hear if you know of a source of women's shirts in colors like khaki, dark green, dark blue, etc. Shirts without mesh ventilation panels designed to let leeches through would be especially desirable. Please reply offlist.

Rachel Lawson
Seattle
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Date: 8/13/17 3:29 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Possible Mallard X Teal Hybrid at Canyon Park North of Bothell, Snohomish County
Hello Tweeters!

More birding news from the wonderful wetlands of the north Bothell office
parks!

I was out Friday morning birding at the Canyon Park wetlands in south
Snohomish County, abutting 228th Street SE to the south and the
Bothell-Everett Highway to the west.

The smoke was still hanging in the air, but dissipating. I set out at about
6:30 a.m. to bird the area, which is made up of waterlogged wetlands to the
north and grassy reaches dotted with stands of trees to the south. The two
areas are split in two by a wonderfully maintained asphalt walking and
biking path. Keep an eye out for bicyclists if you go!

I walked a leisurely pace along the path, spotting belted kingfishers over
the water, cedar waxwings, goldfinches and sparrows darting from tree to
tree and at least three willow flycatchers sending their sneeze-like
*fitz-bew* out over the landscape.

As a I rounded a curve in the path, I came across at least 30
mallard-looking ducks sitting on the asphalt. The air still had a chill in
it, so I could only guess they were soaking up the absorbed heat from the
path to keep warm. I saw mostly males with eclipse plumage, with some
domestics thrown in for good measure.

The ducks allowed me to get surprisingly close, allowing me a good look at
an oddly colored member of their gathering. It had a decidedly teal-like
head and associated coloring, but a mallard body beneath.

I asked around with some birding friends and submitted a photo to the ABA's
What's This Bird Facebook page. With this input gathered, I'm pretty
confident in saying I spotted a mallard X green-winged teal hybrid. Here's
my checklist, which includes some photos:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38587297

eBird tells me this is rare, hence my desire to share the find with all of
you. If this turns out to be not that big of deal, still make a point to
check out the Canyon Park wetlands. Like the other spots I bird in the
North Creek area of Bothell, it's quite the hidden gem.

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
jschwartz1124 at gmail dot com

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Date: 8/13/17 2:37 pm
From: Pamela Myers <pamelapiwo6813...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stilt Sandpipers
2 Stilt Sandpipers are currently at the Everett Sewage Facility. With Ann Marie Wood and Phil Dickenson

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Date: 8/13/17 2:30 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swift Night Out
Tweeters,

There all most wasn’t a September Monroe Vaux’s Swift Community Celebration this year. That would have been a shame with it having been a very successful event each of the last 8 years. I suspect it was mostly the Pilchuck Audubon President Cindy Easterson who pulled it off. Here’s what she has to say.

Yes...there will be a Swifts Night Out this year although it hung in the balance until just yesterday! Various issues with the power and amenities needed to run this event were in limbo but with a HUGE shout out to the Monroe Arts Council and to the City of Monroe in partnership with Pilchuck Audubon we will dash forward to pull this event together.

Mark your calendars for September 9, 2017, with the festivities starting at 4pm at the Wagner Center on Main Street in Monroe. While a lot of the details are still getting cemented...it is possible that we will have a "Species Parade" starting at the beautiful swift art installation by Kevin Pettelle/Soul in Bronze in downtown Monroe and traveling along the sidewalk to the Monroe swift chimney at Wagner Center. We'd love to have any and all participate in this part of the celebration. So let me know if anyone wants to walk in our parade.

Please do come and enjoy these amazing "wee birds" with us.

Welcome back swifts! And hope to see you all at Swifts Night Out!
Cindy Easterson
(425) 876-1055

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 8/13/17 2:06 pm
From: Nathan Keen <mnckeen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird Guide Found at Edmonds Marsh
I found a Peterson Bird Guide at the Edmonds Marsh on Sunday morning, August
13th. It was located at the viewing station next to the tennis courts.
Please contact me via email if this belongs to you.



Nathan Keen


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Date: 8/13/17 1:25 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Siberia Corrrection
In my last post, " Our Migration Problem" I identified Wrangell Island, source of Russian Spies (Snow Geese) as being in siberia. That was my Russia ignorance .


My big sister Margie, arctic explorer, just informed me that Wrangell Island is located in the Russian far east, while siberia makes up the central part of that vast country.


Really, most of what I know about Russia comes from two sources.


If you're old enough , you may remember Boris and Natasha, the Russian spies who somehow wound up on the ol' Rocky and Bullwinkle show- "Moose and Squirrel" as the soviets referred to them .


The second source is the wonderful Akira Kurosawa film "Dersu Uzala ", beautifully filmed (in Russia). It's the most powerful movie I've seen about the change from the "old" ways, to the "new" ways. You might wanna check it out.



Jeff Gibson

not in Siberia, Wa.

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Date: 8/13/17 12:33 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Discovering the Mammoth

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-title_8.html

2) The Extended Specimen

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-title_10.html

sincerely
--

Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Visit my BIRDBOOKER REPORT blog here:
https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/
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Date: 8/12/17 6:35 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Blk Throated Gray Warbler / Caryn / Wedgwood
Thanks to all who helped me id the bird which was here so briefly. Based on consensus and studying Sibley , I do think it was a Black Throated Gray Warbler. It would be a first in our garden, though who knows if one slipped through. I seem to recall a spot of yellow above the eye, which I think made me think of the Townsend's since the mask looked so similar.

I've had many Townsends so this was a nice new addition to my yard list.

Also, while watering today, found a dead crow beneath some plants.

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Date: 8/12/17 6:29 pm
From: Steve Pink <pirangas...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stilt Sandpiers still at Everett STP

Hi,

They were not there this morning. But at 4.15 we found 2 Stilt Sandpipers. They were the only shorebirds present


Thanks to David Poortinga for reporting them yesterday.

Also several Bird's Sandpiper, in with lots peeps, at Everett Waterfront.

Cheers, Steve

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Date: 8/12/17 3:53 pm
From: James Peters <jpeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Request for help from TN birder: Scrub Jay
Dear Tweeters,

I am in Seattle (Ballard) visiting my son, Nate Peters, and would like to
see the local Scrub Jay species which would be a lifer for me since the
recent split. This year I lost my Iceland Gull and am trying to stay
ahead of my son on life birds at least for a couple more years!

I would be grateful for any advice. Feel free to contact me off-line if
you wish at <jpeters...>


Thank you!


James Peters

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Date: 8/12/17 3:09 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Our Migration Problem
Oh sure, we've got this huge immigration "problem" in the USA. It's been going on for thousands of years, before there even was a USA.


There is still a lot of debate and research going on about exactly who all the first Human Beans that got to North America were and how they got here. But one thing is for sure, their arrival was a big game changer. One of the deal breakers for the native wildlife was the opposable thumb possessed by these new bipeds. All the Mammoths, Mastodons, Camels, Horses, Giant Sloths, etc., and less than megafauna species soon found out what these critters could do with those thumby hands - like create sharp stone tipped spears that they could kill the above species with and with other crafty tricks. They were smart survivors and worked cooperatively for the whole group, quite unlike our current "leadership".


Well, thousands of years on, these folks who got here first diversified and further organized into tribal societies. They developed a close relationship with the natural world they depended on and were closely part of. Then things got complicated. The "first nations", as they say in Canada, were in for a big surprise.


Because then a bunch of high tech gold diggers , thieves and slavers sailed over from Europe and took the continent as their own. It wasn't a pretty process. The fact is , that the vast majority of Human Beans in North America are immigrants - we are here to stay, wether we volunteered to or not. Homo Sapiens (us) means "wise man" - well good luck with that.


Much larger than our Immigration issues, is our Migration Problem. Rather than moving to a new place and staying, migrants are ongoing travelers, they go to wherever meets their needs. They have no county, state or national allegiance . Of course some of the most disrespectful of political lines are birds. They just don't even know about these petty details. They are completely ignorant of "wise man" rules. Can we Americans trust them?


Just think about it. When you're out watching birds, those birds are watching you. Take for example watching Snow Geese in Western Washington. These birds are born on Wrangell Island - that's in Siberia - like Russia. Every winter we have Russian bred birds watching us. They all kinda look the same to us, but not all go strait back to Wrangell - some fly back to Moscow and report to the Kremlin. "Vlad" they report", "America is a sick surveillance state- everywhere we go, groups of people are watching us with binoculars and scopes. They're brazen - they don't even try to hide what they're doing!"


Could this get the cold or hot war going? Don't blame the birds.Its a Homo Sapiens problem.


Then we have the "Wall". Which is just a government "private contractor" scam. I talked to some birds about it recently.

"Reallly !" they said, " we thought you were the big brains around here! Even a Roadrunnner could fly over that ."


Personally, I like migration. And immigration too - people are interesting.


Jeff Gibson

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Date: 8/12/17 2:21 pm
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Subject: [Tweeters] Fw: Pelicans over View Ridge
Tweets,
Thought NE Seattle folks might be interested in this forward from my daughter, who lives in View Ridge. Anyone else see this flock yesterday?
Penny Koyama, Bothell
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Subject: Fw: Pelicans over View Ridge

What??


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Did anyone else see the flock of 30+ pelicans flying over the neighborhood? I've lived here 48 years and, until today, have never seen them in the city. I have a (not great) iPhone video but don't know how to attach it here.
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Date: 8/12/17 2:09 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Smoke and Ash
Tweeters,

This week’s post focuses on two young osprey still in the nest, at least on Thursday morning, in the Union Bay Natural Area. Have you learned to tell them apart? If not maybe this post will help. Good luck!

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/08/smoke-and-ash.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/08/smoke-and-ash.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay…where young osprey learn to fly in the city!

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Date: 8/12/17 1:49 pm
From: Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ocean Shores Black Phoebe
The Black Phoebe reported by Hal Opperman several days ago was still
present at mid day today. It was fly catching and calling fairly actively
at the West end of the lake. Park at the Cabana Pool and take the nature
trail to the right to get to it.
Good birding
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Date: 8/12/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Aug. 13, 2017
Hey, Tweeters,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* The Gulls of Summer
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* Albatross Surfs the Wind
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* Evolving the INability to Fly
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* Flying and Molting - A Tricky Balance
http://bit.ly/1DSUgiZ
* Canary in a Coal Mine - What Was That About?
http://bit.ly/2vqwRFO
* Burrowing Owls Hiss Like a Rattlesnake
http://bit.ly/1rFjkTN
* The Importance of Paying Attention
http://bit.ly/Q1zamo
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Date: 8/12/17 11:15 am
From: Terry Little <terry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Mt Salmo Info and some birds in Pend Oreille
Hello

Yesterday I birded Pend Oreille County from Calispell Lake to Sullivan Lake. For those who are thinking about birding Mt Salmo in the near future, the ROAD TO MT SALMO IS CLOSED due to fire on Hall Mt at Sullivan Lake. Noisy Creek Campground on the south end of Sullivan Lake is closed as well. Harvey Creek Rd (to Bunchgrass Meadows) remains open and probably will continue to be open unless there is a major shift in the direction of the fire. Apart from some unforeseen significant rain, I suspect the road to Salmo will be closed for a while, perhaps well into September.

Now some bird reports from the day. Seemed to be a falcon day in PO. 4 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 2 at Calispell Lake, 1 on the Cusick Meadows, 1 along the Dike Rd on the Kalispell Indian Reservation; 2 Merlin at Calispell Lake; 8 American Kestrels at Calispell Lake, 28 in a one mile stretch on Cusick Meadows Rd, 5 at Flying Goose Ranch.

Shorebirds were pretty slim, though conditions seem to be perfect along the river. I haven’t figured out the shorebird patterns in PO county yet. With conditions appearing to be the same, some years there are lots of shorebirds, other years they are almost non existent. There was a small mixed flock of Western and Least Sandpipers at Flying Goose. There were 2 Pectoral and 7 Baird’s Sandpipers on the North side of Calispell Lake.

Four Lewis’s Woodpeckers continue to be easy to find along the Dike Rd. A flock of seven Red-necked Grebes and one Western Grebe were at Manresa Grotto (Kalispell Indian Reservation). Evening Grosbeaks and Red Crossbills were seen all day long in a number of places.

Blessings
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Date: 8/12/17 7:44 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White morph of Townsend's Warbler?? Or... / Caryn / Wedgwood
Good morning, Birders,
7:30 am. Just saw a Townsend's warbler with all white markings rather than it's usual yellow. Is this a morph or juvenile plumage? It did not appear to be leucistic, it was just too perfect with markings in all the usual places.

Anything to soothe my "feathered" brow over this odd sighting?

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Date: 8/11/17 6:09 pm
From: David Poortinga <dpoortinga...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett shorebirds
3 Stilt Sandpipers and a Baird's have just flown into the wetland immediately east of the Everett sewage ponds. Viewing is from the gravel 4th St.

David Poortinga
Arlington WA
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Date: 8/11/17 9:06 am
From: K Kesner <m.k.kesner...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Osprey Nest

Hello,
I have not had time lately to keep up with my Tweeters emails so this might be old news to you all. There is an Osprey nest on top of one of the cell phone towers at the north end of the Bitter Lake Home Depot - 11616 Aurora Ave N . The chick looks just about ready to leave the nest. The first time I saw it - last Monday - the chick was sitting on the edge of the nest screaming for food. Yesterday (Wednesday 8/10) at first the chick was not visible, but then two very large fully feathered wings would rise flapping above the nest - the rest of the bird hidden from view. A parent bird is usually hanging out on the second cell tower ext to the one with the nest. Beautiful!
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Date: 8/11/17 5:30 am
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tree of Heaven correction
As usual I edit my posts after I hit the send button. This morning I noticed that I called Goose-necked Barnacles, "Goose-necked Mussels", which if true I guess we would have Mussel Geese instead.

Jeff

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Date: 8/10/17 8:33 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] August 5 Westport Seabirds pelagic trip results
Tweeters,

21 pelagic enthusiasts from 3 different countries and 5 states enjoyed a
remarkably calm and comfortable day on the open ocean on the Westport
Seabirds trip on Saturday, August 5.

We left the dock at 5:30 and started the roughly 28 mile trip to the shrimp
boats close to the edge of the continental shelf. En route, we encountered
one Pomarine Jaeger and the commoner Sooty Shearwaters, Common Murres,
Rhinoceros Auklets and a few Cassin's Auklets. Flocks of Red-necked
Phalaropes were fairly numerous. A single South Polar Skua allowed for a
close approach. As we neared the shrimp boats, Pink-footed Shearwaters,
Northern Fulmars, and Black-footed Albatrosses appeared and provided decent
views for photographers and birders alike. A Least Sandpiper contemplated
landing on the boat but chose one of the shrimp boats as a more suitable
resting space. A few single Red Phalaropes were in the area.

We journeyed onwards to beyond the shelf edge. The deeper waters produce
quite a few Leach's Storm-petrels (before chumming this time) and
Fork-tailed Storm-petrels which, at times, provided great side by side
comparisons. A wayward Warbling Vireo was only identified with the help of
a Ryan photo. Cameras seem to be the best way to identify passerines at
sea! Marine mammals gave a great show with Pacific White-sided Dolphins
launching themselves in the air with the even more aero dynamic Northern
Right-whale Dolphins joining them in spectacular gravity defying leaps. A
Humpback Whale joined the frenzy much to our delight.

On the return trip, a full California Gull attracted the attention of two
jaegers (one Pomarine and one Parasitic) which provided a great study of
their kleptoparasitic behavior. We encountered flocks of loafing Sooty
Shearwaters on the way back to the jetty where we found three different
varieties of rock pipers.

Species and numbers (keep in mind that not everyone on board saw every
species although Westport Seabirds strives to have everybody see
everything):

Black-footed Albatross - 67
Northern Fulmar - 21
Pink-footed Shearwater - 78
Sooty Shearwater - 4149
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel - 37
Leach's Storm-Petrel- - 32 (a high number - all over deep water)
Brandt’s Cormorant - 83 (jetty)
Double-crested Cormorant - 72 (jetty)
Pelagic Cormorant - 40 (jetty)
Brown Pelican - 900 (jetty)
Marbled Godwit - 110 (inside the harbor)
Least Sandpiper - approximately 28 miles offshore
Wandering Tattler - 12 (on the jetty)
Black Turnstone - 15 (on the jetty)
Surfbird - 6 (on the jetty)
Red-necked Phalarope - 321
Red Phalarope - 3
phalarope (sp) - 1
Glaucous-winged/Western Gull - 489
California Gull - 516
Heermann's Gull - 1752 (along the jetty)
South Polar Skua - 2
Pomarine Jaeger - 2
Parasitic Jaeger - 1
Common Murre - 335
Pigeon Guillemot - 18
Cassin’s Auklet - 77
Rhinoceros Auklet - 83
Marbled Murrelet - 2
WARBLING VIREO - 1

Humpback Whale - 3
Harbor Porpoise - 9
Dall's Porpoise - 4
Pacific White-sided Dolphin - 80
Northern Right-whale Dolphin - 40
Harbor Seal - 2
California Sea Lion - 4
Steller's Sea Lion - 11

Blue Shark - 10
Ocean Sunfish - 1
Pacific Saury - 1 school of about 100

Leaders on the trip were Scott Mills, Ryan Shaw, and Jim Danzenbaker and
aided by the exceptional skills of boat personnel Phil and Chris Anderson.

The next scheduled Westport Seabirds pelagic trips are August 13, 19, 26,
and 27. For more information on our pelagic trips, including reservations
and full schedule, please visit our website at www.westportseabirds.com

We'll see you on the next Westport Seabirds trip!

Cheers.

Jim and the entire Westport Seabirds team.
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Battle Ground, WA
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Date: 8/10/17 7:57 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Tree of Heaven and Hell
This year I've had the opportunity to experience the transitions of a remarkable tree here in Port Townsend: the 'Tree of Heaven' (Ailanthus altissima). Native to China, it was maybe introduced here by the early Chinese community here (there was one ). However it got here it's here and doing well.


I lost my little field note about this, but it was either in late April or early May, when the many suckering young Ailanthus trees were just leafing out - a tuft of emerging leaves , yellow at the base blending into reddish orange at the tips. Seeing some movement on the slope under these trees clued me into the first Western Tanager I'd seen this year (a male), and soon more movement revealed several females.


In my experience a male Western Tanager typically stands out like a flame on a dark Douglas-fir or other green native trees. However in the budding Ailanthus it in blended in just right - I never would have spotted it but for it's movement. I had the notion that the Tanagers were emerging from the yellow and reddish Ailanthus buds, kind of like that folk story about how the arctic breeding european Barnacle Geese were thought by the yokels down south to have transmogrified from their local Goose-necked Mussels - a pretty good story I think, but like my Ailanthus/Tanager story ,ruined by science.

That's progress, but we can still tell stories.


These days the Ailanthus has transformed into lush deep green foliage with exuberant deep green pinnate leaves. The female trees have produce big clusters of bright red seed head's that come off as flowers from a distance. Beautiful.

I don't know where the "Tree of Heaven" label originally came in but in the esthetics department the tree qualifies in my view. You can view them now on the bluff a block or two East of the ferry terminal between Water (the tourist street) and uphill.


"Tree of Heaven" ? Horticulturists , gardeners, ecologists, native plant managers may view this plant as the "Tree of Hell".It has invasive habits, spreading by seed, and even worse, suckering . It's a tough customer - I'd known about it for years but the first ones I saw were growing out of cracks between concrete alley's and buildings in downtown Portland - a real survivor. In the Mimbres valley New Mexico its a major weed in roadside ditches.The local story is that it was introduced by practical thinking Chinese railroad worker/slaves as a source of firewood.


In my younger years as a naturalist I inherited a bias against "non native species", and as a kid even tried to shoot a "bad guy" Starling with a CO 2 powered pellet gun. I hit the bird, but I guess my gun was low on gas, because the bird lived.


Life is sort of a conundrum. I definitely don't condone introducing "Invasive Species" , but mostly enabled by us Human Beans they are here. Sometimes controls work - like the yanking of Scots Broom at Fort Worden here in PT- it has made a big difference in that native habitat of native dune plants.


Now I'm getting older (like everyone) and have mellowed out some. Now I find Starlings, House Sparrows, Rock Pigeons , and European collared Doves interesting and beautiful in their own ways. Even the "Tree of Hell".


Jeff Gibson

just sayin'

Port Townsend Wa


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Date: 8/10/17 6:06 pm
From: Gina Ames <boisecreekfarm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Need Locations for Western Tanagers and Bullock's Orioles
Featherhaven, a bird rehabilitation center, will be ready to release tanagers and orioles back to the wild early next week. They should be released to join up with their own species. Please reply to Tweeters with any Puget Sound WA current sightings. Thanks!

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Date: 8/10/17 5:44 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-10
Tweets – We’re at the heights of Summer Doldrums, but we’re beginning to get the chance for something to “turn up”. They day, though, was rather airless. It started out foggy, and quickly became hazy. The sun was very orange at sunrise, though the moon wasn’t that colored at moonset, so it seems the smoke is worse to the east. Birds were quiet for the most part, and not a lot was flying overhead before about 8:30.

Highlights:
a.. Common Merganser – group at weir – family? First in five weeks
b.. Virginia Rail – one heard along slough – only 2nd since April
c.. Cooper’s Hawk – several sightings
d.. Barn Owl – one over East Meadow; looked like a juvenile
e.. Pileated Woodpecker – Seen well at Rowing Club
f.. Purple Martin – at least 2 babies in gourd at Lake Platform
g.. Yellow Warbler – a couple at least
h.. Yellow-rumped Warbler – a couple of VERY drab juveniles
i.. Black-throated Gray Warbler – very nice male, and at least 1 more drab bird
j.. CHIPPING SPARROW – adult, with juncos, near the windmill. Only our 3rd or 4th fall sighting ever
Though we ended up with 57 species, several were notably represented by only single birds. This included California Gull, Red-tailed Hawk, Violet-green Swallow, Swainson’s Thrush, and Red-winged Blackbird.

A couple of us saw a Raccoon right around 6:30, our first for 2017.

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Date: 8/10/17 3:09 pm
From: Twink Coffman <wilber4818...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS 2017 annual conference 9/21 to 9/25 2017 at Semiahmoo
WA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
2017 WOS Annual Conference will be held Sept 21st to Sept 25th at SEMIAHMOO
RESORT in Blaine.
http://wos.org/annual-conference/current-year/schedule/
http://wos.org/annual-conferen/…/registration-instructions/
<http://wos.org/annual-conference/current-year/registration-instructions/>
http://wos.org/annual-conference/current-year/field-trips/
Schedule | Washington Ornithological Society
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Date: 8/10/17 2:05 pm
From: Peter H Wimberger <pwimberger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fife Baird's Sandpipers
Hi Tweets,
I talked with the construction supervisor yesterday about the Freeman Rd site. He was super nice and said that liability issues during the day prevent him from providing access during working hours. He said that if an inspector came during work hours and saw a non-authorized person on-site he could lose his job. But he said that his crew knocks off at 400 and the landscaping crews leave at 5. Let's respect those work hours - it leaves plenty of daylight. Also, the site could be accessed before 7 AM in the morning.

I tried finding a spot to see the remaining water from off-site but all of the access points I could find didn't provide a view of the puddle. The site is a Puyallup Tribe mitigation site. It looks like it has the potential to be a good shorebird site for a year or two until the thousands of new plants grow up, which is the story of shorebird sites all over Pierce County. A much larger area than is currently wet will be at that same low elevation after the excavation is finished and Wapato Crk will run through it.

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Date: 8/10/17 1:37 am
From: <notcalm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Revised-Peregrine Falcons had a problem with my previous subject Line--------European Golden Plover: Fastest Game Bird in Europe?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records

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To: "Dan Reiff, PhD" <notcalm...>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:10:04 AM
Subject: European Golden Plover: Fastest Game Bird in Europe?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records

Hello Tweeters community,

My wife and I had a great trip to and in Iceland.
One of my favorite species-of several- was the European Golden Plover-a really interesting and beautiful bird.
I also enjoyed the illustration of the plover on the Iceland bill that was worth about a $100 US. Wish we could have bird illustrations on our US currency.
When we returned, I tried to learn as much as possible about the species we observed and filmed.

So why do I write:
"European Golden Plover: Fastest Game Bird in Europe?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records"?


I was surprised to find the following regarding the the Cascade of events that resulted from a missed shot at a European Golden Plover argument and question: which was the fastest game bird in Europe: the plover or the Red grouse?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_Records

See the history part

Best regards,
Dan Reiff
MI


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Date: 8/10/17 1:30 am
From: <notcalm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] European Golden Plover: Fastest Bird in the World?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records


From: <notcalm...>
To: "Dan Reiff, PhD" <notcalm...>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:10:04 AM
Subject: European Golden Plover: Fastest Bird in the World?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records

Hello Tweeters community,

My wife and I had a great trip to and in Iceland.
One of my favorite species-of several- was the European Golden Plover-a really interesting and beautiful bird.
I also enjoyed the illustration of the plover on the Iceland bill that was worth about a $100 US. Wish we could have bird illustrations on our US currency.
When we returned, I tried to learn as much as possible about the species we observed and filmed.

So why do I write:
"European Golden Plover: Fastest Bird in the World?, A Hugh Beaver, An Argument, Guinness, Pubs, A missed shot that Resulted in many Many World records"?


I was surprised to find the following regarding the the Cascade of events that resulted from a missed shot at a European Golden Plover argument and question: which was the fastest game bird in Europe: the plover or the Red grouse?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_Records

See the history part

Best regards,
Dan Reiff
MI

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Date: 8/9/17 6:55 pm
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 8/9/17
Tweets,

Today 40 of us enjoyed a slow walk at Nisqually. It was warm and
breezeless and there was not too much action. We had a -0.8 low tide
at 1:30 so there was lots of mud to be seen. Still we had some nice
sightings.

The highlight of the day was a NASHVILLE WARBLER, followed closely by
a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.

The NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen along the west side of the boardwalk to
the twin barns between the last bench and the turn off to the barns.
It was seen early and again later in the day.

The BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen from the base of the estuary boardwalk
with a small flock of LEAST SANDPIPERS, before they took off toward
the reach. We also had a flyover of a GREATER YELLOWLEGS and saw 4 or
5 WILSON'S SNIPE inside the estuary dike.

It was a good day for raptors with BALD EAGLE, RED-TAILED HAWK,
NORTHERN HARRIER, COOPER HAWK, and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK all being
sighted. Some of the group reported a PEREGRINE FALCON flyover.

Shep will have a more detailed report in his ebird report.

For the day I had 43 species and now have 124 for the year. Mammals
seen were BLACK-TAILED DEER and COTTON TAILED RABBIT.

Until next week when we will have better tides and hopefully cooled weather....

Phil Kelley
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Date: 8/9/17 4:42 pm
From: Marcus Roening <marcus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Warm Beach Shorebirds
Hi Tweets,

Good shorebirds this past week at Warm Beach at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. Public access is limited, with one walk in kayak access, but zero parking until about 4 blocks away. Better kayak access with parking is available where Marine View drive crosses the Stilly.

On the incoming tide today, walking in the mud and sand, I saw 22! Juvenile Baird's Sandpipers - usually I see 2, at most. They seemed to like the area filled with small debris from the Oso landslide near the pilings.

Black-bellied Plovers 200+
Greater Yellowlegs - today 30+, but had 92 last Sunday (personal high count)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 (4 on Sun)
Killdeer
Least Sandpipers- usually 12-20
Western Sandpipers- small flocks 80-150 all juveniles

Band-tailed Pigeons - 62 this week and a notable high count. Counts for the past 5 years have been in the 30-40 range.

Good birding,

Marcus Roening
Tacoma WA
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Date: 8/9/17 1:07 pm
From: Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fife Baird's S'pipers
As of noon today, six remain at the Freeman Rd Retention “ponds”, accessed from a gravel road leading west from Freeman Road E just a bit south of Valley Ave. E in Fife.
If you go, be aware that this is an active construction site, and I was very politely asked to leave today, as more heavy equipment was heading in.
With the six very cooperative Baird’s were a single Least, three LB Dowitchers, a pair of Greater Yellowlegs and a half-dozen or so Killdeer.
Also a kestrel following one heavy tractor Cattle Egret-style, looking to see what it might kick up.

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Date: 8/9/17 11:05 am
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] off-topic Asian pipit question
Dear Tweeters,
If anyone has expertise on the ID of pipits, I would love to hear opinions about a bird that I photographed in Mongolia last month. The photos can be viewed on eBird.
Checklist # S38426208
12 July 2017
hotspot name Khovsgol Nuur (the huge lake up in the north-central part of Mongolia)
Time 0800
The others in the party thought that the bird was an Olive-backed Pipit, but I am pretty sure it's a Tree Pipit.
Anyone care to venture an ID?
Yours truly,
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Date: 8/9/17 1:17 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon?
hello everyone,

i know a lucky few of you have visited the clay licks at Tambopata or Manu
in Peru, and have witnessed the spectacle of hundreds of parrots gathering
on the cliffs to eat dirt. There are two main reasons why parrots eat dirt
in the Amazon region -- and i just published a piece that explains how
researchers were able to identify which hypothesis was the best explanation
for this behavior

Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/08/09/why-do-wild-parrots-eat-dirt-in-the-amazon/

i hope you enjoy it and find it educational as well.

please feel free to share with your friends and family and on social media
-- maybe more people will wish to visit these sites, whilst the birds still
are here to be seen.

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Date: 8/8/17 6:56 pm
From: Mike Charest <mcharest...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fife Bairds
Currently a flock of 12 Bairds Sandpipers at Freeman road in Five

Michael Charest
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Date: 8/8/17 5:45 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Some Like It Hot
Tweeters,

Last week I found it interesting to see how different birds and creatures dealt with the heat. Some seemed to ignore it, some seemed to come to life while others seemed to slow to halt. I hope you enjoy this post:

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/08/some-like-it-hot.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/08/some-like-it-hot.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay!

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Date: 8/8/17 2:45 pm
From: Leslie S <stricklt76...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Injured Seagull now at PAWS
Update to my posting yesterday - Thankfully staff where I work caught and transported the injured seagull to PAWS. Projected a few weeks of rehab. Thanks to PAWS for their wildlife rehabilitation services.


Leslie Strickland

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Date: 8/8/17 11:26 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] 4000-year-old Redwing found in Norwegian ice

> On Aug 8, 2017, at 11:19 AM, Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> wrote:
>
> Dear Tweeters,
>
> An interesting story aired yesterday on Canadian radio. A Norwegian scientist found a Redwing (Turdus iliacus) frozen in some ice. The bird turned out to be about 40 centuries old; I think they used carbon 14 dating on it.
>
> The link below will take you to an annoying first step, but if you click on "Read More," you will get past all the advertisements.
>
>
> http://newsvader.com/id/17358274877 <http://newsvader.com/id/17358274877>
>
>
> Yours truly,
>
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Date: 8/8/17 11:22 am
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 4000-year-old Redwing found in Norwegian ice
Dear Tweeters,
An interesting story aired yesterday on Canadian radio. A Norwegian scientist found a Redwing (Turdus iliacus) frozen in some ice. The bird turned out to be about 40 centuries old; I think they used carbon 14 dating on it.
The link below will take you to an annoying first step, but if you click on "Read More," you will get past all the advertisements.

http://newsvader.com/id/17358274877

Yours truly,
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Date: 8/8/17 8:25 am
From: Leslie S <stricklt76...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Injured Seagull in Everett - Assistance Requested
Yesterday (8/7), a seagull (glaucous winged) showed up in the parking lot where I work (2121 W Casino Road, Everett). Seems otherwise ok but has an injured wing that's hanging down. Can't fly but is walking around. Some coworkers are trying to catch it to take it to PAWS. Someone is bringing a cage type trap today. Challenging. Crows are taking the food we put out for it. Any assistance from the tweeters community would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Date: 8/8/17 8:18 am
From: <cgluckman...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Barn Swallow Fledges return
I just received a question about Barn Swallow fledges continuing to return to their nest nightly well after their parents have moved on (more than a week so far). Since it's near his front door and noisy, it was of some concern. Couldn't find anything about this in the literature but did get a response from one person that she witnessed this behavior once in Violet-Green Swallows. Anyone have information on how common this is?


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Date: 8/7/17 8:45 pm
From: Barry Brugman <bbrug15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebird ID help please? Baird's Sandpiper?
I saw a couple of little shorebirds at the end of Channel Drive in Skagit
county today. I suspect they might be Baird's Sandpiper, and I'd like
opinions, please.

Pictures are posted here:

http://www.barry15.com/2017_Birding_Reports/December.html

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

Barry Brugman
Kirkland

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Date: 8/7/17 5:05 pm
From: Bruce <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trips
August is one of our best months for rarities and diversity of species!! Our trip on the 19th is full but there are spaces available on this coming Sunday the 13th and on the 26 and 27.
If interested, want more information and to make reservations, please check our website at www.westportseabirds.com
Bruce LaBar
Tacoma
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Date: 8/7/17 2:17 pm
From: Dave Parent <dpdvm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ancient Murrelet with Fish Hein Bank
Sorry for the late entry.

I was on a whale watching boat on Tuesday, August 2 and at 2pm over Hein
Bank I saw an Ancient Murrelet resting on the water and holding a large fish
in its beak. I watched the bird for 10 minutes and it made no attempt to
swallow the fish. Possible evidence of breeding? Waiting to take the fish to
a chick? There were many other resting alcids holding fish in the same area.



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Date: 8/7/17 1:53 pm
From: Hal Opperman <hal...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black Phoebe at Ocean Shores
Don't know if this is old news or not. If it is, append "still there" to subject line.

Birding with JoLynn Edwards a little while ago on the nature trail around Perkins Pond. JoLynn found it and we both saw it well, busily working the pond shoreline from low perches. From the Cabana Pool take the trail toward the right. The bird moved back and forth between the first clear view of the pond after that and the wide southwest end of the pond, a stretch of a couple hundred feet. Also enjoyed dozens of Cedar Waxwings consuming ripe fruits in dense pondside vegetation.

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Date: 8/7/17 11:49 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Summertime roosting Vaux's
As Vaux’s Swifts migrate up and down the North American coast they roost together in large numbers and a limited number of large old masonry chimneys get a lot of use. There are four of these chimney roosts in Puget Sound that have a Partners in Flight Important Bird Area of Global Significance designation.
JBLM
Selleck
Monroe Wagner
Old Northern State

When we put an IP video camera in the Wagner Chimney we became aware that there were usually swifts using it all summer long. How many on what dates in the summer of 2011 can be found here on our website. http://www.vauxhappening.org/the-bird/summer-and-winter-swifts.html <http://www.vauxhappening.org/the-bird/summer-and-winter-swifts.html>

So far this summer Wagner has had about 100 swifts every night. We figure these are the same non-breeding individuals that keep hanging out together. We suspected that other roosts would also have Vaux’s in the summer but never really checked until this year. Selleck has been hosting about 200 a night, 211 last night.

The swift fall migration is about to start and we could use some tweeter involvement in our project. We will ask you to watch a lot of amazing birds.

Larry Schwitters-Issaquah
Project coordinator
Audubon Vaux’s Happening

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Date: 8/7/17 10:23 am
From: Chazz Hesselein <chazz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] NO Ruff at Oyhut
Hey All,

Got some input regarding the "Ruff" I saw last night from eBird
reviewer, Ryan Merrill. Based on my photos Ryan thinks the bird is a
WILSON'S PHALAROPE. That ID would also explain the bird's frenetic
behavior . Hope I didn't send anyone on a long-distance, wild "Ruff" chase.

Abashed (but not too) in Port Orchard,

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Date: 8/7/17 8:18 am
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Redstart at Bottle Beach
Good morning Tweeters,

I went tot he coast yesterday (Sunday) with Dave and Sherry Hayden and Jim
Pruske to attend Ruth and Patrick Sullivan's memorial service at Bottle
Beach, which began at 11:00am. While there, many of us attempted to
located the A. Redstart that was reported by Bill Shelmerdine the day
before. A few birders heard it chipping, but it didn't make an appearance
by the time we left sometime after noon. After birding the coast for a few
hours, we stopped back around 4:00pm. We attempted to locate it for
perhaps 15 minutes and were just about to give up, when it began to
actively chip in the willow tunnel near Ruth and Patrick's bench, just
where Bill had seen it. It stayed in the dense willow growth, but popped
into view several times, allowing us to take a few identifiable photos.
Sherry also took a photo of Dave, Jim, and I leaning around the Sullivan's
bench, staring intently into the trees looking at it. If it wasn't for the
memorial, we wouldn't have traveled to the coast to see this bird. One
more very nice bird for me thanks to the Sullivans.

Good birding,

Lonnie Somer
Seattle
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Date: 8/6/17 11:05 pm
From: <notcalm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Additional adventures in filming birds during nighttime: Nevermoo

Tweets,



While filming poorwill a few weeks ago in near darkness, I saw a small animal foraging along a narrow gravel road about 150 feet from me.
I raised my binoculars and a bike light and watched what appeared to be a Corgi trotting toward me in far less than a straight line-making short stops while searching both sides of the road. As it approached, I noted black feet, then a striped head. I continued filming and suddenly realized it was no Corgi, it was a badger-the first I have seen.
I was pleasantly surprised, but also clueless about this species and had no idea if there was any risk to me. When it was directly in front of me and six feet away, I softy called what appears to be my brain's default response to unexpected, close encounters with unfamiliar animals during the night:
"hey, hey!" Some of you may remember that I did the same last year at this time, when a cougar approached me at close range while I was filming poorwill.
This female adult Badger stopped, looked directly at me, turned and trotted back down the road. I enjoyed the experience, but still do not know if there was any risk involved.
I had heard that they can be unpredictable in behavior if they feel threatened.
When I got home, I Googled "Badger"
And found the following, thought-provoking video: National Geographic "Badger Buries Cow in Shocking Video".



<blockquote>
https://www.google.com/amp/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2017/03/badger-buries-entire-cow-carcass
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A conclusion-To paraphrase the Raven: If you encounter a badger at close range: Nevermoo
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Dan Reiff

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Date: 8/6/17 6:49 pm
From: Chazz Hesselein <chazz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff at the Oyhut Game Range in Ocean Shores
Igor U. found and, in the spirit of Ruth and Patrick Sullivan showed me a female Ruff at the Game Range this afternoon. I'm not sure I would have been able to find it or identify it without Igor's help. Thanks, Igor. Also seen, two previously reported Pacific Golden-Plovers.

Chazz Hesselein
Port Orchard

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Date: 8/6/17 5:54 pm
From: <offthehookflyshop...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Bottle Beach Redstart
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Date: 8/6/17 5:12 pm
From: <offthehookflyshop...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach Redstart
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Date: 8/6/17 3:44 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Talking with Owls at St Edward State Park in Kenmore
Hello tweeters!

This little anecdote actually took place about a month ago, but I figured
you all would still be down for a bird story.

It starts with Facebook posts from a friend of mine who had been seeing
barred owls pretty regularly at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. Being a
newbie birder (a little more than a year doing it seriously), I was
thrilled at this as I had not yet added an owl of any type to my life list.

I went looking with this friend one evening, but came out empty handed. A
few evenings later, I went with my wife (who has been nothing but
supportive toward my newfound hobby).

We set out after dinner on the 15-minute drive to the park from our house.
We arrived at about 7:30, with a respectable amount of sunlight still
hanging in the air. It had been overcast earlier in the day, but now the
clouds had cleared enough to allow the sun to mingle with the conifer and
deciduous trees that inhabit the park.

My wife and I walked slowly toward the area where my friend had seen the
owls just a few nights before. Talking ceased as we aimed our eyes upward,
roughly 50 feet or so in the tree canopy. The perch options for barred owls
were near endless. Sturdy Douglas firs offered hundreds of horizontal
branches.

I searched and I hoped; hoping one of these many branches would hold a
young barred owl, still partially covered in young-bird fluff. We chose our
steps carefully as we walked the forest trail, the ground threaded with
tree roots. All the while our eyes looking toward the tree tops.

Ten minutes of looking. Nothing yet.

Fifteen minutes. A handful of other bird species seen or heard but nothing
of our main quarry.

We had walked maybe 100 yards along the trail when we decided to head back.

That’s when, on a whim, I imitated the barred's distinctive “Who cooks for
you? Who cooks for you ALL?” call. It was quiet, I had thought. I had no
intention of broadcasting it across the forest. I just felt like imitating
the sound.

Nonetheless, an owl called back.

Both my wife and I froze in our tracks, eyes locked on each other. We
pointed to where the sound had come from. Not close, but not too far
either.

“There’s no way it heard that,” I whispered in disbelief, referring to my
quiet imitation of the call.

“They’re owls, of course they heard it!,” my wife replied in a similarly
hushed tone.

We began walking back the way we came, silent and scanning the trees. I
made the call once more, this time with hands cupped around my mouth to
boost its volume. Again, a call returned from the forest. A minute or two
later, the odd caterwauling of a pair of owls came floating through the
trees to our ears.

The thrill at hearing this is indescribable. It almost brought tears to my
eyes, the feeling was so visceral. Was I really calling back and forth,
however briefly, with a wild animal? My brain could barely reconcile the
input it was getting and my lingering disbelief.

I imitated the call again maybe four or five times as we returned to the
trailhead, but did not receive any more replies. I figured I had overdone
it, perhaps, and made the owls realize they weren’t actually speaking with
a member of their species.

We walked back to the car, a smirk of disbelief and elation lingering on my
face.

“So, how was talking with owls?” my wife asked me on our drive back home.

I could only chuckle in reply. I had not yet seen a barred owl. But they
were there.I knew this for myself, now.

Has anyone else seen the barred owls that live in St. Ed's State Park?

Keep watching the skies,

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 8/6/17 3:09 pm
From: <retief...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 08/05/2017 Pelagic Trip, a Photographer on a boat full of serious Birders ...
First of all, a big Thank You to Denny and Bob for allowing me the
opportunity to join you fine bunch of folks yesterday on the water. I sure
wish the light had been better, but then again, this is Washington.



How could a trip start better than with the Horned Puffin? I'll get a few
photo's up on that one in the next couple of days. My personal favorite for
the day was a tie between the Horned Puffin and the Black footed Albatross.
I understand that the Albatross may be "old hat" to many of you, but I
thought it was quite cool. And to Bob who made fun of all the
"mega-pixels-and-mega-bytes" I was using up, I reassure you that they are
recyclable and reusable, that WAS in good fun, wasn't it Bob? Looking at my
pictures of the Albatross, they were not wasted at all.



Here is a link to two of my personal favorites from the landing that
occurred in front of us, I find the "bow wake" to be quite interesting:

http://www.deweydrive.com/photos/index.php/Nature/Birds/Black-footed-Albatro
ss

I want to do a bit more work to fake in a bit of "blue", but that comes
later, don't tell anybody.



To the kind fellow, sorry I have forgotten your name, who told me "Common
Murres", I thought you said "Common Birds" and wondered what kind of dummy
you thought I was, that is a "funny on me" moment I will remember for a long
time



Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to answer my
"non-birder" questions, you were all most kind in helping me to learn.



To anyone who might be wondering about my camera that decided to take a swim
in the Marina, we did get it fished out by a Diver about 6:30PM. Hopefully
the pictures from the card can be recovered, the camera I am said to say, is
pretty much toast. It is funny to watch the water float around in the lens.
Insurance claim is in. In the end, even though that was not good, the rest
of the trip made up for it, many times over.



One last thought, I have truly come to understand the biggest difference
between me, the photographer, and you folks the birders. When you see a
bird, 27 miles away, somehow you can figure out just what the heck it is,
maybe by the way it flies, the colors of the nostrils, or the toenails, I
don't know how the heck you do it, but you do. And you ALWAYS seem to be
right! ( lol ) Me, I'm annoyed if the darned thing is 50 feet away and I
can't fill the same and the light is crummy, oh woe is me. The nice thing,
though, with both groups is that we marvel at the wonder of world and
nature, in this case the birds, and we both have the same concern about
caring for it. Although I did wonder about that "chum" Denny was tossing.



Sorry to be so long-winded, but if you have read this far, I assure you
other posts will just be links to some other photos I liked from this trip.
Mainly I just wanted to let you know how thankful I was for your help, and
how honored I was to be on the water with all of you yesterday.


Bill Dewey
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Date: 8/6/17 2:45 pm
From: Diann MacRae <tvulture...>
Subject: [Tweeters] turkey vultures
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Date: 8/6/17 1:25 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach Redstart
American Redstart male continues at Bottle Beach. Seen in the dense tunnel canopy over boardwalk.

Scott Ramos
Seattle


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Date: 8/6/17 1:10 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sno/Skagit birding

Yesterday (8.5.17) I observed a group of 30 AMERICAN WHITE-PELICANS from Harborview Park in Everett. Thanks to Phil Dickinson for his updates regarding the movements of these birds. Also seen at this location were LEAST & WESTERN SANDPIPERS and GREATER YELLOWLEGS.


Later, at the Skagit Game Range (Wylie Slough)
Killdeer
Semipalmater Plover - flock of 7 fly over
Least Sandpiper - juv & adult
Western Sandpiper - all juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7 at least; all juvs
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs - 15 juv
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Long-billed Dowitcher - many adults

Short-billed Dowitcher - 4 juv & 2 or more adults
Red-necked Phalarope - 3 juv
Merlin
Green Heron


Channel Drive
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 2 juv
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Wilson's Phalarope - 1 juv


photos: http://www.pbase.com/marvbreece/new_images
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Date: 8/6/17 12:53 pm
From: B Boekelheide <bboek...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 8/5/17 Pelagic trip out of Neah Bay
Hello, Tweeters,

26 hardy souls had an excellent pelagic trip out of Neah Bay yesterday, 8/5/17, on the M/V WindSong, organized by Denny Van Horn. Our route traveled 1) west through the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Neah Bay and Tatoosh Island, 2) further west offshore to Swiftsure Bank, 3) south along the upper part of the Juan de Fuca Canyon, 4) inshore to Point of Arches off Shi Shi Beach, 5) north along the outer coast to Tatoosh Island, then 6) back to Neah Bay. Conditions were superb, with high overcast, light winds and seas, and visibilities 3+ miles all day. Onshore winds picked up enough to clear the smoky haze from offshore areas.

The most unusual bird for the day was one of the first birds we saw after leaving the marina at Neah Bay, the Horned Puffin first spotted by Jon Scordino in July (assuming it is the same bird). Offshore, the greatest concentrations of birds were at two places, first along the southern margins of Swiftsure Bank and second at the “Prairie,” a table-top area beside the Juan de Fuca Canyon. Pink-footed Shearwaters were most numerous at Swiftsure, with about 750 for the day, whereas Sooty Shearwaters were much more abundant at the Prairie, numbering 6000+ for the day. We followed a trawler for awhile and searched through birds attracted to its offal, finding good numbers of fulmars and shearwaters, a few Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, and one Black-footed Albatross much closer to shore than typical. Among offshore alcids, murres and rhino auklets were everywhere, whereas Cassin’s Auklets concentrated at Swiftsure, likely finding the same krill that attracted several humpback whales to the same area. A small flock of 4 Ancient Murrelets also flew by at Swiftsure, another sighting of this species off the Olympic coast during the breeding season. We spotted at least 17 Tufted Puffins along the coast and off Tatoosh Island. We estimated about 2500 Common Murres at Tatoosh Island, split between a large raft sitting on the water near the island and nesting birds occupying cliff ledges. Among offshore gulls, California Gulls were most abundant, including many hatching-year birds, along with lesser numbers of Glaucous-winged types, a few Westerns, and 2 Sabine’s Gulls. Offshore birds also included 2 Parasitic Jaegers and 15 Red-necked Phalaropes, but the only tern was a Caspian flying by Tatoosh Island. Other curiosity items included a tight flock of over 100 Pacific Loons just off the breakers at Shi Shi Beach in various plumages from basic to almost-alternate, a roosting flock of Black Oystercatchers at Tatoosh Island numbering over 60 birds, and at least 3 gray whales diving in foam lines just off Shi Shi and Cape Flattery. Excluding landbirds at Tatoosh Island and Neah Bay, we tallied 33 species for the day. It was a lovely day on the ocean.

The September 9th Neah Bay pelagic trip is currently filled up, but check with Denny Van Horn (<dennyvanhorn...> <mailto:<dennyvanhorn...>) for the wait list, just in case some room opens up between now and then.

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Date: 8/6/17 12:37 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Birds of South-East Asia (Collins Field Guide)

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/07/new-title_25.html

2) Birds of Eastern Polynesia

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-title.html

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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Date: 8/6/17 11:57 am
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Banded Slinkeroo Redux
My laptop has been at the repair shop for a month (and for some of that time I've also been in a repair shop). Today I got it back and it works, thanks to the skilled geeks at Hadlock Computer Repair - they really went the extra mile.


So lately I've been stuck with my cell phone, and it with me. It got updated and now is more confusing than ever. I now got that Siri thing, which doesn't understand my voice half or more of the time. I'll say something like 'what is the nearest car repair' and get a reply like "did you ask if the cow ran out of air?" One day, not realizing Siri was still listening, I blasted out a long stream of nasty swear words about my phone and got the response - "I'd blush if I could". I didn't realize Siri was so sensitive, and has sort of a sense of humor. So I'm trying to be nicer.


Anyhoo, my last post was sent by iPhone with one finger typing - texting basically - which I strongly dislike as a form of communication. After mis-sending my last unfinished post, it took a half hour of practicing meditation techniques to prevent me from throwing the damn phone out the window.


Now, back to my Banded Slinkeroo story, which I tried to post on 6/25.


Back on the floating dock down at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center I've been watching plankton - and the watching has been good, at least before the big minus tides we just have had, which murked up the water, plus it had been variously breezy and that can create surface reflecions difficult to see through. But several days later in June were exceptional viewing.


It was two days of fairly high tides when I was there in the evening.The first day, the waters enclosed by the pier were swarming with thousands of visible plankters, and undoutably billions of those too small to see without a microscope. Plankter is the term for individual members of the overall plankton soup. As I sat plunked down on the edge of the float, (with my close focusing binocs of course) I saw all sorts of stuff slowly drifting by. One type of plankter had me stumped : very slender and mostly transparent spaghetti , several went by, ranging from about 1 to 3 inches long and seemingly eel-like, so my first impression was of some sort of larval stage fish.But they were't moving like a fish, just drifting by.


I kept watching hoping for a better look and got some : the head end of the body, small noodle size or so, very gradually tapered down to a fine point - no tail fin. The the final giveaway that this was no fish were two big red globular eyes stuck right on the end of the head. While mostly transparent ,the creature had bands of glowing blue and pink which is how I spotted them in the first place. The tail half of the critter was often intricly folded in sort of a very slinky way. Not really knowing what these creatures were, I named them the Banded Slinkeroo.


Starting to think they were some kind of worm, I thumbed thru the Science Centers copy of that great photo book "Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest" (Hanby & Lamb). There are a lot of marine worms but I found my guy - a different species but with same diagnostic big googly eyes.


Further internet snooping confirmed that the Slinkeroos are actually "Big-eyed Pelagic Worms" (family Alciopidae) that drift thru open water preying on smaller zooplankton. So there you have it.

Pretty cool creatures, if you ask me.


Jeff Gibson

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Date: 8/5/17 10:04 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ocean shores night flight now
Tweeters,

Hundreds of Semipalmated Plovers with lesser numbers of Western and Least Sandpipers. A Baird's just flew over. If you are along the outer coast somewhere, give a listen.

Jim Danzenbaker

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Date: 8/5/17 8:37 pm
From: bill shelmerdine <georn1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grays Harbor Birding today, Shorebirds and AmRe
Greetings All,

Spent some time today birding in Grays Harbor today. Stops included Hoquiam Treatment Ponds, Bottle Beach, and the outer beach from Grayland north to Twin Harbors. This is a good time to be on the outer coast right now and there are lots of shorebirds moving around. Best shorebirding was at the first stop at Hoquiam Sewage Treatment Ponds (STP) from 0930 to 1000. Best bird of the day was an adult male American Redstart in heavy molt at Bottle Beach. Among the many shorebirds at the Hoquiam Ponds from were Baird's (1), Semipalmated (3), Pectoral (2), and Solitary Sandpipers(1). At Bottle Beach 1 Willet was still present, but the surprise of the day was an American Redstart where the willows grow over the board walk near the Sullivan Memorial Bench. The outer beach had a different mix of shorebirds with large numbers of Semipalmated Plover and Sanderlings. A handful of Ruddy Turnstones added color to the mix. Checklists including the full species mix noted have been entered into ebird.

Good luck and good birding,

Bill Shelmerdine

Olympia WA

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Date: 8/5/17 7:17 pm
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bassett Park and sewer ponds, Washtucna, Adams Co. 8/2-4
Spent a couple of hot days at the park mostly watching the water area birds tend to use. Highlights included.

Great-horned owl 1
Barn owl 1
Downy woodpecker 3
Warbling vireo 11
Black-headed grosbeak 7
Lesser goldfinch 5
Common nighthawk 6
Wilson's warbler 8
Anna's hummingbird 2
Red-breasted nuthatch 3
Yellow warbler 2
Orange-crowned warbler 2
Ruby-crowned kinglet 1
Western tanager 3
Swainson's thrush 1
House wren 1
Spotted towhee 1

Sewer ponds

Long-billed dowitcher 5
Spotted sandpiper 4
Baird's sandpiper 2
Wood duck 2
Wilson's phalarope 1
Least sandpiper 4


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Date: 8/5/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Aug. 6, 2017
Hey, Tweeters,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* Jazz for the Birds
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* Great Horned Owl Family in Summer
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* Laughing Kookaburra
http://bit.ly/17b04Rw
* Night Voices of Summer
http://bit.ly/1s7bCgZ
* Cowbird Song and Password
http://bit.ly/2uLhIfQ
* How Birds Stay Cool
http://bit.ly/1EeWUKj
* Match Birds with Their Habitats
http://bit.ly/PtJ5kp
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Date: 8/5/17 10:00 am
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] test


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Date: 8/4/17 5:37 pm
From: David Poortinga <dpoortinga...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Willet, Whidbey Island
I am currently looking at a Willet at the west end of Crockett Lake by the four houses before the ferry terminal. I took some poor photos but saw the distinctive wing pattern when it was buzzed by a gull. It is foraging near a group of a few hundred gulls roosting near the road at the moment.

David Poortinga
Arlington WA
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Date: 8/4/17 4:53 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 4 August 2017
This is a slow time of year, post-breeding, and with the heat and haze from the BC fires, my expectations were not high. But, the park was surprisingly birdy, with several surprises. Southward movements of passerines have started, not just shorebirds. Last week, the list included Warbling Vireo, Swainson’s Thrush, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Western Tanager and Bullock’s Oriole. This week, the list was a little different, including Warbling Vireo, Swainson’s and Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warbler. What will next week bring? Some notables:

Common Merganser - pulled out on the swim beach
Short-billed Dowitcher - one was calling near the shore at the north end; first of year
Green Heron - moving around the edges of Promontory Pond; first of year and only my second one at the park, the last in 2013
Cooper’s Hawk - saw two of this year’s brood, now moving about the wetlands, still calling
Merlin - 2 or 3 birds; one bird was chased into NOAA by an Anna’s Hummingbird; a second sighting, of an immature moving from the wetlands toward the lake; and a third sighting of an adult female (Taiga) that flew into the wetlands, resting for a spell before moving on
https://youtu.be/h2kWC_bodAg <https://youtu.be/h2kWC_bodAg>
Willow Flycatcher - still a couple around
Warbling Vireo - calling from the meadows
Swainson’s Thrush - whitting from the meadows, early
Orange-crowned Warbler - chasing one of the WIFL in the wetlands
Wilson’s Warbler - 3 birds in the same area, west of the Entrance Pond; lots of calling, almost continuously

For the day, 47 species; for the year 121 species.
Checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38475317 <https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38475317>
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Date: 8/4/17 4:45 pm
From: J. Acker <owler...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Tern at Discovery Park
Lonnie & Tweeters:



For reporting birds with bands or markers:

<https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/bblretrv/index.cfm> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/bblretrv/index.cfm

This website is run by the Bird Banding Laboratory where the data base resides. The online information supplied by the observer usually results in an immediate match to the data base where one can learn the origin of the particular bird being reported. Besides that, you can opt to have a certificate of appreciation printed for reporting “your” bird. That and knowing that somewhere you have made a bander happy.



One of the bands will be a numbered aluminum Federal band, whose numbers you probably won’t be able to make out. The colored bands on the other legs, if reported correctly (Left leg white over blue, right leg aluminum over yellow), may result in a match with the data base.





J. Acker

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Sent: Friday, August 04, 2017 3:26 PM
To: Tweeters <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Tern at Discovery Park



Hi Tweeters,

A couple of us were birding Discovery Park, Seattle this morning and we spotted a Caspian Tern with leg bands. I don't know who to notify. I've posted a photo of it on eBird. I don't really have a telephoto lens, so it is hard to make the bands out in detail, but they might be clear enough for the person(s) involved in the study. Here's the link: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38477510

It was actually surprisingly birdy there today, considering the time of year and the heat wave. We tallied just over 50 species, including 3 Marbled Murrelets.

Good birding,

Lonnie Somer

Seattle

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Date: 8/4/17 3:29 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Tern at Discovery Park
Hi Tweeters,

A couple of us were birding Discovery Park, Seattle this morning and we
spotted a Caspian Tern with leg bands. I don't know who to notify. I've
posted a photo of it on eBird. I don't really have a telephoto lens, so it
is hard to make the bands out in detail, but they might be clear enough for
the person(s) involved in the study. Here's the link:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38477510

It was actually surprisingly birdy there today, considering the time of
year and the heat wave. We tallied just over 50 species, including 3
Marbled Murrelets.

Good birding,

Lonnie Somer
Seattle
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Date: 8/4/17 1:01 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snohomish American White Pelicans
In addition to the American White Pelicans in Island and Skagit Counties,
there are about 50 of them showing up in Snohomish County. They are
frequenting the area around Ebey Slough near I-5. A few days ago, they were
seen at Union Slough. On 8/3, they were spotted at the Biringer Farm on the
west side of the highway. This morning, I spotted them sitting in the
Qwuloolt Estuary off of Sunnyside Rd. in Marysville. This area is just
north of Biringer. They were visible from the road or from Harborview Park
around 9:15. However, they were gone when I was returning home around 11
but probably did not go far.

Phil Dickinson

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Date: 8/4/17 11:58 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fife birding


Yesterday (8.3.17) at Fife's Freeman Rd Pond (Pierce County):



Killdeer
Semipalmated Plover: 1 adult & 2 juv
Least Sandpiper: 3 adults & 10 juv
Western Sandpiper: 30 juveniles; no adults
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 2 juv
Long-billed Dowitcher: 3 adults
Greater Yellowlegs: 1 juv

Spotted Sandpiper


This pond is quickly drying up.






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Date: 8/4/17 10:09 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fife birding
Yesterday (8.3.17) at Fife's Freeman Rd Pond (Pierce County):



Killdeer
Semipalmated Plover: 1 adult & 2 juv
Least Sandpiper: 3 adults & 10 juv
Western Sandpiper: 30 juveniles; no adults
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 2 juv
Long-billed Dowitcher: 3 adults
Greater Yellowlegs: 1 juv

Spotted Sandpiper


This pond is quickly drying up.






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Date: 8/3/17 9:36 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ocean Shores Night Flight - shorebird edition and today's diurnal counts
Hi tweeters,

After the sheer fun of spending many quality hours with shorebirds
yesterday, I anticipated another good day today. However, I was surprised
to wake at about 3:30 this morning to the sound of many *krees*, *breeps*,
and *chuwees* flying overhead in the dark. I have absolutely no idea how
many birds were involved but it had to be in the thousands. The following
are estimates:

Western Sandpiper (krees): 80%
Least Sandpiper (breeps): 18%
Semipalmated Plover (chuwees): 2%
Swainson's Thrush: zero

I spent the first five hours of the morning at the Game Range:

Semipalmated Plover: 61
Western Sandpiper: 30
Least Sandpiper: 55
Black-bellied Plover: 38
Greater Yellowlegs: 9
Lesser Yellowlegs: 4
Short-billed Dowitcher: 13
Long-billed Dowitcher: 1
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER: 1 (continuing)
Baird's Sandpiper: 3
SNOWY PLOVER: 1 (I don;t know the status of this species in Grays Harbor
County)
Sanderling: 1

This evening's count at the same location (6:30-8:30)

Short-billed Dowitcher: 34
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER: 1
Black-bellied Plover: 35
Greater Yellowlegs: 11
Lesser Yellowlegs: 4
Semipalmated Plover: 80 (probably at least 150 total as flocks were
departing heading south)
Western Sandpiper: 150 (probably double that since flocks were taking off
heading south)
Least Sandpiper: 150 (ditto)
Baird's Sandpiper: 1
Whimbrel: 2
Ruddy Turnstone: 1

Both of my evening visits to the Game Range showed plenty of that restless
activity (*zugunruhe*) that portends a decent night flight. We'll see if
it happens tonight since I'll be listening.

Tomorrow will start with a visit to Point Brown jetty followed by several
hours at the Game Range. Hopefully that Far Eastern Curlew that I've been
searching for will show up tomorrow.......

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim
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Date: 8/3/17 4:24 pm
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-03
Hi Tweets -
Not surprisingly, the word of the day was ‘hot’ — we started in decently cool conditions but it soon heated up — and as expected, the birding in the doldrums went from slowish down to downright quiet. Not a lot around, but we worked hard and made it to 52 species for the day. Brian Bell, Sharon Cormier-Aagaard & I subbed for Michael, and were joined by four others.

Highlights, as such:
Green Heron - one adult & one imm at the weir
Spotted Sandpipers - still around - 3 of them at the weir
Great Blue Heron - still a few on the nests at the heronry
Barn Owl - Brian glimpsed one early
Western Screech-Owl - Brian heard one early near other recent reports
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - 1 in the off-leash area
Purple Martin - watched on being fed in the gourds at the lake viewing platform, 5-6 overhead later in the morning
Swainson’s Thrush — several heard over the east meadow before dawn - perhaps a migration movement of them [seems early?] - never saw any after daylight
Common Yellowthroat were our only warblers - but we saw many many young ones
Black-headed Grosbeak - one adult male

Good birding,

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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Date: 8/3/17 10:24 am
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wahkiakum Semipalmated Sandpiper
Hi Tweeters,

At 10am this morning there were at least two and possibly three
Semipalmated Sandpiper mixed in with about 35 Least Sandpiper at Julia
Butler Hansen NWR. This was on the incoming tide and seen from the
White-tail Trail in the area where the dike was breached.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

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Date: 8/3/17 10:01 am
From: Eric Slagle <hannaslagle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Aug 2, 2017
Hi Tweets,

There were 21 of us on the Nisqually walk this Wednesday. Dave Richardson and I led the walk, with Dave leading the majority as I turned back around 10. Dave's eBird report follows this narrative.

There was a low tide of 0' 11" at 9:01am, with the high tide in the afternoon at 4:42pm.
Generally we had a lot more bird activity than we had expected, especially early in the walk. We figured it was a combination of the birds beating the later day heat, as well as some early migrants passing through.

At the visitor center sightings included a female WOOD DUCK with young, adult and juvenile CEDAR WAX-WINGS, and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.

The access road behind the parking lot was exceptional with sightings of five WARBLING VIREO, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, WESTERN TANAGER, AND MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER. A couple of WESTERN WOOD PEEWEES were also very active in this area.

At the Education Center deck we had WILLOW FLYCATCHER, DOWNY WOODPECKER, BAND-TAILED PIGEONS, PURPLE FINCH, AND YELLOW WARBLER. We saw a juvenile SWAINSON'S THRUSH at the riparian overlook. There was less bird activity as we continued down the river side of the boardwalk.

Sightings from the dike and boardwalk included VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, WILSON'S SNIPE, MERLIN, WESTERN SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, CASPIAN TERN, MEW GULL, and a raft of COMMON MERGANSER (see Dave's eBird notes on this sighting).

Total species for the day: 58

Until next week when Phil and Shep return.

Eric Slagle
Olympia, WA






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Dave's eBird Report

> Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
> Aug 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.2 mile(s)
> Comments: This was the Wednesday, Nisqually walk. Shep & Phil were away. Erik Slagle and I led the walk. A warm day, 88 degrees by 2 PM when we stopped birding. Heavy smoke giving from the fires in British Columbia gave everything a subdued look. Good beginning to the day with early Fall migrants working the cottonwoods in front of the Visitor's Center.
> 58 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 6
> Wood Duck 6
> Mallard (Northern) 56
> Mallard (Domestic type) 1
> Green-winged Teal (American) 3
> Hooded Merganser 1
> Common Merganser 150 A huge raft of mergansers seen from the end of the outer boardwalk, east of Lure Point. Initially we thought they could be guillemots, but way too many. Then scaup because of the white side and then wigeon because of the white in the wing but the weren't quite right. Until they floated close enough and we could pick up all the field marks at the great distance. We spent 20 minutes to half an hour viewing them with the scope from 20x - 60x to pick up all the field marks. Initially The white sides, the white wing patch especially as they sat back and flapped their wings and chased one another, the deep red feet as they sat back and sputtered across the water in a very active way, the orange heads and even a few green heads from the breeding season. Red-breasted was our initial id but it's too early and the kicker was the big white sides of the males that were still in breeding plumage.
> Pelagic Cormorant 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 4
> Great Blue Heron 47
> Osprey 1
> Bald Eagle 4
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Virginia Rail (Virginia) 5
> Sora 2
> Killdeer 6
> Western Sandpiper 80
> Wilson's Snipe 3
> Greater Yellowlegs 2
> Mew Gull (American) 1 Viewed in scope from the 2nd observation deck, 20 - 40 x. It was with ring bills but clearly had the petite smaller yellow bill with no black ring. Slightly smaller than the ring-bill which is what initially drew our attention as we were scoping all the gulls. Yellow legs. Adult breeding plumage.
> Ring-billed Gull 60
> Glaucous-winged Gull 8
> Western/Glaucous-winged Gull 2
> Caspian Tern 25
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
> Band-tailed Pigeon 6
> Rufous Hummingbird 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 6
> American Kestrel 1
> Merlin 1
> Western Wood-Pewee 12
> Willow Flycatcher 8
> Warbling Vireo (Western) 7 There were 5 together in one tree just west of the parking lot. Great activity from these guys in the early morning.
> American Crow 10
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
> Purple Martin 6
> Tree Swallow 4
> Violet-green Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow (American) 50
> Cliff Swallow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 10
> Brown Creeper 1
> Bewick's Wren 2
> Swainson's Thrush 12
> American Robin 14
> European Starling 60
> Cedar Waxwing 17
> MacGillivray's Warbler 1 seen at the service
> road to the fields by only one person, but couldn't be found by the rest of us.
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Yellow Warbler (Northern) 14
> Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 Great views by nearly everyone in the group. First year bird, likely a female. Seen while we were all searching for the McGillvarys Warbler.
> Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 2
> Song Sparrow 8
> Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) 10
> Western Tanager 1
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 22
> Purple Finch 3
> American Goldfinch 20
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38455872
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 8/3/17 5:57 am
From: <retief...>
Subject: WOW! Thank you all so very much .... RE: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please
I will get around, later this evening, to thanking each and every one of you
personally. You all deserve a huge round of applause and my utmost
appreciation for your help. Golden-crowned Sparrow seems to the consensus,
and from links I have been sent it makes sense to me as well.



How in the name of heaven you folks can pick up these tiny details, bit of
yellow on the beak and all, never ceases to amaze me. This is what I love
about this list, the help and education that you all provide.



A huge Thank You, this is at least 1 new thing I will learn today.



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[mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of
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Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:32 AM
To: <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please



I was going through some old photos and I came across this old one from the
end of November, 2014. I am not sure exactly what this is, and after
driving myself nuts for the last couple of hours I thought I would be smart
and ask.



http://www.deweydrive.com/photos/index.php/Nature/Birds/ID



Click on the image to view a larger image, click again for an even larger
one.



As always, all help is much appreciated.



Thanks in advance.





As always, all help is much appreciated.



Thanks in advance.






Bill Dewey
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Date: 8/2/17 10:11 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebirding - Ocean Shores and Bottle Beach and nearby locations
Hi Tweeters,

Since I was going on the Westport pelagic trip on Saturday, the weather
forecast was going to be 108 at home in Battle Ground, and Clark County has
become a shorebird desert, I opted to head for the Ocean Shores area today
and do some shorebirding. Although I wasn't able to find anything super
unusual, it was loads of fun anyway.

Bottle Beach (I missed the optimal time):

Semipalmated Plover: 42
Short-billed Dowitcher: 148
Black-bellied Plover: 232
Ruddy Turnstone: 2
Greater Yellowlegs: 3
Lesser Yellowlegs: 1
WILLET: 4
RED KNOT: 1
Marbled Godwit: 8
Western Sandpiper: 70
Least Sandpiper: 5

Grayland Beach:

Sanderlng: 500
Western Sandpiper: 12
Least Sandpiper: 1
Semipalmated Plover: 12
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 1

Ocean City beach (just north of the casino)

Sanderling: 300
Western Sandpiper: 175
Least Sandpiper: 25
Semipalmated Plover: 110
Marbled Godwit: 9
Whimbrel: 4

Ocean Shores Game Range (3 hours of total fun with frenzied avian
activity. Peep and Semi Plover numbers are probably drastically
undercounted since I saw many flocks fly up and head south and they were
quickly replaced by others)

Western Sandpiper: 600
Least Sandpiper: 150
Semipalmated Plover: 125
Black-bellied Plover: 30
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER: 1
Greater Yellowlegs: 14
Lesser Yellowlegs: 6
Ruddy Turnstone: 1
Sanderling: 1
Killdeer: 1
Short-billed Dowitcher: 4
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER: 1

Will probably spend all day at the game range tomorrow!

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim
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Battle Ground, WA
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Date: 8/2/17 5:16 pm
From: Sharon Wootton <songandword...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird question
Hi Carol.


Can you shed some light on this behavior? I want to answer the question in
the column.



Glad you're doing the work on keeping track of unusual sightings.



Sharon Wootton

The Herald



I have a question about "strange" behavior observed along the waterfront in
Edmonds. We live with an excellent view of various water birds flying
around above the Edmonds waterfront. Each year we have lived here I have
noted that for most of the year no seagulls or other birds perch on the
domed roof of the building that is now the museum of NW art. (It was once
an antique mall and before that a Safeway store--all before we lived so
close.) However, each summer at a certain time the gulls flock to this domed
roof in huge numbers, land in the p.m. and stay all night. At mid-morning
or so, they depart. They do this over a period of a week or so (I haven't
kept a record.) Then--they are gone.

Almost no other gulls--or any birds--land or perch on that roof at all until
the next year. I have asked a number of people why. No one seems to know.
Is it a different group of gulls, migrating through this area at this
specific time? Is it something about the roof or the building at this
particular time?



If you have any information on this, I would be so grateful to learn the
reason for this occurrence.



Thank you for your help. I appreciate your writings in the Everett Herald.






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Date: 8/2/17 3:17 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
I agree with Golden-crowned Sparrow - possible juvenile...

Hans

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 2:12 PM, <clsouth...> wrote:

> My hit exactly. Not the best picture, so I decided to wait and see what
> others said.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Chicken Chris
>
> Christine Southwick
> N Seattle/Shoreline
> <clsouthwick...>
>
> On Wed, 2 Aug 2017, Dee Dee wrote:
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 13:58:44 -0700
>> From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
>> To: <tweeters...>
>> Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
>>
>> Hello--Looks to me like a Golden-Crowned Sparrow...the small yellow spot
>> at base of beak, with the yellow on crown not really visible in this
>> aspect, although thought I saw a
>> hint. Perhaps digital photo artifact but maybe not.
>> Am interested to see what others say.
>>
>> Dee W
>> Edmonds
>>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 05:31:50 -0700
>> From: <retief...>
>> Subject: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please
>>
>> I was going through some old photos and I came across this old one from
>> the
>> end of November, 2014. I am not sure exactly what this is, and after
>> driving myself nuts for the last couple of hours I thought I would be
>> smart
>> and ask.
>>
>>
>>
>>
> Christine Southwick
> Pharmacy Administration
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Date: 8/2/17 2:20 pm
From: <clsouth...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
My hit exactly. Not the best picture, so I decided to wait and see what others said.

Sincerely,

Chicken Chris

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
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On Wed, 2 Aug 2017, Dee Dee wrote:

> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 13:58:44 -0700
> From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
> To: <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
>
> Hello--Looks to me like a Golden-Crowned Sparrow...the small yellow spot at base of beak, with the yellow on crown not really visible in this aspect, although thought I saw a
> hint. Perhaps digital photo artifact but maybe not.
> Am interested to see what others say.
>
> Dee W
> Edmonds
>
> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 05:31:50 -0700
> From: <retief...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please
>
> I was going through some old photos and I came across this old one from the
> end of November, 2014. I am not sure exactly what this is, and after
> driving myself nuts for the last couple of hours I thought I would be smart
> and ask.
>
>
>

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Box 356015
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6015
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Date: 8/2/17 2:01 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Bird ID Please
Hello--Looks to me like a Golden-Crowned Sparrow...the small yellow spot at base of beak, with the yellow on crown not really visible in this aspect, although thought I saw a hint. Perhaps digital photo artifact but maybe not.
Am interested to see what others say.

Dee W
Edmonds

Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 05:31:50 -0700
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Subject: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please

I was going through some old photos and I came across this old one from the
end of November, 2014. I am not sure exactly what this is, and after
driving myself nuts for the last couple of hours I thought I would be smart
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Date: 8/2/17 1:17 pm
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup
Shorebird southbound migration started at the Edmonds marsh in late June. In July we had the following shorebirds, in addition to the usual Western and Least Sandpipers: Semipalmated Sandpipers (code 3) on July 5th; several sightings of Long-billed Dowitchers (code 3); Lesser Yellowlegs (code 4) and a Short-billed Dowitcher (code 4) on July 24th; and two Pectoral Sandpipers (code 3) on July 31st. A Green Heron (code 3) was at the marsh July 30-31st and a Willow Flycatcher (code 2) has been around the since July 1st.

An American Kestrel (code 4) was in Edmonds on July 16th.

Southbound passerines are moving through. Recently around the marsh there have been an Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-throated Gray Warblers, Wilson’s Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, and Warbling Vireos.

In my last roundup I reported that Purple Martins were not using the nest boxes we installed on the pilings between the ferry dock and the public pier. I was wrong. At least a couple of the six boxes have been used and I counted seven martins around those pilings this morning. There are adults and juvenile birds. Hopefully, this nascent colony will grow next year.

We are at 162 species for the year. Species on our collective list are noted in the bird information display box at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station at the base of the public pier. If you would like a copy of the current Edmonds checklist, please request it at <checklistedmonds...> <mailto:<checklistedmonds...>.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

Abundance codes: (1) Common, (2) Uncommon, (3) Harder to find, usually seen annually, (4) Rare, 5+ records, (5) Fewer than 5 records
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Date: 8/2/17 8:41 am
From: Derek Matthews <Derek.Matthews...>
Subject: [Tweeters] VARC Summer Blog!
I've just uploaded the VARC summer blog with all the activity from a busy period of monitoring and banding at Colony Farm.
Included in this blog are a photo essay on our hybrid Anna's / Rufous Hummingbird which wasn't the only hybrid hummer we caught! Also included is a photo essay on breeding characteristics and the characteristics of birds in juvenal plumage. Lots of great photos of baby birds, a Gray-headed Cowbird (check it out!), why Northern Rough-winged Swallows are called just that (rough-winged) and a nice story of a rehabbed Barred Owl release:

http://www.birdvancouver.com/blog_summer_2017.html

Derek

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Date: 8/2/17 5:33 am
From: <retief...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird ID Please
I was going through some old photos and I came across this old one from the
end of November, 2014. I am not sure exactly what this is, and after
driving myself nuts for the last couple of hours I thought I would be smart
and ask.



http://www.deweydrive.com/photos/index.php/Nature/Birds/ID



Click on the image to view a larger image, click again for an even larger
one.



As always, all help is much appreciated.



Thanks in advance.





As always, all help is much appreciated.



Thanks in advance.






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Date: 7/31/17 4:25 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Birding



Yesterday (7.30.17) I birded Fir Island in Skagit County. My first stop was the Game Range (aka Wylie Slough). A pair of BULLOCK'S ORIOLES was very vocal near the photo blind closest to the parking lot. Shorebirds included LEAST (a few), WESTERN (40 +) and SEMIPALMATED (1 juv) SANDPIPERS. There were probably at least 10 adult GREATER YELLOWLEGS and one juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A PEREGRINE FALCON made a brief visit.


Among the 70+ LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were 2 juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/36161659741/in/datetaken/lightbox/.


A MERLIN perched close by. https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/35488108363/in/datetaken/
Later, while sitting in the cool blind out of the sun, the Merlin put on a show with repeated visits in search of dragonflies, at one point nearly flying into the blind.


While taking a video of a perched GREEN HERON (1 OF 2 SEEN), the bird began to stalk prey. Instead of the less than 30 second videos I like to take, this one is 10.5 minutes, from stalking, to catching, to swallowing. I trimmed it. The stalking and catching may be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/36130064512/in/datetaken/lightbox/.


The last minute of the multi-minute preparation for consumption may be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/35898161570/in/datetaken/.


While I was taking video of the Green Heron a MINK scurried across the mud, exciting the shorebirds.


In addition to (or instead of...) the above videos, images may be viewed at:
http://www.pbase.com/marvbreece/new_images.


I also visited the Hayton Preserve. Peeps were throughout the vegetation, probably in the hundreds. There was also a handful of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS.



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Date: 7/31/17 3:37 pm
From: Madeline Anne Kalbach <kalbach...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
One Buff-breasted Sandpiper was foraging on the beach of the Long Beach Peninsula yesterday. Other shorebirds seen on the beach include Short-billed Dowitchers, Western Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Black-bellied Plover, Whimbrel, Semipalmated Plover and Sanderling. Yesterday most shorebirds were foraging between the Bolstad approach and Klipsan. The tide was going out at the time.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Co-ordinates: US-WAPacific Ocean (46.3784,-124.0644). if you wish to see a photo please contact me at <kalbach...><mailto:<kalbach...>

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Date: 7/31/17 10:42 am
From: John Puschock <g_g_allin...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nighthawk and swifts at Snoqualmie Falls
Following up on Larry Schwitters report, I stopped by Snoqualmie Falls last night (July 30, 2017). I saw two Black Swifts at 8:52 pm, but arguably the best bird was a Common Nighthawk that flew high over the falls at 8:37 pm.


John Puschock

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Date: 7/31/17 8:30 am
From: Stefan Schlick <greenfant...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Yesterday's Mt Rainier WOS ptarmigan search trip - no ptarmigan, but Gray-crowned Rosy-finches
While we did not find any ptarmigans yesterday on a picture perfect day hiking the Skyline/Golden Gate trails out of Paradise at Mt. Rainier, we did find 33 species of wildflowers, 3 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (one juvie was 5ft away from us for several minutes at Panorama Point) and 3 American Dippers. We used the excellent wildflower pamphlet at https://www.nps.gov/mora/learn/nature/upload/2016-Subalpine-Wildflowers.pdf (an older version of it, actually), but you can also pick up a copy of it at the visitor center. If you do go, leave the parking lot before 7am to avoid the masses.


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Date: 7/30/17 5:33 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pelicans and Yellowlegs and Terns, Oh My!- Deer Lagoon, Whidbey Is.
Hello Tweeters!

What a Sunday it was at Deer Lagoon! With much appreciated advice from some
fellow tweeters, I set off early Sunday morning to look for the American
white pelicans that have been hanging out around south Whidbey Island.

Skipping to the punchline here: I was not disappointed.

Arriving at about 7:30 a.m., I was greeted by a beautiful, temperate
morning. All was drenched in the subtle sunlight of the a.m.

I began a slow and measured march along the path toward the dike path
that's proven to provide the best viewing for others. Wispy clouds
meandered back and forth across the sun, but steady sunlight was my
companion throughout the morning.

I scanned through the trees and across the stands of grass as I walked.
Then, amongst the drab greens, browns and grays of the vegetation and
surrounding water: stark white. Dozens and dozens of hunched forms, draped
in white cloaks.

My pace quickened as I realized what I was seeing: I’d spotted the American
white pelicans. I’m joined by two other birders marveling at the sight. We
traded astonished phrases, commenting on their numbers (at least 100) and
size.

The pelicans sat in four main groups, spread across the west side of the
dike path. The rising sun glinted off the water and their huge orange
bills, making their forms stand out even more amongst the greens and
browns. A few at a time would take off, soar for a spell, and land again.
For the most part, though, all +100 kept still in the growing sunshine of
the morning.
I spent the next two hours or so exploring the dike trail, counting 25
other species scattered across the marshlands.

In addition to the pelicans, I added two other lifers in the form of six
black-bellied plovers and five greater yellowlegs. Joining them were dozens
of raucous Caspian terns, ring-billed gulls, least sandpipers and more barn
swallows than I've ever seen in my life.

Check out my full eBird checklist here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38392644

Even without the pelicans, the Deer Lagoon area is a birding spot to
behold. It will likely become a frequent trip for my wife and I.

Keep watching the skies,

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 7/30/17 4:53 pm
From: Anderson, Christopher D (DFW) <Christopher.Anderson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RE: OT: Eastern bats
Hi Josh and Tweets,


You make an excellent point. White-nose Syndrome (WNS) can have pretty much a 100% mortality rate in bats affected. In short - if they get this disease, they are toast.

Plus, other species of bats carry the fungus (as well as insects, people, equipment, etc.) that can cause this disease - pretty much the number one wildlife epidemic in the world right now!

This is concerning, saddening and very serious regarding ecosystem processes and biodiversity patterns.

We have White-nose Syndrome in WA. We were the first state west of the 100th meridian - March 2016 - King Co. My four-year-old (and my two-year-old) can guess as well as I can as to how. I figure it came in on "big foot" or from an "alien ship"...or at least that is my repetitive "I have no clue and cannot even begin to speculate" answer. Insane answers can help in the I have no clue and neither does anyone else department at times....

WDFW is actively asking for everyone's help to report ROOSTS and DEAD OR ILL bats.

A reporting tool can be found here - note report buttons in upper right-hand side of this webpage:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/wns/


The issue we have here in WA, particularly the wet west side, is that most of the bats known or potentially to be affected due to relatedness to their eastern counterparts do not hibernate in caves or mines like in the east - so we have NO clue as to where they go in the winter. There are guesses and some work here and in other western states hinting at some winter hibernacula features - but no "thousands of bats in a cave or mine" situation here. Which, given this pathogen is most lethal during hibernation - makes it a rub for surveillance and monitoring of our local bat populations. We have 15 species of bats in WA. We'd like to keep it that way!

I ask all to please look at the above state WNS website as well as similar conservation and recent findings websites related to WNS collaborative efforts with many partners - public, private, NGO; which may be found near the bottom of the state page. Please share. Note there is a poster and a fact sheet near the bottom. These can be printed out, posted or passed out where one has permission....

We need our bats. I appreciate all that can be done to network the word that WA State (and other western states) are looking for reports of e.g. maternity colonies (where they have pups), often used roosts (say 5-10 bats or more regularly at any time of year), sick/ill/dead bats (how we've documented WNS in WA thus far), etc.

Tests being done on guano/sediment from summer roosts and dead bats have provided some minor insight into where the fungus that causes WNS is locally as far as we know - but until we have better understanding of our local bats' winter haunts - it is a major task involving multiple entities to tackle this in anywhere near the same on-the-ground efforts as out east and in Canada. They continue to struggle in "what to do" our east as well. They have an ability to better track local population losses in situation but it is still extremely depressing and desperate. I wish I could be a bit more upbeat.

It will take a village....

Thanks for bringing our flying mammals up!

Best
Chris


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Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:15:37 +0000
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: [Tweeters] OT: Eastern bats
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Hi tweets,

I'm spending the week at the old family cabin in Vermont, and when we arrived yesterday in the twilight, there were several bats flitting about. (Not an expert by any means, but I think big brown bats. Too big to be little brown bats.)

I had thought that the white-nose fungus pretty much wiped out eastern bats, but I guess these ones don't know about it, or survived it, or something. It made me feel hopeful, something I have not been feeling lately. Yay bats!

Josh in sunny Brookfield VT

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Date: 7/30/17 3:05 pm
From: Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bittern at the Fill
Hi Tweeters,

Today there was an American Bittern at the Fill. I saw a heron fly from the
shoreline around noon from South-West Pond. From a distance it looked good
for a juvenile Green Heron. Well, then it landed in some blackberries on
Canoe Island and stretched its neck, and it became clear it was a bittern.
I walked over to the bench by the Osprey platform and got great looks of
the odd bird. It was out in plain sight calmly looking about, and I got
nice scope looks at about fifty feet. A few other birders were able to see
the bird as well. Also around today was: A female Yellow-headed Blackbird,
the continuing Red-breasted Nuthatch, a Lesser Yellowlegs that Connie and
Jill heard but I missed and a Pac Slope Flycatcher.

Louis

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Date: 7/30/17 12:05 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black Swifts
Five Black Swifts at 8:40 last night over Snoqualmie Falls. Stayed another 45 minutes but didn’t see them come back. Might need to be at the bottom for that.

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Date: 7/30/17 11:59 am
From: Jack Nolan <jacknolan62...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bees Swarming Hummer Feeders
I've never seen it quite like this before. Not sure if it's a good year
for bees or bad that they seem desperate for food.

Either way I'm curious what others do?

I've set up their own feeding station- just a shallow dish with some
nectar in it. Seem to work.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.


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Shoreline, WA

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Date: 7/30/17 7:17 am
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: [Tweeters] OT: Eastern bats
Hi tweets,

I'm spending the week at the old family cabin in Vermont, and when we arrived yesterday in the twilight, there were several bats flitting about. (Not an expert by any means, but I think big brown bats. Too big to be little brown bats.)

I had thought that the white-nose fungus pretty much wiped out eastern bats, but I guess these ones don't know about it, or survived it, or something. It made me feel hopeful, something I have not been feeling lately. Yay bats!

Josh in sunny Brookfield VT

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Date: 7/29/17 3:29 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } An Avian Potpourri
Tweeters,
What species of local Puget Sound bird has a red mouth? Does it only eat a single species of fish? Where have all the male mallards gone? Which Union Bay predator weighs in at about 6 ounces? See the photos in this week's post on:

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/07/an-avian-potpourri.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/07/an-avian-potpourri.html>
Have a great day on Union Bay, where nature lives in the city!

Larry Hubbell

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Date: 7/29/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of July 30, 2017
Hello, Tweeters,

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* Anhingas - Snakebirds
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* Birds in Summer - The Heat of the Day
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* Rufous Hummingbirds Head South
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Date: 7/29/17 11:21 am
From: Deborah West <olyclarinet...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Egret--Woodard Bay
Saw one Great Egret at the bay end of the Woodard Bay paved trail. As you look toward the water, it was to the left—Chapman Bay side—along the shore.



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Date: 7/27/17 8:53 pm
From: Jon Houghton <jon.houghton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor - Slow and quiet two (too?)
Hi Tweeterdom - I had to take my car to Bellevue today so I figured that while they were racking up the charges, I'd have them drop me off at Marymoor where I could do a little wandering and see some of the great birds that Michael Hobbs and his excellent group of Thursday birders always see. Well, as Michael reported below, it was pretty quiet and slow today, and mid-day was more of both, than their earlier quest. By the time I got there (1100), there were no other birders to be seen. Many dogs in the off leash area, of course, but I was a little surprised to see that 80% of the dogs outside of that area , on the board walk out to the lake, we're also running free. I was a little disappointed (or vindicated?) that in the law 'n order Eastside, dog owners are no more responsible than in liberal Seattle!!

Ah well. I also made a brief stop at the Redmond ponds area where Blair refound the Solitary Sandpiper last evening. Three of us there could do no better than a tantalizingly dark Greater Yellowlegs. - Happy birding! - Jon Houghton, Edmonds

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Date: 7/27/17 5:53 pm
From: Sammy Catiis <Hikersammy...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nastalgia
Good Evening, I got a kick out of going through an old box today.. had it stored with the kids art work and all that kinda stuff from years ago.. along with all this.. was some of my very old stuff... which included:

A 1982 Nisqually Delta Calendar :) haha that was fun to look through..

also lots of The Tahoma Audubon papers we used to put out.. along with all my checklists from Pierce County complete with dates and where.. must be at least 70 in there. Anyone want to compile them to see how things have changed? Might be interesting.. Might be a good thing to sit down and add to ebird.. well, for now, it's all back in the box 😊


Seriously though, if you are interested, maybe you volunteer at Nisqually and they could use it as a time piece? Let me know..


Thought I would share in this time capsule discovery :)


Carry on.....


Sammy

Arlington

Past TAS member 😊 LIke.. a LONG time ago 😉
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Date: 7/27/17 1:26 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] American White Pelicans (Padilla Bay)
They were still there on Tuesday off of S. March Pt. Rd.

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> On Jul 27, 2017, at 12:49 PM, Mike McAuliffe <mcmike0605...> wrote:
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> Sorry about the tardy info, but here's a link to a few photos on my website
> of American White Pelicans in Padilla Bay about two weeks ago. Not sure if
> they are still there, but it could be worth a look!
>
> http://mcmikephoto.com/2017/07/american-white-pelicans-visit-padilla-bay/
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Date: 7/27/17 1:01 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-07-27
Tweets – There was a high, heavy overcast today, and when we got to the Rowing Club, we actually had mist and mizzle! The day was excruciatingly quiet, except for a few ever-present species. Not a lot of surprises this time of year except for the list of missed species.

Highlights:
a.. Canada Goose – several small to medium sized groups
b.. Rufous Hummingbird – found two, though their season is winding down
c.. Bald Eagle – clumsy juvenile near the nest, so at least one fledged baby
d.. Accipiter sp. – almost certainly Cooper’s, but across the slough
e.. Western Screech-Owl – saw one juvenile, and saw and/or heard a 2nd, 4:30 a.m.
f.. Merlin – one just west of Rowing Club parking lot
g.. Swallows – down to a single Purple Martin, ~20 Barns, and 1-2 white-bellied swallows
h.. Cedar Waxwing – constant presence, many
i.. Common Yellowthroat – very large numbers, though many heard-only
j.. BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER – two near 2nd Dog Swim Beach
k.. Western Tanager – 1-2, East Meadow. First since May
l.. Brown-headed Cowbird – one juvenile being fed by Song Sparrow along boardwalk
Besides the owl, the biggest highlight was probably a family of four RIVER OTTERS at the weir, and a mother and spotted faun Mule Deer (Black-tailed) at the Rowing Club.

For the day, just 51 species of bird.

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Date: 7/27/17 12:53 pm
From: Mike McAuliffe <mcmike0605...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American White Pelicans (Padilla Bay)
Sorry about the tardy info, but here's a link to a few photos on my website
of American White Pelicans in Padilla Bay about two weeks ago. Not sure if
they are still there, but it could be worth a look!

http://mcmikephoto.com/2017/07/american-white-pelicans-visit-padilla-bay/

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Date: 7/27/17 12:21 pm
From: Shep Thorp <shepthorp...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR, Wednesday Walk, 7/26/2017.
Hi Tweets,

thirty of us enjoyed a nice day at the Refuge with overcast skies in the
early morning and sun in the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures
started out in the 60's but quickly warmed up to the 70's and 80's with a
cool breeze from the north. There was a 12 foot high tide just before the
walk, and a Low -1.2 Tide at 2:29pm. We elected to walk the west side of
the Twin Barns Loop Trail, and make our way to the new dike or Nisqually
Estuary Trail to catch the falling tide. Highlights included lots of
recently fledged young. The morning chorus has become significantly quiet
- summer doldrums.

Starting out at the Visitor Center at 8am, we observed many baby WOOD
DUCKS, and juvenile BARN SWALLOW and NORTHERN FLICKER. BLACK-HEADED
GROSBEAK, and PURPLE FINCH can be heard around the parking lot. Many CEDAR
WAXWING feeding juveniles can be heard and seen.

Along the west side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail we observed juvenile HAIRY
WOODPECKER, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, and YELLOW WARBLER. A
family of WILLOW FLYCATCHER'S were feeding juveniles at the Twin Barns
cut-off. Other species seen included many SONG SPARROW, BLACK-CAPPED
CHICKADEE, WESTERN WOOD PEWEE, and RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD.

On the Nisqually Estuary Trail we had great looks at juvenile SORA and
VIRGINIA RAIL. There were two WILSON'S SNIPE roosting with MALLARDS and a
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER flushed from the freshwater marsh. Out on the surge
plain a single GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen with additional Mallards and
CANADA GEESE. We had several fly overs by the PEREGRINE FALCON. Reports
of AMERICAN BITTERN and SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER from other bird watchers on
the dike. CLIFF SWALLOWS are nesting in the observation tower, other
swallows seen included TREE SWALLOW and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW.

On the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail we enjoyed nice observations of
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, CASPIAN TERN, BONAPARTE'S GULL, RING-BILLED GULL,
CALIFORNIA GULL, GLAUCOUS-WINGED and hybrid GULL, LEAST SANDPIPER, WESTERN
SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and BALD EAGLE with
occupied nest. PURPLE MARTIN are nesting in the human made nest boxes on
the piles of the old dock at Luhr Beach. STELLER'S JAY was heard along the
west bank of McAllister Creek.

On our return along the east side of the Twin Barns Loop trail we added
BROWN CREEPER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO and juvenile
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER being fed by an adult.

We had 66 species for day, with 147 species for the year.

Mammals seen include AMERICAN BEAVER, LONG-TAILED WEASEL, HARBOR SEAL,
CALIFORNIA SEA LION, and COLUMBIA BLACK-TAILED DEER.

Until next week when Eric and Dave will lead the walk at 8am from the
Visitor Center.

Happy birding,

Shep Thorp

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Date: 7/27/17 10:45 am
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tips on American White Pelican Viewing?
Hi tweeters!

Have any of you seen the large flocks of American white pelicans hanging
out at Deer Lagoon on Whidbey Island? I'm going to try to head up there
Sunday and was wondering if anyone had any tips on parking in the area or
good viewing spots.

Thanks, and keeping watching the skies,

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 7/27/17 1:25 am
From: Georgia Conti <antep12...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Senior Lifetime Parks Price Hike in August
I am passing on information shared on another birding listserv because the
message is a good one. Credit goes to Ms. Holland in AZ:

If you are 62 and over and frequently use any of the birding sites on lands
covered by the "America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal
Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass" and you haven't purchased your
lifetime senior pass yet (or have lost yours and have been intending to
replace it) BUY IT NOW!!

The senior pass, which costs a one-time fee of only $10 for life once you
turn 62 (and only $20 if you order it by mail and/or online) will be going
up to $80 on August 28, 2017. If you already have your senior pass, it will
be grandfathered in, and all it's benefits remain intact for life (as long
as it's not lost or stolen) - you won't have to pay more. Any new senior
pass bought through August 27, 2017 will still cost the original $10. They
are having a large volume of purchases at the moment (no wonder!), so
passes may possibly end up being out of stock at actual physical sites at
any one time, but the USGS purchase website says that any mail order
purchases through the USGS that are *postmarked* before August 28th will
still be honored at the $10 price.

$10 is a heck of a bargain of a price to be able to get free access to a
bountiful myriad of recreational sites within the BLM, Bureau of
Reclamation, Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, National Park
Service and US Army Corps of Engineers. Plus you often get discounts
(sometimes up to 50%) on extra amenities within those agencies, such as
campgrounds. To be honest, even the new price of $80 lifetime will still be
a pretty darned spectacular bargain. Most birders could plow through that
price in Day Use Fees alone, in very short order. (Hubby and I chalked up
nearly 2/3 of that price in savings with his senior pass, just on our one
recent trip to San Diego, alone.)

The government is also implementing a brand new Annual Senior Pass for
$20/year, for those on a budget, or those that aren't yet sure if they'd
use a pass that much. The nice thing is, after you've purchased four Annual
Senior Passes in the future (a sure sign that you ARE using them much!) you
can then trade in those four passes to obtain a life pass, which you can
then use instead, with no further annual pass purchases needed. (So make
sure you don't throw any of the expired ones away!)

***And one very important recommendation I'd suggest to you: once you get
(or already have) your lifetime Senior Pass in hand, treat those things
like gold!!! They are good for you to use for life, but if they are ever
stolen or lost, you will have to buy a replacement, and that will be at the
new $80 price.

For complete details and frequently asked questions about these new
changes, go here:

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm?
utm_source=recdotgov&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=senior_pass

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Date: 7/26/17 9:09 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper at Perrigo Park
With thanks to Rick Tyler for directions I found the solitary Solitary Sandpiper at the Perrigo Park (well sort of) ponds at 8:30 tonight.  In the small pond per Rick's post.  I had never been to the area and mistakenly went to the park itself.  After lots of walking and seeing no water, I wrote Rick and asked him to call.  Turns out the ponds are "near Perrigo Park".  Actually just off 95th before you get to the turn to 196th which takes you to the park itself.
Nice habitat with good mud right now.  Least and Spotted Sandpipers on the main (larger pond) which you see almost immediately when you enter past the concrete blocks.  The Solitary was with a Killdeer on the very small pond which is just past and to the right of the main pond.  Good combination of exercise and target found.  

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Date: 7/26/17 6:39 pm
From: Barry Brugman <bbrug15...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
I was there this morning, and I saw two Greater Yellowlegs, a Spotted
Sandpiper, and a group of 6 or 7 Least Sandpipers (only saw two until they
flew), along with the usual Killdeer. I have pictures of all of those and
none were Solitary Sandpipers. There were Barn Swallows flying over the
water and a couple of Vaux's Swifts were with them. It was the best look
at Vaux's Swifts I've ever had. That was at about 9:30 this morning. I'll
probably go back tomorrow morning and look for the Solitary Sandpiper.
There were a couple of them there last year in August, for a week or more.

Barry Brugman
Kirkland


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> Tweets,
>
> I ran over to the pond as soon as I received Houston's email, but no luck
> -- no solitary sandpiper, just the usual resident population of killdeer
> and one least sandpiper. I'll stop by again after work today.
>
> I'm pretty sure Houston and I saw different sandpipers -- the least was
> conveniently standing next to a killdeer, and it was WAY smaller.
>
> Rick Tyler
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> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Houston Flores <houstonflores...>
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>> Hey Tweets,
>>
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>> I saw what I'm pretty confident was an adult SOLITARY SANDPIPER this
>> afternoon at the retention ponds north of Perrigo Park in Redmond. I
>> didn't have my good binoculars, but it was pretty close in and it looked
>> like a solid SOSA to me. I was expecting to see some of the recently
>> reported yellowlegs, but this was smaller (similar sized to a nearby
>> Killdeer), darker, smaller billed and had a conspicuous eye ring. It was
>> on the southern shoreline of the main pond, just north of NE 95th St.
>> Anyway, just thought I'd give a heads up to local birders.
>>
>>
>> Good Migrations,
>>
>>
>> Houston Flores
>>
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Date: 7/26/17 6:37 pm
From: Rick Tyler <rhtyler...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
Tweets,

Found the Solitary just now. Good clear looks at close range on the small,
algae-covered western pond.

Rick

On Jul 26, 2017 3:01 PM, "Houston Flores" <houstonflores...> wrote:

> Hey Tweets,
>
>
> I saw what I'm pretty confident was an adult SOLITARY SANDPIPER this
> afternoon at the retention ponds north of Perrigo Park in Redmond. I
> didn't have my good binoculars, but it was pretty close in and it looked
> like a solid SOSA to me. I was expecting to see some of the recently
> reported yellowlegs, but this was smaller (similar sized to a nearby
> Killdeer), darker, smaller billed and had a conspicuous eye ring. It was
> on the southern shoreline of the main pond, just north of NE 95th St.
> Anyway, just thought I'd give a heads up to local birders.
>
>
> Good Migrations,
>
>
> Houston Flores
>
> Seattle, WA
>
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Date: 7/26/17 5:49 pm
From: Wilson Cady <gorgebirds...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Upper Cowlitz Birding 7/25
Are you going to submit a Lewis County big day report to Washington Birder? It would set the record for July. wabirder.com Wilson Cady
Columbia River Gorge, WA

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From: Adam Crutcher <acrut44...>
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Subject: [Tweeters] Upper Cowlitz Birding 7/25
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:36:22 -0700


Hello tweets,Jason Vasallo, Josh Glant, and I spent much of the day down in Lewis County yesterday. We started at Riffe Lake and continued up to White Pass and totaled 78 species which is pretty good for the time of year. Here are some highlights: Peters Road WetlandsCinnamon Teal - Female Sora - Juvenile seen brieflyWilson's Snipe - One flying in and out wetlandsWestern Kingbird - Sitting on wires with swallows then dropped down out of sightSwallows - Over 1000 Violet-green on wires along with small numbers of Tree, Rough-winged, Barn and BankHouse Wren - One in trees just past wetlandsLazuli Bunting - Female on wires Sand Lake TrailMountain Bluebird - Over a dozen birds mostly early on in burnCassin's Finch - Male seen in snags and one other heardFairly dead otherwise White Pass Peregrine Falcon - Flew threw cloud of swallowsMountain Bluebird - Handful of juveniles around ski liftsChipping Sparrow - Juvenile at ski liftsSwallows - Around 500 Violet-green Swallow's with 100 Barn Swallows and a few Vaux's Swift sprinkled in The trip was quite fun with Peters Road being the highlight. In the town of Randle Violet-green Swallows covered most power lines and we estimated somewhere around 5,000 of them. Unfortunately the Sand Lake trail was pretty quite when we got up there around 9:20.
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Date: 7/26/17 4:05 pm
From: Rick Tyler <rhtyler...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
Tweets,

I ran over to the pond as soon as I received Houston's email, but no luck
-- no solitary sandpiper, just the usual resident population of killdeer
and one least sandpiper. I'll stop by again after work today.

I'm pretty sure Houston and I saw different sandpipers -- the least was
conveniently standing next to a killdeer, and it was WAY smaller.

Rick Tyler


On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Houston Flores <houstonflores...>
wrote:

> Hey Tweets,
>
>
> I saw what I'm pretty confident was an adult SOLITARY SANDPIPER this
> afternoon at the retention ponds north of Perrigo Park in Redmond. I
> didn't have my good binoculars, but it was pretty close in and it looked
> like a solid SOSA to me. I was expecting to see some of the recently
> reported yellowlegs, but this was smaller (similar sized to a nearby
> Killdeer), darker, smaller billed and had a conspicuous eye ring. It was
> on the southern shoreline of the main pond, just north of NE 95th St.
> Anyway, just thought I'd give a heads up to local birders.
>
>
> Good Migrations,
>
>
> Houston Flores
>
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Date: 7/26/17 3:05 pm
From: Houston Flores <houstonflores...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
Hey Tweets,


I saw what I'm pretty confident was an adult SOLITARY SANDPIPER this afternoon at the retention ponds north of Perrigo Park in Redmond. I didn't have my good binoculars, but it was pretty close in and it looked like a solid SOSA to me. I was expecting to see some of the recently reported yellowlegs, but this was smaller (similar sized to a nearby Killdeer), darker, smaller billed and had a conspicuous eye ring. It was on the southern shoreline of the main pond, just north of NE 95th St. Anyway, just thought I'd give a heads up to local birders.


Good Migrations,


Houston Flores

Seattle, WA

houstonflores AT hotmail.com

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Date: 7/26/17 2:25 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Juvenile Hooded Mergansers at Bothell South Pond
Hi Tweeters!

First off, sorry for the double send! I sent my first message too early.

I noticed something a bit unusual sitting among the mallards and gadwall on
the shore of the South Pond in Bothell this morning: what look to be four
juvenile hooded mergansers.

Adult hooded mergansers frequent the pond, but usually earlier in the year.
I've not seen any for months, so I can't quite imagine how these four young
ones showed up here.

I know HOMEs live here year round, but the lack of adults recently is
really what made the appearance of these young ones stand out. I added an
average quality photo to my eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38330242

Keep watching the skies.

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 7/26/17 2:17 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Juvenile Hooded Mergansers at Bothell South Pond
Hi Tweeters!

I noticed something a bit unusual sitting among the mallards and gadwall on
the shore of the South Pond in Bothell this morning: what look to be four
juvenile hooded mergansers.

Adult hooded mergansers frequent the pond, but usually earlier in the year.
I've not seen any for months, so I can't quite imagine how these four young
ones showed up here.

I know HOME

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Date: 7/26/17 1:37 pm
From: Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Semipalmated Sandpiper Montlake Fill
Hi Tweeters,

This morning there was a Semipalmated Sandpiper foraging on Main Pond at
the Fill. When I first saw the bird it stood out to me as brighter and
paler than the soon IDed accompanying Western. I watched it in the scope
for a good while, then it moved to the North beach of the pond, where much
better views were possible. An amazing part of this sighting was the fact
that the only two other peeps on the pond were a Least and a Western. What
luck! I was able to compare all three species only twenty feet away. Larry
Hubbell kindly took photos of the bird for ID purposes when it was far
away. Alex Mackenzie, Mary, Ian (No last names) and later Connie Sidles
were able to see the bird. Connie was fortunately able to drive down to the
Fill and see the bird, and we got even better views of the trio about
fifteen feet away. Connie pointed out the semipalmated feet, neat to see.
The bird was about the size of a Western, the bill was much shorter and
straighter. It looked stubby and thick. Legs were dark. It was noticeably
paler than the Western or Least, and lacked the rufous of Western and
earthy tones of Least. The semipalmated also had a faint washed buffy tone,
and quite uniform scales on the scapulars. I may never be as close to a
Semipalmated Sandpiper as today. When I left it was still at the North end,
though at a glance I didn't see the Least and Western. I'd say you'd have a
good chance at the bird in the evening or later afternoon. Fun Lifer!

There was also a Red-breasted Nuthatch calling from East Point. They are
surprisingly rare at the Fill, probably due mostly to the lack of conifers.
This was the second time one has been heard this year at the Fill, and
great to hear it with Whitney and Larry.


Louis

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Date: 7/26/17 9:39 am
From: Adam Crutcher <acrut44...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Upper Cowlitz Birding 7/25
Hello tweets,
Jason Vasallo, Josh Glant, and I spent much of the day down in Lewis County
yesterday. We started at Riffe Lake and continued up to White Pass and
totaled 78 species which is pretty good for the time of year. Here are some
highlights:

Peters Road Wetlands
Cinnamon Teal - Female
Sora - Juvenile seen briefly
Wilson's Snipe - One flying in and out wetlands
Western Kingbird - Sitting on wires with swallows then dropped down out of
sight
Swallows - Over 1000 Violet-green on wires along with small numbers of
Tree, Rough-winged, Barn and Bank
House Wren - One in trees just past wetlands
Lazuli Bunting - Female on wires

Sand Lake Trail
Mountain Bluebird - Over a dozen birds mostly early on in burn
Cassin's Finch - Male seen in snags and one other heard
Fairly dead otherwise

White Pass
Peregrine Falcon - Flew threw cloud of swallows
Mountain Bluebird - Handful of juveniles around ski lifts
Chipping Sparrow - Juvenile at ski lifts
Swallows - Around 500 Violet-green Swallow's with 100 Barn Swallows and a
few Vaux's Swift sprinkled in

The trip was quite fun with Peters Road being the highlight. In the town of
Randle Violet-green Swallows covered most power lines and we estimated
somewhere around 5,000 of them. Unfortunately the Sand Lake trail was
pretty quite when we got up there around 9:20.

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Date: 7/25/17 9:16 pm
From: Scott Downes <downess...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fw: State seeks input on Teanaway Community Forest recreation survey available through Aug. 24
While not specifically discussing birds here, I know many people both recreate and bird the Teanaway. Those involved in the Teanaway Community Forest (TCF) are working on recreation planning process right now. Part of that process is to get input from the public on what they want for recreation in the TCF. So, if you have recreated in the past in the Teanaway and/or plan to do so in the future, passing along the survey below to have your voice heard. The intent is to get the word out to a wide audience that uses the Teanaway, so if you know of somebody that is not reached on these lists, feel free to pass this along to them.

Thanks,

Scott Downes
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Yakima WA
NEWS RELEASE

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington Department of Natural Resources

July 24, 2017

Contacts: Eryn Couch, DNR, 360-902-1066

Mike Livingston, WDFW, 509-457-9325



State seeks input on Teanaway Community Forest

recreation survey available through Aug. 24



OLYMPIA – The public is invited to participate in a survey about recreation in the Teanaway Community Forest as part of the State’s long-term recreation planning process.



The Teanaway Community Forest is an important source of water and wildlife habitat, as well as a statewide recreation destination in the heart of the Cascades with opportunities for fishing, camping and taking in expansive views of the Teanaway Valley.

The 50,241-acre forest, located in the Yakima River Basin headwaters, is managed through a partnership between the state departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The departments want input from the forest’s many visitors and nearby neighbors on current and future recreation priorities.



“Whether you’ve pulled off I-90 for the views or were lucky enough to snag a first-come, first-serve spot at one of the camping areas during a summer weekend, we want to hear from you—and all who help make up the shared story of Teanaway Community Forest,” said Glenn Glover, acting statewide recreation manager.



The agencies, along with a 20-member advisory committee, value public feedback as they develop a recreation plan intended to guide long-term recreation priorities in the community forest.



“It’s crucial we hear from people who value the Teanaway as we develop a recreation plan consistent with the watershed protection and conservation objectives that were key to establishing this community forest,” said Mike Livingston, WDFW south central regional director.


To take the survey, visit bit.ly//TeanawaySurvey before close of business Thursday, Aug 24.



Teanaway Community Forest: An enduring partnership

The forest is managed through a partnership between DNR and WDFW, with input from the advisory committee, the local community and interested stakeholders. The plan will lay a foundation for the preservation and development of recreation opportunities consistent with watershed protection, the Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan and other priorities identified by state lawmakers.



The 2013 acquisition of the community forest was the single largest Washington state land transaction in 45 years and reflected more than a decade of collaboration.



The property is Washington’s first state-managed community forest under the terms of legislation enacted in 2011. That law empowers communities to partner with DNR to purchase forests to preserve land in danger of conversion, and to support local economies and public recreation.



Acquisition of the Teanaway was one key step in implementing the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan - an initiative developed by a coalition of public and private organizations to safeguard the basin’s water supply, restore fisheries, conserve habitat, preserve working lands and enhance recreational opportunities.



Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (<dolores.noyes...>). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.


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Date: 7/25/17 7:05 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Assistance bringing dead bird Oak Harbor to the Burke?
Milt Vine asked me to forward this:

Is anyone headed to Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island soon that would be willing to transport a window-strike dead juvenile Pileated back to the Burke Museum? Contact me off list and I’ll coordinate the pick up between you and my daughter , at your convenience — Miltvine at Comcast dot net

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Date: 7/25/17 3:23 pm
From: <MEYER2J...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cassia Crossbills in Idaho South Hills
Hi Tweets:

A few days ago, Mike and I drove to Twin Falls, Idaho. On July 20 and 21
we had good looks at Cassia Crossbills, some that were banded. You can
hear the difference in calls between the Cassia and Type 2 crossbills.
According to Julie Smith at PLU, there may not have been any Type 5s in the area.
Access to Diamondfield Jack campground in the South Hills is easy. Best to
go early in the morning to be ahead of the 4-wheelers. However, we hiked
through the woods over to the next road which is at the base of Camp
Tawakani where it was quiet for several hours. We saw and heard many Cassia
Crossbills, adults and juveniles. The birds come down lower to drink from a
stream. While driving in or out on Rock Creek Rd. you may want to stop at
Harrington Fork Picnic Area where there are paved trails next to the river. There
were about half-dozen Chats in there, all singing. Reference the link
below or go to the Idaho listserv for more information on the crossbills.

_Cassia Crossbill | Idaho Birds_
(https://idahobirds.net/birding-idaho/cassia-crossbill/)

Joyce Meyer
Mike West
Redmond, WA
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Date: 7/25/17 3:09 pm
From: B&PBell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Horned Puffin - no
Hi Tweets



I arrived in Neah Bay at about 11 am. As I started scanning, Michael Hobbs
drove up and said he had been looking for two hours and had not been able to
find the bird. I worked the bay over for the rest of Monday (11 to 6, break
for dinner, and then til 7:30) - tons of Rhinoceros Auklets, but no Horned.
A couple of times a preening Rhino would show it's white belly - momentary
hope - but the rest of the bird was all dark.



I stayed the night and started birding at 5:30 a.m. - Fewer Rhinos and more
scattered, no sign of the Horned. Worked the Bay again from a bunch of
locations and some in great light. Good numbers of Rhinos, lots of Pigeon
Guillemots, White-winged Scoters and Surf Scoters. At least 7 Bald Eagles on
the mud (2 adults and 5 young). Finally quit at 9:15 a.m. to start the drive
home. Looks like the Horned has moved on.



Good Birding



Brian H. Bell

Woodinville WA

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Date: 7/25/17 2:45 pm
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Old friends out east
Tweets,

I'm visiting family in New England, and we have enjoyed seeing the common birds we don't get out west. Blue jays, mockingbirds, and cardinals.

Today, somewhat less common birds: purple martins, tons of ospreys, lots of sanderlings, catbirds. And one liter: Several delightful little piping plovers. Charming little things!

When people visit me in Seattle, they exclaim about our jays. After catching up with these old friends, I am reminded that even the most common humdrum birds are still that: friends. We should appreciate them, even the ones we see every day.

Josh in cloudy Falmouth MA

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Date: 7/25/17 9:55 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] yep, ravens really ARE more cunning than preschoolers
hello everyone,

I finally finished this piece about ravens' abilities to plan for the
future. Really fascinating stuff, actually.

Ravens Are More Cunning Than Human Preschoolers
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/07/25/ravens-are-more-cunning-than-human-preschoolers/

please do share with your friends and family, and of course, on social
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many thanks.

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Date: 7/25/17 8:39 am
From: Teresa Stokes <tlstokespoetry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Immediate need Ref Logging


Main entrance is 26825 NE 36th Pl, Redmond.


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Date: 7/24/17 8:21 pm
From: <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seattle Cooper's Hawks


Yo Tweets,



The Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project is continuing to document the breeding density, productivity and dispersal of urban nesting Cooper’s Hawks. At this time of year, nests we may have missed are more easily detected by the food-begging calls of fledglings. Cornell's All About Birds site has two good audio clip examples. We welcome sightings of Cooper’s Hawks from within the Seattle city limits, or of color-banded birds anywhere. We have over 160 color-banded birds “out there,” each with unique alphanumeric codes. Please reply off line. We also ask that nest locations not be posted on tweeters. While urban Cooper's Hawks are surprisingly human-tolerant, they are not immune to disturbance by over-enthusiastic viewers. Thanks.



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Date: 7/24/17 6:17 pm
From: Al n Donna <alndonna...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Redstart Monday morning
Stayed long enough at 11:05 for a few nice photos.

Pictures:

http://www.pbase.com/image/165888672

http://www.pbase.com/alndonna/image/165888671


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Date: 7/24/17 3:40 pm
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RE : Banded Caspian Terns
I have had good luck reporting them to http://brnwbandedbird.org/Tern/
The color combos can tell where and when the bird was banded.
 
This is one I photographed a few years ago and learned it's background
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/9029219428/in/photolist-xV4pAC-no391G-fm86C8-eKFGHP-eKT7n3-a3JVgs-9Y4v8S-8k6sTN-8iR4sB-6jKZmz-51NiQu-4YZtns-4XjMdp-4WGy1J-HSjB9-HSoix-4NEFi
 
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Date: 7/24/17 2:58 pm
From: Joan Miller <jemskink...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Banded Caspian Terns
Hi Tweets,

In reviewing some photos I took of Caspian terns near Alki in April, I see
one has two leg bands. Anyone know anything about banded terns? I can't see
numbers, only colors.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 7/24/17 11:53 am
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Steller's Jay: An Unexpected Ally
Hi Tweeters!

Anyone reading this has undoubtedly waged both ground and air war with
squirrels seeking to pillage their birdfeeders. My wife and I have been in
the thick of this recently, having just bought our first house with an
honest-to-goodness (if small) backyard.

We have four feeders set up so far, with three based around a pole system
bought from Wild Birds Unlimited. We've had wins and losses, as we've
shifted the feeder positions, installed an anti-squirrel baffle and gone
the chemical warfare route with cayenne pepper mixed into the feed.

Something unexpected happened just a few weeks ago, though: A Steller's jay
joined our anti-squirrel efforts.

Well, joined might be a strong word.

The raucous Steller’s jay that has begun its own campaign of chasing away
encroaching squirrels is certainly no friend of ours. It's also harassed
and shouted at my wife a few times as she was taking our puppy out for a
potty.

Just the same, this jay has on multiple occasions chased off squirrels
climbing along our fence line with repeated dives and swoops. Its been
something to see! We suspect it’s because of a smaller, definitely
younger-looking jay that’s been hanging around.

If we have to share ownership of our backyard, I'm thrilled to cede some
ground to our own little blue-and-black, squirrel-seeking air-to-ground
missile.

Has anyone else seen this sort of behavior?

Keep watching the skies.

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 7/24/17 8:05 am
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Waking up to Wren
Hey Tweeters


Sleeping on my couch here at the Two-Room Ranch,here in Port Townsend, I just got woken up by a loud buzzing and trilling bird just outside the open window - a House Wren. It was 7:35, just for the record.


Jefff Gibson,

with House Wren alarm

Port Townsend Wa

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Date: 7/23/17 10:56 pm
From: Rocky <wrockwel01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Redstart still in Oso
Went out to Oso this afternoon to look for the redstart. Took a while, but he popped out into some blackberry vines across from the Mystic Mountain nursery for a few seconds. Not sure how much longer he'll be around, though.  Winston "Rocky" RockwellEverett, WAwww.northwestnaturalimagery.com


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Date: 7/23/17 9:43 pm
From: Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Thank you for Freeman Road tips!
Thanks to everyone who responded to my inquiry. If I can I'd love to stop
by, maybe on my way home from work. If not and the pond dries up...still a
few ponds elsewhere in the county that aren't quite low enough for
shorebirds...yet!

Christopher Clark
Sumner, WA

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Date: 7/23/17 9:33 pm
From: Bruce <blabar...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Question about Freeman Road access
Chris
As you turn on to Freeman road from Levee road, go almost to Valley road. On you left there usually some close sheep feeding , then a large warehouse type building. Right after that building is a small gravel road . Turn in and park on the left where there is a pull off. From here walk straight ahead to a larger pond on the left which has the main birds. The pond on the right not as much. Times to go because of construction is after 7:00 in evenings and on the weekends. If they're working, so far no problem. Pond is drying up fast.
Bruce

> On Jul 23, 2017, at 6:26 PM, Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> wrote:
>
> Hey all, so there have been excellent shorebird reports from what's called the Freeman Road Mitigation Site in Fife. I've seen it on a map and drive by there nearly every day on my way to work, but how do you access this site? All I see when I drive by are numerous dump trucks at a construction site, so if anyone has info on how to (safely) access the mitigation pond I'd be very appreciative.
>
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Date: 7/23/17 8:21 pm
From: bill shelmerdine <georn1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report 07222017 - GuMu (long)
Yesterday we had another great trip with Westport Seabirds, though early in the day we had our reservations. The highlight of the trip for most came when we encountered two GUADALUPE MURRELETS (GuMu) on the water at about 1100 AM. The birds stayed on the water and everyone on board was able to get reasonable looks. Some of the photographers were even able to snap a few pictures. But Ive gotten ahead of myself, so let me back up a bit.

The day started with a challenge as fog and mist hampered viewing early, wind chop made the seas a bit bumpy despite a rather low swell with decent period. This was an outer slope trip with rather low numbers of birds on the outbound leg. As a result we made our way directly to Grays Canyon and beyond the shelf edge with few stops in-route. Fog and mist had limited visibility to mile much of the way. As we continued beyond the shelf edge conditions lightened, visibility improved and we began to pick up Leaches Storm Petrels and the occasional Black-footed Albatross and Fork-tailed Storm Petrel. We stopped to chum in deep water beyond the canyon edge. The light breeze did not help our cause and the chum slick produced low numbers of Leaches Storm Petrels and single Sabines Gull and Fork-tailed Storm Petrel. Still, we had good looks at Leaches, a much sought after species on these trips.

With an unusually quiet chum stop, Skipper Phil Anderson made a great decision to depart the chum stop early and turn south along the shelf edge before turning east to the where at least one shrimp boat was working along the edge. This turned out to be the ticket and our fortunes changed for the better. A few miles south a pair of small alcids were spotted well ahead of the boat. Suspecting Murrelets we slowed and approached cautiously. With improving views we were able to see a significant amount of white in front of the eye and a face pattern consistent with the rare Guadalupe Murrelet and quite distinct from the uncommon, but more expected Scripps Murrelet. Continuing south the birding improved and good views of some very cooperative Cassins Auklets were obtained. At this point the day just kept getting better

Back at the shelf edge, a shrimp boat had been working the area. There were many birds on the water including Black-footed Albatross (about 50), and a couple hundred Pink-footed Shearwaters along with lower numbers of Sooties. Many Fork-tailed Storm Petrels were working the area and our first Northern Fulmars were found here as well. We stopped, shut off the engines and chummed. Most species came in very close to the boat at this point, much to the delight of the photographers on board. Several Blue Sharks were working the area, often coming right up to the boat. It was interesting watching the sharks and albatross challenge each other for food items on the surface.

After spending some quality time at this second chum stop we slowly motored through the flocks on the water, adding to the numbers recorded offshore. Turning east for the in-bound leg we had calm conditions and good visibility. Somewhere in-route we spotted a large, bulky, dark brown bird in the distance sitting on the water. We turned south and approached our first and only South Polar Skua of the day, a very dark morph in heavy wing molt. The day was unusual in its lack of Jeagers and offshore Gulls. The remainder of the trip continued to add numbers but no new species. Closer to shore a couple of Humpback Whales passed close and large rafts of Sooty Shearwaters (more than 10,000) added greatly to our numbers despite the return of foggy conditions at 15 miles out.

As we entered the harbor, a pass close to the south jetty found at least 8 Ruddy Turnstones in fine alternate plumage among the more common Black Turnstones. Inside the harbor we added many of the typical nearshore species. Spotters for the trip were Gene Revelas, Bruce Labar, and Bill Shelmerdine. Phil and Chris Anderson provided expert boat handling, logistics, and additional spotting skills.

Official trip numbers will be compiled and added to the Westport Seabirds Website and entered into ebird. For now, offshore species included: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed and Sooty Shearwater, Fork-tailed and Leaches Storm Petrels, Red-necked Phalarope, Rhinoceros and Cassins Auklet, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Guadalupe and Marbled Murrelet, South-Polar Skua, and Western, California, and Sabines Gull. Marine Mammals included Humpback Whale, Pacific White-sided and Northern Right-whale Dolphin, Dalls and Harbor Porpoise, Northern Elephant and Harbor Seals, and Stellars Sea-Lion. Other interesting critters included Mola Mola and Blue Shark.

Bill Shelmerdine

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Date: 7/23/17 6:29 pm
From: Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Question about Freeman Road access
Hey all, so there have been excellent shorebird reports from what's called
the Freeman Road Mitigation Site in Fife. I've seen it on a map and drive
by there nearly every day on my way to work, but how do you access this
site? All I see when I drive by are numerous dump trucks at a construction
site, so if anyone has info on how to (safely) access the mitigation pond
I'd be very appreciative.

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Sumner, WA

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Date: 7/23/17 5:37 pm
From: Robert C. Faucett <rfaucett...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Immediate need Ref Logging
Where?

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> On Jul 23, 2017, at 17:15, T.L. Stokes <tlstokespoetry...> wrote:
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> Hello Fellow Bird Lovers. Need info regarding who to talk to ref a current logging operation and slated development of 18 acres of 80.
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> Per the owner of adjacent 15 acres and a photo taken of a logging truck full of possible 2nd growth timber, there is concern about if an environmental impact study has been conducted prior to this logging.
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> I can provide more information, some photos etc if needed.
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> Immediate concern is a long term bear family which lives in these woods. A long term bobcat family with trails in the area which have been cleared slightly with a weed wacker and fledged bald eagles heard just after July 4. Unknown where their nest tree is.
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Date: 7/23/17 5:17 pm
From: T.L. Stokes <tlstokespoetry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Immediate need Ref Logging
Hello Fellow Bird Lovers. Need info regarding who to talk to ref a current logging operation and slated development of 18 acres of 80.

Per the owner of adjacent 15 acres and a photo taken of a logging truck full of possible 2nd growth timber, there is concern about if an environmental impact study has been conducted prior to this logging.

I can provide more information, some photos etc if needed.

Immediate concern is a long term bear family which lives in these woods. A long term bobcat family with trails in the area which have been cleared slightly with a weed wacker and fledged bald eagles heard just after July 4. Unknown where their nest tree is.

Let me know your thoughts, and suggestions.

Thanks,
T.L.

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Date: 7/23/17 4:20 pm
From: Ron Post <ronpost4...>
Subject: [Tweeters] looking for certain photos
Hi, I'm looking for several photos for the upcoming edition of WOSNews: a
Thayer's Gull (preferably in flight or with wings spread; and just any old
ducks in flight (near water if possible). Any help would be appreciated.
Everyone gets credited, and my preferred format and size is JPG HalfMeg.
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Date: 7/23/17 4:05 pm
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Quest for the Horned Puffin (Ahoy Matey)
At least ten or so birders were able to see the Neah Bay Horned Puffin this morning. There were good scope views to be had, but at a distance that precluded photos. As the tide rose, the auklets and puffin continued to stay far out. We started talking about going to the puffin if the puffin would not come to us.

Several of us went to the marina and talked to a couple of boaters. We could not quickly find anyone willing to take us out, but they suggested we go to the Makah Marina office. We did so and learned that we could rent a 15 foot skiff for $10 an hour. That was a flat boat rental fee, not a per person fee. The boat came with a 25 horse Merc outboard and gas. PFDs were available for all. Bob Bagwell (Sequim) skippered the boat. John Gatchet (Gardiner), Grace and Ollie Oliver (now of Poulsbo), Chuck Jensen (Renton), and I were passengers. We motored out to where the birds were, enjoyed good views of the puffin, and shot off lots of photos. We had no mishaps with cameras, keys, or bodies. Our rental fee was $20 total and well worth it. We all expect to have good/great photos for our checklists.

If the puffin lingers for more viewing days, but remains too far out in the bay for satisfactory views, we recommend renting the boat through the marina office. The Merc was well tuned and easy to handle.

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Date: 7/23/17 3:57 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Morning Birding at North Creek in Bothell
Hi Tweeters!

My name is Jeremy, and this is my first ever post to the Washington
Tweeters email chat list. I'm lucky enough to work right next to the North
Creek trail system in Bothell and enjoy at least a half hour of birding
every morning.

I usually do a loop of the South Pond, which sits directly adjacent to the
Residence Inn there. I try to start by 7:30 or so and bird until I have to
start work at my job in the nearby office park at 8. I usually get your
standard assortment of dabbling ducks, black-cappeds, juncos, two or three
different kinds of sparrows and frequently Bewick's and marsh wrens.

Recently, though, an osprey has been making use of the pond for fishing.
Thursday morning of last week (July 20), I was approaching one of the
taller, leafless trees on the shore of the pond when I spotted the black
and brown bulk of the osprey.

I stopped dead in my tracks, but the osprey had already marked me. It
called briefly and flew off. I thought I spooked it, but then it began the
circle the pond and hover, eyes locked on the water's surface below. I it
repeated this pattern a few more times, culminating in a dive straight down
from a hover. Water splashed and wings beat as it lifted itself and a
good-sized fish out of the water, heading southwest away from the pond.
What a thrill that was to see!

Though small and unassuming, I've absolutely fallen in love with South Pond
and the variety it can offer. Maybe I'll see some of you there some time!

Keep watching the skies

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Date: 7/23/17 2:21 pm
From: Joan Miller <jemskink...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pileated Woodpecker with Brown Feathers
Hi Tweets,

Sorry I don't have a photo yet, but I've been noticing this female Pileated
in my area for a few weeks. I thought she looked really dirty, with brown
on the sides. Today with my bins I realized she's got some differently
colored feathers. They may be on the wings. I almost got a photo, but she
flew, of course! She does visit my suet feeders and perches on poles
nearby, so I hope to get a photo soon.

Anyone else ever seen this coloration?

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 7/23/17 12:16 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh semipalmated plovers 7-22-17
In what is becoming an annual event, heat waves kept me from getting good photos of two semipalmated plovers that were at the marsh Saturday afternoon.
Scroll down to post 160 for photos.
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?14796-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA-2017/page16
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 7/23/17 11:44 am
From: Chazz Hesselein <chazz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Horned Puffin, Neah Bay
I saw that the Olivers already posted the Horned Puffin. Thought I would add that the only spot I could find it was from in front of the Warmhouse restaurant. Too distant for photos with my Canon 50 camera.

Chazz Hesselein
Port Orchard

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Date: 7/23/17 9:11 am
From: Grace and Ollie Oliver <grace.ollie.oliver...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Horned puffin yes, inside breakwater neah bay Sunday 8am
Grace Oliver Poulsbo, WA

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Date: 7/22/17 2:17 pm
From: Jennifer Jarstad <jennjarstad...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Union Bay Watch } Bittersweet (Hubbell)
Thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your beautiful trip and tribute to
your brother. jenn jarstad

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Date: 7/22/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of July 23, 2017
Hey, Tweets,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* Okefenokee Swamp and the Prothonotary Warbler
http://bit.ly/MrkUR8
* Puffins - Clowns of the Sea
http://bit.ly/N7Tq1Q
* Adaptations for Flight - More Than Just Wings!
http://bit.ly/2tWTEWH
* If It Weren't for Birds...
http://bit.ly/1DOQhig
* Aldo Leopold and the Field Sparrows
http://bit.ly/13AJWJ4
* Most Kingfishers Don't Fish
http://bit.ly/1MAKuS3
* White-throated Swifts
http://bit.ly/1J7dF01
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Date: 7/22/17 8:37 am
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Horned puffin at neah bay yes sat morning
Looking at the horned puffin from near the warm house at neah bay-- 8:30 sat morning

Matt Bartels
Seattle wa

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