tweeters
Received From Subject
10/22/18 10:18 am mary hrudkaj <mch1096...> [Tweeters] Late American Goldfinches
10/22/18 10:02 am Bruce LaBar <blabar...> [Tweeters] Prothonotary Warbler
10/22/18 9:57 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern shrike 10-21-18
10/22/18 9:53 am Ryan Shaw <rtshaw80...> [Tweeters] Prothonotary Warbler - Neah Bay
10/21/18 8:26 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Great Horned Owl sounding like Spotted Towhee
10/21/18 6:57 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] Barrow's Goldeneye
10/21/18 6:25 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> Re: [Tweeters] Noble Knob raptors
10/21/18 4:45 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] Requesting help with duck photo
10/21/18 4:41 pm Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...> [Tweeters] Bittern in Kent
10/21/18 3:45 pm Al n Donna <alndonna...> [Tweeters] Mostly leucistic house sparrow
10/21/18 2:13 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Midwest Wrap Up
10/21/18 12:27 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } The Eagles Return
10/21/18 11:18 am Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...> [Tweeters] Maritime Katydids , and Other Things
10/21/18 10:56 am Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...> [Tweeters] Gyrfalcon on Midway Beach
10/21/18 8:21 am Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...> [Tweeters] Shorebirds at Ocean Shores
10/20/18 9:17 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern harrier 10-20-18
10/20/18 6:23 pm Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...> [Tweeters] Westport Bar-tailed Godwit
10/20/18 3:57 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Noble Knob raptors
10/20/18 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Oct. 21, 2018
10/20/18 10:29 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] First of Season Varied thrush / Caryn / Wedgwood
10/20/18 8:42 am pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] banded bird report
10/19/18 5:21 pm Debbie Sutherland <shadowfax4jctm...> [Tweeters] Snow Bunting
10/19/18 3:18 pm <shadowfax4jctm...> [Tweeters] Snow Bunting at Nature Conservancy
10/19/18 2:38 pm jmyb <jmyb...> [Tweeters] Palm Warbler
10/19/18 2:12 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Duck?
10/18/18 8:14 pm Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> [Tweeters] Leach's Storm-Petrel at Carkeek Park
10/18/18 6:25 pm Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...> [Tweeters] Longspurs at Midway Beach
10/18/18 5:25 pm Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> [Tweeters] South Lake Union Palm Warbler seen at 3:45
10/18/18 2:10 pm Janka and Michael Hobbs <MJCT_Hobbs...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-18
10/18/18 12:45 pm William <wrboyington...> [Tweeters] Palm Warbler (correction )
10/18/18 12:41 pm William <wrboyington...> [Tweeters] South Lake Union Park Palm Warbler refound today
10/18/18 11:24 am Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...> [Tweeters] band-tailed pigeons
10/18/18 7:45 am Gloria Lawrence <woodygl...> [Tweeters] Black swan
10/17/18 4:41 pm Michelle Maani <lamoustique...> [Tweeters] Northern Shrike at Ridgefield, life bird for me.
10/17/18 2:42 pm Mark Robinson <blobbybirdman...> Re: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler at South Lake Union
10/17/18 1:37 pm Patricia Taylor <pat.mary.taylor...> Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish/Skagit birding
10/17/18 12:57 pm Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> [Tweeters] Palm Warbler at South Lake Union
10/17/18 12:19 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Snohomish/Skagit birding
10/17/18 10:54 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds turnstones and sandpipers (10-15/16-18)
10/16/18 7:28 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Red Knots at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island
10/16/18 1:36 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/16/18 12:00 pm Andrew McCormick <andy_mcc...> [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/16/18 11:45 am Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Tour of Clark County
10/15/18 8:25 pm stan Kostka lynn Schmidt <lynnandstan...> [Tweeters] Snohomish County Northern Goshawk.
10/15/18 7:10 pm <adrienne...> [Tweeters] Band-tail pigeons
10/15/18 6:24 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...> [Tweeters] Them Eagles Has Landed, etc.
10/15/18 5:33 pm Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Fail
10/15/18 5:21 pm Louise Rutter <louise.rutter...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla Fail
10/15/18 5:13 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...> [Tweeters] Them Eagles Has Landed, etc.
10/15/18 4:46 pm cynthia burrell <cinnyb...> [Tweeters] Nov 5 WOS meeting
10/15/18 4:07 pm Ron McCluskey <rmcclsky...> [Tweeters] Okanogan County - Snow Bunting
10/15/18 2:49 pm Wendy Walker <wendianajones...> [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelet presentation Thursday, October 18 hosted by Seattle Audubon
10/15/18 1:31 pm Burney Huff <burney.huff...> [Tweeters] Band Tailed Pigeons
10/15/18 12:33 pm Diane Yorgason-Quinn <avosetta...> Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
10/15/18 11:02 am Barry Brugman <bbrug15...> [Tweeters] Lake Sammamish State Park question
10/15/18 9:24 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern shrike 10-14-18
10/14/18 8:47 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Omak Trip
10/14/18 7:37 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] FOY DOA
10/14/18 6:53 pm Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] two scoters in eastern WA
10/14/18 5:25 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Birding in Missouri and Some History of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow
10/14/18 5:02 pm Jeremy Davis <davisjp23...> Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/14/18 2:31 pm mary hrudkaj <mch1096...> Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/14/18 2:21 pm Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...> Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/14/18 1:11 pm deborah <d.kirner...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla - YES
10/14/18 12:45 pm Diane Weinstein <diane_weinstein...> Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/14/18 12:21 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
10/14/18 12:19 pm Joan Miller <jemskink...> [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
10/14/18 9:17 am Randy <re_hill...> [Tweeters] Clark County hilites yesterday
10/13/18 7:57 pm Samuel Terry <samgterry...> [Tweeters] Renton Clark's Grebe
10/13/18 6:49 pm Craig Merkel <quetsal48...> [Tweeters] Birds and beer
10/13/18 3:49 pm AnnMarie Wood <amw.5737...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla - YES
10/13/18 3:45 pm Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Fwd: [obol] Northern Shrike at Steigerwald
10/13/18 3:34 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Grant County birding 10.9.18 to 10.12.18
10/13/18 3:17 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> Re: [Tweeters] Not time sensitive: Ocean Shores
10/13/18 2:25 pm Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla hit and miss
10/13/18 2:18 pm Becky K <astrokt...> Re: [Tweeters] Clark County Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10/13/18 1:49 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Lewis Co. Mayfield Lake birds
10/13/18 1:37 pm Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg...> [Tweeters] Not time sensitive: Ocean Shores
10/13/18 1:13 pm Cindy McCormack <nwbirder...> [Tweeters] Clark County Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10/13/18 1:01 pm Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg...> [Tweeters] Time sensitive: Ocean Shores
10/13/18 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Oct. 14, 2018
10/12/18 2:49 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Eurasian-collared Dove / Caryn / Wedgwood
10/12/18 7:10 am Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] Snowy Owl Article- Smithsonian Magazine- October, 2018
10/12/18 12:24 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Snowy Owl Article- Smithsonian Magazine- October, 2018
10/12/18 12:17 am Larry Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Sandhill Cranes
10/11/18 10:45 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Juanita Bay Snipe
10/11/18 5:41 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-11
10/11/18 4:13 pm Randy <re_hill...> Re: [Tweeters] Cowlitz Co. Surf Scoters
10/11/18 2:20 pm Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...> [Tweeters] Cowlitz Co. Surf Scoters
10/11/18 1:15 pm Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] mallard X shoveler?? at Yesler Swamp
10/11/18 12:08 pm J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> [Tweeters] mallard X shoveler?? at Yesler Swamp
10/11/18 7:57 am STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...> Re: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update - amphibians - reptiles - fish
10/11/18 6:25 am Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 10/10/18
10/10/18 6:17 pm Anna <amk17...> [Tweeters] White throated sparrow Seattle
10/10/18 4:19 pm B Boekelheide <bboek...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla still here
10/10/18 4:09 pm Kari J. Anderson <karia...> [Tweeters] John Marzluff Talk @ UW Libraries, 10/16, 3 PM
10/10/18 11:18 am BobnBernie Meyer <BobnBernie...> Re: [Tweeters] "Our" Cooper's Hawk
10/10/18 11:14 am P B Bell <bellasoc...> [Tweeters] Seattle Audubon Whidbey Island Oct 9
10/10/18 9:19 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Everett Marina great egret 10-9-18
10/9/18 8:59 pm ED DEAL <falcophile...> Re: [Tweeters] : "Our" Cooper's Hawk
10/9/18 8:41 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] "Our" Cooper's Hawk
10/9/18 5:45 pm Diane B. <dibirsner...> [Tweeters] Parasitic Jaegers Pt No Point
10/9/18 5:03 pm Mike Patterson <celata...> [Tweeters] RBA: Booby species (likely Nazca) Gearhart flyover (not chaseable)
10/9/18 2:13 pm Betty Watson <rocky98502...> [Tweeters] Question seeking an answer: Tail-less Spotted Towhee.....is this common?
10/9/18 12:29 pm Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...> Re: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update - amphibians - reptiles - fish
10/9/18 12:22 pm Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> [Tweeters] Palm Warbler in Bellingham
10/8/18 11:00 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> [Tweeters] Southend Crow Roost?
10/8/18 9:08 pm STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...> [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update
10/8/18 5:35 pm Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Update
10/8/18 3:40 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Loved the Bulging Bigger Berry Battle
10/8/18 3:37 pm Diane B. <dibirsner...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Update
10/8/18 1:49 pm Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...> [Tweeters] First Fox
10/8/18 12:17 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] RFI: Phainopepla photo? / Caryn / Wedgwood
10/8/18 10:01 am Patrick Forster <patforster...> [Tweeters] Great White Egret, Everett Harbor
10/8/18 9:25 am patforster <patforster...> [Tweeters] Great White Egret
10/8/18 8:37 am Janeanne Houston <houstojc...> Re: [Tweeters] FOS White-throated Sparrow
10/7/18 11:09 pm Comcast <rposmantur...> [Tweeters] Trip to Costa Rica
10/7/18 9:06 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern harrier 10-6-18
10/7/18 8:53 pm Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla update
10/7/18 8:48 pm Eric Ellingson <abriteway...> [Tweeters] "Exotic" looking Dark-eyed Junco, Blaine WA
10/7/18 7:48 pm Cara Borre <cmborre1...> [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday 10-6-18
10/7/18 7:23 pm TERRANCE DUNNING <madalama...> [Tweeters] Great white egret at Everett Marina
10/7/18 6:33 pm pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR golden-plover (Thurston Cty.)
10/7/18 12:45 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Waxing Cuisine
10/7/18 12:09 pm Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> [Tweeters] (no subject)
10/7/18 9:06 am mark girling <markgirling...> [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic trip Saturday 10/6/2018
10/7/18 5:13 am Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> [Tweeters] Lewis County 10-6
10/6/18 7:13 pm ED DEAL <falcophile...> [Tweeters] 2018 Seattle Cooper's Hawk Project Summary (long)
10/6/18 4:19 pm pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] Discovery Park (Seattle)
10/6/18 12:06 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Oct. 7, 2018
10/6/18 9:57 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Robin update / Caryn / Wedgwood
10/5/18 8:33 pm Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> [Tweeters] Discovery Park birding map
10/5/18 4:05 pm Sharon Cormier-Aagaard <scormieraa001...> [Tweeters] Lake Sammamish State Park monthly walk, Oct 5
10/5/18 2:00 pm Garrett Haynes <garrettwhaynes...> [Tweeters] Birdy in downtown Auburn
10/5/18 1:31 pm <amk17...> [Tweeters] FOS yellow rumped warbler
10/5/18 10:21 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh merlin 10-4-18
10/4/18 11:53 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Lewis County Red Shouldered Hawk
10/4/18 8:01 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 3 October 2018
10/4/18 6:50 pm Izzy Wong <gobirder...> [Tweeters] White-throated Sp.
10/4/18 6:09 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> Re: [Tweeters] Merlin in Edmonds marsh
10/4/18 4:09 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] Merlin in Edmonds marsh
10/4/18 3:17 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-04
10/4/18 1:25 pm Fran Joy <franjoy236...> [Tweeters] Scrub jay
10/4/18 8:51 am dick <dick...> [Tweeters] WOS Conference 2019
10/3/18 9:17 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Renton Glaucous Gull
10/3/18 6:01 pm <mcallisters4...> Re: [Tweeters] TVs on the move?
10/3/18 3:32 pm Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> Re: [Tweeters] TVs on the move?
10/3/18 3:27 pm Carol Schulz <carol.schulz50...> [Tweeters] FOS Varied Thrush - Scold call
10/3/18 1:28 pm Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...> [Tweeters] FOS Varied Thrush, West Seattle
10/3/18 12:12 pm Jon Sieker <jon.sieker...> [Tweeters] TVs on the move?
10/3/18 10:14 am Ed Swan <edswan2...> [Tweeters] FOS White-throated Sparrow
10/3/18 5:17 am Ken Lane <ken.lane63...> [Tweeters] Wa pelagic birds
10/2/18 8:57 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Stanwood Treatment Plant
10/2/18 8:25 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Skagit Costa's Hummingbird
10/2/18 6:55 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Starwood Treatment Plant
10/2/18 6:44 pm Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...> [Tweeters] Late for the season Rufous Hummingbirds
10/2/18 4:05 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Backyard Autumn Birds’ Feast
10/2/18 2:19 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] FOY Varied Thrush in Lake Forest Park
10/2/18 9:05 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Newly Discovered Hummingbird Species Is Already Endangered
10/2/18 8:37 am Mary Reese <uuspirit...> [Tweeters] GWF Geese, Ridgefield S Unit
10/2/18 5:33 am bill shelmerdine <georn1...> [Tweeters] Spaces available for Westport Seabirds Trip this Saturday 10/6
10/1/18 9:17 pm Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> Re: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday September 29th
10/1/18 8:15 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla recorded in the wrong county on eBird
10/1/18 5:53 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Broke down Alpine Birding.
10/1/18 5:16 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday September 29th
10/1/18 3:58 pm Cara Borre <cmborre1...> [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday September 29th
10/1/18 1:40 pm <lsr...> <lsr...> [Tweeters] Palm Warbler and Golden-crowned Kinglet
10/1/18 1:02 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Robin w possible pox
9/30/18 10:13 pm ray holden <rayleeholden...> Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
9/30/18 9:20 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Unidentified Skagit hummingbird
9/30/18 7:13 pm Nan <billnan321...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla update
9/30/18 7:09 pm <dlrymnd...> Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
9/30/18 4:50 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] TVs didn't disappoint in Cowlitz County
9/30/18 3:05 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Oct. 6 Big Day?
9/30/18 2:53 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
9/30/18 1:01 pm Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> Re: [Tweeters] Palm Warblers at Neah Bay
9/30/18 12:41 pm William <wrboyington...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla - time seen.
9/30/18 12:37 pm William <wrboyington...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla today (Sunday)
9/30/18 12:31 pm Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> [Tweeters] Sabine's Gull at Carkeek Park
9/30/18 12:01 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
9/30/18 8:33 am J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
9/30/18 8:14 am Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
9/29/18 11:08 pm Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...> [Tweeters] Long-billed Curlew at Hayton
9/29/18 8:52 pm Ed Swan <EdSwan2...> [Tweeters] Vashon Island Pectoral Sandpipers
9/29/18 8:42 pm Catherine <cma...> [Tweeters] UK bird ID book to borrow?
9/29/18 7:52 pm Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> Re: [Tweeters] Feather lost?-So no attachment to tighten—Re: A screw loose?
9/29/18 7:07 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> Re: [Tweeters] Feather lost?-So no attachment to tighten—Re: A screw loose?
9/29/18 7:05 pm Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] Palm Warblers at Neah Bay
9/29/18 6:37 pm Kyle Leader <kchuckles11...> [Tweeters] Ocean Shores Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
9/29/18 4:48 pm Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Feather lost?-So no attachment to tighten—Re: A screw loose?
9/29/18 4:01 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] A screw loose?
9/29/18 2:37 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } A Blue-Grey Acorn Jay
9/29/18 2:26 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Subject: Re: Juanita bay bats
9/29/18 2:05 pm <jstewart...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla at RRBP, Sequim
9/29/18 12:45 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Sequim Phainopepla
9/29/18 12:07 pm Alan Roedell <alanroedell...> [Tweeters] Sequim Phainopepla
9/29/18 12:06 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Sept. 30, 2018
9/29/18 11:52 am Marcia Ian <gnudle...> Re: [Tweeters] Flickers
9/29/18 11:49 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Fwd: LBCU Fir Island
9/29/18 9:37 am Sammy Catiis <hikersammy...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/29/18 9:13 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> Re: [Tweeters] Flickers
9/29/18 8:52 am <plkoyama...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/28/18 10:53 pm Dennis Moore <dennisdmoore...> [Tweeters] Juanita bay bats
9/28/18 10:05 pm Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...> [Tweeters] Palm Warblers still at Westport Lighthouse lawn as sun was setting
9/28/18 9:41 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] LBCU Fir Island
9/28/18 1:25 pm <slugranch85...> [Tweeters] Sandhill Cranes [Pacific co.]
9/28/18 12:29 pm Samuel Terry <samgterry...> [Tweeters] Alki Point Cassin's Auklet
9/28/18 11:57 am Kari J. Anderson <karia...> [Tweeters] Reminder: Peter Cavanagh Speaking @ Odegaard Library, Room 220, Thursday, 10/4, 4 PM
9/28/18 11:37 am Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Discovery Park Palm Warbler
9/28/18 11:27 am cynthia burrell <cinnyb...> [Tweeters] reminder of WOS meeting this Monday Oct 1
9/27/18 5:33 pm Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-09-27
9/27/18 11:31 am Julie M. Cook <julesck...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Natural Area- Bird Walk & Presentation with Seattle Audubon
9/27/18 10:50 am David Cook <41cdcook...> [Tweeters] trip opportunity to Ecuador's Amazon
9/27/18 10:49 am Jordan Roderick <jordan...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/27/18 7:42 am Cynthia Easterson <president...> [Tweeters] Bird-themed Yard Sale
9/26/18 8:44 pm Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> Re: [Tweeters] Why?
9/26/18 8:29 pm Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> Re: [Tweeters] Why?
9/26/18 8:18 pm Katherine Schloemer <keclark16...> [Tweeters] Why?
9/26/18 5:22 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] another Broad-winged Hawk in Cowlitz County
9/26/18 4:46 pm Mary klein <marytweetz...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla Seen Today, Wed., Sept. 26
9/26/18 4:38 pm STEVEN harper <STEVENHARPER2...> [Tweeters] Bird of Prey Film being shown in Bellingham Oct 3. and Oct. 6
9/26/18 4:34 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/26/18 2:10 pm Samuel Terry <samgterry...> [Tweeters] Alki Say's Phoebe, Ancient Murrelets
9/26/18 2:02 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Flickers
9/26/18 2:01 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Jim Bachman Black Swift dude
9/26/18 1:50 pm Ed Swan <Edswan2...> [Tweeters] Any Painted Redstart sightings after 16 September?
9/26/18 12:46 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Monroe swifts
9/26/18 12:13 pm Cara Borre <cmborre1...> [Tweeters] Ruff at Gog...,
9/26/18 11:26 am Gene Revelas <grevelas...> [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report, September 23, 2018 - Laysan Albatross
9/26/18 11:22 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh western scrub jay 9-25-18
9/26/18 10:39 am kelsberg <kelsberg...> [Tweeters] Wood Duck dozen at Cannon Hill Pond, Spokane
9/26/18 9:27 am jgretten <jgretten...> [Tweeters] Ruff at gog-le-hi-te wetland
9/26/18 9:24 am Gayle Stebbings <gstebbings65...> [Tweeters] Internal stabilized binoculars
9/25/18 10:16 pm Wilson Cady <gorgebirds...> [Tweeters] Skamania County Ferruginous hawk
9/25/18 3:50 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Subject: Re: Northern flickers
9/25/18 3:42 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/25/18 3:30 pm David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...> [Tweeters] Swifts
9/25/18 2:38 pm H Heiberg <h.heiberg...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla seen
9/25/18 1:58 pm Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...> [Tweeters] Ruff
9/25/18 1:47 pm Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...> [Tweeters] Ruff on Puyallup River
9/25/18 1:25 pm P B Bell <bellasoc...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla seen
9/25/18 12:26 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> Re: [Tweeters] Northern flickers
9/25/18 11:10 am <plkoyama...> [Tweeters] Benton/Franklin Bonanza
9/25/18 10:19 am Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> [Tweeters] Discovery Park Palm Warbler, Horned Lark
9/25/18 9:53 am Will Britton <wabritton...> [Tweeters] Gog-le-hi-te Ruff
9/25/18 9:22 am Christine Southwick <clsouth...> Re: [Tweeters] Northern flickers
9/25/18 5:42 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Fwd: Ruff at Gog-le-hi-te
9/24/18 8:14 pm Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> [Tweeters] Yakima County Black Phoebe
9/24/18 7:40 pm Mary klein <marytweetz...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/24/18 7:05 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Northern flickers
9/24/18 5:24 pm <jstewart...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla?
9/24/18 3:37 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Cowlitz County BROAD-WINGED HAWK and TVs
9/24/18 3:37 pm Mary klein <marytweetz...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla?
9/24/18 2:58 pm Al n Donna <alndonna...> [Tweeters] Monday Ruff at Gog-Le-Hi-te
9/24/18 2:10 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Everett Sewage Lagoons
9/24/18 12:38 pm Randy <re_hill...> Re: [Tweeters] Western Meadowlarks
9/24/18 11:30 am Gene Bullock <genebullock...> [Tweeters] Worlddwide decline in insects - and swallows
9/24/18 11:22 am Gloria Lawrence <woodygl...> [Tweeters] Western Meadowlarks
9/24/18 11:17 am Thomas M Leschine <tml...> [Tweeters] Not a Northern Goshawk
9/24/18 11:04 am Jim Flynn <merlinmania...> [Tweeters] Palm Warbler at Boeing Ponds, Kent
9/24/18 10:41 am Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Kittitas & Grant Counties
9/24/18 10:34 am washingtonbirder.Ken Knittle <washingtonbirder...> [Tweeters] Surf Scoter at Walla Walla Point Park, Wenatchee
9/24/18 9:24 am John grettenberger <jgretten...> [Tweeters] Unknown Shorebird/plover at Potholes reservoir
9/23/18 10:00 pm Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> [Tweeters] White Rock Pigeons
9/23/18 4:46 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] Cassia Crossbill trip, Sept 19-22, 2018
9/23/18 4:09 pm Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk at Washington Arboretum
9/23/18 12:46 pm William Brooks <willbrooks.0...> [Tweeters] Ruff at Gog-le-hi-te
9/23/18 10:02 am pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] Discovery Park (Seattle)
9/23/18 9:36 am Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
9/23/18 7:02 am Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] White dove/pigeon question
9/22/18 8:10 pm pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] Cedar River mouth (King Cty.)
9/22/18 7:45 pm Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> [Tweeters] White dove/pigeon question
9/22/18 6:01 pm Jon Houghton <jon.houghton...> [Tweeters] Skagit area today and Blue Jay payback
9/22/18 2:15 pm Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla now
9/22/18 2:14 pm Diane Yorgason-Quinn <avosetta...> Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla now
9/22/18 2:10 pm Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla now
9/22/18 2:08 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Monroe swifts
9/22/18 1:42 pm Tom Mansfield <birds...> [Tweeters] Wenatchee Bonanza
9/22/18 12:13 pm Shep Thorp <shepthorp...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR Wednesday Walk for 9/19/2018
9/22/18 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Sept. 23, 2018
9/22/18 11:27 am Debra Sutherland <shadowfax4jctm...> [Tweeters] Lesser Black-back Gull in Chelan County
9/22/18 10:33 am Andrew McCormick <andy_mcc...> [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper present
9/22/18 9:53 am Thomas M Leschine <tml...> [Tweeters] Northern Goshawk on West Queen Anne
9/22/18 8:15 am Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla sat morning yes-
9/22/18 7:54 am ED DEAL <falcophile...> [Tweeters] OT - Contact info sought for Timothy Garland
9/22/18 5:25 am jgretten <jgretten...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla
 
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Date: 10/22/18 10:18 am
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Late American Goldfinches
Sunday morning there were three immature American Goldfinches at my feeders. Seems quite late for them.


The Band-tailed Pigeons have flown the coop so to speak. Here one day and gone the next. Saves on buying food though. I see them again next February.


Anyone know of some surefire birding spots in the Phoenix/Sun Lakes area of AZ? Am going down there for a few days for my older brother's 70th birthday. Makes me feel old just thinking about it.


Thanks in advance.


Mary Hrudkaj

Belfair/Tahuya

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Date: 10/22/18 10:02 am
From: Bruce LaBar <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Prothonotary Warbler
First found by Brad Waggoner. See well and many photos by the rest of us. Base of the road to the jetty. Probably a immature male.

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Date: 10/22/18 9:57 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern shrike 10-21-18
A local birder spotted the northern shrike on a tree bordering Willow Creek late Sunday afternoon (10-21-18) shortly before sunset.  I am assuming it is the same bird I photographed a week ago as I do not see shrikes at the marsh with any degree of regularity. 
My photos can be seen by scrolling down page 15 of this thread:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-15
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 10/22/18 9:53 am
From: Ryan Shaw <rtshaw80...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Prothonotary Warbler - Neah Bay
Our group is currently watching a Prothonotary Warbler just inland from the gate on the Boom Road in Neah Bay

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Date: 10/21/18 8:26 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Horned Owl sounding like Spotted Towhee
Dear Tweeters,
This evening (21st October 2018), my 100th and final bird species of the day was the Great Horned Owl. This was at the Fir Island Game Range in Skagit County. 
At first, I did not know what I was hearing. There was a flurry of activity as the light was fading at about 1815 hours. Spotted Towhees and Fox Sparrows were especially vocal, suddenly showing themselves after being hard to view all afternoon.
I kept hearing an odd, Spotted-Towhee-like call, coming from the woods near the boat-launch parking area, the same area where Great Horned Owls have nested several times over the last few years. I kept trying to convince myself that I was hearing towhees, but there was something screechy about this vocalization, and eventually, I was able to locate a Great Horned Owl. It was making the call, as was a second, unseen Great Horned Owl.
The GHOW that I could see appeared to be an adult, although by this time of year, young birds would probably look a lot like their parents. There were at least two birds making the odd, "Ch'wee!" call. It was not as blood-curdling a call as the screeches I have heard this speces make. Only fifteen or twenty minutes did I start hearing hooting calls.
I have heard various screeching and "scraping" notes from Great Horned Owls over the years, but I had never heard one sound so much like a towhee before.
Interestingly enough, a few minutes before this, I had also observed a Barn Owl flying very high up in the sky, in good light. I don't think I have ever seen a Barn Owl flying that high up--several hundred meters aloft. It headed in the direction of Hayton Reserve.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 10/21/18 6:57 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Barrow's Goldeneye
Hello Tweeters,

Thanks to those of you who confirmed my ID of the Barrow's
Goldeneye. It's on my Ebird list now! Charlotte


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Date: 10/21/18 6:25 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Noble Knob raptors
Of course, not everyone knows about Noble Knob! Sorry about that. It’s in Pierce County, just a few miles north of Crystal Mountain and east of Hwy 410.

The Knob itself is here:
47.0460311,-121.4923954

And, the trailhead is here:
47.051124, -121.523663

The trail is accessed via Hwy 410, then NF 70 and NF 7250. (there are other trails, though roads may be closed)

Here is some discussion on the WTA site: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/noble-knob <https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/noble-knob>

Overall distance is about 5 miles, RT. It's a pretty easy hike. Given that you can get to the knob pretty quickly, you can spend a lot of time up top to watch for action. The route does go through some burned trees from last year’s fire, but the only woodpeckers we found were Hairys. Also, worth stopping on NF 7250 along the way—we usually have woodpeckers and Pygmy-Owls.

Our main checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49237149

Scott Ramos
Seattle


> On Oct 20, 2018, at 3:53 PM, Scott Ramos <lsr...> wrote:
>
> Sorry for the late post. On Sunday, Oct 14, Dave Swayne, Sam Woods and I led a Seattle Audubon birding hike to Noble Knob. October has been a good month to observe migrating raptors and the Knob is well situated between two north-south oriented drainages that offers decent views of the migration. On this occasion, we had a good collection, including Golden and Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned (about a dozen!) and Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawk, a Merlin and a possible Northern Goshawk.
>
> In addition to the target raptors, there were some bonus birds, including a perched Sooty Grouse along the forested trail, one or more Northern Shrike, a late Mountain Bluebird, several Townsend’s Solitaire and a very tame Horned Lark. We were able to stand very close to the lark for great views as it fed in the alpine meadow. At one point, it took a break from feeding to do a little dust bathing:
> https://youtu.be/5-NZqM5S9XQ
>
> Two of the lakes below the Knob had small groups of Barrow’s Goldeneye. Then, on what would be our last stop at a pullout on the way out, a Northern Pygmy-Owl flew in to Dave’s calling.
>
> Scott Ramos
> Seattle
>


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Date: 10/21/18 4:45 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Requesting help with duck photo
Hello Tweeters,

I was down at the Edmonds pier today and a flock of ducks fly over. The
link to Flickr here has a photo. Do the birds in this photo look like
Barrow's Goldeneyes?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/45481792091/in/dateposted-public/




Many thanks, Charlotte Byers, Edmonds


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Date: 10/21/18 4:41 pm
From: Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bittern in Kent
Nice Bittern sighting, Puget Power trail near 64th Ave S (SE corner of Kent Ponds area), today at 3PM.
Phil Mattern
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Date: 10/21/18 3:45 pm
From: Al n Donna <alndonna...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Mostly leucistic house sparrow
Found about noon Sunday, Oct 21. I was walking the BPA powerline trail in Federal Way about 2 blocks west of the 1st Ave crossing and saw this mostly white bird, near 2 house sparrows. I saw it 3 times in a half-hour. It was in the trees just north of the trail, in front of an apartment complex (unit 29, 148 SW 332 Place).

Pictures begin at:
http://www.pbase.com/alndonna/image/168297637 . See the others by clicking NEXT in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Al in Tacoma



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Date: 10/21/18 2:13 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Midwest Wrap Up
I have had a chance to finish blog posts for my trip to 5 states in the Midwest/Mideast earlier this month.  Great fun and birding with new friends in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.  Also lots of fun places visited for non-birding enjoyment.  A bit on Eurasian Tree Sparrows, Monarch Butterflies, Bourbon Distilleries and the Grave of Muhammad Ali...
Anyone interested can find the posts at:
Missouri https://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/21195Illinoishttps://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/21207Tennesseehttps://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/21223Kentuckyhttps://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/21241Indianahttps://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/21267
Wrap Up https://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/21289

Blair Bernson
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Date: 10/21/18 12:27 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } The Eagles Return
Tweeters,

This week our newest pair of local Bald Eagles, Monty and Marsha, have returned to Union Bay. I hope you enjoy the photos and the discussion.

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-eagles-return.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-eagles-return.html>

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

Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comcast dot net
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Date: 10/21/18 11:18 am
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Maritime Katydids , and Other Things
Tweeters having lived in, or spent time in The Great Humid East in
summertime, must be familiar with the loud song of the Common True Katydid:
one of the loudest insect callers ever. Back there, on rare trips to places
like southern Ontario, New England, and Wisconsin, this maritime north
westerner was thrilled to hear these big bugs. Typically up in trees they
gave the auditory illusion of the trees themselves singing, especially
trees isolated out in fields.

Of course, around here we don't have those big loud things. But we do have
very quiet ones. To find them I go to the beach, down to the maritime.
Really.

That's because half the Katydids I've seen here in Washington state have
been down near the beach, previous to now. The first Katydid was found by
my daughter Roxanne (known to some as Roxy etc - I call her Rox) down on
Kalaloch beach, just about ready to get drownt. I ,( with my old Peterson
field guide to NA insects) figured it to be a Meadow Katydid of some sort,
A small brilliant green surprise along the great Pacific.

The second Katydid I didn't find (I didn't but Roxydid) turned up at
Wildberry Lake, Mason County - a big fat Fork-Tailed Bush Katydid about 2"
long, looking like a green leaf with legs.Cool.

This summer I've Been Katydid rich down at Indian Island County Park - a
stellar spot for the all-around naturalist - where I've found plenty of
Katydids. First I noted about a million small grasshoppers flying out of
the low Salicornia patches in the salt marshes down there, Several of these
would fly up with every boot step and scatter in all directions, sorta
hard to track, but I finally (with my close-focusing binocs) got good looks
at them : some sort of small Melanoplus grasshoppers - of whatever
species.But in amongst the little grasshoppers was a somewhat smaller
different bug, hard to see but finally revealed to be Katydids (the Slender
Meadow Katydid near as I can tell) - and lots of 'em still around this week
but thinning fast with colder weather.Unlike the big loud Katydids of the
Great Humid East , these guys make a very high-frequency call beyond my
ability to hear. I did hear a crackling (crepitating ) big Carolina
Grasshopper down on the beach though.

There are a number of interesting maritime plants in the salt marshes along
the shore down there, like Plantago maritima, Cakile maritima, and Armeria
maritima if you want to get specific. The Plantago I've noticed on seaside
rocks for years, not knowing what it was ( ol' lazy-eyes me wrote it off as
some kinda grass) but on closer inspection it has succulent leaves, which
along with salty Salicornia, are pickled and eaten by some human's. Cakile
is a pretty little beach flower (introduced, but it doesn't look like it's
bothering anyone and bee's love it).

Then the Sea Thrift - a fine little flower which I've mostly seen on rocky
bluffs and in peoples yards - it domesticates well. But here on Indian
Island it grows all over the sandy, gravelly shores of the salt marsh
behind the drift wood barrier along the beach. It's all done blooming
(usually in spring) but in an example of autumnal recrudescence, I did find
one fresh pink flower amongst the hundred of old dry seedheads.

The Sea Thrift has a wide circumboreal distribution, yet I was surprised to
see it on the documentary film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" which I watched
on netflix when I got home from the beach. Yup, there it was, growing on
the sea island where Luke Skywalker retired. Clearly visible as Luke, or
somebody, was tip-toeing up the grassy cliffs.

Jeff Gibson
may the force be with you
Port Townsend Wa

P.S. I forgot to mention that I saw a Short-eared Owl down at Indian Island
the other day flying in to hide in a Dougfir at noon. It appeared to be
fleeing another bird from above, but I never saw what. The little tidal
channels there can be good for shorebirds at appropriate tides, and the
rocks (jetty and shoreline) down by the Portage also get some rocky shore
birds.

P.P.S Rather than being long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it turns out
that Luke Skywalker retired in Ireland. I checked the film location
credits, so as to be accurate about the thrift. Just sayin'

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Date: 10/21/18 10:56 am
From: Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gyrfalcon on Midway Beach
About 10:30 this morning a gray phase Gyrfacon was on the upper beach
between the Midway Beach and Warrenton Cannery Road access points. The
blue-gray legs and bill indicated a probable first year bird.

Gary Fredricks
Washougal

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Date: 10/21/18 8:21 am
From: Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebirds at Ocean Shores
Yesterday, I checked out the high tide roosting flock on the Oyhut game
range. Present were hundreds of dunlin and black-bellied plovers, dozens
of Western sandpipers, a few least sandpipers, six long-billed dowitchers
and seven red- knots. I also flushed a couple of pectoral sandpipers near
the western most pond. Of course, predators were also present with a
Merlin, a peregrine, harriers, and bald eagles causing some excitement.
Also, a northern shrike was hunting among the yards near the West end of
Marine View Drive.

Gary Fredricks
Washougal

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Date: 10/20/18 9:17 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern harrier 10-20-18
Another (the same?) harrier was at the marsh Saturday afternoon.  Photos can be seen by scrolling down page 15:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-15
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 10/20/18 6:23 pm
From: Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Bar-tailed Godwit
The Bar-tailed Godwit was among the usual hundreds of Marbled Godwits late
this afernoon in the Westport marina. Best viewed from float 21 next to the
boat ramp and Coast Guard station.

Gary Fredricks
Washougal

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Date: 10/20/18 3:57 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Noble Knob raptors
Sorry for the late post. On Sunday, Oct 14, Dave Swayne, Sam Woods and I led a Seattle Audubon birding hike to Noble Knob. October has been a good month to observe migrating raptors and the Knob is well situated between two north-south oriented drainages that offers decent views of the migration. On this occasion, we had a good collection, including Golden and Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned (about a dozen!) and Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawk, a Merlin and a possible Northern Goshawk.

In addition to the target raptors, there were some bonus birds, including a perched Sooty Grouse along the forested trail, one or more Northern Shrike, a late Mountain Bluebird, several Townsend’s Solitaire and a very tame Horned Lark. We were able to stand very close to the lark for great views as it fed in the alpine meadow. At one point, it took a break from feeding to do a little dust bathing:
https://youtu.be/5-NZqM5S9XQ

Two of the lakes below the Knob had small groups of Barrow’s Goldeneye. Then, on what would be our last stop at a pullout on the way out, a Northern Pygmy-Owl flew in to Dave’s calling.

Scott Ramos
Seattle

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Date: 10/20/18 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Oct. 21, 2018
Hey, Tweeters,

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Date: 10/20/18 10:29 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] First of Season Varied thrush / Caryn / Wedgwood
Good morning, birders near and far,

On this foggy autumn morning, I just happened to spot the first Varied thrush of the season. With all the glorious color, I thought it was just a dogwood leaf on the birdbath, but it was a thrush—perfectly camouflaged!

The birds have been enjoying seeds and berries from this late fall’s bounty.

What magnificent birding weather!

Caryn / Wedgwood
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Date: 10/20/18 8:42 am
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] banded bird report
Tweets,

A banded Caspian Tern I saw at the mouth of the Cedar River in Renton on 9/15 (while looking at Pectoral Sandpiper and both dowitcher spp.) was banded as a chick in 2010 near Bellingham. (You can report banded birds at https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/ .)

Cheers,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 10/19/18 5:21 pm
From: Debbie Sutherland <shadowfax4jctm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snow Bunting
Warning: if you come out to find the bird beware of the 🐝. They are out on the trail about 6 ft in.
Debbie Sutherland
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Date: 10/19/18 3:18 pm
From: <shadowfax4jctm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snow Bunting at Nature Conservancy
Found a Snow Bunting in Kitsap county at the Nature Conservancy this afternoon. Walk the trail out to the water. Turn left, notice the white and black No clamming signs, walk the beach south until you come to the second sign and look left toward the marsh. The bird was just foraging along the ground from the drift wood toward the marsh. Last seen in the reeds. It was either not well or didn't care about my presence as I was able to get okay pics with my phone at about 8 feet. List is on ebird.

Debbie Sutherland
Cashmere, WA
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Date: 10/19/18 2:38 pm
From: jmyb <jmyb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler

Fltting between plantings north of circular pond and open water.

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Date: 10/19/18 2:12 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Duck?
Duck? One with a Red Head hanging out with a couple Scaups and a mess of coots off sunset beach in Issaquah’s Lake Sammamish State Park. First seen yesterday and again today.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 10/18/18 8:14 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Leach's Storm-Petrel at Carkeek Park
This evening at Carkeek Park I was rather shocked to see a Leach's
Storm-Petrel foraging in the distance to the southwest! I got on it shortly
after the sun went behind the Olympics and stayed on it in the scope for
about 15 minutes. Several gulls also spotted it and were chasing after it,
seemingly trying to eat it! It got away from all the attempts I saw and
continued to forage in the general area before I lost track of it.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 10/18/18 6:25 pm
From: Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Longspurs at Midway Beach
While checking the shorebird ponds near Midway Beach today I encountered
the largest flock of Lapland Longspurs I have seen on the coast They were
flighty and hard to count but I would estimate between 60 and 75 in the
flock. They were feeding on beach grass seed heads out near the open beach
a bit north of the old Midway Beach access road. The pond levels are high
for shorebirds and I only saw one long-billed dowitcher among the many
ducks. Also, saw one American Bittern.

Gary Fredricks
Washougal

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Date: 10/18/18 5:25 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] South Lake Union Palm Warbler seen at 3:45
Hi Tweeters,

The Palm Warbler first reported by Ryan Merrill was present at 3:45. It
took me an hour and a half to finally spot it, and even then it only gave
me brief looks before vanishing again. It was gleaning in a birch on a
raised bed to the SE of the round pool, SW of MOHAI. Many thanks to Ryan,
who also found a Swamp Sparrow at this unlikely spot nearly 2 years ago (as
well as all of the other vagrant species that he not only finds but reports
on Tweeters).

Lonnie Somer
Seattle

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Date: 10/18/18 2:10 pm
From: Janka and Michael Hobbs <MJCT_Hobbs...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-18
Tweets – A gorgeous day, but rather uneventful birding. Very few surprises, but a wonderful time to be out anyway. Temps ranged from 39-64, and the early morning fog burned off quickly.

Highlights:

* Cackling Goose – a couple of big flocks few north before 7:30 – first large flocks of fall
* Ring-billed Gull – First of Fall (FOF), but only 1
* Green Heron – one along the slough
* Barn Owl – Matt saw one, East Meadow, before 7
* SHORT-EARED OWL – FOF – accidentally flushed from east of East Meadow
* NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL – FOF – Matt heard one (maybe 2) south of East Meadow, early
* American Pipit – one flew over us, NE of Viewing Mound
* Yellow-rumped Warbler – our only warblers

For mammals, besides Eastern Gray Squirrel, we had a young buck MULE DEER. Along the near edge of the slough, just south of the Dog Area, was a deceased AMERICAN BEAVER. Looked like it just climbed up out of the water and died. ?!?!?

Misses today included Wood Duck, Gadwall, Virginia Rail, Mew Gull, California Gull, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

For the day, 53 species.

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Date: 10/18/18 12:45 pm
From: William <wrboyington...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler (correction )
I meant plantings area just SE of pool.

Bill Boyington

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Date: 10/18/18 12:41 pm
From: William <wrboyington...>
Subject: [Tweeters] South Lake Union Park Palm Warbler refound today
Spotted the Palm Warbler in the plantings area just sw of the circular pool at 12:20 pm.

Thanks to Ryan for reporting this nice bird.

Bill Boyington
Shoreline, WAd

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Date: 10/18/18 11:24 am
From: Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] band-tailed pigeons
This is the season for band-tails. I now have about 25-30 at my feeders
daily. The downside is that when they flush for whatever spooked them, the
poop does land on my car or walkways at times.
They are wonderful to watch, the chatter they have, the pecking order,
and above all if the feeders get empty at least one will fly over to my
window, hit it gently, slide down and hang on to the outside sill for a few
seconds, then fly back up the top of the feeder. Repeat several times until
I come out and fill the feeders.
Amazing how they learned that the light in the window meant someone
was in there that could fulfill their food needs if only they flew towards
the light and the ritual slide that followed.

Martha

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Date: 10/18/18 7:45 am
From: Gloria Lawrence <woodygl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black swan

A black swan was seen this morning on the Columbia River in front of the sandbar east of Columbia City OR. It was on the WA side of the river. We saw it from Dike Road @ 7:45 am.
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Date: 10/17/18 4:41 pm
From: Michelle Maani <lamoustique...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northern Shrike at Ridgefield, life bird for me.
I saw this  juvenile Northern Shrike at Marker 11 (Rest Lake side)  on the River S auto tour route, This is a new bird for me, since where I came from all the shrikes were Loggerhead Shrikes.  The photo is very heavily cropped...all you can see in the original is a dead shrub with a pale beige blob in it.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/11815777@N07/44671667284/in/dateposted-public/    



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Date: 10/17/18 2:42 pm
From: Mark Robinson <blobbybirdman...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler at South Lake Union
Looking at it now, I’m the flowerbeds immediately west of the Mohai.

Ryan’s reports have now helped me find three state nemesis birds: Palm Warbler, Swamp Sparrow and of course Swallow-tailed Gull (which I had almost given up on in WA)

Mark

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> On Oct 17, 2018, at 12:54 PM, Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> wrote:
>
> There is a Palm Warbler at Lake Union Park in Seattle today. It's been moving around and calling a lot but seems to be hanging out there, especially in the various plantings southwest of MOHAI and also in the vegetation bordering the inlet south of the bridge.
>
> Good birding,
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Date: 10/17/18 1:37 pm
From: Patricia Taylor <pat.mary.taylor...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish/Skagit birding
Tweeters

You may have heard about the Pine Bunting discovered and fortunately
photographed on October 15 in Victoria. It was not reported because it
was initially ID as a Lapland Longspur. Despite an extensive search
today (OCT 17) it was not refound. This is the second such scenario
this fall when a Common Ringed Plover was photographed and
misidentified until the photo was inspected 3 weeks after the fact.

Keith Taylor Victoria BC

On 10/17/18, Marv Breece <marvbreece...> wrote:
> Yesterday morning, at Polson Rd & Dry Slough Rd on Fir Island, there was a
> flock of over 20 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS, feeding in a plowed field and singing
> like it was spring. A lone AMERICAN PIPIT was in the field as well. An
> AMERICAN KESTREL observed from nearby.
>
> Before high tide there was a large number of shorebirds at Hayton Preserve
> on Fir Island in Skagit County. The birds were distant and back lit as usual
> in the AM, but as the sun moved across the sky, there were moments when
> distant ID of birds was possible. Shorebirds were:
>
> Killdeer
> Black-bellied Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Pectoral Sandpiper - 3
> Dunlin
> Red Knot - 3 in basic or juv plumage
> Peeps
>
> Three immature PEREGRINE FALCONS hunted the shorebirds. One peregrine was
> much smaller than the other two and could easily be mistaken for a Merlin.
> Over 100 SNOW GEESE were also at Hayton.
>
> On Wylie Road a MERLIN chased blackbirds.
>
> Passerine activity was nearly absent at the Game Range (Wylie Slough). I
> could hear BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES & PURPLE FINCHES. A NORTHERN SHRIKE made
> the brief stop worthwhile.
>
> In Snohomish County, south of Stanwood, the dark morph RED-TAILED HAWK was
> perched at the intersection with Boe Rd. This bird has been in that area for
> a few years. At the other end of Boe Road was my first HARLAN'S RED-TAILED
> HAWK of the season. This bird was a dark morph adult. As is typical with
> harlan's, close approach was not permitted. Also at the end of Boe Road was
> another NORTHERN SHRIKE.
>
> On 7th off of Pioneer, just west of Interstate 5, there was an AMERICAN
> KESTREL. I was hoping to see the light morph Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk that
> spent last winter there. No luck..... yet.
>
> --
> Marv Breece
> Tukwila, WA
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>
> "what are the costs to a society of an entire population conditioned to
> spend so much of their waking lives not in concentration and focus but
> rather in fragmentary awareness and subject to constant interruption?" - The
> Attention Merchants by Tim Wu
>
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Date: 10/17/18 12:57 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler at South Lake Union
There is a Palm Warbler at Lake Union Park in Seattle today. It's been
moving around and calling a lot but seems to be hanging out there,
especially in the various plantings southwest of MOHAI and also in the
vegetation bordering the inlet south of the bridge.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 10/17/18 12:19 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snohomish/Skagit birding
Yesterday morning, at Polson Rd & Dry Slough Rd on Fir Island, there was a flock of over 20 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS, feeding in a plowed field and singing like it was spring. A lone AMERICAN PIPIT was in the field as well. An AMERICAN KESTREL observed from nearby.

Before high tide there was a large number of shorebirds at Hayton Preserve on Fir Island in Skagit County. The birds were distant and back lit as usual in the AM, but as the sun moved across the sky, there were moments when distant ID of birds was possible. Shorebirds were:

Killdeer
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Long-billed Dowitcher
Pectoral Sandpiper - 3
Dunlin
Red Knot - 3 in basic or juv plumage
Peeps

Three immature PEREGRINE FALCONS hunted the shorebirds. One peregrine was much smaller than the other two and could easily be mistaken for a Merlin. Over 100 SNOW GEESE were also at Hayton.

On Wylie Road a MERLIN chased blackbirds.

Passerine activity was nearly absent at the Game Range (Wylie Slough). I could hear BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES & PURPLE FINCHES. A NORTHERN SHRIKE made the brief stop worthwhile.

In Snohomish County, south of Stanwood, the dark morph RED-TAILED HAWK was perched at the intersection with Boe Rd. This bird has been in that area for a few years. At the other end of Boe Road was my first HARLAN'S RED-TAILED HAWK of the season. This bird was a dark morph adult. As is typical with harlan's, close approach was not permitted. Also at the end of Boe Road was another NORTHERN SHRIKE.

On 7th off of Pioneer, just west of Interstate 5, there was an AMERICAN KESTREL. I was hoping to see the light morph Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk that spent last winter there. No luck..... yet.

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Date: 10/17/18 10:54 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds turnstones and sandpipers (10-15/16-18)
Monday afternoon (10-15-18) a pair of black turnstones were on the marina breakwater opposite the fishing pier.

A few sandpipers were at the marsh Tuesday morning (10-16-18).

Photos can be seen by scrolling down page 15:http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-15
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 10/16/18 7:28 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Red Knots at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island
Today there were 3 RED KNOTS at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island in Skagit County. Complete report later.

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Date: 10/16/18 1:36 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
Jumping on the Band-tailed bandwagon:

We typically get 2-3 per week at our feeder in Lake Forest Park. In the
past when we had safflower seed out, we would get as many as 12 or 13 at
one time.

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
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Lake Forest Park

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Date: 10/16/18 12:00 pm
From: Andrew McCormick <andy_mcc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
Hello Tweets,

We have 8-13 Band-tailed Pigeons at our feeders one mile north of downtown Bellevue on any given day.

Andy McCormick
Bellevue, WA


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Date: 10/16/18 11:45 am
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tour of Clark County

I'm wondering if anyone from Clark County has the time and interest in showing me some good spots in the county. I'd like to take half a day or so this Saturday. Please contact me off list if you're interested.

Roger Moyer

Chehalis, Wa


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Date: 10/15/18 8:25 pm
From: stan Kostka lynn Schmidt <lynnandstan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snohomish County Northern Goshawk.
Hi Tweets,

For the second time in my twenty five years of “serious” birding, here in the foothills east of Bryant, I have seen and positively identified a Northern Goshawk, based on the photo and description in 1988 Audubon Western Birds. Both times I observed the birds at very close range, the first one was eating a chicken it killed the previous day, this was about twenty years ago, and the second one while it was attempting to kill a chicken. Both events occurred this time of year, the more recent this past Sunday morning. First time I got extensive video of the bird, this time I did not. I decided to post to Tweeters after seeing just how few sightings have been reported this year on Ebird in this area.

Stan Kostka
lynnandstan at earthlink.net
Arlington (East Bryant)
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Date: 10/15/18 7:10 pm
From: <adrienne...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tail pigeons
There is a flock of about 10 that hang out near my house in the Haller Lake
neighborhood.



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Date: 10/15/18 6:24 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Them Eagles Has Landed, etc.
A few nights ago I had a really cool dream about Bald Eagles. It was nice
seeing eagles again, even in a dream. About six or seven of 'em off Port
Townsend. I guess they got off the astral plane here in town today - I saw
three.

The last several months here in PT have been totally eagle-free as far as
I've seen. I haven't seen any at all. The last eagles I saw were the pair
next door to my ma's house up on castle hill. At that time (back in July)
the gigantic youngsters were thrashing around the tall firs up around their
nest, learning to fly. They did look especially large. I think I read
somewhere that the young eagles wings *are* actually larger than the
adults, since as newly fledged birds, the feathers haven' t worn down in
use yet. Hmmmm...... well whatever.The youngsters were having a real time
of it manipulating those big 'ol things,

So this morning I was out at Pt. Wilson just after sunrise and spotted the
first eagle perched right on a chimney on one of the buildings. As I walked
around looking for Meadowlarks, the eagle disappeared over the big boulders
at the point, flying low. I expected to see it just offshore, pestering
some gulls, but was surprised to finally find it way way out on Admiralty
Inlet most of the way to Whidbey, circling and diving down amongst a huge
number of big gulls having a feeding frenzy out there.

Back home in late afternoon I was pleased to see Ma and Pa Eagle perched
together on the "Eagle Tree" - their lookout tree with a territorial Sound
view. Back again from their summer vacation to some BC or Alaska salmon
streams, or something like that.

Back to Pt Wilson, where I was looking for Meadowlarks. That's because I
saw some out there on the sunny morning of October 11th, at least two of
'em, one singing loudly the whole time I was out there. As I listened to
the Meadowlark, I spotted a monster-sized California Sea Lion just off the
point, sort of an odd juxtaposition of creatures. The Sound and the Furry.
No Meadowlarks today.

Jeff Gibson
lurking around in
Port Townsend Wa

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Date: 10/15/18 5:33 pm
From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Fail
That's a shame, Louise.  I was there on Saturday.  Hung out in the area for over two hours, with only a brief sighting by someone else, then I took a lunch break and when I returned he was out flycatching for a small group.  He was seen yesterday, so you may have been unlucky in your timing.  I hope you get another chance.  My ebird report with not-great photo (bad sun location) is linked:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49176060

Peggy.
On Monday, October 15, 2018, 5:20:06 PM PDT, Louise Rutter <louise.rutter...> wrote:


I spent a little over two and half hours today unsuccessfully looking for the west Sequim phainopepla. I was hoping some other people would be there to add extra eyes, but no such luck – I definitely missed the boat there, I think the big rush was over two weeks ago…

 

I staked out the mulberry bush behind the painted rocks house. I roamed along Runnion past the house with the big russet maple and all the mountain ash berries. The only birds with crests I saw were Steller’s jays (plenty of those) and California quail. I did find a Say’s Phoebe enjoying the sun, which was a nice surprise, a Clallam code 4, but not quite a phainopepla.

 

On the up side, I spent time outside in some very pleasant sunshine – I took along sweater and fleece, but only ever wore a T-shirt. I’ve definitely spent a few hours failing to find a bird in less pleasing conditions!

 

Louise Rutter

Kirkland
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Date: 10/15/18 5:21 pm
From: Louise Rutter <louise.rutter...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Fail
I spent a little over two and half hours today unsuccessfully looking for
the west Sequim phainopepla. I was hoping some other people would be there
to add extra eyes, but no such luck - I definitely missed the boat there, I
think the big rush was over two weeks ago.



I staked out the mulberry bush behind the painted rocks house. I roamed
along Runnion past the house with the big russet maple and all the mountain
ash berries. The only birds with crests I saw were Steller's jays (plenty of
those) and California quail. I did find a Say's Phoebe enjoying the sun,
which was a nice surprise, a Clallam code 4, but not quite a phainopepla.



On the up side, I spent time outside in some very pleasant sunshine - I took
along sweater and fleece, but only ever wore a T-shirt. I've definitely
spent a few hours failing to find a bird in less pleasing conditions!



Louise Rutter

Kirkland


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Date: 10/15/18 5:13 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Them Eagles Has Landed, etc.
Just two nights ago I had a really cool dream about Bald Eagles, it was
nice to see them even if only in a dream. About 6 or 7 of 'em flying off
Port Townsend.

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Date: 10/15/18 4:46 pm
From: cynthia burrell <cinnyb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nov 5 WOS meeting
WOS is excited to welcome Tom Aversa and Hal Opperman, authors of the Birds of the Pacific Northwest- A Photographic Guide, as presenters for the Nov 5 meeting. They will recount their ten year "adventure in persistence" that, along with Dick Cannings, produced the 2016 photographic guide. Their goal in setting out on this project was to create a combined field guide and handbook covering the species of an entire bioregion, that would facilitate understanding the status and distribution on a landscape scale.

WOS meetings are held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle 98105. Social begins at 7PM, meeting starts at 7:30PM. GoToMeeting will be available (for members) to attend remotely.
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Date: 10/15/18 4:07 pm
From: Ron McCluskey <rmcclsky...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Okanogan County - Snow Bunting



With the reports in the last few weeks of Common Redpoll, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch and others in the southern end of Okanogan Co., my buddy Gene Wick and I headed to Alta Lake St. Pk. and on to Chelan Ridge.

Alta Lake was fairly birdy, but did not see anything special.

Chelan Ridge was not birdy at all except for groups of Juncos. However, about 2 miles before the trail to the Hawk Watch area we had a small bird suddenly show up running ahead of us in the middle of the road. My first impression was actually of a small plover. But once Gene got glass on it he exclaimed Snow Bunting!

I think it might be a record for early date for that species in the county. Don't see a middle stripe on the bar graph for Oct. on Ebird.

Gene has photos of another bird we could not ID on the camera view and may post that later.

Snow bunting photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/31035468@N03/44435412585/

If you want to check Gene's photos later:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93472421@N07/

Ron McCluskey
rmcclsky at mindspring dot com


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Date: 10/15/18 2:49 pm
From: Wendy Walker <wendianajones...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelet presentation Thursday, October 18 hosted by Seattle Audubon
Author, naturalist, and advocate Maria Mudd Ruth will present timely
information on the Marbled Murrelet, which faces an uncertain future in
Washington State. At this Seattle Audubon program meeting, learn about this
remarkable seabird, and your current opportunity to provide comment on the
long-term conservation strategy.
This free event is on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm at the Woodland Park
Zoo's Zoomazium. Advance registration is required to ensure seating
availability. Please see event details and registration instructions at the
link below, or visit seattleaudubon.org.

https://my.seattleaudubon.org/event/saving-the-marbled-murrelet-101/e199491

--
Wendy Walker

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Date: 10/15/18 1:31 pm
From: Burney Huff <burney.huff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Band Tailed Pigeons
I regularly have Band Tailed Pigeons at my backyard feeder in Lakewood,
Pierce County, from about February through October, maybe into November.
They usually disappear for about 60 days, or so, in the December - January
period. I limit the amount of black oil sunflower seeds I provide for them
to contain the cost. If I kept the feeder full, I think they would be there
almost the entire day! I like them; but, there are limits! Cooper's Hawks
like them, too.


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Date: 10/15/18 12:33 pm
From: Diane Yorgason-Quinn <avosetta...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
I went to this crow roost last night, and it was even better than Scott had indicated! Two other cars came to see the spectacle, but left early, disappointed that it wasn't happening as they had hoped (just a few groups of 10-30 fairly distant). We stuck around, and 5 minutes after sunset (sunset last night 6:23 PM), it started quite suddenly with hundreds of birds descending on the parking garage all around us, very loud. More and more came from at least 2 different directions. It continued until quite dark, then suddenly at 7 PM they all dropped down into the trees and became silent. They flew very close to us many times, and the noise was deafening. A very stunning spectacle for me and Adam.


We put down 5000 on eBird, but there could very well have been 10,000, as Scott had estimated. Just couldn't tell which birds we'd already counted, and they were on all sides.


Thanks to Scott for directing us to the roof of the north parking garage.


Diane Yorgason-Quinn

Gig Harbor, WA

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From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> on behalf of Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:49 PM
To: Dennis Paulson
Cc: Tweeters Newsgroup
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost

Dennis,

I work in a complex just east of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus. I cant speak to the crow exodus during the summer and early fall because my return home (to Seattle) is much earlier than their roosting times. However, once dusk approaches the evening commute time, the flocks of crows staging and roosting become truly impressive. The congregations tend to move around a bit from year to year, however.

Last winter, the entire area east of I-405due east of the campus, from NE 195th all the way south to Hwy 522would fill with crows just before dusk as they used the lawns, buildings and trees to stage before retreating toward their roosts in the campus wetlands. Without exaggeration, you could see 1000s of crows during this period of the evening. Imagine creating a tapestry of crows with free space of about 2-3 crow-widths as packing density and you get the idea of just how many birds you could see.

On the days when my commute homeheading west and south on 522was a little earlier, if you could take your eyes off the traffic, you could see one continuous river of crows as it moved north and east toward Bothell. The flocks are so thick then that they color the sky for miles. Of course, crows dont fly in any coordinated fashion, but move in the general direction of the flock, with lots of swooping up and down and back and forth.

When I have taken the time to go over to the campus, what I found productive was to drive on to the roof level of the North Parking Garage which gives a great vantage point of the wetlands area. The first time I did this, several years ago, my initial focus was on the crows coming from the region to the south and west. But, when I turned my gaze, there was another river of crows coming from the north and east. Doing a quick survey of numbers in neighboring grids of a few degrees at a time, it seemed that there could have been 10,000 crows coming from each of the two main sources. And that is probably a low-ball estimate.

Definitely worth the effort to experience this event. Ill post an update when the numbers and timing are noteworthy.

Scott Ramos
Seattle


> On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:09 AM, Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> wrote:
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> Hello tweets,
>
> Ive thought about visiting the crow roost at Cascadia Community College in Bothell for some years but have never got around to it. Does anyone out there know what the seasonal parameters are of the roost? Are they going there in large numbers now, or does it get better later in the winter?
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> Thanks.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 10/15/18 11:02 am
From: Barry Brugman <bbrug15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lake Sammamish State Park question
I see on eBird that Chestnut-backed Chickadees are reported regularly at
Lake Sammamish SP. Could someone who has seen Chestnut-backed Chickadees
there recently let me know in what part of the park they were seen? I'm
not very familiar with the park, so the more explicit the directions the
better.

Thanks very much,

Barry Brugman
Kirkland
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Date: 10/15/18 9:24 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern shrike 10-14-18
Sunday a local birder spotted a northern shrike at the Edmonds marsh.  I wonder if it the same bird that was seen there a week ago.  My photos of the shrike and a mystery shorebird can be seen by scrolling down page 15:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-15
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 10/14/18 8:47 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Omak Trip

>> We just returned from a birding trip to Omak via Snoqualmie and Blewett Passes.
>>
>> At Alta Lake near Pateros we came across this pigment deficient House Finch. (Thanks to some of our birder friends for helping us ID this bird.)
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/43425929940/in/dateposted/
>
>> Apparently even gulls love Washington State apples (video):
>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/44390762145/in/dateposted/
>
>> Northeast of Waterville on the plateau we ran into a flock of Bluebirds. We think that each bird in the following photos is a Mountain(?) Bluebird.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/45282031691/in/dateposted/
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/45282031751/in/photostream/
>>
>> Here is an album of all of the photos from the trip.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/albums/72157700804009921
>>
>> Hank & Karen Heiberg
>> Issaquah, WA

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Date: 10/14/18 7:37 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY DOA
Last fall and winter we had a flock of a dozen varied thrushes at our suet feeders every day. I have been looking forward to their return. Today one arrived alone with a BANG to the window, even though the window is sheltered by a low overhanging roof and much shrubbery. He was an instant casualty. Alas! Poor birdie!

Marcia Ian
Bellingham
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Date: 10/14/18 6:53 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] two scoters in eastern WA
Hello, tweeters.

Today, 14 October 2018, Netta Smith and I photographed a juvenile White-winged Scoter in a small lake in the ponderosa pine zone on the W side of Cameron Lake Road, south of Omak, Okanogan County.

We also photographed a juvenile Surf Scoter from the park at the south end of Banks Lake, Grant County.

For those who don’t know it, Cameron Lake Road is full of many hundreds of Sandhill Cranes in mid October. They feed out in the fields. They’re not especially tame, as every relatively close flock we passed flew up and away, but they are quite a spectacle. Not much else in the way of birds except quite a few ducks of a variety of species in some of the lakes at the north end of the road. This is the second year we’ve seen this.

Dennis Paulson
Seattle
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Date: 10/14/18 5:25 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding in Missouri and Some History of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Earlier this month I spent 8 days birding in 5 states in the Midwest as part of a 50 State Project I have undertaken.  The first state was Missouri - joining an excellent local birder (and professional guide in another life with Naturalist Journeys) Pat Lueders.  The goal in each state was to see 50 species in a single day.  In Missouri, there was the additional objective of seeing my first Eurasian Tree Sparrow.  It was successful in Missouri and each of the other states as well.  I will be adding blog posts on each visit.  The first is of that Missouri visit and includes some history for the Eurasian Tree Sparrow.
https://wp.me/p79yl0-5vR


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Date: 10/14/18 5:02 pm
From: Jeremy Davis <davisjp23...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
We’ve got some in the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kenmore.

Jeremy

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On Oct 14, 2018, at 2:18 PM, Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...><mailto:<zest4parus...>> wrote:


Hi Joan,


Band-tailed Pigeons are the default here in Belfair - both in my yard and at Theler Wetlands.

Happy Birding,

Faye

Belfair, WA


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Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 12:16 PM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons

Hi Tweets,

Are there any neighborhoods where BT pigeons are regularly seen?

Thanks.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 10/14/18 2:31 pm
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
Same out here in Tahuya-land. At least there aren't as many as before they dispersed a bit back in August when the air was so bad.


Mary


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Hi Joan,


Band-tailed Pigeons are the default here in Belfair - both in my yard and at Theler Wetlands.

Happy Birding,

Faye

Belfair, WA


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Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons

Hi Tweets,

Are there any neighborhoods where BT pigeons are regularly seen?

Thanks.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 10/14/18 2:21 pm
From: Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
Hi Joan,


Band-tailed Pigeons are the default here in Belfair - both in my yard and at Theler Wetlands.

Happy Birding,

Faye

Belfair, WA


Faye McAdams Hands

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Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons

Hi Tweets,

Are there any neighborhoods where BT pigeons are regularly seen?

Thanks.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
jemskink at gmail dotcom

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Date: 10/14/18 1:11 pm
From: deborah <d.kirner...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla - YES
Still here today just before 13:00. In trees across the street from "rock house"


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Seen by many perched in bitter cherry tree at edge of E Runnion near the intersection with Maggie Lane.

Ann Marie Wood

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Date: 10/14/18 12:45 pm
From: Diane Weinstein <diane_weinstein...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
They have been at my house since spring although the numbers and frequency have started to dwindle.

Diane Weinstein
Issaquah

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Hi Tweets,

Are there any neighborhoods where BT pigeons are regularly seen?

Thanks.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 10/14/18 12:21 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Birds of Central America

2) Cruisin' The Fossil Coastline

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2018/10/new-titles.html

3) Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians (4th edition)

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2018/10/new-title_10.html

4) The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2018/10/new-title.html

sincerely
--

Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Visit my BIRDBOOKER REPORT blog here:
https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/
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Date: 10/14/18 12:19 pm
From: Joan Miller <jemskink...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Band-tailed Pigeons
Hi Tweets,

Are there any neighborhoods where BT pigeons are regularly seen?

Thanks.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 10/14/18 9:17 am
From: Randy <re_hill...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Clark County hilites yesterday
Sorry for the late report (due to keyboard issues); there are still hours
left in the weekend. Yesterday Jim Danzenbaker and I took a small group
from Black Hills Audubon to a few locations around Clark County for a day of
birding. We stopped at Steigerwald NWR, Frenchman's Bar and down Lower
River Road to the gate, back to Vancouver Lake at the flushing channel, and
finished the day at Marine Park and Wintler Park. A good variety at
Steigerwald, although nothing notable from our walk. We departed quickly
for Frenchman's Bar Park after receiving the text from Cindy McCormack of a
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, apparently just missing a Northern Shrike seen by Ron
Escano's group at Steigerwald. We met Cindy as she was leaving, and a few
of us got brief looks at the gnatcatcher that we relocated in a large
foraging flock of mostly warblers, kinglets, chickadees and bushtits about
25 yards north of the crossing trails heading north. Searching for another
half hour we did not see it again. Continuing down Lower River Road we made
a stop at Fazio's silage storage pile before the gate for blackbirds, and
discovered a Say's Phoebe actively working the open areas between the road
and the silage pile. The levee trail at the gate offered good views of
pipits and cranes. Vancouver Lake was busy with a weekend crowd, but views
on the lake included single Clark's Grebe and Red-necked Grebe. Our last
areas back upriver included a group of Bonaparte's Gulls and another
Red-necked Grebe at Marine Park, and eventually we found the scoter flock a
ways upstream. From Wintler Park we had a closer look at the flock that
included a wigeon and some Lesser Scaup and Buffleheads. I counted the Surf
Scoters in the flock five times as they compacted, dove, and stretched out
and came up with as many as 74; by far the most I have seen this far up the
Columbia River.



Randy Hill

Ridgefield


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Date: 10/13/18 7:57 pm
From: Samuel Terry <samgterry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Renton Clark's Grebe
Hi Tweeters,

Between 5:30-6pm this evening there was a Clark's Grebe at the Cedar River
Mouth in Renton. It was not far out and was sticking close to a Western for
great comparisons.

Good birding,

Sam Terry
Seattle

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Date: 10/13/18 6:49 pm
From: Craig Merkel <quetsal48...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birds and beer
Just a reminder that this Monday is Birds and beer at the Fish Brew Pub in Olympia starting at 4:30. All are welcome. We’d love to see you!

Craig
Olympia

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Date: 10/13/18 3:49 pm
From: AnnMarie Wood <amw.5737...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla - YES
Seen by many perched in bitter cherry tree at edge of E Runnion near the intersection with Maggie Lane.

Ann Marie Wood

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Date: 10/13/18 3:45 pm
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: [obol] Northern Shrike at Steigerwald
Fyi

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

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This is a Washington sighting but I thought worth reporting on OBOL. Adult Northern Shrike seen this morning (Saturday) around 11:50 am at Steigerwald Lake NWR. Flew in from the wetland to the east to perch on small tree by path near parking lot near the two overlooks over the wetlands, before you go through the grove of tall tees. Then flew west out of sight. Seen by our whole FWS Birdwalk group.
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Date: 10/13/18 3:34 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grant County birding 10.9.18 to 10.12.18





I birded mostly in Grant County from Oct 9 thru Oct 12.




Potholes State Park - 10.9.18




Red-breasted Merganser - 1

Killdeer

Semipalmated Plover - 3

Pectoral Sandpiper - 5

Least Sandpiper - 12

Long-billed Dowitcher – 26

Peregrine Falcon – adult & juv

Bonaparte’s Gull - 23

Barn Swallow - 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Pipit - 1

Townsend’s Solitaire - 2




Soap Lake – 10.10.18

Ruddy Duck – pigment challenged; see video

Black-necked Stilt – 1 very late bird; see video

Killdeer

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1

Long-billed Dowitcher – 1

California Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull - 1

American Pipit




Lind Coulee – 10.11.18

Killdeer

Long-billed Dowitcher - 80

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1

Least Sandpiper - 6

American Pipit - many




Potholes State Park – 10.11.18

Semipalmated Plover – 2

Least Sandpiper - 16

Long-billed Dowitcher - 20

Pectoral Sandpiper - 6

Bonaparte’s Gull - 10

Cooper’s Hawk – adult female hunting squirrels in the park

Ruby-crowned Kinglet – a few

Hermit Thrush - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - many moved thru

Townsend’s Warbler - 1



Soap Lake – 10.11.18

American Golden-Plover – 1; also seen on 10.12; videos

Least Sandpiper – 1

Bonaparte’s Gull - 1


Also, along Hwy 17 in Douglas County – 10.10.18


Rough-legged Hawk – 3, my first of season




video link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/




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Date: 10/13/18 3:17 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Not time sensitive: Ocean Shores
Jill,

Alaska has been working on this for a couple years and I found a Fish and Wildlife hotline (Alaska). They gave me another number that I called. Waiting for a return call.

If you don’t think Fish and Wild will be interested in charging you with wildlife possession without a permit I would double plastic bag the Murre and put it in a freezer. Good chance it starved.

Sorry I was late getting on this Jill.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
> On Oct 13, 2018, at 1:35 PM, Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg...> wrote:
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> Following up on the previous message about an injured Common Murre. She died, as I knew she would. But I’m still wondering if there is an agency or researcher tracking seabird die offs along the West Coast.
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> Thank you
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Date: 10/13/18 2:25 pm
From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla hit and miss
The Sequim Phainopepla has been mostly shy this morning.  Made a very brief appearance about noon (which I missed).  Will try again this afternoon. 
Peggy <MundyPeggy_busby...> Bothell, WA

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Date: 10/13/18 2:18 pm
From: Becky K <astrokt...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Clark County Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hi all,

Russ Koppendrayer and I are on our way there. Do we have a more specific area to look in?

Becky Kent
Longview, Wa

> On Oct 13, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Cindy McCormack <nwbirder...> wrote:
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> Hi!
>
> Currently a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Frenchman's Bar park.
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> :)
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> Cindy McCormack
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Date: 10/13/18 1:49 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis Co. Mayfield Lake birds


The Red-necked Grebe and Surf Scoter Re still being seen. The scoter is best viewed from Lake Mayfield Resort. I saw the RN Grebe near the bridge crossing the lake.

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, Wa

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Date: 10/13/18 1:37 pm
From: Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Not time sensitive: Ocean Shores
Following up on the previous message about an injured Common Murre. She died, as I knew she would. But I’m still wondering if there is an agency or researcher tracking seabird die offs along the West Coast.

Thank you

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Date: 10/13/18 1:13 pm
From: Cindy McCormack <nwbirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Clark County Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hi!

Currently a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Frenchman's Bar park.

:)
Cindy

Cindy McCormack
Vancouver, WA
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Date: 10/13/18 1:01 pm
From: Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Time sensitive: Ocean Shores
I have an injured common Murre that was flapping around in the surf at
Ocean Shores. I'm wondering if there is a wildlife rehab resource in the
Grays Harbor area. I also feel like I remember reading that there's been a
mysterious die off of Murres, and I'm wondering if this bird, who is not
dead yet, would be useful to the people who are trying to solve that
mystery. I'm standing here holding the bird in my arms so if you have any
suggestions let me know. thanks

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Date: 10/13/18 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Oct. 14, 2018
Hello, Tweeters,

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Date: 10/12/18 2:49 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eurasian-collared Dove / Caryn / Wedgwood
First ever in garden (that I know of) Eurasian-collared Dove, under feeder station. Currently here at 2:30.
Had about 15 Band-tailed Pigeons last week (most ever).

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Date: 10/12/18 7:10 am
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Snowy Owl Article- Smithsonian Magazine- October, 2018
In In Jewett's Birds of Washington form 1953 they describe a Snowy Owl invasion from way back. A survey of Spokane area taxidermists found over 100 specimens being mounted. There were large numbers (50-100, I think) in the Ocean Shores/Westport area. There has been a huge decline in WA.


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> On October 12, 2018 at 12:20 AM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
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> Hello Tweeters,
> " In the most recent Red List of Threatened Species, published last December, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the snowy owl’s status, for the first time, as “vulnerable,” after research showed that the adult population had decreased to 28,000, down from 200,000 in 2013. The IUCN cautioned that if the rate of decline “proves to be even higher, the species may be eligible for further uplisting to ‘endangered.’”
>
> Link for article:
> https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/snowy-owl-disappearing-180970314/
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Date: 10/12/18 12:24 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snowy Owl Article- Smithsonian Magazine- October, 2018
Hello Tweeters,
"In the most recent Red List of Threatened Species, published last
December, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed
the snowy owl’s status, for the first time, as “vulnerable,” after research
showed that the adult population had decreased to 28,000, down from 200,000
in 2013. The IUCN cautioned that if the rate of decline “proves to be even
higher, the species may be eligible for further uplisting to ‘endangered.’”

Link for article:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/snowy-owl-disappearing-180970314/

Dan Reiff
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Date: 10/12/18 12:17 am
From: Larry Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sandhill Cranes
Tweeters,

A number of us saw Sandhill Cranes circling above UBNA around 4pm on Thursday. I personally saw one. Others saw a total of three. A first for me at the Fill.

Larry Hubbell
Ldhubbell at Comcast dot net

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Date: 10/11/18 10:45 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Juanita Bay Snipe
Nice to actually see a couple of Wilson’s Snipe at Juanita Bay this morning. One of them was posed in a somewhat open area, near the end of the short boardwalk. At first, it stayed mostly frozen, though occasionally looking skyward for potential predators. Then, it started doing a little bobbing, reminiscent of a Woodcock. It then fed, bobbed some more, repeating this pattern for a while.

https://youtu.be/7MYAWblzmBA

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Seattle

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Date: 10/11/18 5:41 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-11
Tweets – We had significant fog for the first several hours this morning, which limited our viewing. We ended up doing lots of birding by ear. Our species count grew slowly, though there were notably many birds of certain common species, so there were times when there were plenty of birds to look through. Not a lot of surprises today, but by the end, a decent showing.

Highlights:
a.. Ring-necked Duck – probably the same two tentatively ID’d last week. Officially First of Fall today
b.. Virginia Rail – two responded to clapping
c.. Wilson’s Snipe – heard predawn for 2nd week; still awaiting a fall sighting
d.. Green Heron – one at Rowing Club
e.. Sharp-shinned Hawk – one east of East Meadow
f.. Cooper’s Hawk – probably had 6-7 sightings; 2+ birds
g.. Barn Owl – one glimpse in the fog predawn at south end of East Meadow
h.. Pileated Woodpecker – heard very close (and distantly) but unseen
i.. Merlin – landed in Snag Row
j.. Cedar Waxwing – still large flocks overhead; saw none perched
k.. American Pipit – 5 west of easternmost ballfields
l.. Western Meadowlark – 5 with pipits
Misses today included Cackling Goose, Gadwall, Western Grebe, gulls besides Glaucous-winged, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier (seen 50% of previous years), Savannah Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. Fog played a role.

For the day, 54 species.

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Date: 10/11/18 4:13 pm
From: Randy <re_hill...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Cowlitz Co. Surf Scoters
Marine Park in Vancouver ~across the river from PDX Airport had 53 this afternoon. No WW Scoters in the flocks when they all took to the air ahead of a passing boat.



Randy Hill

Ridgefield



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Subject: [Tweeters] Cowlitz Co. Surf Scoters



Hi Tweeters,



Today there are two Surf Scoters on the Columbia River in the Woodland Bottoms between Caples and Whalen Roads near the mid river sandbar.



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Date: 10/11/18 2:20 pm
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cowlitz Co. Surf Scoters
Hi Tweeters,

Today there are two Surf Scoters on the Columbia River in the Woodland
Bottoms between Caples and Whalen Roads near the mid river sandbar.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

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Date: 10/11/18 1:15 pm
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] mallard X shoveler?? at Yesler Swamp
At this time of year many ducks are still molting and present a bewildering variety of patterns. Couple this with the abundance of feral domestic Mallard and derivatives.


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> On October 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> wrote:
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> This morning at Yesler Swamp (Lake Washington cove at end of board walk) I saw 3 males ducks with the following plumage:
> green head - color & iridescence of Mallard
> no neck ring of any kind
> bill pretty much normal Mallard size & shape, dull "orange" with black
> white breast - smaller area than russet breast of male Mallard, and with some black feathers close to the edges
> russet/brown sides - entire side was solid color, similar in size & shape to pale side of male Mallard, no white "outline" as with Shoveler
> dark rump & tail, same curled feathers as Mallard, but solid very dark (no white)
>
> tried to get pictures with cell phone -- bad light & too distant
>
> also present in cove:
> Mallards
> Shovelers (males looking pretty scruffy, still in molt)
> Green-wing Teal
> Wood Duck (single female)
> Crows
> Flicker
> Song Sparrow (very dark plumage)
> rest not identifiable at distance in bad light
>
> Chris Kessler
> Seattle
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>
>
>
> --
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Date: 10/11/18 12:08 pm
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: [Tweeters] mallard X shoveler?? at Yesler Swamp
This morning at Yesler Swamp (Lake Washington cove at end of board walk) I
saw 3 males ducks with the following plumage:
green head - color & iridescence of Mallard
no neck ring of any kind
bill pretty much normal Mallard size & shape, dull "orange" with black
white breast - smaller area than russet breast of male Mallard, and with
some black feathers close to the edges
russet/brown sides - entire side was solid color, similar in size & shape
to pale side of male Mallard, no white "outline" as with Shoveler
dark rump & tail, same curled feathers as Mallard, but solid very dark (no
white)

tried to get pictures with cell phone -- bad light & too distant

also present in cove:
Mallards
Shovelers (males looking pretty scruffy, still in molt)
Green-wing Teal
Wood Duck (single female)
Crows
Flicker
Song Sparrow (very dark plumage)
rest not identifiable at distance in bad light

Chris Kessler
Seattle




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Date: 10/11/18 7:57 am
From: STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update - amphibians - reptiles - fish
My apologies to all for my hasty post of 10/08. ARF stands for Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish. I've reached a combined species count of 50. I was going to wait to send the list at year end but a request came in for the herps ( amphibians/reptiles). The fish list will wait until the end of December.

In order of appearance and not taxonomic: (L) indicates a Lifer for me

Amphibs:


Pacific Chorus Frog (formerly "Tree") Edmonds Marsh

Northwestern Salamander Newman Wetlands, Whidbey Island

Olympic Salamander (L) Bear Gulch, Skokomish River

Rough-skinned Newt Sleeper Road, Whidbey Island

Ensatina Coupeville area, Whidbey Island

Red-legged Frog Freeland Marsh, Whidbey Island

Bull Frog Double Bluff Road, Whidbey Island

Coast Giant Salamander (L) nameless creek, Illabot Creek Road

Red-spotted Toad (L) Heron Lake St.Park, NM

Tiger Salamander (L) Anderson Meadow, UT

Tailed Frog Porcupine Creek, North Cascades

Long-toed Salamander Coupeville Middle School, Whidbey Island

Western Toad North Bluff Road, Whidbey Island


Reptiles:


Northern Alligator Lizard Pacific Rim Institute, Whidbey Island

Painted Turtle Greenbank Farm, Whidbey Island

Western Whiptail Lizard Reststop, MP. 182 I-70, UT

Sagebrush Lizard Mesa Verde Natl.Park, CO

Striped Plateau Lizard (L) Mesa Verde

Tree Lizard (L) Mesa Verde

Eastern Fence Lizard Mesa Verde

Wandering Garter Snake Thomas Canyon, NV

Gopher Snake Deschutes Rec. Area, OR


Biggest miss amphibians: Cascade Frog. The weekend I set aside for a trip to Mt Rianier turned out to be too smoky from the wildfires. I also peered under a lot of rotted logs looking in vain for Western Red-backed Salamanders.


Biggest miss reptiles: Western Fence Lizard. I spent a couple of hours wandering around clearcuts in Mason County but no luck. Vehicle trouble kept me from attending the spring snake research class in the Winthrop area.


This was a warmup session for my Vertebrate Big Year planned for 2021, a sort of celebration of retirement. "Work is the Curse of the Big Year Class"


Regards,

----Steve Ellis

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Coupeville, Wa (Whidbey Island)



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> Steve,
>
> You tease us with all of those numbers and no species names. I want to know the reptile and amphibian species you've seen (I've never followed fully aquatic groups very much), and at least where you saw the first one. At first it sounded like you saw 50 Western Toads that evening! I then realized you must have meant it was your 50th species of combined reptiles, amphibians, and fish. It also took me a bit to see that your jargon "ARF", referred to amphibians, reptiles, and fish.
>
> -Stewarthttp://www.stewardshipadventures.com
>
>
> > > Message: 6
> > Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 21:03:34 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: STEVEN ELLIS < <sremse...> mailto:<sremse...> >
> > To: TWEETERS < <tweeters...> mailto:<tweeters...> >
> > Subject: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update
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> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> >
> > Nifty 50! Western Toad tonight (what couple DOESN'T spend the evening of their 30th wedding anniversary bushwacking through head-high nettles looking for toads????) here on Whidbey Island for #50. Earlier I found a Long-toed Salamander.
> >
> > Totals so far:
> >
> > 13 amphibians; 9 reptiles; 28 fish (none caught on hook and line) Had this been my Vertebrate Big Year then 32 mammals and 203 birds could be added for a total of 285.
> >
> > I think the weather will preclude me from scoring anymore amphibians or reptiles but I haven't given up on fish.
> >
> > ----Steve Ellis
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Date: 10/11/18 6:25 am
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 10/10/18
Tweets,

Yesterday 25 of us enjoyed a chilly, foggy walk at Nisqually. The fog
never really lifted until after noon so viewing conditions were a bit
difficult. We had a 3.0 low tide at 1:08 so we had lots of mud along
the estuary boardwalk.

Waterfowl are starting to arrive on the refuge wit our first of the
season COMMON GOLDENEYE and NORTHERN SHOVELERS being seen, Also we saw
more AMERICAN WIGEON than last week.

There also are more passerines about than I expected as we had
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS, a male COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, and YELLOW WARBLERS. This seems late for them to still
be hanging around. We also had a couple of nice mixed flocks of both
CHICKADEES and both KINGLETS, as well as a nice flock of BUSHTITS.

Raptors included BALD EAGLES, RED-TAILED HAWK, NORTHERN HARRIER and
AMERICAN KESTREL. Most were roosting with only the HARRIER flying.

For the day I had 46 species and now have 119 for the year. Mammals
seen were EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL and COYOTE.

Until next week....

Phil Kelley
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Lacey, WA
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Date: 10/10/18 6:17 pm
From: Anna <amk17...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White throated sparrow Seattle
Hi Tweeters

I have been envious of the reports of white throated sparrows near Seattle. Today, an adult white striped, white throated sparrow used the bird bath in the Phinney Ridge yard.

Also today a golden crowned kinglet and a couple of yellow rumpled warblers.

AKopitov
Seattle, WA

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Date: 10/10/18 4:19 pm
From: B Boekelheide <bboek...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla still here
Hello, Tweeters,

The Phainopepla continues along the Olympic Discovery Trail west of Sequim, near the intersection of Runnion and Sawmill Rds. This morning (10/10/18) we first found it a couple hundred yards west on Runnion Rd, perching and flycatching in a very colorful maple. Numerous mountain ashes and other fruit trees in the vicinity are attracting other fruit eaters like waxwings and robins, so it has lots of company. The Phainopepla later moved to its old elderberry bush closer to the intersection, sitting up for all to see.

Today begins at least the fourth week it has been in the area, so it seems firmly attached to the neighborhood. Wish all those other vagrant birds were this easy!

Bob Boekelheide
Dungeness
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Date: 10/10/18 4:09 pm
From: Kari J. Anderson <karia...>
Subject: [Tweeters] John Marzluff Talk @ UW Libraries, 10/16, 3 PM
Please spread the word about this upcoming lecture at the UW's Odegaard Library:

UW Libraries Special Event: "Welcome to Subirdia" talk by Dr. John Marzluff

Dr. Marzluff's talk will introduce us to the ways we live side-by-side with birds and how our urban and suburban environments support a surprising array of wildlife diversity.

"Welcome to Subirdia" will take place in Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 220 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm on October 16th. Light refreshments will be served. Please register for the event at https://tinyurl.com/uwbirds.

This event is free and open to the public, and being held in conjunction with the exhibit in the Allen Library North lobby, "From Albatross to Zigzag Heron: The Year of the Bird at the UW Libraries."

Kari Anderson
Science Librarian
University of Washington Libraries
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Date: 10/10/18 11:18 am
From: BobnBernie Meyer <BobnBernie...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] "Our" Cooper's Hawk
It is helpful you have fence posts in three of the four pictures. In one picture it is sitting on a rail next to a post. That bird would have to have one foot over the other if it was standing on the post. The next two pictures show a metal cap larger than the post. It is obvious it has plenty of room for both feet on the post alone.
Are both posts 4X4? If not, what size are they?

If the last two is a 4X4, I believe it is small enough to be male Sharp-shined.

Bob Meyer
Renton
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Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:39 PM
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Subject: [Tweeters] "Our" Cooper's Hawk

Hello Tweeters,
Beginning on September 5, we have been visited by a very human-tolerant Cooper's Hawk 3 times. I'm pretty sure it's been the same bird all 3 times, anyway. Each time the bird shows up in our backyard, we can quietly watching, moving around with our cameras taking pictures, and the hawk just does whatever it wants. Today I was outside doing a little yard work and heard an almost sweet-sounding little call that I didn't recognize. I looked around to see what bird could make that noise and there was the Cooper's Hawk sitting about 20 feet away on a lattice. I slowly stood and called Bill, who came with his camera. He took a few pictures, then the bird started hopping along the fence railing, continuing to call. Every so often it would pounce into one of our shrubs and passerines would shoot out the bottom. It's a fairly long back fence and the hawk patrolled the whole thing, finally sitting at the corner, from where it flew off.
Has anyone observed this behavior where the hawk calls softly while it's stalking its prey? The bird kept up its little crooning call the whole time it was in the yard this time (it hadn't done this previously).
The first 2 times we saw this hawk, it was in pristine condition. This time something has happened to the feathers on its head. I've created a Flickr album for some of the pictures we've taken of this hawk. The first three are from Sept. 5, then two from Oct 2, and 4 from today.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157702252213375<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F29258421%40N07%2Falbums%2F72157702252213375&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8841a61b375a432af83108d62e623aa6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636747396755814563&sdata=fbBhlbLhnzYREIY0chI0WQnnpKoUXMlC%2BYpunJFE1FQ%3D&reserved=0>

If anyone is better is distinguishing different individual birds than I, and you think there is more than one Cooper's Hawk, I would be curious to know. Thanks.

Charlotte Byers, Edmonds

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Date: 10/10/18 11:14 am
From: P B Bell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seattle Audubon Whidbey Island Oct 9
Hi Tweets



Seattle Audubon took a trip to Whidbey Island yesterday. It started out with
rain, that decreased and finished by Mukilteo. It was 54F to start with, got
up to 60 F at one point and finished at 53F. We did have fairly strong winds
all day long and it made for really cool day. But we saw lots of good birds
at every stop and wound up with 90 species for the day.



After Mukilteo and the ferry we stopped at Deer Lake, Rollinghill Rd,
Maxwellton, Dave Mackie Park, the school district Outdoor Classroom, Ewing
Rd, Sunlight Beach Rd (Deer Lagoon), Freeland Park, Deer Lagoon, Crockett
Lake, Keystone ferry terminal, Penn Cove, Libby Beach, Hastie Lake Rd,
access, Bos Lake, Duguall Lake, Rosario Beach.



Brian H. Bell

Woodinville Wa

Mail to bell asoc a t iso, me dia dot com



Cackling Goose (heard)

Canada Goose

Northern Shoveler

Gadwall

Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon

Mallard

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck

Scaup species

Harlequin Duck

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Bufflehead

Hooded Merganser

Ruddy Duck

California Quail

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

Rock Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Mourning Dove

Anna's Hummingbird

Virginia Rail (heard)

American Coot

Black-bellied Plover

Killdeer

Red Knot (at Bos Lake)

Dunlin

Western Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Greater Yellowlegs

Pigeon Guillemot

Rhinoceros Auklet

Heermann's Gull

Mew Gull

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Brandt's Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

American White Pelican (1 at Deer Lagoon)

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Steller's Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pacific Wren

Marsh Wren

Bewick's Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Varied Thrush

European Starling

House Sparrow

House Finch

American Goldfinch

Spotted Towhee

Savannah Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Western Meadowlark

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler


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Date: 10/10/18 9:19 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett Marina great egret 10-9-18
The great egret is still at the Everett marina. Tuesday afternoon my son and I drove up and took photos, which can be seen by scrolling down this thread:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/everett-wa.19241/
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 10/9/18 8:59 pm
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] : "Our" Cooper's Hawk
Charlotte,


You have at least two different adult Cooper's Hawks visiting your yard.


In the early and late photos the bird is molting its outer tail feathers, while one shot in the middle shows no tail molt.


Enjoy,

Ed Deal

Seattle Cooper's Hawk Project
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Date: 10/9/18 8:41 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] "Our" Cooper's Hawk
Hello Tweeters,

Beginning on September 5, we have been visited by a very
human-tolerant Cooper's Hawk 3 times. I'm pretty sure it's been the same
bird all 3 times, anyway. Each time the bird shows up in our backyard, we
can quietly watching, moving around with our cameras taking pictures, and
the hawk just does whatever it wants. Today I was outside doing a little
yard work and heard an almost sweet-sounding little call that I didn't
recognize. I looked around to see what bird could make that noise and there
was the Cooper's Hawk sitting about 20 feet away on a lattice. I slowly
stood and called Bill, who came with his camera. He took a few pictures,
then the bird started hopping along the fence railing, continuing to call.
Every so often it would pounce into one of our shrubs and passerines would
shoot out the bottom. It's a fairly long back fence and the hawk patrolled
the whole thing, finally sitting at the corner, from where it flew off.

Has anyone observed this behavior where the hawk calls softly while it's
stalking its prey? The bird kept up its little crooning call the whole time
it was in the yard this time (it hadn't done this previously).

The first 2 times we saw this hawk, it was in pristine
condition. This time something has happened to the feathers on its head.
I've created a Flickr album for some of the pictures we've taken of this
hawk. The first three are from Sept. 5, then two from Oct 2, and 4 from
today.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157702252213375



If anyone is better is distinguishing different individual birds than I, and
you think there is more than one Cooper's Hawk, I would be curious to know.
Thanks.



Charlotte Byers, Edmonds


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Date: 10/9/18 5:45 pm
From: Diane B. <dibirsner...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Parasitic Jaegers Pt No Point
Observed a pair of Parasitic jaegers chasing after Bonaparte’s gulls (and
vice versa!) off Pt No Point Park this afternoon, 9 Oct, 2:30-3:00-ish.

Diane Birsner and Dave Schmalz
Bellingham

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Date: 10/9/18 5:03 pm
From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RBA: Booby species (likely Nazca) Gearhart flyover (not chaseable)
Something to keep an eye out for in Pacific/Grays Co


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [swalalahos] RBA: Booby species (likely Nazca) Gearhart flyover
(not chaseable)
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2018 16:26:10 -0700
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> [swalalahos]
<swalalahos...>
Reply-To: <swalalahos...>
To: <obol...> <obol...>, swalalahos_group
<swalalahos...>

09 October 2018
Clatsop County, Oregon

Gearhart: At about 13:30 I was at C. and Cottage in Gearhart and a bright
white booby with a large bright orange-yellow bill and black wedge-shaped
tail and black border to the white wings passed in straight-line flight
north over me about 1000 meters up in good light. It continued north until
I lost it. I think it was either Masked or Nazca Booby, but leaning Nazca
because of bill color impression...

I will share more details/thoughts later.

David

David C. Bailey
Seaside, Oregon


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Astoria, OR
That question...
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294
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Date: 10/9/18 2:13 pm
From: Betty Watson <rocky98502...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Question seeking an answer: Tail-less Spotted Towhee.....is this common?
Since early spring 2018 we've had a full-sized spotted towhee hanging out
in/near our backyard but it doesn't have any tail feathers. I thought they
might grow back but now it's October and still no tail feathers. Tail-less
Towhee seems perfectly happy, well- adjusted and living large but still no
tail feathers.

Just wondered if this is a common thing among this species?

Betty Watson
Olympia, WA

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Date: 10/9/18 12:29 pm
From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update - amphibians - reptiles - fish
Steve,

You tease us with all of those numbers and no species names. I want to
know the reptile and amphibian species you've seen (I've never followed
fully aquatic groups very much), and at least where you saw the first one.
At first it sounded like you saw 50 Western Toads that evening! I then
realized you must have meant it was your 50th species of combined reptiles,
amphibians, and fish. It also took me a bit to see that your jargon "ARF",
referred to amphibians, reptiles, and fish.

-Stewart
www.stewardshipadventures.com


> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 21:03:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...>
> To: TWEETERS <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update
> Message-ID: <691015550.138466.1539057815142...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
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> Nifty 50! Western Toad tonight (what couple DOESN'T spend the evening of
> their 30th wedding anniversary bushwacking through head-high nettles
> looking for toads????) here on Whidbey Island for #50. Earlier I found a
> Long-toed Salamander.
>
> Totals so far:
>
> 13 amphibians; 9 reptiles; 28 fish (none caught on hook and line) Had this
> been my Vertebrate Big Year then 32 mammals and 203 birds could be added
> for a total of 285.
>
> I think the weather will preclude me from scoring anymore amphibians or
> reptiles but I haven't given up on fish.
>
> ----Steve Ellis
>
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> Coupeville, Wa
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Date: 10/9/18 12:22 pm
From: Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler in Bellingham
There's currently a Palm Warbler at connelly creek trail at the south end
of the field with 10 YRWA.

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Date: 10/8/18 11:00 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Southend Crow Roost?
The recent discussion on the Bothell crow roost, started me thinking about
a roost here in Federal Way. I have always wondered were the crows passing
our neighborhood in a south-easterly direction in the evening are heading?
Does anybody know? Maybe Fife or Milton?
I also thought, it would be a great project for a grad student to map all
crow roosts in Washington State!

Cheers,

Hans

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Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
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Date: 10/8/18 9:08 pm
From: STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...>
Subject: [Tweeters] O.T. ARF Update
Nifty 50! Western Toad tonight (what couple DOESN'T spend the evening of their 30th wedding anniversary bushwacking through head-high nettles looking for toads????) here on Whidbey Island for #50. Earlier I found a Long-toed Salamander.

Totals so far:

13 amphibians; 9 reptiles; 28 fish (none caught on hook and line) Had this been my Vertebrate Big Year then 32 mammals and 203 birds could be added for a total of 285.

I think the weather will preclude me from scoring anymore amphibians or reptiles but I haven't given up on fish.

----Steve Ellis

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Coupeville, Wa
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Date: 10/8/18 5:35 pm
From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Update
Dang, I tried to catch the 11:55 ferry from Edmonds, but was about 2 minutes too late.  Glad to hear it is persisting for now.  
Peggy MundyBothell
On Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:33:48 PM PDT, Diane B. <dibirsner...> wrote:

Monday Oct 8, 2:00-3:00 pm. The Sequim Phainopepla was at the same blue elderberry tree as has been reported for the past week. 
Near the Sawmill and E Runnion Rds intersection. Look for the house with painted rocks for sale on Sawmill just northwest of the intersection. The elderberry tree is behind and to the left of the house. The tree is a distance away and the bird frequently leaves the area but will return, so scope and patience are assets. 
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Date: 10/8/18 3:40 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Loved the Bulging Bigger Berry Battle
Thanks, Larry Hubbell, for your riveting reportage on Cedar Waxwing, Jr. v. Ball Bearing Berry, Sr.

Marcia Ian
Bellingham
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Date: 10/8/18 3:37 pm
From: Diane B. <dibirsner...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Update
Monday Oct 8, 2:00-3:00 pm. The Sequim Phainopepla was at the same blue
elderberry tree as has been reported for the past week.

Near the Sawmill and E Runnion Rds intersection. Look for the house with
painted rocks for sale on Sawmill just northwest of the intersection. The
elderberry tree is behind and to the left of the house. The tree is a
distance away and the bird frequently leaves the area but will return, so
scope and patience are assets.

Happy birding!
Diane Birsner and Dave Schmalz
Bellingham

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Date: 10/8/18 1:49 pm
From: Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...>
Subject: [Tweeters] First Fox
We've had the Gold-crowned Sparrows back for a week or two, but I spotted
the first Fox Sparrow this morning. The seed pods on the arborvitae hedge
are drawing lots of attention from Song Sparrows, B-C Chickadees, Bushtits,
Spotted Towhees and the Fox Sparrow. We often see a Downy Woodpecker for a
few visits in the fall, and this year we've had both male and female Downys.

Carol Stoner
West Seattle

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Date: 10/8/18 12:17 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI: Phainopepla photo? / Caryn / Wedgwood
Any Seattle Audubon birders out there with possible photo of Phainopepla? Glad to have seen one in Tucson, but would love to see your photos.
If so, please contact me offsite.

Anyone know its path to Sequim, ie other sightings pre-Sequim?

Caryn / Wedgwood


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Date: 10/8/18 10:01 am
From: Patrick Forster <patforster...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great White Egret, Everett Harbor
Boat launch area this morning at 9:30AM.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/75910036@N03/43368820430/in/datetaken-public/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/75910036@N03/44271960485/in/datetaken-public/


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Date: 10/8/18 9:25 am
From: patforster <patforster...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great White Egret

Now at Everett Marina, boat launch area.9:22 am.

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Date: 10/8/18 8:37 am
From: Janeanne Houston <houstojc...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] FOS White-throated Sparrow
I don’t know if it is the same bird, but we are on Day 3 with our first White-throated Sparrow of the year. We always see the tan-striped. We are up and over the hill from you in the Gatewood area of West Seattle. Sometimes it stays in the area for a month or so in winter, but this is the earlier than usual. It seems to travel an east-west corridor, and misses our neighbor’s yard merely a block away.



Janeanne Houston

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Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:09 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] FOS White-throated Sparrow



I found a first of season tan striped White-throated Sparrow out in the yard this morning in West Seattle. Also, fos for the yard this morning was a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. A Fox Sparrow was singing but it’s been back for a few weeks with the Golden-crowned Sparrows.



Ed

Ed Swan

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Date: 10/7/18 11:09 pm
From: Comcast <rposmantur...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Trip to Costa Rica

I am planning a trip to Costa Rica and not using a tour service. Would love to have a talk with anyone who is quite familiar with birding there. Thanks
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Date: 10/7/18 9:06 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh northern harrier 10-6-18
Saturday a northern harrier was at the Edmonds marsh.  My photos can be seen by scrolling down page 15 of this thread:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-15
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Date: 10/7/18 8:53 pm
From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla update
I have been traveling out of state.  Does the phainopepla continue in Sequim?
Peggy MunyBothell

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On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 7:10 PM, Nan<billnan321...> wrote: We traveled to Sequim to see the continuing Phainopepla. We arrived at 2:15 and by 2:35 we had great looks at it in the elderberry cluster across from the house that sells painted rocks as previously reported. Then it left. We had a long wait and other birders came and went. Bill and another couple were hearing call notes from across the street.  The bird was in a very distant elderberry (behind the sunflowers!). Though really not discernible with binoculars, a scope view was quite good.

The bird was eating a lot of the berries and then sitting still. Since the original cluster of trees is stripped, maybe looking for movement in this tree will be more productive.

Checklist on eBird (photos/description will be added soon)

Bill and Nancy LaFramboise
Richland, WA

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Date: 10/7/18 8:48 pm
From: Eric Ellingson <abriteway...>
Subject: [Tweeters] "Exotic" looking Dark-eyed Junco, Blaine WA
This beautiful leucitic junco showed up in my yard today. It was fairly aggressive at first chasing other birds away for no apparent reason. It seemed to finally settle down and then spent time at the feeder. At first glance, I was wondering what the heck I was seeing!
Around this time of the year, thru the winter I have something in addition to sunflower seeds & suet for the birds. The juncos and sparrows really seem to like this Feathered Friend "Bird snack" mix.

https://flic.kr/p/294dY7j

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Date: 10/7/18 7:48 pm
From: Cara Borre <cmborre1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday 10-6-18
Westport Seabirds brought its NW pelagic season to a spectacular finale
yesterday with exceptional weather and wildlife to view. We were again
joined by a diverse group of birders including veteran pelagic birders,
first timers, as well as two impressive young birders independently doing
ABA big years.

As we were admiring the beautiful sunrise behind us, we spotted a Peregrine
Falcon speeding toward shore. We passed the usual Sooty Shearwater and
Common Murre zones with good numbers and orientation looks for those
onboard new to pelagic birding. As we continued farther from shore, we
picked up Pink-footed Shearwater and were able to continue working with new
pelagic birders to now recognize our next most common shearwater as a
“white-bellied”, larger bird with a relaxed flight style. While Sooty and
Pink-footed Shearwaters might be as different as night and day, you add in
the snappy “white(r)-bellied” Buller’s Shearwater, and it becomes a bit
more frustrating for those still developing their sea-legs and pelagic
viewing skills. Fortunately Buller’s was present in good numbers, 61 birds
for the day, so everyone got good views of this beautiful bird.

Arriving in the deep water of Gray’s Canyon, we set out our cod-liver oil
slick and tossed suet to the gulls. In the distance we could see a large
number of birds circling to the south. Wisely we have learned to
investigate these congregations as they often mean something of interest is
attracting these birds. Sure enough the highlight yesterday, and the best
bird viewing opportunity we could have hoped for, was not self-derived at
our chum spot, not at the good fortune of finding a fishing vessel hauling
in a net, but was at the natural Orca feeding event we happened upon.

We conservatively counted five whale as we watched this group of
“Transients or Biggs” as they are known and the 750 (over half were gulls)
birds they attracted for the next 90 minutes. This was one of those
natural spectacles where your brain becomes so overwhelmed it doesn’t know
where to begin to direct your eyes, there is simply too much to take in. We
had encountered our first Black-footed Albatross on the way to the chum
spot so that bird was already seen by all, but now we had 30 to study both
feeding on the water and in flight. As Northern Fulmar was present in
smaller than usual numbers, we worked to get those interested on that bird.
We had fabulous looks at a South Polar Skua who circled the area for a good
while, going to the water at times to get a bite of whatever the whales
were feeding on. We had excellent looks at 3 passing Pomarine Jaegers and a
Parasitic Jaeger. We even had a close Rhinoceros Auklet and a couple Common
Murre (unusual this far offshore), joining the scene. While we cataloged
the birds, watched the whales and speculated on what they were feeding
(remains unknown), fellow spotter Bill Shelmerdine called out the words
many on board were hoping to hear, “I’ve got a Flesh-footed Shearwater”. So
began the scanning and location describing frustration that can
characterize looking for this one bird among hundreds of others. In the
end, all those that wanted or “needed” views of this rarity got them with
patience and perseverance.

As time necessitated a turn for home, we reluctantly left this thrilling
scene but not before we were treated to a close Orca jumping entirely out
of the water before diving below us. Just jaw dropping! On our way home we
were granted close, on the water views of Cassin’s Auklet who, though in
good numbers for the day, had shown itself only in quick flybys earlier.
We also had nice looks a several Ocean Sunfish and a couple of Fur Seals
during our trip.



As we approached Westport and were welcomed back by the buoy lounging
Steller’s Sea Lions, we noticed high surf conditions with waves reminiscent
of the Hawaii 5-0 opener. The Coast Guard was practicing towing exercises
as we passed the “shorebirdless” jetty. Pausing at the roosting dock of the
Marbled Godwit flock, we departed the Monte Carlo for the last time this
season with memories of another fabulous day at sea. Spotters for this
trip were Scott Mills and Bill Shelmerdine, and I was only too happy to tag
along. Thank you Captain Phil Anderson and First Mate Chris Anderson for
getting those of us interested in exploring pelagic birds and other sea
life out on the water this year.

Here’s a link to a short video with images from this trip:
https://youtu.be/9okOVEI10W4

Until 2019…


Cara Borre

Gig Harbor

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Date: 10/7/18 7:23 pm
From: TERRANCE DUNNING <madalama...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great white egret at Everett Marina
I saw it this morning sitting on the log boom next to the boat launches,

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Date: 10/7/18 6:33 pm
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR golden-plover (Thurston Cty.)
Hi, Tweets,

Birding at Nisqually N. W. R. today, among a half dozen Black-bellied Plovers on the mudflats during rising tide early afternoon was a golden-plover. I think it was Pacific, but I didn't have a scope, and it'd be good if someone else could get a better view to confirm or deny. One year ago, an American Golden-Plover spent a few days (at least) on the mud not far from this spot.

Also there today:
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin (1)
Long-billed Dowitcher
Eurasian Collared-Dove (1)
Violet-green Swallow (a dozen or more)
Barn Swallow (2-3 or so)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (2)
Western Meadowlark

I also saw whitewash under the spot that often hosted a saw-whet owl last winter, but didn't find the bird. Could those droppings on green cedar leaves actually have lasted since last winter? Again, reports from others would be appreciated.

7 October, 2018,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 10/7/18 12:45 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Waxing Cuisine
Tweeters,


This week’s post covers some of the diet and curious dietary habits of Cedar Waxwings. I hope you enjoy both the photos and the commentary.

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2018/10/waxwing-cuisine.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2018/10/waxwing-cuisine.html>

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

Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comcast dot net
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Subject: [Tweeters] (no subject)


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Date: 10/7/18 9:06 am
From: mark girling <markgirling...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic trip Saturday 10/6/2018
Weather turned out to be beautiful. Seas were for me a stomach turner. A nice mix of birds. Started off with a speeding Peregrin Falcon. The Sooties were the first to show and Bullers became more and more frequent. Northern Fulmars were seen but not in numbers. 2 South Polar Skuas gave great looks. Pink-footed and flesh footed Shearwaters added to the list. Rhinoceros Auklets were seen but not in numbers. Cassins were a steady bird for the day. Common Murres were in large abundance. For me I had 10 lifers for the day. Stars if the show was the Orca display of hunting and feeding around the boat. We were about 35 miles out and in 1600ft of water. Not sure which group we were seeing. A delighted bunch of birders capitalized on the oily sheen created which brought in nice numbers of shearwaters and Black-footed Albatrosses. This was the latest in season trip by Westport Seabirds due to the past 2 years were canceled due to weather. Capt Phil and wife were great hosts and credit to the clean and well appointed Monte Carlo. We saw some small Mola Mola and California and Stella's Sealions as well as Harbor and Northern fur seals. The bar was producing waves that only the Coastguard cutters could enjoy as they practiced the skills we depend on to keep us safe. Finally back to port and the usual birds on display inside the Westport harbor. The final tallies will be posted on Ebird and tweeters. Mark Girling <markgirling...> Woodridge, Bellevue.


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Date: 10/7/18 5:13 am
From: Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis County 10-6
Hey Tweets,


Kevin Black and I met up on Saturday to see what October has brought to Lewis County. We were met with beautiful weather and some interesting birds.


I tried Centralia-Alpha Road for owls on the way to meeting Kevin in Mossyrock. October seems to bring out Northern Saw-whet Owls, so they were my main target for the morning. I missed them, but did get one each of Great Horned and Western Screech-Owl.


After trying unsuccessfully for the Red-shouldered Hawk reported by Roger Moyer between Randle and Packwood, Kevin and I visited the East end of Riffe Lake. Again, with October on us, we had hopes for a Lapland Longspur showing up somewhere in the fields, or on the beach, but found none, so they still aren't on the Lewis County list! Dozens of Savannah Sparrows were found in the fields, and were especially skulky. We had a few American Pipit flyovers in the fields as well. Viewing the water, we found a good bunch of gulls on a sandbar, with nearly all of them turning out to be California, with a couple of Ring-billed mixed in, and one Long-billed Dowitcher. Western and Horned Grebes, and 5 Common Loons were found out in the lake.


Swofford Pond was an interesting stop. Although we are still missing Greater Scaup from our lists for the year, we had good variety, with Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Merganser, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, and Mallard. 5 Greater White-fronted Geese also flew onto the pond while we were scoping. Nearby, we finally added Sharp-shinned Hawk to the year list, and found a Common Yellowthroat still hanging around.


Not much of interest showed up at the Trout Hatchery or Carlisle Pond. We stopped in Chehalis for a late lunch at Jeremy's Farm to Table, and spent an awful lot of time staring at what may have been a male Brewer's Blackbird that just happened to look a little different than every other BRBL there - still need to stare at the pictures a little more. Hilburger Pond nearby had us staring at five Long-billed Dowitchers, and we were pretty sure in the end that no Short-billed were mixed in. The mud on the edges of the pond is pretty good, and at a time of year when many of the previously flooded fields in the county are pretty well dried up.


Galvin Road gave us a dozen or more Western Meadowlarks, and I hit the Centralia Steam Plant on the way back home, with 8 Canvasback, and 8 Greater White-fronted Geese being the highlights there.


Happy birding!


Tim Brennan

Renton

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Date: 10/6/18 7:13 pm
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 2018 Seattle Cooper's Hawk Project Summary (long)
Yo Tweets,


We recently completed the seventh year of our long-term study of Seattle’s urban-nesting Cooper’s Hawks. This study builds on the 2003-2011 pioneering work of Jack Bettesworth.


The study has three main goals. First, we census within the 83.9 square mile city limits of Seattle and establish the number of Cooper’s Hawk nests (a nearly hopeless task). This year we located 46 pairs engaged in courtship and nest-building. A record 5 pairs disappeared during nest-building, perhaps sneaking off to alternate nests we never located. 41 pairs went on to incubate eggs, of which 40 pairs successfully produced fledged young.


Second, we count how many fledged young they produce. This year we documented a record 145 young that lived long enough to fledge, an excellent 3.63 young per successful nest.


Third, colleague Martin Muller and I attempt to put unique color ID bands on as many birds as possible. This allows us to track individual birds as they move around the city and beyond. We put orange bands on the right legs of females and purple bands on the left legs of males. Each band has a unique combination of stacked two number and/or letter. Over the past year our ID bands have been sighted near Clinton on Whidbey Island, in Kent, on Mercer Island, as well as in numerous locations in Seattle. This season we color banded a record low 17 youngsters and 2 adults. We attribute the low numbers to “fat and happy” juveniles with little interest in hunting.

Over the last 7 years we have color banded 228 birds. We have 197 subsequent sightings on 88 different birds, a return rate of 38.5%.


The most popular choice of nest tree was Big Leaf Maple (12), followed by Douglas Fir (10), White Pine (8), Alder (5), Sycamore (3), Madrona (1), Atlas Cedar (1), Deodar Cedar (1), Norway Spruce (1), Hemlock (1), Oak (1), and Unknown (6). This count includes several pairs that built 2 nests or that refurbished an old nest plus built a new nest. Six sites were belatedly detected by hearing newly fledged youngsters’ food-begging calls, thus the six “unknown” nest tree species.


Most nest sites are in parks and greenbelts owned by the City of Seattle (30), followed by private property (14), and one each in a cemetery and the UW.


These 46 nest-building pairs should be considered the MINIMUM number in the city. Several potential nesting areas are nearly impossible to search because of safety and terrain, e.g., the steep trail-less overgrown greenbelt along the railroad north and south of Golden Gardens, several parts of the extensive W. Duwamish Greenbelt and the homeless camps on the wooded hillside of Beacon Hill along I-5. My “best guess” is that we are missing on the order of 5-10 pairs. Our known nesting density in Seattle is one pair for every 1.82 square miles.


Special thanks are due to each of the volunteers who help collect this information. This would have been an even more impossible task without their hard work. Contact me if mentored volunteering to follow a nesting pair through the breeding season interests you.


We greatly appreciate any color ID band readings from Tweeterdom, especially you digiscopers!


Ed Deal

Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project

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Date: 10/6/18 4:19 pm
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Discovery Park (Seattle)
Hi, Tweets,

I birded Discovery Park the middle few hours of today, failing again to see a Mourning Dove. (Where?)

I did see four White-winged Scoters, a Pacific Loon in alternate plumage, Common Raven, a Varied Thrush, a couple American Pipits over the south meadow, and a Townsend's Solitaire pausing briefly on a Douglas fir in northward flight over the south meadow.

6 October, 2018,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 10/6/18 12:06 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Oct. 7, 2018
Hey, Tweeters,

Last week on BirdNote:
* What in the World Is a Hoopoe?
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* Teen Birders - Starting a Club for Young Birders in California
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* The Clever Sparrows of Ulm, Master Builders
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* Monitoring Migrating Shorebirds on Whidbey Island
https://bit.ly/2xQcQbd
* Who Likes Suet? Lots of Birds!
https://bit.ly/2xUHX35
* Two Phoebes Share the West
https://bit.ly/2xNSb7w
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Date: 10/6/18 9:57 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Robin update / Caryn / Wedgwood
Just an update to my previous post: I did take the robin, (who I ended up bringing inside the night before out of the rain, poor thing was soaked)…to PAWS last Tues. Hearing back this am, she did not have avian pox (relief!) but was apparently emaciated (wgt.56 grams). Didn’t discern what eye problem it had, but some blood was found coming from its ear, probably from a window strike, which my husband thought he’d heard the day before. Ultimately they did euthanize it since it was not responding.

PAWS is SO great!!

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Date: 10/5/18 8:33 pm
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Discovery Park birding map
Hi tweets,

A few years back, David Hutchinson shared a really useful gazetteer for
Discovery Park (found here: https://tinyurl.com/yder2c9e). To help folks
get around the park and find the most interesting birding spots, I made an
updated annotated map with the common place names used by the core of
birders who frequent the park. In making this, I was reminded just how
many different locales there are worth visiting (though some of the labels
are for reference more than as birding destinations).

Fall is an amazing time at Discovery, with great diversity and numbers of
landbirds and waterbirds passing through. In October, I favor West Point
for waterbirds migrating over the Sound, and the open areas from Utah
wetland to the south meadow. But really, any part of the park can be birdy
in almost any season.

The new map is here: https://tinyurl.com/y8dv2axr. I hope folks find it
useful, and that it inspires some of you to get out and bird Discovery!

Good birding,
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Date: 10/5/18 4:05 pm
From: Sharon Cormier-Aagaard <scormieraa001...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lake Sammamish State Park monthly walk, Oct 5
Hi Tweets,

Here's a copy and paste of my eBird report.....

Sharon and Stan were joined by 13 other birders on October 5, 2018 for Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park. Weather was cloudy with a light, steady drizzle during most of the walk, 49-52F, 1-3 mph winds. The species count was 40, 130 for the year

HIGHLIGHTS:
**3 grebe species.....Pied-billed, Horned and Western
**a female or immature Northern Harrier (couldn't see the underside, and it was distant) flew out of a grassy patch at the mouth of Tibbetts Creek, headed north above the tree line, then circled back and disappeared in a westerly direction
**2 Spotted Sandpipers
**a swallow migration was continually overhead thoroughout our walk, mostly Violet-greens and some Barns
**to name some, Pacific Wrens, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Varied Thrushes & Double-crested Cormorants are back for the winter
**a Swainson's Thrush was feeding on berries with American Robins and Cedar Waxwings
**a male and female Black-throated Gray Warbler were feeding in a good-sized mixed flock, with both Myrtle and Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers

The next bird walk is NOVEMBER 5, 2018, 8am to noon. This is a state park and a Discover Pass is required to park here ($35 annual or $10 daily).
40 species (+4 other taxa)

Sharon Cormier-Aagaard
Bellevue, WA


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Date: 10/5/18 2:00 pm
From: Garrett Haynes <garrettwhaynes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birdy in downtown Auburn
Hello tweeters,

It’s been a lot more birdy in downtown Auburn the last couple days as birds are returning. I live in downtown Auburn and my office is about 4 blocks away. I also walk our dogs around the neighborhood so I see the same area day after day, and the bird numbers have really increased.

Yesterday evening there were close to a thousand Starlings murmurating right over the top of my house and flying from pine tree to pine tree. Finally most of them landed in my neighbors tree. Then all of a sudden they all took off and it was so loud I said, “woah, that’s cool” out-loud and I was by myself! At the same time the local crows were all heading to roost, flying by the dozens from east to west right over Main Street half a block from my house. It was fun to watch.

In my yard I’ve had at least 6 American Goldfinches at a time on my thistle feeder, two male Purple Finches, house finches, white crowned sparrows, slate colored dark eyed junco, crows, scrub jay, Eurasian collared dove, and house sparrows have returned. When I pulled up to my office there were at least a dozen juncos flitting around, a northern flicker, three Scrub Jays, crows, Starlings, white crowned sparrows, bushtits, and then a group of about 15 passerines flew into a neighbors tree, but were too silhouetted for me to tell what they were and I had to get to work.

I stopped briefly at M ST right before dark last night and the mud and a little water has returned. There were at least 6 shorebirds and couple killdeer in the first/south field but it was already too dark to tell what they were. Might stop by there today if I can get away from work.

Happy fall birding!!

Garrett Haynes

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> 3. Merlin in Edmonds marsh (Byers)
> 4. Re: Merlin in Edmonds marsh (Bill Anderson)
> 5. White-throated Sp. (Izzy Wong)
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> I heard an unusual call and saw a scrub jay on a fence in West Seattle on the corner of SW 50th and Charleston. He seemed quite pleased to have found a peanut!
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> Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2018 15:14:12 -0700
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> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-04
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> Tweets ? A very nice morning today, with partly sunny skies and no wind. Temps moderate. Birds really quite good.
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> Highlights:
> a.. Cackling Goose ? About 35 total ? First of Fall (FOF)
> b.. Ring-necked Duck ? ? or let?s say ?some brownish diving ducks ? FOF?
> c.. Western Grebe ? a few on lake
> d.. Wilson?s Snipe ? Matt heard a couple pre-dawn ? FOF
> e.. Northern Harrier ? at least 1
> f.. Cooper?s Hawk ? many sightings ? three total birds?
> g.. Violet-green Swallow ? 3
> h.. Barn Swallow ? 1
> i.. CLAY-COLORED SPARROW ? one in weeds and blackberries near Viewing Mound, new for 2018
> j.. WHITE-THROATED SPARROW ? One with GCSP below weir ? FOF
> k.. Common Yellowthroat ? maybe 3 juveniles
> Jordan?s photos (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48930674) helped us be sure it was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and not a Chipping Sparrow; the differences can be subtle. This is the 5th or 6th Clay-colored we?ve found at Marymoor, all in the Sept-Nov period. It?s the 3rd time we?ve had CCSP in Week 40, the other times being in 2005 and 2006.
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> For the day, we got 60 species (counting the diving ducks). Purple Finch and Lincoln?s Sparrow were in the ?probable but not quite listable? category. Other than that, our only obvious ?miss? for the day was Hooded Merganser.
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> Hi Tweeters,
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> I was enjoying a quiet, contemplative experience in Edmonds
> marsh this afternoon when this falcon cruised in. At first, I thought it
> might be a Peregrine, but then I noticed that it was smaller than the crow
> that's chasing it in picture one. The moustache isn't very distinct. So
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157698838852192
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> I do have a question. Do you notice that there appear to be
> spines sticking out of the bird's feet. What does anyone think they are?
> Could they be porcupine quills?
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> Happy birding, Charlotte Byers
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> I'll check my photos, but the "spines" may be the legs of a dragonfly the merlin has caught.? In years past I have photographed juvie merlins catching dragonflys at the marsh..
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> Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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> Hi Tweeters,
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> ??????????????? I was enjoying a quiet, contemplative experience in Edmonds marsh this afternoon when this falcon cruised in.? At first, I thought it might be a Peregrine, but then I noticed that it was smaller than the crow that?s chasing it in picture one.? The moustache isn?t very distinct.? So I?m saying Merlin now.
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157698838852192
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> ??????????????? I do have a question.? Do you notice that there appear to be spines sticking out of the bird?s feet.? What does anyone think they are?? Could they be porcupine quills?
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> Our yard (lower Phinney, Seattle) got a new bird today - nice adult White-throated Sparrow, tan-striped. I?m hoping it will hang around for a few days for a proper photo shoot. (Can?t confirm a possible juvenile WTSP, but will keep an eye out.)
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> Lots of juvenile and adult White-crowned Sp moving through our place lately, too. And so nice to have the Dark-eyed Juncos and Am. Goldfinches back in large numbers.
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> A cold (40 F) and very foggy start to the day and it did not warm up very much. But, when the sun burned the fog off, the passerines responded exuberantly. Species of the day were definitely Fox Sparrow and Yellow-rumped Warbler: they were in good numbers (20+) and could be found all over the park. Many of the Foxes were singing. Other fun sightings:
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> Anna?s Hummingbird - many. One hummer joined a group of Yellow-rumps fly-catching at the top of a Doug Fir. While the Warblers would fly out from a perch and chase a bug, the Anna?s would simply position itself in the middle of the bug swarm, turning this way and that to snap up its prey. At one point, one of the warblers must have gotten too close as the hummer chased the warbler out of its zone, then returned to the same aerial location to continue its meal.
> Cooper?s Hawk - one bird did a serious chase, in the wetlands, at a height just above the trees, scattering a couple dozen birds, mostly Yellow-rumps, in the process.
> Pileated Woodpecker - we get these at Magnuson infrequently. This one was working hard on a low stump, just feet off the trail, oblivious to me and a few dog walkers.
> https://youtu.be/SoHC9-WFEMA
> Yellow Warbler - one bird; getting late
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> For the abbreviated morning walk, 42 species.
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> Thursday afternoon I was talking to Charlotte at the Edmonds marsh when she spotted the merlin.? My photos can be seen by scrolling down page 14 of this thread:? http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-14
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Date: 10/5/18 1:31 pm
From: <amk17...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOS yellow rumped warbler
First of season yellow-rumped warbler was in the yard today along with a fox sparrow and the ubiquitous American goldfinches.

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Date: 10/5/18 10:21 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh merlin 10-4-18
Thursday afternoon I was talking to Charlotte at the Edmonds marsh when she spotted the merlin.  My photos can be seen by scrolling down page 14 of this thread:  http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-14
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Date: 10/4/18 11:53 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis County Red Shouldered Hawk
While driving up Hwy 12 this morning I observed a Red-shouldered Hawk on power line between mile markers 118 & 119.


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Date: 10/4/18 8:01 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 3 October 2018
A cold (40 F) and very foggy start to the day and it did not warm up very much. But, when the sun burned the fog off, the passerines responded exuberantly. Species of the day were definitely Fox Sparrow and Yellow-rumped Warbler: they were in good numbers (20+) and could be found all over the park. Many of the Foxes were singing. Other fun sightings:

Anna’s Hummingbird - many. One hummer joined a group of Yellow-rumps fly-catching at the top of a Doug Fir. While the Warblers would fly out from a perch and chase a bug, the Anna’s would simply position itself in the middle of the bug swarm, turning this way and that to snap up its prey. At one point, one of the warblers must have gotten too close as the hummer chased the warbler out of its zone, then returned to the same aerial location to continue its meal.
Cooper’s Hawk - one bird did a serious chase, in the wetlands, at a height just above the trees, scattering a couple dozen birds, mostly Yellow-rumps, in the process.
Pileated Woodpecker - we get these at Magnuson infrequently. This one was working hard on a low stump, just feet off the trail, oblivious to me and a few dog walkers.
https://youtu.be/SoHC9-WFEMA
Yellow Warbler - one bird; getting late

For the abbreviated morning walk, 42 species.
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Date: 10/4/18 6:50 pm
From: Izzy Wong <gobirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White-throated Sp.
Our yard (lower Phinney, Seattle) got a new bird today - nice adult White-throated Sparrow, tan-striped. I’m hoping it will hang around for a few days for a proper photo shoot. (Can’t confirm a possible juvenile WTSP, but will keep an eye out.)

Lots of juvenile and adult White-crowned Sp moving through our place lately, too. And so nice to have the Dark-eyed Juncos and Am. Goldfinches back in large numbers.

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Date: 10/4/18 6:09 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Merlin in Edmonds marsh
I'll check my photos, but the "spines" may be the legs of a dragonfly the merlin has caught.  In years past I have photographed juvie merlins catching dragonflys at the marsh..


Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

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Hi Tweeters,

                I was enjoying a quiet, contemplative experience in Edmonds marsh this afternoon when this falcon cruised in.  At first, I thought it might be a Peregrine, but then I noticed that it was smaller than the crow that’s chasing it in picture one.  The moustache isn’t very distinct.  So I’m saying Merlin now.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157698838852192

 

                I do have a question.  Do you notice that there appear to be spines sticking out of the bird’s feet.  What does anyone think they are?  Could they be porcupine quills?

 

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Date: 10/4/18 4:09 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Merlin in Edmonds marsh
Hi Tweeters,

I was enjoying a quiet, contemplative experience in Edmonds
marsh this afternoon when this falcon cruised in. At first, I thought it
might be a Peregrine, but then I noticed that it was smaller than the crow
that's chasing it in picture one. The moustache isn't very distinct. So
I'm saying Merlin now.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157698838852192



I do have a question. Do you notice that there appear to be
spines sticking out of the bird's feet. What does anyone think they are?
Could they be porcupine quills?



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Date: 10/4/18 3:17 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-04
Tweets – A very nice morning today, with partly sunny skies and no wind. Temps moderate. Birds really quite good.

Highlights:
a.. Cackling Goose – About 35 total – First of Fall (FOF)
b.. Ring-necked Duck ? – or let’s say “some brownish diving ducks – FOF”
c.. Western Grebe – a few on lake
d.. Wilson’s Snipe – Matt heard a couple pre-dawn – FOF
e.. Northern Harrier – at least 1
f.. Cooper’s Hawk – many sightings – three total birds?
g.. Violet-green Swallow – 3
h.. Barn Swallow – 1
i.. CLAY-COLORED SPARROW – one in weeds and blackberries near Viewing Mound, new for 2018
j.. WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – One with GCSP below weir – FOF
k.. Common Yellowthroat – maybe 3 juveniles
Jordan’s photos (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48930674) helped us be sure it was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and not a Chipping Sparrow; the differences can be subtle. This is the 5th or 6th Clay-colored we’ve found at Marymoor, all in the Sept-Nov period. It’s the 3rd time we’ve had CCSP in Week 40, the other times being in 2005 and 2006.

For the day, we got 60 species (counting the diving ducks). Purple Finch and Lincoln’s Sparrow were in the “probable but not quite listable” category. Other than that, our only obvious “miss” for the day was Hooded Merganser.

The year list is now at 150 +/- 1

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Date: 10/4/18 1:25 pm
From: Fran Joy <franjoy236...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Scrub jay
I heard an unusual call and saw a scrub jay on a fence in West Seattle on the corner of SW 50th and Charleston. He seemed quite pleased to have found a peanut!

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Seattle
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Date: 10/4/18 8:51 am
From: dick <dick...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS Conference 2019
Has WOS announced dates and location for 2019 conference?
Dick Porter 


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Date: 10/3/18 9:17 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Renton Glaucous Gull


The Glaucous (or Glaucous x Glaucous-winged) Gull I saw on 9.22 was present again today at the Cedar River Mouth in Renton, King County. I uploaded videos to show field marks, size relative to other gulls and behavior.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/

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Date: 10/3/18 6:01 pm
From: <mcallisters4...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] TVs on the move?
A co-worker told me she saw about 70 vultures go over the Olympia Transportation headquarters building at about 4:30 pm. I took a look to the south and saw 25-30 drifting south and eventually going into a circling pattern over Lincoln Elementary School.

Kelly McAllister
Olympia

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In downtown Kirkland I am watching 2 groups (40 in total) of Turkey Vultures (don’t have my binocs but what else could hey be) gaining altitude and then heading south. Don’t see them often around here. Could I be mistaken these for something else as they are uncommon around here?

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Date: 10/3/18 3:32 pm
From: Rick Tyler <rhtyler...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] TVs on the move?
I received Jon's email when I was eating lunch in Totem Lake. I looked out
the window and saw two turkey vultures circling upwards. Nice tip!

Rick Tyler

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Date: 10/3/18 3:27 pm
From: Carol Schulz <carol.schulz50...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOS Varied Thrush - Scold call
Hi Tweets:
I heard my First of Season Varied Thrush in the woods across the street
from my house doing its scold call.  It was today, mid-day here in Des
Moines.  I've usually only heard VATH's singing at dawn in my neighborhood.
The scold call sounded like a rapid eh-eh-eh-eh.
I guess this means that it got pretty cold in the mountains last night.
Yours, Carol Schulz
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Date: 10/3/18 1:28 pm
From: Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOS Varied Thrush, West Seattle
Hi Tweets,

I was delighted to wake up to the calls of several Varied Thrushes this morning here in West Seattle. I see that Jeremy Schwartz also reported one yesterday afternoon in Lake Forest Park. What a lovely signal of autumns arrival!

Good birding,
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Date: 10/3/18 12:12 pm
From: Jon Sieker <jon.sieker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] TVs on the move?
In downtown Kirkland I am watching 2 groups (40 in total) of Turkey Vultures (don’t have my binocs but what else could hey be) gaining altitude and then heading south. Don’t see them often around here. Could I be mistaken these for something else as they are uncommon around here?

Jon

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Date: 10/3/18 10:14 am
From: Ed Swan <edswan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOS White-throated Sparrow
I found a first of season tan striped White-throated Sparrow out in the yard this morning in West Seattle. Also, fos for the yard this morning was a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. A Fox Sparrow was singing but it’s been back for a few weeks with the Golden-crowned Sparrows.

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Date: 10/3/18 5:17 am
From: Ken Lane <ken.lane63...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wa pelagic birds
Just getting back from from a week of fishing sablefish off the Wa coast from Cape Disappointment to Cape Flattery. And seeing the post about spaces for this weekends wesport pelagic I thought I’d post the notable birds I saw.Lots of the regulars and although I wasn’t able to get any time to scan with my binocs I did get good looks at 3 species of albatross. A Short- tailed fly by on the 28th of Sept. off Cape Elizabeth ( not far from Grays canyon as an Albatross flys)
The dark juvenile bird did a couple close loops past the boat but never landed where I could see it.There was a fleet of whiting trawlers moving south towards Grays canyon with a lot of birds. A Laysan flew by yesterday off Cape Flattery and of course always lots of Black- footed Albatross about.
A Flesh- footed Shearwater flew close as well as a couple Buller ‘s both off Cape Flattery along with a lot of Pink-footed and Sootys. Plenty of Auklets and Murrelets.
A couple Yellow-rumped warblers and a juvenile White-crowned sparrow stopped to rest. Lots of birds out there.
Good birding
Ken Lane
Acme Wa
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Date: 10/2/18 8:57 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stanwood Treatment Plant
My last tweeter should have said Stanwood, not Starwood. Autocorrect strikes again. R is nowhere close to N on the keyboard

Phil Dickinson

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Date: 10/2/18 8:25 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Costa's Hummingbird
Dear Tweeters,
There, that got your attention!
The tiny hummingbird that visited my Skagit County feeders on the morning of the thirtieth of September came back on the evening of the first of October (yesterday, Monday). I took some better photos on Monday evening, and now I am sure that the bird was a Costa's Hummingbird. A couple of friends stopped by today (Tuesday), but did not see it. The feeders are filled and ready, so I am hoping that it comes back tomorrow.
If anyone with expertise on hummingbird ID could please look at the photos on my eBird checklists, especially the checklist of October first, it would be most appreciated if they could share their knowledge. I would love to hear any arguments as to why the bird is not a Costa's. The checklists can be found by doing a species search for "hummingbird species" in Skagit County; the location comes up as an orange pinpoint between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete.
The little hummer was dwarfed by all of the Anna's Hummingbirds that fed near it. The photos show that it has a tail that reaches to about the same length as the tip of the wings. The tail has white tips. There is absolutely no trace of tan, buff, cinnamon, or any other warm color in the plumage. The face pattern has the well-defined dark area behind the eye, with a white arc going above it and behind it. The length and shape of the bill match up with everything I have read about the bill of a Costa's Hummingbird. The rounded shape of the tail feathers and the shape of the white tips on those feathers also match up with what I have read for Costa's. 
Some of the photos show the structure of the wing quite clearly. I am guessing that there is some sort of wing formula that would help elucidate this identification, if only I could find such a thing.
Yours truly,
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Date: 10/2/18 6:55 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Starwood Treatment Plant
The Starwood Treatment Plant provides a nice surprise for our Pilchuck Audubon group this afternoon. Lots of waterfowl on the water when they were not being harassed by a peregrine and an eagle. My first Canvasbacks, Buffleheads, Greater Scaups, Blue-winged Teal (female) and Common Goldeneye of the season along with several other duck species; Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitchers and a Pectoral Sandpiper; Horned Grebes, too.

You must call at the gate, then sign in at the office. The problem is sometimes they do not answer.

Phil Dickinson

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Date: 10/2/18 6:44 pm
From: Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Late for the season Rufous Hummingbirds
Tweeters,

We’ve been surprised to see Rufous Hummingbirds in our yard east of Tenino in recent days. An immature male visited flowers on September 26-28, and an adult male at feeders on October 1-2. Typically our last immatures depart by mid-September and adult males by July 1. There was a month break between the departure of the last immatures fledged in the yard and the arrival of last week’s immature, so we presume the late birds are migrants from more northern breeding areas.

I’d be curious if others are seeing Rufous later this year than typical of recent years. Our yard records go back about ten years.

Good birding, Bob



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Date: 10/2/18 4:05 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Backyard Autumn Birds’ Feast
There has been an aggressive Golden-Crowned Sparrow in our yard the past 4-5 days. It hangs around where the other usuals do (White-Crowned Sparrows, Black-Capped Chickadees, Juncos, Spotted Towhees, Bewicks Wrens, and for a couple of weeks now, a seasonal flock of ~20 Goldfinches). The plump, handsome Golden-Crowned will frequently, purposefully dart/chase at any of the above birds and they always give way, whether at a food source such as our clumps of Sunflowers or two Evergreen Huckleberry bushes, or just rummaging around in the dirt. We’ve had a Golden-Crowned Sparrow in the yard a few other times in past years, but not hanging around for so long that I could really observe a behavior trend. Has anyone else noticed this particularly about these birds, or do I just happen to have a bully-individual in the yard?

A month or so ago the topic of bird-friendly yard plantings came up, and I will re-emphasize that the Pacific NW native Evergreen Huckleberry is a good-looking, great shrub for birds. Just a week ago we had visitors from central Canada who were marveling at (and tasting) the abundant berries they sported. Of course I have enjoyed glancing out and watching the various ways the different birds go after the fruit, but hadn’t really paid attention to how much remained...until this afternoon I finally had time to really take a good look and there is not a berry remaining on them! Of course there are many other good plants, but I can heartily endorse not only the obvious choice of seed-bearing Sunflower plants, but the Huckleberries as well.

DeeW
Edmonds
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Date: 10/2/18 2:19 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Varied Thrush in Lake Forest Park
Hello tweeters!

Just this past Sunday I heard the distinctive, single-note of a Varied
Thrush from my backyard in Lake Forest Park. First of the year for our
house!

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
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Date: 10/2/18 9:05 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Newly Discovered Hummingbird Species Is Already Endangered
Hello everyone,

Just thought I'd hare a pice I published a few days ago about a
newly-discovered hummingbird species was found high up in Ecuador’s Andes
Mountains. Despite the elevation of its home, this species is threatened by
human activities, so it is already recognized as Critically Endangered

Newly Discovered Hummingbird Species Is Already Endangered
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2018/09/30/newly-discovered-hummingbird-species-is-already-endangered/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/ybnfjpq4

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Date: 10/2/18 8:37 am
From: Mary Reese <uuspirit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] GWF Geese, Ridgefield S Unit
GWF Geese (9), Ridgefield S Unit, 10/1 early afternoon, signpost 11, by the flock of mallards. 
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Date: 10/2/18 5:33 am
From: bill shelmerdine <georn1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Spaces available for Westport Seabirds Trip this Saturday 10/6
Greetings Tweeters,

There are spaces available for the last pelagic trip of the year this Saturday with Westport Seabirds. There have not been that many October trips in recent years so who knows just what is out there right now. If interested check out the reservation section on the Westport Seabirds Website or contact Phil and Chris Anderson at (360) 268-9141.


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Date: 10/1/18 9:17 pm
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday September 29th
Hi Robert,

Thanks for the interesting insight on Peregrine races and offshore
migration.

As far as I know, no one got photos of the bird on Saturday's pelagic. I
was standing next to Cara as it flew in low over the water, and it struck
me as a dark juvenile, possibly Peale's. It had the ragged smudgy plumage
of a young bird, but had a full dark hood and broad mustachial stripe. It
was sufficiently dark overall that it initially had several of us thinking
it was a dark-plumaged jaeger.

I've previously been struck by the similarities of jaegers and Peregrines
in flight. They both have strong, direct flapping flight with occasional
glides, a powerful build, and pointed wings. The wings of jaegers are
proportionately much longer, but this can be hard to discern on a bird in
gliding flight. I remember seeing a bird flying low over Puget Sound that
had me going back and forth before finally settling on jaeger.

Good birding,
Matt Dufort

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 5:14 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> I wonder if the Peregrine was of the Arctic race Tundrius. This is the
> race often found far offshore but quite rare on the West Coast. We had one
> aboard the Princess Cruise 60 miles offshore for most of a day in Southern
> California a few years back. This bird was a juvenile very distinctive and
> very beautiful. It spent the day occasionally flying out and coming back
> with a storm Petrel- easy pickings. Did anyone get photos? Bob O'Brien
> Portland
>
> On Monday, October 1, 2018, Cara Borre <cmborre1...> wrote:
> > Last Saturday, at O-dark 30, Westport Seabirds and hardy birders from
> near and far, headed out on what would be our penultimate trip this
> season. With winds perpendicular to our direction of travel, the
> conditions were less than ideal but better than predicted for Sunday which
> had just been cancelled. As the dark lifted to dusk, we saw our first Sooty
> Shearwaters followed shortly by the “shearwater parade” which is often
> viewable from shore. This time of year large numbers of Sooty Shearwater
> can be seen streaming by on their way to southern hemisphere breeding
> grounds off South America and New Zealand/Australia.
> >
> > We headed toward a known shrimper in the area only to find it alone,
> without birds. Such would be our day with the few boats we found either
> too distant and headed away from us, or passive in the water without bird
> activity. With our hopes still high, as pelagic birders have within their
> power the means to summons tube-noses at will, we continued on to the
> deeper waters at the continental shelf. On the way we were able to pick up
> Pink-footed and Buller’s Shearwater with good looks at both. We had very
> good numbers of Cassin’s Auklet and decent numbers of Rhinoceros Auklet,
> another pair of species that can be difficult to distinguish even under the
> best of conditions for those new to pelagic birding.
> >
> > We arrived at the chum spot off the shelf and Captain Phil kept the boat
> directed into the swells as First Mate Chris set out our cod-liver oil
> slick. If you have never experienced this demonstration of “tube-nose
> calling” where you arrive at a spot devoid of birds, drop a couple cups of
> fishy bird attractant in the water and wait… well, you’ve got to join us
> sometime to marvel at this adaptation for a pelagic life, it’s simply
> amazing! The first to arrive usually aren’t tube-noses, but immature
> California Gulls who have learned that a boat means food. Chris welcomed
> them with bait fish as they could help us attract more of our targets. Not
> much time passed before we had a few Northern Fulmars joining the gulls
> with shearwaters zipping by, but we still were without an albatross for the
> day. The “chum spot” marks our turn around point for the voyage and is a
> good time to eat lunch or use the head as it’s easier than when underway. I
> joked to fellow spotter Bruce LaBar that I was going to the bathroom so
> they could find a good bird. This had happened on my last trip when all
> aboard (except me) were treated to an Arctic Tern “flying right over the
> boat”. Sure enough, during my time in the head I heard Phil’s voice on the
> speaker announcing something good. I arrived back on deck to happy birders
> and our first (of only two for the day) Black-footed Albatross. This is the
> show stopper bird and it would have been very disappointing for a first
> pelagic, or a first western pelagic, conditions which applied to some
> onboard, to have missed seeing one. After holding out for a visit from a
> Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, we accepted what birds we were granted and turned
> “storm-petreless” for home.
> >
> > On the way back we had a few Dall’s Porpoise, one of which paralleled
> the boat a bit giving those on the port side a great, barely underwater
> view. We did have a couple jaeger sightings both on the way out and back.
> Several of us on the port side encountered a jaeger-like bird coming
> straight at us at tremendous speed. We began yelling “jaeger, jaeger”, and
> as this bulky bird got closer we realized it was a Peregrine Falcon! Very
> exciting 20 miles from shore.
> >
> > Sea and weather conditions improved as we neared Westport so Phil slowed
> the boat and we enjoyed some inshore sightings of Pacific Loons still in
> breeding plumage and other expected waterfowl. Back at the dock, Captain
> Phil Anderson, First Mate Chris Anderson, and my fellow spotters, Bruce
> LaBar and Scott Mills, thanked this enthusiastic group for joining us and
> having great spirits despite less than optimal conditions.
> >
> > The last pelagic outing this year is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th
> with good weather forecasted, space available, and probably a Laysan
> Albatross lurking out there somewhere. Here’s hoping you’re not in the
> head when it’s sighted! Booking information is available at
> westportseabirds.com
> >
> > Happy birding,
> >
> > Cara Borre
> >
> > Gig Harbor
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Date: 10/1/18 8:15 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla recorded in the wrong county on eBird
I noticed that a Phainopepla was recorded on eBird and approved for Sequim on 9/25/18 at 10:21. The only problem is that the pin for the location appears in Kitsap County so eBird is showing a Phainopepla for Sequim, Kitsap County. I am posting this on Tweeters because I don't know who to contact to get this corrected. I would contact the birder directly, but I don't know them.

Hank Heiberg
Issaquah, WA

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Date: 10/1/18 5:53 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Broke down Alpine Birding.
I spent the afternoon birding by the side of the road waiting for the repair man to come and fix my semi truck. I was 3 miles west of the summit of White Pass. So I dis what any good irder would do. I bird watched. I saw Juncos, GC Kinglets, and Ravens. I heard M. Chickadees, RB Nuthatches, Piliated Woodpecker and I believe a Pacific Wren. I'm not sure how high they go. Sitting now at the top of the pass waiting for the relief driver

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Date: 10/1/18 5:16 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday September 29th
I wonder if the Peregrine was of the Arctic race Tundrius. This is the race
often found far offshore but quite rare on the West Coast. We had one
aboard the Princess Cruise 60 miles offshore for most of a day in Southern
California a few years back. This bird was a juvenile very distinctive and
very beautiful. It spent the day occasionally flying out and coming back
with a storm Petrel- easy pickings. Did anyone get photos? Bob O'Brien
Portland

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Cara Borre <cmborre1...> wrote:
> Last Saturday, at O-dark 30, Westport Seabirds and hardy birders from
near and far, headed out on what would be our penultimate trip this
season. With winds perpendicular to our direction of travel, the
conditions were less than ideal but better than predicted for Sunday which
had just been cancelled. As the dark lifted to dusk, we saw our first Sooty
Shearwaters followed shortly by the “shearwater parade” which is often
viewable from shore. This time of year large numbers of Sooty Shearwater
can be seen streaming by on their way to southern hemisphere breeding
grounds off South America and New Zealand/Australia.
>
> We headed toward a known shrimper in the area only to find it alone,
without birds. Such would be our day with the few boats we found either
too distant and headed away from us, or passive in the water without bird
activity. With our hopes still high, as pelagic birders have within their
power the means to summons tube-noses at will, we continued on to the
deeper waters at the continental shelf. On the way we were able to pick up
Pink-footed and Buller’s Shearwater with good looks at both. We had very
good numbers of Cassin’s Auklet and decent numbers of Rhinoceros Auklet,
another pair of species that can be difficult to distinguish even under the
best of conditions for those new to pelagic birding.
>
> We arrived at the chum spot off the shelf and Captain Phil kept the boat
directed into the swells as First Mate Chris set out our cod-liver oil
slick. If you have never experienced this demonstration of “tube-nose
calling” where you arrive at a spot devoid of birds, drop a couple cups of
fishy bird attractant in the water and wait… well, you’ve got to join us
sometime to marvel at this adaptation for a pelagic life, it’s simply
amazing! The first to arrive usually aren’t tube-noses, but immature
California Gulls who have learned that a boat means food. Chris welcomed
them with bait fish as they could help us attract more of our targets. Not
much time passed before we had a few Northern Fulmars joining the gulls
with shearwaters zipping by, but we still were without an albatross for the
day. The “chum spot” marks our turn around point for the voyage and is a
good time to eat lunch or use the head as it’s easier than when underway. I
joked to fellow spotter Bruce LaBar that I was going to the bathroom so
they could find a good bird. This had happened on my last trip when all
aboard (except me) were treated to an Arctic Tern “flying right over the
boat”. Sure enough, during my time in the head I heard Phil’s voice on the
speaker announcing something good. I arrived back on deck to happy birders
and our first (of only two for the day) Black-footed Albatross. This is the
show stopper bird and it would have been very disappointing for a first
pelagic, or a first western pelagic, conditions which applied to some
onboard, to have missed seeing one. After holding out for a visit from a
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, we accepted what birds we were granted and turned
“storm-petreless” for home.
>
> On the way back we had a few Dall’s Porpoise, one of which paralleled the
boat a bit giving those on the port side a great, barely underwater view.
We did have a couple jaeger sightings both on the way out and back. Several
of us on the port side encountered a jaeger-like bird coming straight at us
at tremendous speed. We began yelling “jaeger, jaeger”, and as this bulky
bird got closer we realized it was a Peregrine Falcon! Very exciting 20
miles from shore.
>
> Sea and weather conditions improved as we neared Westport so Phil slowed
the boat and we enjoyed some inshore sightings of Pacific Loons still in
breeding plumage and other expected waterfowl. Back at the dock, Captain
Phil Anderson, First Mate Chris Anderson, and my fellow spotters, Bruce
LaBar and Scott Mills, thanked this enthusiastic group for joining us and
having great spirits despite less than optimal conditions.
>
> The last pelagic outing this year is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th
with good weather forecasted, space available, and probably a Laysan
Albatross lurking out there somewhere. Here’s hoping you’re not in the
head when it’s sighted! Booking information is available at
westportseabirds.com
>
> Happy birding,
>
> Cara Borre
>
> Gig Harbor
>

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Date: 10/1/18 3:58 pm
From: Cara Borre <cmborre1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report Saturday September 29th
Last Saturday, at O-dark 30, Westport Seabirds and hardy birders from near
and far, headed out on what would be our penultimate trip this season.
With winds perpendicular to our direction of travel, the conditions were
less than ideal but better than predicted for Sunday which had just been
cancelled. As the dark lifted to dusk, we saw our first Sooty Shearwaters
followed shortly by the “shearwater parade” which is often viewable from
shore. This time of year large numbers of Sooty Shearwater can be seen
streaming by on their way to southern hemisphere breeding grounds off South
America and New Zealand/Australia.

We headed toward a known shrimper in the area only to find it alone,
without birds. Such would be our day with the few boats we found either
too distant and headed away from us, or passive in the water without bird
activity. With our hopes still high, as pelagic birders have within their
power the means to summons tube-noses at will, we continued on to the
deeper waters at the continental shelf. On the way we were able to pick up
Pink-footed and Buller’s Shearwater with good looks at both. We had very
good numbers of Cassin’s Auklet and decent numbers of Rhinoceros Auklet,
another pair of species that can be difficult to distinguish even under the
best of conditions for those new to pelagic birding.

We arrived at the chum spot off the shelf and Captain Phil kept the boat
directed into the swells as First Mate Chris set out our cod-liver oil
slick. If you have never experienced this demonstration of “tube-nose
calling” where you arrive at a spot devoid of birds, drop a couple cups of
fishy bird attractant in the water and wait… well, you’ve got to join us
sometime to marvel at this adaptation for a pelagic life, it’s simply
amazing! The first to arrive usually aren’t tube-noses, but immature
California Gulls who have learned that a boat means food. Chris welcomed
them with bait fish as they could help us attract more of our targets. Not
much time passed before we had a few Northern Fulmars joining the gulls
with shearwaters zipping by, but we still were without an albatross for the
day. The “chum spot” marks our turn around point for the voyage and is a
good time to eat lunch or use the head as it’s easier than when underway. I
joked to fellow spotter Bruce LaBar that I was going to the bathroom so
they could find a good bird. This had happened on my last trip when all
aboard (except me) were treated to an Arctic Tern “flying right over the
boat”. Sure enough, during my time in the head I heard Phil’s voice on the
speaker announcing something good. I arrived back on deck to happy birders
and our first (of only two for the day) Black-footed Albatross. This is the
show stopper bird and it would have been very disappointing for a first
pelagic, or a first western pelagic, conditions which applied to some
onboard, to have missed seeing one. After holding out for a visit from a
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, we accepted what birds we were granted and turned
“storm-petreless” for home.

On the way back we had a few Dall’s Porpoise, one of which paralleled the
boat a bit giving those on the port side a great, barely underwater view.
We did have a couple jaeger sightings both on the way out and back. Several
of us on the port side encountered a jaeger-like bird coming straight at us
at tremendous speed. We began yelling “jaeger, jaeger”, and as this bulky
bird got closer we realized it was a Peregrine Falcon! Very exciting 20
miles from shore.

Sea and weather conditions improved as we neared Westport so Phil slowed
the boat and we enjoyed some inshore sightings of Pacific Loons still in
breeding plumage and other expected waterfowl. Back at the dock, Captain
Phil Anderson, First Mate Chris Anderson, and my fellow spotters, Bruce
LaBar and Scott Mills, thanked this enthusiastic group for joining us and
having great spirits despite less than optimal conditions.

The last pelagic outing this year is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th
with good weather forecasted, space available, and probably a Laysan
Albatross lurking out there somewhere. Here’s hoping you’re not in the
head when it’s sighted! Booking information is available at
westportseabirds.com


Happy birding,


Cara Borre

Gig Harbor

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Date: 10/1/18 1:40 pm
From: <lsr...> <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler and Golden-crowned Kinglet

The pair of Palm Warblers at the Discovery Park lighthouse this past week
were a bit of a challenge to photograph as the birds were in an almost
frenetic feeding pattern. I managed a video but hold on as the birds move
about.

https://youtu.be/NeP7p7gszKc

A few days before, a Golden-crowned Kinglet was equally frenetic in its
preening (this was at Magnuson Park) but at least stayed in one place. This
was actually a surprise appearance--I had been trying to track down a
calling Hermit Thrush when the Kinglet just appeared right in front of me
and began its grooming.

https://youtu.be/ANoS5SWweUk

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Seattle




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Date: 10/1/18 1:02 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Robin w possible pox
Have a robin that seems ok (have it in a box) but not sure whether to take it somewhere or release it.
I’d welcome your thoughts.


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Date: 9/30/18 10:13 pm
From: ray holden <rayleeholden...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
They are so interesting to watch.  Some days the downtown Olympia crows pass directly over where I live.  You can see sub groups within the flock flying together as crows have strong societies of friends and family.  They are prone to leave earlier when the weather is cold and wet so timing is variable.  Our flocks split up among several roosts so there is no one huge roosting area.  The largest will be about 2000 by the time other groups join the flight.  Would love to see such a huge river as you have.  Thanks. Olympia, WA

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From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
To: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Cc: Tweeters Newsgroup <tweeters...>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost

Dennis,

I work in a complex just east of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus. I can’t speak to the crow exodus during the summer and early fall because my return home (to Seattle) is much earlier than their roosting times. However, once dusk approaches the evening commute time, the flocks of crows staging and roosting become truly impressive. The congregations tend to move around a bit from year to year, however.

Last winter, the entire area east of I-405—due east of the campus, from NE 195th all the way south to Hwy 522—would ‘fill’ with crows just before dusk as they used the lawns, buildings and trees to stage before retreating toward their roosts in the campus wetlands. Without exaggeration, you could see 1000s of crows during this period of the evening. Imagine creating a tapestry of crows with free space of about 2-3 crow-widths as packing density and you get the idea of just how many birds you could see.

On the days when my commute home—heading west and south on 522—was a little earlier, if you could take your eyes off the traffic, you could see one continuous river of crows as it moved north and east toward Bothell. The flocks are so thick then that they color the sky for miles. Of course, crows don’t fly in any coordinated fashion, but move in the general direction of the flock, with lots of swooping up and down and back and forth.

When I have taken the time to go over to the campus, what I found productive was to drive on to the roof level of the North Parking Garage which gives a great vantage point of the wetlands area. The first time I did this, several years ago, my initial focus was on the crows coming from the region to the south and west. But, when I turned my gaze, there was another river of crows coming from the north and east. Doing a quick survey of numbers in neighboring grids of a few degrees at a time, it seemed that there could have been 10,000 crows coming from each of the two main sources. And that is probably a low-ball estimate.

Definitely worth the effort to experience this event. I’ll post an update when the numbers and timing are noteworthy.

Scott Ramos
Seattle


> On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:09 AM, Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> wrote:
>
> Hello tweets,
>
> I’ve thought about visiting the crow roost at Cascadia Community College in Bothell for some years but have never got around to it. Does anyone out there know what the seasonal parameters are of the roost? Are they going there in large numbers now, or does it get better later in the winter?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 9/30/18 9:20 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Unidentified Skagit hummingbird
Dear Tweeters,
Today (the last day of September) there was a different-looking hummingbird at my feeder, with the usual Anna's Hummingbirds. The odd hummer was markedly smaller than the Anna's Hummingbirds near it. I was able to take a few bad photos during the five minutes that the bird was here. An Anna's Hummingbird flew near it, and the little hummer flew off, not to be seen again.
The odd hummer was tiny compared to all of the Anna's. Its tail looked short and white-tipped; the wings reached to about the tip of the tail. On all of the Anna's, the tail extends quite a ways past the wingtips. There was some white behind the eye of the tiny hummingbird. I could not detect the white "eyebrow" that female Costa's Hummingbirds are supposed to show--but I have no experience with female Costa's Hummingbirds anyway. 
Both Calliope, and especially Costa's, would be rare in Skagit County at any season, and more so this time of year. My best guess on the ID would be a female or immature Calliope Hummingbird. 
I put the best of the bad photos on my eBird checklist. Probably the easiest way to search for them on eBird would be by this process:
--Explore Data;
--Species Maps (search for hummingbird species in Skagit County for current year);
--click on the orange pinpoint that appears roughly midway between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete.
--et voila.
Beyond that, I would add that there were two Lapland Longspurs at Jensen Access today, and there were four at the West Ninety yesterday. This is a good time to search for them in safety and quietude, before the annual waterfowl slaughter begins.
Yours truly,
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Date: 9/30/18 7:13 pm
From: Nan <billnan321...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla update
We traveled to Sequim to see the continuing Phainopepla. We arrived at 2:15 and by 2:35 we had great looks at it in the elderberry cluster across from the house that sells painted rocks as previously reported. Then it left. We had a long wait and other birders came and went. Bill and another couple were hearing call notes from across the street. The bird was in a very distant elderberry (behind the sunflowers!). Though really not discernible with binoculars, a scope view was quite good.

The bird was eating a lot of the berries and then sitting still. Since the original cluster of trees is stripped, maybe looking for movement in this tree will be more productive.

Checklist on eBird (photos/description will be added soon)

Bill and Nancy LaFramboise
Richland, WA

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Date: 9/30/18 7:09 pm
From: <dlrymnd...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
I wonder what studies have found out about the changes in habitat that occur due to the crows roostings. That's a lot of crow waste for the soil to process over time. What kind of seeds are dropped and then grows. Does the flora change.

Debbie Raymond
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To: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
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Sent: Sun, Sep 30, 2018 02:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost


Dennis,

I work in a complex just east of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus. I can’t speak to the crow exodus during the summer and early fall because my return home (to Seattle) is much earlier than their roosting times. However, once dusk approaches the evening commute time, the flocks of crows staging and roosting become truly impressive. The congregations tend to move around a bit from year to year, however.

Last winter, the entire area east of I-405—due east of the campus, from NE 195th all the way south to Hwy 522—would ‘fill’ with crows just before dusk as they used the lawns, buildings and trees to stage before retreating toward their roosts in the campus wetlands. Without exaggeration, you could see 1000s of crows during this period of the evening. Imagine creating a tapestry of crows with free space of about 2-3 crow-widths as packing density and you get the idea of just how many birds you could see.

On the days when my commute home—heading west and south on 522—was a little earlier, if you could take your eyes off the traffic, you could see one continuous river of crows as it moved north and east toward Bothell. The flocks are so thick then that they color the sky for miles. Of course, crows don’t fly in any coordinated fashion, but move in the general direction of the flock, with lots of swooping up and down and back and forth.

When I have taken the time to go over to the campus, what I found productive was to drive on to the roof level of the North Parking Garage which gives a great vantage point of the wetlands area. The first time I did this, several years ago, my initial focus was on the crows coming from the region to the south and west. But, when I turned my gaze, there was another river of crows coming from the north and east. Doing a quick survey of numbers in neighboring grids of a few degrees at a time, it seemed that there could have been 10,000 crows coming from each of the two main sources. And that is probably a low-ball estimate.

Definitely worth the effort to experience this event. I’ll post an update when the numbers and timing are noteworthy.

Scott Ramos
Seattle


> On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:09 AM, Dennis Paulson <<a href="mailto:<dennispaulson...>"><dennispaulson...></a>> wrote:
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> Hello tweets,
>
> I’ve thought about visiting the crow roost at Cascadia Community College in Bothell for some years but have never got around to it. Does anyone out there know what the seasonal parameters are of the roost? Are they going there in large numbers now, or does it get better later in the winter?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 9/30/18 4:50 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] TVs didn't disappoint in Cowlitz County
Tweeters,

I spent between 10am and 3:30pm today at the north end of Woodland Bottoms,
Cowlitz County in search of migrating vultures and raptors. Regardless of
the less than favorable migration weather, the vultures didn't disappoint.
The raptors, well, that was a different story:

Turkey Vulture: *743* including *350* in 45 minutes - many of them flew
across the Columbia and continued southward in Oregon. This is the most I
have ever seen in Washington State in one day.

Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
Peregrine: 1
Red-tailed Hawk - presumed locals flying around.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim
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Date: 9/30/18 3:05 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Oct. 6 Big Day?
Hello tweeters!

Is anyone else planning to do a big day this coming Saturday, Oct. 6, to
support the fall Global Big Day the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is
promoting? I'm planning to be out most of the day in the north Seattle/
Lake Forest Park areas.

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 9/30/18 2:53 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
Dennis,

I work in a complex just east of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus. I can’t speak to the crow exodus during the summer and early fall because my return home (to Seattle) is much earlier than their roosting times. However, once dusk approaches the evening commute time, the flocks of crows staging and roosting become truly impressive. The congregations tend to move around a bit from year to year, however.

Last winter, the entire area east of I-405—due east of the campus, from NE 195th all the way south to Hwy 522—would ‘fill’ with crows just before dusk as they used the lawns, buildings and trees to stage before retreating toward their roosts in the campus wetlands. Without exaggeration, you could see 1000s of crows during this period of the evening. Imagine creating a tapestry of crows with free space of about 2-3 crow-widths as packing density and you get the idea of just how many birds you could see.

On the days when my commute home—heading west and south on 522—was a little earlier, if you could take your eyes off the traffic, you could see one continuous river of crows as it moved north and east toward Bothell. The flocks are so thick then that they color the sky for miles. Of course, crows don’t fly in any coordinated fashion, but move in the general direction of the flock, with lots of swooping up and down and back and forth.

When I have taken the time to go over to the campus, what I found productive was to drive on to the roof level of the North Parking Garage which gives a great vantage point of the wetlands area. The first time I did this, several years ago, my initial focus was on the crows coming from the region to the south and west. But, when I turned my gaze, there was another river of crows coming from the north and east. Doing a quick survey of numbers in neighboring grids of a few degrees at a time, it seemed that there could have been 10,000 crows coming from each of the two main sources. And that is probably a low-ball estimate.

Definitely worth the effort to experience this event. I’ll post an update when the numbers and timing are noteworthy.

Scott Ramos
Seattle


> On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:09 AM, Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> wrote:
>
> Hello tweets,
>
> I’ve thought about visiting the crow roost at Cascadia Community College in Bothell for some years but have never got around to it. Does anyone out there know what the seasonal parameters are of the roost? Are they going there in large numbers now, or does it get better later in the winter?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 9/30/18 1:01 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Palm Warblers at Neah Bay
Hello tweets,

Clearly I’m incompetent when it comes to sending rare bird reports from my phone. What I typed in apparently was treated as an attachment, and of course tweeters rejected it. What I wrote, in case anyone is going to be in the area soon, was this:

"Netta and I photographed two Palm Warblers at Neah Bay today just west of Calvin’s Crab shop at the west end of town. In grass and shrubs on the upper beach opposite the house with the big 12 in the window.”

They could well be elsewhere by now, but Palm Warblers do winter here. They never stopped wagging their tails as they foraged in and out of the vegetation.

Dennis Paulson
Seattle


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Date: 9/30/18 12:41 pm
From: William <wrboyington...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla - time seen.

Around 12:20 p.m. Probably still not far away.

Bill Boyington
Shoreline, WA


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Date: 9/30/18 12:37 pm
From: William <wrboyington...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla today (Sunday)
Greetings,

Saw the Carlsborg Phainopepla briefly in the Sawmill Rd. spot. It then flew northward, but still well in view, and was flycatching before landing on top of one of the conifers just to the east.
A nice state bird.

Bill Boyington
Shoreline, WA

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Date: 9/30/18 12:31 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sabine's Gull at Carkeek Park
This morning from about 10:20 to 11:00 there was a juvenile Sabine's Gull
by itself directly off of and slightly to the north of Carkeek Park.
Initially it was flying around a lot before settling down on the water.
Last seen drifting north.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 9/30/18 12:01 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds: Passerines

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2018/09/new-title_29.html

2) Antpittas and Gnateaters

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2018/09/new-title_22.html

3) The Ravenmaster

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2018/09/new-title_26.html

sincerely
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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Visit my BIRDBOOKER REPORT blog here:
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Date: 9/30/18 8:33 am
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
I see large numbers of crows sweep up from Mapleleaf, Wedgewood, etc over
my house and up the Lake towards Kenmore every dusk, and smaller groups
coming south along the lake shore circa sunrise, so I assume there us an
active roost north of Kenmore or such.

Chris Kessler
Seattle (Cedar Park)

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> Hello tweets,
>
> I’ve thought about visiting the crow roost at Cascadia Community College
> in Bothell for some years but have never got around to it. Does anyone out
> there know what the seasonal parameters are of the roost? Are they going
> there in large numbers now, or does it get better later in the winter?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 9/30/18 8:14 am
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bothell crow roost
Hello tweets,

I’ve thought about visiting the crow roost at Cascadia Community College in Bothell for some years but have never got around to it. Does anyone out there know what the seasonal parameters are of the roost? Are they going there in large numbers now, or does it get better later in the winter?

Thanks.

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Seattle
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Date: 9/29/18 11:08 pm
From: Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Long-billed Curlew at Hayton
Hi Tweeters,

The Long-billed Curlew briefly showed up at Hayton preserve on Fir Island
today around noon. It flew in, fed for a couple minutes, and departed
north-west. Also nice to see fourteen Pectoral Sandpipers. The
White-throated Sparrow from yesterday and Black Phoebe were found at Wiley
Slough, also nice to see a Short-billed Dowitcher with its more expected
counterparts, a few flyover Snow Geese, Cinnamon Teal clinging on, and a
surprise flyby flock of Red-breasted Mergansers. A Merlin grabbed one out
of the many Yellow-rumped warblers in the area. Down at the Everett Sewage
Lagoons, three Eared Grebe were a nice surprise for us, also a male
Bufflehead, rising duck numbers (~500 Ruddy, ~800 Shoveler's) and a
juvenile Bonaparte's Gull, always nice to get close looks at them. A good
day, always fun to bird with Nancy and Inge.

Louis Kreemer
Seattle

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Date: 9/29/18 8:52 pm
From: Ed Swan <EdSwan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vashon Island Pectoral Sandpipers
If you're looking for an excuse for a quick weekend ferry ride and some
birding on Vashon, you might want to check out Fisher Pond in the middle of
the Island. Yesterday I was guiding some visitors from Minneapolis and
found four Pectoral Sandpipers at Fisher Pond. Pectoral Sandpipers are only
seen on the Island every other year or so and I was happy to see these birds
feeding actively in the afternoon sunshine. The pond dries up to a great
extent over the summer so that only a few water spots remain. Male Wood
Ducks in various stages of eclipse plumage put on a pretty good show and a
dozen or more each American Wigeon and Green-winged Teal wallowed in the
mud.



The other attraction yesterday centered around the ferry dock. After a
short summer break, all three cormorant species are back for comparison on
the pilings as one pulls in to the dock, perched a few feet away at eye
level. At the restaurant parking lot at the base of the dock, Harlequin
Duck returned recently as well and a Spotted Sandpiper explored the
shoreline just north of the dock.



We totaled a little over 50 species after a few hours.



Good birding,

Ed

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Date: 9/29/18 8:42 pm
From: Catherine <cma...>
Subject: [Tweeters] UK bird ID book to borrow?
We’re heading to England and Ireland soon, and I’m wondering if anyone has an ID book I could borrow for the three weeks we’ll be traveling.

I know there are apps available but I’m old fashioned.

Thanks,
Catherine Alexander
Lakewood Neighborhood
South Seattle
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Date: 9/29/18 7:52 pm
From: Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Feather lost?-So no attachment to tighten—Re: A screw loose?
Hello Marcia,
I was doing yard work after my last email to you. An Anna’s flew up to investigate and it made the missing wing feather sound.
Dan

> On Sep 29, 2018, at 7:03 PM, Marcia Ian <gnudle...> wrote:
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> Hi Dan,
> I’ve never heard this startling sound before, either from the hummingbirds here or on the East Coast where I used to live, but what you say makes sense. I didn’t get a close enough view to check out his feathers. If I hear him putt putt putting again I’ll see what I can see.
>
> Marcia Ian
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>
>> On Sep 29, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
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>> Hello Marcia,
>> One possibly is that it has molted a large wing feather. We have heard this very noticeable and different than usual sound each year and found it to to be a missing wing. It always surprises me when I first hear it.
>> We have several Anna’s year around at our feeders. They are currently also feeding on sap from fresh Sapsucker wells on our birch tree, beginning eight days ago.
>> Dan Reiff
>> MI
>>
>>> On Sep 29, 2018, at 3:58 PM, Marcia Ian <gnudle...> wrote:
>>>
>>> One of the Anna’s hummingbirds at our feeder yesterday made a strange clacking sound in flight, resembling the sound made by a playing card inserted into the spokes of a kid’s bike for the purpose. Any thoughts as to what might be the cause?
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Date: 9/29/18 7:07 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Feather lost?-So no attachment to tighten—Re: A screw loose?
Hi Dan,
I’ve never heard this startling sound before, either from the hummingbirds here or on the East Coast where I used to live, but what you say makes sense. I didn’t get a close enough view to check out his feathers. If I hear him putt putt putting again I’ll see what I can see.

Marcia Ian
Bellingham

> On Sep 29, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>
> Hello Marcia,
> One possibly is that it has molted a large wing feather. We have heard this very noticeable and different than usual sound each year and found it to to be a missing wing. It always surprises me when I first hear it.
> We have several Anna’s year around at our feeders. They are currently also feeding on sap from fresh Sapsucker wells on our birch tree, beginning eight days ago.
> Dan Reiff
> MI
>
>> On Sep 29, 2018, at 3:58 PM, Marcia Ian <gnudle...> wrote:
>>
>> One of the Anna’s hummingbirds at our feeder yesterday made a strange clacking sound in flight, resembling the sound made by a playing card inserted into the spokes of a kid’s bike for the purpose. Any thoughts as to what might be the cause?
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Date: 9/29/18 7:05 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warblers at Neah Bay
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Date: 9/29/18 6:37 pm
From: Kyle Leader <kchuckles11...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ocean Shores Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Hi Tweets, the previously reported Sharp-tailed Sandpipers continued this morning at the Oyhut Game Range. Many thanks to the folks who found and reported these birds. Also of interest were a couple of American Golden Plovers and a few Lapland Longspurs. Cheers and good birding.
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Date: 9/29/18 4:48 pm
From: Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Feather lost?-So no attachment to tighten—Re: A screw loose?
Hello Marcia,
One possibly is that it has molted a large wing feather. We have heard this very noticeable and different than usual sound each year and found it to to be a missing wing. It always surprises me when I first hear it.
We have several Anna’s year around at our feeders. They are currently also feeding on sap from fresh Sapsucker wells on our birch tree, beginning eight days ago.
Dan Reiff
MI

> On Sep 29, 2018, at 3:58 PM, Marcia Ian <gnudle...> wrote:
>
> One of the Anna’s hummingbirds at our feeder yesterday made a strange clacking sound in flight, resembling the sound made by a playing card inserted into the spokes of a kid’s bike for the purpose. Any thoughts as to what might be the cause?
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Date: 9/29/18 4:01 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] A screw loose?
One of the Anna’s hummingbirds at our feeder yesterday made a strange clacking sound in flight, resembling the sound made by a playing card inserted into the spokes of a kid’s bike for the purpose. Any thoughts as to what might be the cause?

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Date: 9/29/18 2:37 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } A Blue-Grey Acorn Jay
Tweeters,

This week I wandered away from Union Bay, but I still hope you enjoy the photos. Which species of jay did I find? The answer in this week’s post.

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-blue-grey-acorn-jay.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-blue-grey-acorn-jay.html>

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

Larry Hubbell
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Date: 9/29/18 2:26 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Subject: Re: Juanita bay bats
Thank you for posting about the Juanita Bay bats—it’s been 12 years since I lived a 5-minute walk away from the Juanita Bay Park and used to love standing quietly at the north end of the old road causeway of an evening, while they swooped and fluttered overhead to within a few feet. Brings pleasure and relief to hear that bats are still in that area, to be enjoyed, marveled at, appreciated, and, as you thoughtfully pointed out, respected.
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Date: 9/29/18 2:05 pm
From: <jstewart...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla at RRBP, Sequim
Neil and I saw the Phainopepla this morning (Saturday) at 10am. From the
elderberry group, it was across sawmill, on top of the row of conifers
walking west. It did not stay long. Flew south and back east.



Wings,

Jane



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Sequim, WA 98382-8324

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Date: 9/29/18 12:45 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sequim Phainopepla
After calling repeatedly for a few minutes, the Phainopepla put in a brief appearance this morning about 11:30. It popped up in the partially plumaged elderberry bush as others have described, across Sawmill Rd from the house selling painted rocks. After disappearing, it could be heard calling within a few 100 m in different directions so it is finding food elsewhere as well as in this patch.

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Seattle

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Date: 9/29/18 12:07 pm
From: Alan Roedell <alanroedell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sequim Phainopepla
Hi tweets, My wife Wendy and I observed the bird yesterday, Friday, at
around 4:00 pm. It was perched in some bare branches, sallying forth to
flycatch. I had seen it last week and wanted Wendy to see it.
Interestingly, the resident across Sawmill Rd. paints and sells rocks with
various designs on them. He has several with a Phainopepla painted on
them. $2. I bought one.
Thanks, Alan Roedell, Seattle, 206-522-0809

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Date: 9/29/18 12:06 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Sept. 30, 2018
Hey, Tweeters,

Join BirdNote at the Seattle Public Library, Wednesday, October 3, at noon. Dr. Gordon Orians and Dr. Trina Bayard, science advisors for BirdNote, will share their knowledge about a few birds featured in the BirdNote book and take audience questions.
==========================================
Last week on BirdNote:
* The Cuban Tody
https://bit.ly/2QJt2DP
* The Eclectic Plumages of Eclectus Parrots
https://bit.ly/2OGPVWK
* Birdsong Wanes with the Season
https://bit.ly/2NuTvH1
* Cetti's Warbler - Mystery Solved!
https://bit.ly/2PO1UlI
* Scintillating Starlings
https://bit.ly/2PPnjLl
* Do Penguins Blush?
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* Common Murre - Underwater Flyer
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Date: 9/29/18 11:52 am
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Flickers
Hi Bill!
Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Or aunt. The case of my local Flickers is the first time I’ve observed this.

The poem included in what you sent is perfect. I love this - it reminds me of Fred Astaire singing, “while there’s
music, and moonlight, and love and romance, let’s face the music and dance....”

It is not delight in winter that makes feathered voices surge,
But autumnal recrudescence of the amatory urge.
When the frost is on the pumpkin and when leaf and branch diverge,
Birds with hormones reawakened sing a paean, not a dirge.

> On Sep 29, 2018, at 9:08 AM, Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> wrote:
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> Any amorous behavior exhibited by birds this time of year may be attributed to the autumnal recrudescence. The ratio of daylight/darkness approximates spring and briefly triggers the birds' hormones into mating mode. Better explanation here:
> Autumnal Recrudescence -
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> Autumnal Recrudescence -
> Autumnal Recrudescence–Say What??? Suddenly it feels like Spring again. Why? I’m awakened by the birds in our ne...
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Date: 9/29/18 11:49 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: LBCU Fir Island
Just uploaded a distant, low light, disgusting video of yesterday's Skagit Long-billed Curlew. Dowitchers are in the foreground. Perhaps it will help others find the bird. Link is below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/


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Subject: [Tweeters] LBCU Fir Island

At about 6:45 this evening a vocalizing LONG-BILLED CURLEW landed at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island (Skagit County). It was still there when I left. It was right of the small green pump house, next to a row of pilings.

--
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Date: 9/29/18 9:37 am
From: Sammy Catiis <hikersammy...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
For those that have not been here yet, just wanted to let you know that Morning light is best. His favorite tree is the very large elderberry only viewed looking South/West, and the plum tree.. same central spot. There is no viewing or little (sometimes peekaboos) from the back on Runion. Watch for flycatcher behavior and you will find it, half the time in view but hard to find in the thick of green.

Best of luck 😊

And shout out to Sunny Farms (Mill/101) for great sandwiches and hot food/free coffee and 1$ baby frozen yogurt cones (biggest baby cone I've seen and have one daily I do )

Sammy
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Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla

Tweets,
It’s still there, but took lots of persistence to see. When we pulled into the parking lot at 9:45, a departing photographer said he had the Phainopepla an hour earlier. We, along with another couple (Curtis and Tina, temporarily from Olympia) watched for over 1 1/2 hrs. with no luck. We went our separate ways and David and I returned at 2:15 where 2 photographers reported seeing the bird around a half-hr. earlier. They remained, hoping to get better shots, but the sun wasn’t on their team, so they left around 2:45! before then, Dennis Paulson stopped in briefly on his way to Neah Bay, hoping to collect an easy score, but he struck out. Finally, at 3, the bird popped up on the usual shrub, left of the biggest tree in the Sawmill viewing spot, staying for only a minute. Of course by then it was in silhouette, though easily identifiable. We later heard by text that Curtis and Tina returned, getting the bird at 4:50, though it stayed up for several minutes. They heard its call, as well.

The moral of the story is that the bird is on Sawmill throughout the day, but you might have to wait for a couple of hours to see it. Take a book and watch in shifts!
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Date: 9/29/18 9:13 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Flickers
Any amorous behavior exhibited by birds this time of year may be attributed to the autumnal recrudescence.  The ratio of daylight/darkness approximates spring and briefly triggers the birds' hormones into mating mode.  Better explanation here: Autumnal Recrudescence -

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Date: 9/29/18 8:52 am
From: <plkoyama...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
Tweets,
It’s still there, but took lots of persistence to see. When we pulled into the parking lot at 9:45, a departing photographer said he had the Phainopepla an hour earlier. We, along with another couple (Curtis and Tina, temporarily from Olympia) watched for over 1 1/2 hrs. with no luck. We went our separate ways and David and I returned at 2:15 where 2 photographers reported seeing the bird around a half-hr. earlier. They remained, hoping to get better shots, but the sun wasn’t on their team, so they left around 2:45! before then, Dennis Paulson stopped in briefly on his way to Neah Bay, hoping to collect an easy score, but he struck out. Finally, at 3, the bird popped up on the usual shrub, left of the biggest tree in the Sawmill viewing spot, staying for only a minute. Of course by then it was in silhouette, though easily identifiable. We later heard by text that Curtis and Tina returned, getting the bird at 4:50, though it stayed up for several minutes. They heard its call, as well.

The moral of the story is that the bird is on Sawmill throughout the day, but you might have to wait for a couple of hours to see it. Take a book and watch in shifts!
Penny Koyama, Bothell
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Date: 9/28/18 10:53 pm
From: Dennis Moore <dennisdmoore...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Juanita bay bats
The late warmth has brought hatches of bugs. Warmth and moisture yield life.

Witnessed a rare view of dozens of our smaller bats cruising a 50 foot
strip of the north end at mud level. So fast and close I could not
focus - only flashes. Looking down 6+ ft. Used my bike light to see
backs and draw a few bugs.

I was there at 7:30 and could still see them with the light a 8:30.

Be respectful. These guys are working hard for a living.

Safe travels

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Date: 9/28/18 10:05 pm
From: Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warblers still at Westport Lighthouse lawn as sun was setting
Hi all,
The 2 Palm Warblers were on the lawn in the evening today Fri the 28th at West Point Lighthouse and extremely easy to find.  The fence around the lawn helps keep disturbance down, and they seemed quite happy to still be foraging there as the day was winding down.

Best wishes,
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Date: 9/28/18 9:41 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] LBCU Fir Island
At about 6:45 this evening a vocalizing LONG-BILLED CURLEW landed at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island (Skagit County). It was still there when I left. It was right of the small green pump house, next to a row of pilings.

--
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Tukwila, WA
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Date: 9/28/18 1:25 pm
From: <slugranch85...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sandhill Cranes [Pacific co.]
Ann Musche and I observed 28 Sandhill Cranes, flying W to E, at 10:40 am
today (9/28/2018), about a mile N of the Naselle High School. We were
happy to hear their distinctive calls first and then to see them, with
their interesting flying style, as they flapped upward more strongly than
downward.

Alan Richards & Ann Musche / Naselle WA 98638


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Date: 9/28/18 12:29 pm
From: Samuel Terry <samgterry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Alki Point Cassin's Auklet
Hi tweeters,

Today (9/28/18) at around 10:30am I saw a Cassin's Auklet fly south past
Alki Point in West Seattle. Otherwise the sound was pretty quite this
morning.

Good birding,

Sam Terry
Seattle

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Date: 9/28/18 11:57 am
From: Kari J. Anderson <karia...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Reminder: Peter Cavanagh Speaking @ Odegaard Library, Room 220, Thursday, 10/4, 4 PM
Peter Cavanagh,a Pacific Northwest photographer and filmmaker who specializes in capturing images of birds, often birds in flight, will be speaking at the UW this coming Thursday, 10/4.

Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 4 PM
Location: University of Washington, Odegaard Library, Room 220
More Info & Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y95qs7kc

Peter guest-curated an exhibition called How Birds Fly at the Seattle Museum of Flight and currently has an exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium and at the Lopez Island Library. His images have regularly appeared in the national Audubon Society Top 100 Bird Photographs of the Year and are featured on the websites of the Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and American Ornithology.

[cid:<image003.jpg...>]

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University of Washington Libraries
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Date: 9/28/18 11:37 am
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Discovery Park Palm Warbler
Two Palm Warblers now on lawn by lighthouse.

Scott Ramos
Seattle


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Date: 9/28/18 11:27 am
From: cynthia burrell <cinnyb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] reminder of WOS meeting this Monday Oct 1
Hello tweeters,
just a reminder of the WOS meeting this Monday Oct 1 at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 7:30 PM.
Topic-- Birding on Joint Base Lewis- McChord, with Nathanael Swecker. Nathan grew up exploring the base, and has spent years birdwatching there-- come learn from a local expert how to access the base and where the best birding spots are!
Please note: GoToMeeting for remote attendance will not be available this time; WOS is currently looking for someone who is tech savvy and available Monday nights to handle the GTM aspect of meetings-- please contact a WOS Board member if you have the skills and time to share!!
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Date: 9/27/18 5:33 pm
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-09-27
Tweets-
Today Michael was out and Brian Bell & I substituted as leaders of the weekly Marymoor Park walk.
After all the goodies of last week, we had hopes of this week holding surprises. Alas, we hit one of those lulls in the pulses of migration — we saw some good birds, but overall the species count and species seen were not all that remarkable.


Highlights:
River Otter - 4 of them near dog central - Hugh got some nice photos
Green-winged Teal - a pair flew by along the slough
Virginia Rail - one or two responded to clapping along the slough
Osprey - still one present , seen multiple times
All 5 expected woodpecker species seen
Merlin - one from the lake viewing platform
Peregrine Falcon - one soaring around late, as we were nearing the Pea Patch
HUTTON’S VIREO - still pretty unusual at Marymoor. We had one near the windmill.
American Pipit - five flying overhead in the north fields
Fox Sparrows - singing away in the good weather
For warblers, we only had a single Orange-crowned, a few Common Yellowthroats, and maybe 15-20 Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Misses for the day included owls, any swallows to species [we did have a flock of a dozen too far out to get beyond swallow sp], ducks beyond Mallard, Wood Duck, Common Merganser, and the teal, and the longed-after rarity.

For the day, 52 species

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA
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Date: 9/27/18 11:31 am
From: Julie M. Cook <julesck...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Natural Area- Bird Walk & Presentation with Seattle Audubon
Year of the Bird Exhibit Associated Event with Seattle Audubon

UW Libraries Special Event: Bird Walk and Urban Bird Presentation with Seattle Audubon

The Bird Walk will take place in the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA) adjacent to the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Guides with Seattle Audubon will share some of the history of how the former Montlake Fill has become such an important area for birds as we look for birds inhabiting the UBNA.
After the bird walk, Seattle Audubon's Executive Director, John Brosnan, will give a presentation about urban birds and bird conservation. He will discuss community science bird monitoring projects, environmental education in an urban setting and the importance of creating and preserving habitat for birds in our neighborhoods. Come to learn more about the ways humans and birds co-exist in our urban areas.

The Bird Walk and Presentation will take place in the Union Bay Natural Area (UNBA) and the Isaacson Classroom, Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington on Thursday, October 11, 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required for the Bird Walk: http://bit.ly/2DsPApL so there are enough guides.

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit in the Allen Library North lobby, "From Albatross to Zigzag Heron: The Year of the Bird at the UW Libraries," and is sponsored by a generous grant from the Friends of the UW Libraries.


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Date: 9/27/18 10:50 am
From: David Cook <41cdcook...>
Subject: [Tweeters] trip opportunity to Ecuador's Amazon
I am organizing a 9 day trip to lower elevations on the eastern slope of
the Ecuador Andes visiting Sacha Lodge and Wild Sumaco Lodge. The travel
window is January 12 - 25. I have room to add 1, 2 or 3 people to our
group. If you are interested in getting more information please contact me
offline at <41cdcook...> or 206-725-6886.

I organize at least one trip a year to Latin America destinations. I am
not a business. I do this as a hobby. If you want to be on my trip alert
email list please contact me offline.

Dave Cook
Seattle, WA

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Date: 9/27/18 10:49 am
From: Jordan Roderick <jordan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
At 10:45 the bird was back on its usual elderberry bush on sawmill road.

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Date: 9/27/18 7:42 am
From: Cynthia Easterson <president...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird-themed Yard Sale
Pilchuck Audubon Society has been blessed with too many nest boxes,
feeders, and bird books...so we are having a YARD SALE. Lots of new and
gently used items for the birds and those who love them. Great books for
birders planning an international or out of area birding trip.

Hill Park,1600 Park Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290
<https://www.bing.com/local?lid=YN927x234666829&id=YN927x234666829&q=Hill+Park&name=Hill+Park&cp=47.9313850402832%7e-122.087837219238&ppois=47.9313850402832_-122.087837219238_Hill+Park&FORM=SNAPST>
from 10am to 1pm.

Cindy Easterson, President
*PILCHUCK AUDUBON SOCIETY*
(425) 876-1055

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Date: 9/26/18 8:44 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Why?
Is that squeak like a begging call, or like a Yellow-headed hinge?

Kevin Lucas


On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 8:27 PM Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> wrote:

> I don't know, but my opener has been squeaky lately. Can you help?
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Date: 9/26/18 8:29 pm
From: Rick Tyler <rhtyler...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Why?
I don't know, but my opener has been squeaky lately. Can you help?

Rick Tyler

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Date: 9/26/18 8:18 pm
From: Katherine Schloemer <keclark16...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Why?
Why do my emails from my Tweeters account come up as from Garage Door Doctors?
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Date: 9/26/18 5:22 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] another Broad-winged Hawk in Cowlitz County
Tweeters,

I was very surprised to see another migrant immature Broad-winged Hawk from
my hawk/vulture observation spot at the northern end of Woodland Bottoms,
Cowlitz County. Same description as two days ago - small buteo with short
tail and rounded wings. This one flew right over me which made it even
more obvious. My next goal is to find one in Clark County!

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim
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Date: 9/26/18 4:46 pm
From: Mary klein <marytweetz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Seen Today, Wed., Sept. 26
Around noon today the Phainopepla was hanging out on Sawmill Rd in its
usual location. Today it was sallying from a tree/big shrub and an
evergreen in back of the vegetation right off the trail, down a little
way (toward the RR bridge) from the elderberry bushes. Funny thing
is, an Anna's Hummingbird was harassing it every time it returned to
perch after sallying out. The bird gave us very good looks at it as
it perched out in the open.

Thanks to Brian Bell for reporting yesterday that it was still there!

Good birding,
Mary

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Central Kitsap WA
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Date: 9/26/18 4:38 pm
From: STEVEN harper <STEVENHARPER2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird of Prey Film being shown in Bellingham Oct 3. and Oct. 6
Hi Everyone,

I would like to bring your attention to this incredible film which took 10 years to produce being shown as part of the Pickford Documentary Film Festival in Bellingham. This film was funded by Cornell Labs and cameras used includes one lent to the project by Bud Anderson. Note That Bud will be giving an introduction on Saturday October 6 and the Cinematographer and Expedition Coordinator will do a skype Q&A after the film on Wednesday Oct. 3. Reserved tickets may be advisable.

Bird of Prey Documentary Film

As part of the Doctober Film Festival at the Pickford Film Center, North Cascades Audubon Society is co-sponsoring special showings of the film BIRD OF PREY. A Q&A by the Cinematographer Neil Rettig and Expedition Coordinator Dr. Laura Johnson and a special introduction by Bud Anderson, local Raptor expert, and will be part of the screenings. The Philippine Eagle is the worlds largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today, and the future of these iconic raptors and of an untold number of other species is tied to the fate of the Philippines last fragments of old-growth forest. This film documents the efforts to save the eagle and explores what it will take to save a species from extinction. Reserved tickets are recommended.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD @ 7:30PM<https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/TicketSearchCriteria.aspx?evtinfo=399234~f6f09a43-2b29-4bfa-8fdf-eec896542d8e&> Q&A with Neil Rettig, Cinematographer and Dr. Laura Johnson, Expedition Coordinator following the film showing

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH @ 1:15PM<https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/TicketSearchCriteria.aspx?evtinfo=399235~f6f09a43-2b29-4bfa-8fdf-eec896542d8e&> Introduction before the film showing by Bud Anderson, local Raptor expert


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Date: 9/26/18 4:34 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
HI ALL:
The Sequim area Phainopepla is being seen today 26 Sept..

sincerely
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Date: 9/26/18 2:10 pm
From: Samuel Terry <samgterry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Alki Say's Phoebe, Ancient Murrelets
HI tweeters,

This morning (9/26) there was a Say's Phoebe flycatching around the
lighthouse at Alki Point in West Seattle.

Monday (9/24) I had three early Ancient Murrelets flying south through the
Sound from the same location.

Parasitic Jaegers continue off the point though numbers have dropped a lot
since the beginning of the month.

Good birding,

Sam Terry
Seattle

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Date: 9/26/18 2:02 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Flickers
You describe behavior just like I described the other day. It did look amorous to me!

Marcia Ian
Bellingham

> Over the past several 4-5 days, we?ve had two flickers in our yard who spent hours close together doing what I call ?beak dancing?, head bobbing, ?statue game? behavior of sudden freezing of movement in whatever position they were in at the moment (all of this pretty much in unison) before resuming ?beak dancing?, wing fluttering and tail flashing, short hop-flights off the ground/fence/utility pole fluttering at and around each other, etc. I pointed them out to my husband since we had watched this behavior in past years, and he also asked ?isn?t this the wrong time of year for that?? <Deedeeknit...>
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Date: 9/26/18 2:01 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Jim Bachman Black Swift dude
Is Jim Bachman a tweeter? Wanna talk to him about his Black Swift on nest photo.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 9/26/18 1:50 pm
From: Ed Swan <Edswan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Any Painted Redstart sightings after 16 September?
Hi all, just wondering if there have been any Painted Redstart sightings
since the last ebird post of 16 September.

Ed

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Date: 9/26/18 12:46 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Monroe swifts
Apparently the last Vaux’s Swifts left their Monroe Wagner and Selleck roosts and headed south yesterday morning. There still should be some at JBLM but you’re going to need a military pass to see them there. Our Audubon Vaux’s Happening project documented over third of a million of these wee birds going to roost in Washington state this last migration.

Larry Schwitters
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Date: 9/26/18 12:13 pm
From: Cara Borre <cmborre1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff at Gog...,
Currently best viewed by walking down a trail from the pyramid sign with Gog-le-hi-te on it. (farthest “pond” toward the bridge with billboards). Follow the trail down toward what would be the pond (it’s dry). It’s feeding in grasses, somewhat well camouflaged.

Cara
Gig Harbor
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Date: 9/26/18 11:26 am
From: Gene Revelas <grevelas...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report, September 23, 2018 - Laysan Albatross
Hi Tweets -

Westport Seabirds enjoyed another fun pelagic birding trip offshore on Sunday, September 23rd. The Saturday trip was cancelled due to high seas, so we were happy things had calmed down by early Sunday and we enjoyed party sunny skies all day and a relatively smooth ride. For the second weekend in a row, the offshore fishing fleets were too far south or north of Grays Canyon to intersect. So we ran our usual route due west about 40 miles and came about some nice, natural collections of birds in deep water, one included 2 Laysan Albatross sitting on the water, and another featured about 600 Sabine's Gulls putting on quite a show, swirling about and landing as a group. The full trip list, including mammals, from the marina and back is provided below. Other noteworthy items were more Buller's than Pink-footed Shearwaters for the day, multiple South Polar Skuas, Pomarine, and Parasitic Jaeger sightings, nice comparative looks at both Red and Red-necked Phalaropes, and an America Coot outside the harbor!

We ended up with about 5,300 birds for the day. The species lists, including photos of some of the birds, are posted on ebird.org. As always, Captain Phil Anderson and first mate Chris Anderson made sure the trip ran smoothly. Spotters for the trip were Scott Mills, Bruce Labar, and Gene Revelas. Sadly, there are only three trips remaining for 2018, but the September 30th, and especially the October 6th final trip of the year, still have spaces available. Please check http://westportseabirds.com/ for details.

Westport Seabirds Trip List - September 23, 2018

Surf Scoter 140
White-winged Scoter 2
Pacific Loon 8
Common Loon 5
Western Grebe 24
Laysan Albatross 2
Black-footed Albatross 19
N. Fulmar 7
Pink-footed Shearwater 36
Buller's Shearwater 52
Sooty Shearwater 530
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 58
Brandt's Cormorant 157
Double-cr. Cormorant 16
Pelagic Cormorant 68
Brown Pelican 422
American Coot 1
Wandering Tattler 1
Marbled Godwit 850
Black Turnstone 1
Red-necked Phalarope 21
Red Phalarope 22

South Polar Skua 3
Pomarine Jaeger 3
Parasitic Jaeger 4
Common Murre 198
Cassin's Auklet 189
Rhinoceros Auklet 37
Sabine's Gull 629
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Heerman's Gull 266
California Gull 574
Herring Gull 3
Glaucous-wing/Western Gull 573

Humpback Whale 6
Harbor Porpoise 5
Dall's Porpoise 6
Harbor Seal 15
Northern Fur Seal 7
California Sea-Lion 16
Northern (Steller's) Sea-Lion 5

Happy Birding!
Gene Revelas
Olympia, WA


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Date: 9/26/18 11:22 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh western scrub jay 9-25-18
Tuesday afternoon I saw a western scrub jay at the Edmonds marsh as well as some arriving winter residents at Brackett's Landing North.  Photos can be seen by scrolling down page 14:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/wildlife-of-edmonds-wa-2018.16307/page-14
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 9/26/18 10:39 am
From: kelsberg <kelsberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wood Duck dozen at Cannon Hill Pond, Spokane
Sarah and I admired a dozen Wood Ducks in Cannon Hill Pond in Spokane this morning with her father, Bill Safranek.
Also a pair of Hooded Mergansers and a juvenile (and numerous Mallards- with a “Mall-geon” or a “Wig-llard”?)
Gary Kelsberg
Seattle

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Date: 9/26/18 9:27 am
From: jgretten <jgretten...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff at gog-le-hi-te wetland


Looking at Ruff at far pond from end of trail.
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Date: 9/26/18 9:24 am
From: Gayle Stebbings <gstebbings65...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Internal stabilized binoculars
I plan on purchasing internal stabilized binoculars. Have been using a pair of Canon 12x36 a friend had loaned to me. Time to make the big leap and purchase a pair of my own and get his returned to him.

Are there any recommendations or cautionary tales that would be helpful for me to know about before I tap “purchase?”

Thank you so much. What to do? What to do?

Gayle Stebbings
Bellingham, WA


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Date: 9/25/18 10:16 pm
From: Wilson Cady <gorgebirds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skamania County Ferruginous hawk
Susan and I were sitting behind the house today taking a break after stacking firewood when she pointed out a large raptor cruising south, through our binoculars we noted it had very long and thin wings that came to a point. As it passed overhead we could see that the tail was all white with no terminal band, the wings were held in a shallow "V" and had dark leading edges to the wings and white primaries. A pretty classic looking Ferruginous Hawk and not even a new property bird. The bird was following the ridge we live on that leads down to the Steigerwald Lake NWR where it should be looked for tomorrow. Wilson Cady
Columbia River Gorge, WA
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Date: 9/25/18 3:50 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Subject: Re: Northern flickers
Over the past several 4-5 days, we’ve had two flickers in our yard who spent hours close together doing what I call “beak dancing”, head bobbing, “statue game” behavior of sudden freezing of movement in whatever position they were in at the moment (all of this pretty much in unison) before resuming “beak dancing”, wing fluttering and tail flashing, short hop-flights off the ground/fence/utility pole fluttering at and around each other, etc. I pointed them out to my husband since we had watched this behavior in past years, and he also asked “isn’t this the wrong time of year for that?”

Yesterday morning we noticed the beak action, fluttering together, and head bobbing“ start to include the “chase me” behavior as we have seen in past years as well. In the afternoon I happened to glance out the window and their quick fluttering caught my eye just in time to see them engage in one quick but unmistakable act of copulatory behavior before separating and flying off. If it’s the wrong time of year, apparently it matters not to these two. Practice?

Two additional tidbits of information—
- one of them appeared to be an intergrade, showing yellow in the shafts and a hint of dull red crescent at the nape of the neck. The other had normal red-shafted feathers. Neither had either black or red malar, but both had faint brownish malar like a female red-shafted. All quite confusing to sort out who is who and/or what. I was not terribly surprised as we’ve had individuals sporting yellow-shafts in the neighborhood in prior years.

- Sadly, one had a deformed foot, bent under, which reminded me of the “bumble foot” that would occasionally afflict one of our yard fowl when I was a youngster. However, it certainly was not slowing down the days of courting behavior as far as I could tell.

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Edmonds


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Date: 9/25/18 3:42 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
Hi Tweeters,

I did find the Phainopepla near the intersection of Sawmill
and Runnion streets today near Sequim. The bird apparently hangs out in a
partially dead Elderberry bush just a bit north of that intersection on the
Olympic View Trail. The bird would show up and then drop out of sight, so
some patience was needed.

On my way home I stopped by Point No Point and enjoyed
watching the Parasitic Jaegers harass Bonaparte's Gulls. There was also a
nice flock of Red-necked Phalaropes consorting with more Bonaparte's Gulls.

Happy Birding,

Charlotte Byers, Edmonds


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Date: 9/25/18 3:30 pm
From: David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swifts
Monday am we did the Sept monthly bird census at Capehart, Discovery Park.
A couple of dozen species of passerine seemed to be passing through.

Of interest were a flock of four Scrub Jays and then a glorious group of 25+ Black Swifts flying south just over the shrub layer. Almost all dark, except for a couple which were brown. Most had distinctly notched tails. Have a photo for those interested. David H

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Date: 9/25/18 2:38 pm
From: H Heiberg <h.heiberg...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla seen
Still here across from 40 Sawmill Road, more precisely across from the row of 7 sunflowers at 40 Sawmill Road, perched on dead branches atop a tree/bush. 2:15

Hank & Karen Heiberg
Issaquah, WA

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> Phainopepla seen at 11:30 am today, on Sawmill Rd, just north of East Runion Rd, Squim, WA
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Date: 9/25/18 1:58 pm
From: Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff
Park at 11th St bridge, walk south along gravel road paralleling river, watching opposing bank for ruff with 8 killdeer. Possibly scopable from bridge

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Date: 9/25/18 1:47 pm
From: Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff on Puyallup River

Currently watching the Ruff on riverbank just downstream of gull bathing spot, upstream from 11th st bridge. With several killdeer
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Date: 9/25/18 1:25 pm
From: P B Bell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla seen
Hi Tweets:



Phainopepla seen at 11:30 am today, on Sawmill Rd, just north of East Runion
Rd, Squim, WA



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Date: 9/25/18 12:26 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Northern flickers
Interesting! I didn’t see them actually at the suet, but they were very near it, so this makes sense. I’m very partial to these birds, which I think of as species Polka Dottie, after a cartoon character I remember from childhood. Thanks, Christine!

Marcia Ian
Bellingham

> On Sep 25, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Christine Southwick <clsouth...> wrote:
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> Marcia,
>
> In all probability, the female is teaching her hatch-year offspring how to glean suet.
>
> I have watched this happen at feeders at two different houses. One time, a female was teaching two youngsters; the female youngster "got it" about the third time of food exchange, and could do it on her own. The young male hadn't mastered it yet, when I finally had to leave.
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Date: 9/25/18 11:10 am
From: <plkoyama...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Benton/Franklin Bonanza
Tweets,
Phainopepla notwithstanding, David and I decided to stick with our plan to head for Benton/Franklin in hopes of scoring some county birds by way of fall migrants. We took the super-long way over to hit Walla Walla Pt. Park in Wenatchee, where we, along with Ann Marie Wood and Steve Pink, got the gnatcatcher and a Common Tern (thanks, Steve!), but found no LBB Gull or BB Plover.

We’ve never had much luck with shorebirds in Benton, so following an earlier post by Jason Fidorra, we headed for Richland’s Yakima Delta, driving along the Prius-unfriendly road all the way to the end. When we got there, what I initially thought was a patch of wet grass turned out to be 40 or so LB Dowitchers and one Lesser Yellowlegs. As we drove back, we scoped the river and noted a spit full of gulls and shorebirds off Bateman Island, but it was too far to i.d. anything other than stilts and more dowitchers. So we drove back to the parking area, hauled out the scopes and headed out to the end of the island trail. This turned out to be an overshoot of the spit, so we started bushwhacking back, exploring the wooded area (I mean that area with “real” trees with big trunks, not just Russian Olives!) until we found a clear area close to the water. This must be Benton Co.’s Bottle Beach—it was great!

Here is a list of the shorebirds we saw there: Tens of LB Dowitchers, 2 Sanderlings, a few Western Sands and a couple each of Least and Semipalm Sands, 2 Wilson’s Snipes, 1 Pectoral Sand, Greater Yellowlegs, BN Stilt, and while we were still at the end of the trail, 1 Spotted Sand. To add to the fun, there was a GH Owl flying amongst the trees both to and from our exploration that lead to the water’s edge. The only thing missing were some dramatic gulls, but you can’t have everything!

We then went to Franklin Co’s Palouse Falls and Lyon’s Ferry State Pks. Lyon’s Ferry had lots of YR Warblers, but also a few Wilson’s and down by the old ferry dock, there was a Townsend’s and a yellowthroat. There were scads of RC Kinglets in both places. I didn’t know they “massed up” like this—we’ve never seen anything like it. Each place also held a couple of Lincoln’s Sparrows, and at Lyon’s Ferry a couple of GC Sparrows.

It was a great 2 days of fall birding though with beautiful weather and no smoke!!
Penny Koyama, Bothell

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Date: 9/25/18 10:19 am
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Discovery Park Palm Warbler, Horned Lark
Hi tweets,

A lot of birds are on the move today. Tons of robins, flickers, waxwings,
finches, and other common species flying south, or recently arrived and
moving around in search of food.

At Discovery Park, there was a Palm Warbler flying from bush to bush in the
south meadow, calling a lot. A Horned Lark circled the parade grounds for
a while, but never touched down, much like the many Pipits doing the same
thing. A Lapland Longspur flew over the south meadow. And just really
impressive numbers of a lot of species.

Discovery has been outstanding the last month or so, as it usually is in
the fall. With so many birds on the Sound and in the uplands, it’s hard to
decide what part of the park to focus on. But that’s a great problem to
have!

Good birding,
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Date: 9/25/18 9:53 am
From: Will Britton <wabritton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gog-le-hi-te Ruff
The RUFF at Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands continued this morning around 8:45
however it flushed when a group of ducks flushed upon my arrival. I
watched it fly north along the river with a Killdeer. I hope it returns.

Will Britton
Chelan Ridge, WA

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Date: 9/25/18 9:22 am
From: Christine Southwick <clsouth...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Northern flickers
Marcia,

In all probability, the female is teaching her hatch-year offspring how to glean suet.

I have watched this happen at feeders at two different houses. One time, a female was teaching two youngsters; the female youngster "got it" about the third time of food exchange, and could do it on her own. The young male hadn't mastered it yet, when I finally had to leave.

Christine Southwick
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N Seattle/Shoreline

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Subject: [Tweeters] Northern flickers

I was watching two Northern flickers in a tree near my suet feeders. I couldn’t see through the branches exactly what they were doing, but it looked like the larger, female might be feeding the other, slightly smaller but sleek and shiny and mature looking. They were doing head bobbing and intimate looking curlicues, but I couldn’t see whether there was a food transfer. Isn’t this late in the season for such activities?

Wondering,
Marcia Ian
Bellingham WA
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Date: 9/25/18 5:42 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Ruff at Gog-le-hi-te
The RUFF Michael Charest found at Gog Le Hi Te in Tacoma was still there yesterday at 3:30PM.

Videos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/with/29963993587/

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Hey All,

I and a few others are looking at a RUFF found by Michael Charest in the far pond at Gog-le-hi-te in Tacoma.

Will Brooks
Tacoma, WA
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Date: 9/24/18 8:14 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Yakima County Black Phoebe
Today I stopped by Toppenish Creek at Lateral C in Yakima County and was
greeted with the calls and sight of a Black Phoebe. While I watched and
listened it caught and ate a dragonfly.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/58148027@N07/44849247402/in/dateposted/
It kept calling and foraging during my stay, upstream and downstream.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48729133
I didn't use any playback, pishing or other harassment, as per the <a href="
http://listing.aba.org/ethics/" rel="nofollow">ABA Code of Birding
Ethics</a> regarding rare and sensitive species.

This is probably the same bird I found here in February,
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42556779
which in turn is likely the same bird found here in September 2017.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S39169720

Most cars and trucks slowed, and this time school buses actually slowed as
they drove past me standing on the roadside, perhaps in response to an
email I'd sent to the superintendent with photos of them racing past
throwing rocks and clouds of dust.

Good Birding
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

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Date: 9/24/18 7:40 pm
From: Mary klein <marytweetz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
Hi everyone,

Please keep those Phainopepla reports coming! It sounds like more than a
few of us want to try again/try for this bird, but naturally won't want to
drive up to Sequim if it has departed for parts south.

Thanks a lot,
Mary

Mary Klein
Central Kitsap WA
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Date: 9/24/18 7:05 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northern flickers
I was watching two Northern flickers in a tree near my suet feeders. I couldn’t see through the branches exactly what they were doing, but it looked like the larger, female might be feeding the other, slightly smaller but sleek and shiny and mature looking. They were doing head bobbing and intimate looking curlicues, but I couldn’t see whether there was a food transfer. Isn’t this late in the season for such activities?

Wondering,
Marcia Ian
Bellingham WA
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Date: 9/24/18 5:24 pm
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla?
I saw it today.

It was not in the Elderberry on Sawmill. Although I did have sightings of two large flocks of Cedar Waxwings –beautiful.



It was viewed from the corner of Sawmill & Runion. High on a leader of a dying tree to the southwest.

Typical flycatcher behavior.



A couple from Bainbridge sighted it.



I thank them; I would have missed it.



Wings,

Jane





Jane Stewart

121 Solar Lane

Sequim, WA 98382-8324

(360) 681-2827

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Saturday I only heard and caught a brief glipse of the Phainopepla and I'd like to try for it again, if it's still around. Has anyone seen it today, Monday? Thanks!



Mary Klein

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Date: 9/24/18 3:37 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cowlitz County BROAD-WINGED HAWK and TVs
Tweeters,

'Tis raptor migration season again so I headed up to the north end of
Woodland Bottoms in Cowlitz County (accessed via turning west on Dike
Access Road off of I-5 and turning right at the end of the road).

I counted birds (mostly TVs) from 10:00-2:15 with the following results:

BROAD-WINGED HAWK: 1 - with a group of 3 TVs. Small buteo with fairly
short tail, relatively fast flap, fairly short rounded wings. Immature.

Turkey Vulture: 272 (exact count with largest kettle of 62 birds)
Osprey: 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk: 5
Cooper's Hawk: 2
Red-tailed Hawk: 10 (approximate since they were just flying all over with
no apparent movement south)
American Kestrel: 4 (I think all local birds)

Approximately 275 Vaux's Swift. They were streaming by all the time. Each
time I looked through the scope at the TVs, swifts would be flying by.

Steller's Jay: about 45 which were moving south along the ridge line.

This spot is definitely worth a visit during raptor migration season!
Bring a scope.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim
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Battle Ground, WA
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Date: 9/24/18 3:37 pm
From: Mary klein <marytweetz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla?
Saturday I only heard and caught a brief glipse of the Phainopepla and I'd
like to try for it again, if it's still around. Has anyone seen it today,
Monday? Thanks!

Mary Klein
Central Kitsap WA
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Date: 9/24/18 2:58 pm
From: Al n Donna <alndonna...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Monday Ruff at Gog-Le-Hi-te
There must have been 20 birders with our backs to the Puyallup River this morning. Accessed by the near side of the far pond.

Picture at:
http://www.pbase.com/alndonna/image/168165742

Then, if you click “NEXT” in the upper right-hand corner, you’ll see the Solitary Sandpiper at Brookville Gardens park, a super brand-new wetlands park in Fife.

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Date: 9/24/18 2:10 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett Sewage Lagoons
Lots of ducks are pouring into the Everett Sewage Lagoons. This morning I
found Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Green-winged
Teal, Northern Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy. Numbers of
Mallard, shoveler, ring-necked and ruddy were in the hundreds. Also an
estimated 150 American Coot, a Horned Grebe, Canada Geese and about 15
Greater White-fronted Geese (landed in the far north lagoon). Shorebirds
seen were Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher (2) and Pectoral Sandpiper.

Phil Dickinson

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Date: 9/24/18 12:38 pm
From: Randy <re_hill...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Western Meadowlarks
Jim Danzenbaker just reported a Broad-winged Hawk in migration at the north end of Woodland Bottoms.



Randy Hill

Ridgefield



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Subject: [Tweeters] Western Meadowlarks



Cowlitz County

Woodland, WA

South end of Dike Road accessed by taking Kuhnis Road south from Caples Road

This morning at 7am, there were seven Western Meadowlarks in this area. We saw them both on the fence line on the North side of Dike road

and in the fields on that side of the road.

Jim and Gloria Lawrence

Woodland, WA




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Date: 9/24/18 11:30 am
From: Gene Bullock <genebullock...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Worlddwide decline in insects - and swallows
Numerous observers have noted on Tweeters that they are seeing fewer swallows this year. This article reports on the worldwide decline in insects. Widespread use of pesticides is killing beneficial insects, as well as problem insects. And the widespread use of herbicides is decimating the wild plants and weeds they need to survive. Not surprisingly, the decline in insects is no doubt causing a corresponding decline in the birds that depend on them for food.

Gene Bullock
Kitsap Audubon



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Date: 9/24/18 11:22 am
From: Gloria Lawrence <woodygl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Meadowlarks
Cowlitz CountyWoodland, WASouth end of Dike Road accessed by taking Kuhnis Road south from Caples RoadThis morning at 7am, there were seven Western Meadowlarks in this area. We saw them both on the fence line on the North side of Dike road
and in the fields on that side of the road.Jim and Gloria LawrenceWoodland, WA


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Date: 9/24/18 11:17 am
From: Thomas M Leschine <tml...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Not a Northern Goshawk
On Saturday I reported a N. Goshawk on West Queen Anne in Seattle. Upon
further perusal of photos I took and consultation with more experienced
birders than I, I now think what I saw was an immature Cooper's Hawk,
likely fledged this year from a nearby nest.

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Date: 9/24/18 11:04 am
From: Jim Flynn <merlinmania...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Palm Warbler at Boeing Ponds, Kent
Hi Tweets,


I saw a Palm Warbler at the Boeing Ponds in Kent this morning, around 9:15. It was in the willows along the east side of the ponds, just before the end of the cul-de-sac of the closed road. It foraged low and was with some Yellow-rumped Warblers and an Orange-crowned Warbler.


Overall, the ponds continue slow for waterfowl but there are a few passerine migrants to be found, although I have yet to see a big wave of them.


FWIW, here is the Palm Warbler info from my eBird report:


"Body shape and bill size quite a bit like Orange-crowned Warbler. Olive-brown above, paler underneath. Well-defined dark line through eye and paler supercilium. Rump with slight greenish tinge; appeared to have white spots in tail when it flew, though this was seen very briefly. Undertail coverts light yellow, tail pumped downwards very strongly and repeatedly with nice fluid motion. Foraged low in willows (up to about 10 ft.) and loosely associated with Yellow-rumped Warblers and an Orange-crowned Warbler. Seen from about 20 feet away, two times over a ten-minute period for a total of about one minute observation time. Used the willows on the east side of the ponds, near the end of the cul-de-sac."


good birding,



Jim Flynn
Seattle, WA
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Date: 9/24/18 10:41 am
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Kittitas & Grant Counties

> This past Saturday we found the Cle Elum Cemetery to be very lively, with birds that is. There was a large flock of Western Bluebirds mixed with Yellow-rumped Warblers plus 2 White-breasted Nuthatches, 2 Northern Flickers and a Red-breasted Sapsucker.
>
> Later, on our way up to Swauk Prairie we had a close look at a Merlin on a fence.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/43043965240/in/dateposted/
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> Finally on Umptanum Road we encountered a large flock of Mountain Bluebirds. Coming back down off Umptanum Road we saw a beautiful rainbow that compensated for any lack of color in the birds.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/30982507418/in/dateposted/
>
> Recently returning from a trip to Grant County we stopped at the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park boat ramp, another Kittitas County spot. It was very birdy including a Rock Wren, a Townsend's Solitaire, 2 Say's Phoebes, a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a meeting of the Kittitas County Chukar Society, that is to say a flock of Chukars vocalizing. We never did see one.
>
> Here are the photos from Saturday's trip to Kittitas County.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/sets/72157673773533388
>
> The highlight of the trip to Grant County was the Parasitic Jaeger at Potholes State Park. Here are the photos from that trip.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/sets/72157671288203147
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> Hank & Karen Heiberg
> Issaquah, WA
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Date: 9/24/18 10:34 am
From: washingtonbirder.Ken Knittle <washingtonbirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Surf Scoter at Walla Walla Point Park, Wenatchee
Anne Kahle found 1 Surf Scoter at the Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee (Sunday 9=23=18) at the southern point of the park.



Ken Knittle
Vancouver WA 98665

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Date: 9/24/18 9:24 am
From: John grettenberger <jgretten...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Unknown Shorebird/plover at Potholes reservoir
A birder/biologist  friend from Switzerland and I were at the WDFW boat ramp by Potholes State park yesterday afternoon on the south end of Potholes reservoir, and observed a shorebird that we could only make out to be a Lesser Sand Plover.  I tried to digiscope some photos, but unfortunately they didn’t turn out.    It flew in between some Western Sandpipers and Pectoral Sandpipers we were watching on a small muddy inlet to the left of the boat ramps.  It was intermediate in size between the two.  It had a short, black bill, but longer and heavier than Semipalmated Plover.  The breast was white with no white collar.  The back was grayish.  It had a white eyeline and white throat.  We got good looks at it before it flushed, and we had to leave to get back. We looked at the comparisons between Semipalmated Plover and Lesser Sand (Mongolian) Plover in Shorebirds of the Northwest by Paulson, and it looks like the photo there on page 109, maybe a bit paler.  If anyone has any suggestions or ideas on the id, or happened to be in the area to look for it, that would be great.

John Grettenberger
Olympia


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Date: 9/23/18 10:00 pm
From: Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White Rock Pigeons
Just wanted to thank everyone who chimed in on my question regarding white
pigeons. After considering my sighting, the responses I got, and online,
I've concluded they are in fact Rock Pigeons. Nothing fancy, but it's neat
to see such a stunning variety of pigeon, that probably weren't raised in
the wild, faring well enough to be seen for the past few years. Thanks
again!

Christopher Clark
Sumner, WA

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Date: 9/23/18 4:46 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cassia Crossbill trip, Sept 19-22, 2018
Hello Tweeters,

Bill and I had read with interest the reports of Jim
Danzenbaker, Stefan Schlick and others, who had made the pilgrimage to the
Sawtooth National Forest south of Twin Falls, to find the newly minted
species of Cassia Crossbill. We decided to have a try for this bird
ourselves and waited until September because other have complained of the
heat (100 degrees F) and smoke from wildfires. So we left last week and
drove all the way to Twin Falls, Idaho, in one day. One birder who had seen
something like 72 Cassia Crossbills only a few days before us recommended
getting there early. We arrived at Porcupine Springs campground, an area
where many birders have found this bird, at 8 am. It was quite literally
freezing cold. There was only one other camper in the whole campground,
quietly running a generator to stay warm I presume. Though we stayed long
enough to have breakfast (brrrr!) and a cup of coffee, we did not hear or
see much bird activity at all. There were lots of robins and Turkey
Vultures migrating through, though. We checked out several other areas in
the same vicinity where the Cassia Crossbill had been seen and heard, but to
no avail. Using GPS and other navigation tools, we worked our way up over
the nearby hill (about 8,000 feet) and down the other side to Bostetter
campground. By now it was noon and warmer. As we ate lunch, we began to
hear crossbills, though never many or for long. We finally located a mixed
flock of Cassia Crossbills, Mountain Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches,
and Pine Siskins. What seemed to be the method for the other birds was to
wait for the crossbills to open the tough Lodgepole Pine cones, then the
smaller birds would move in and clean up. The birds stayed in the same area
for over an hour and we stood there and watched them and took pictures.
Aside from the chill, which moderated throughout the day, it was utterly
clear and beautiful, with not much wind. The scenery is rounded hills with
sagebrush and grass on top and trees in the gullies. The aspens were
turning gold and the maples red. There were a few other people around,
apparently it is bow hunting season, so occasionally we passed a
four-wheeler puttering along with bow hunters.

The following day we headed back part-way, stopping in Malad
Gorge State Park (more robins!) and Bruneau Dunes State Park (coots). The
best place in the area was the Bruneau Duck Ponds, which had a good variety
of birds from ducks, to Great Egrets, White-faced Ibises and other shore
birds. Farther along, back in Oregon now, we stopped at Farewell Bend State
Park. Again we found birds in migration, this time an Olive-sided
Flycatcher and Vesper Sparrows along with Yellow-rumped Warblers. There
were many more birds down along the Snake River, but we didn't have time to
inspect that part.

Yesterday, on the final leg of our trip, we stopped in the
morning at Deadman's Pass Rest Area, just west of Emigrant Springs State
Park in Oregon. We were treated to a fairly close look at a Black-backed
Woodpeckers chipping bark off a tree. After a few minutes a Hairy
Woodpecker flew in and chased the Black-backed away. Not far from there on
the Old Emigrant Road down to Pendleton, there had been a small forest fire.
Smoke was still coming off the ground and a sizeable crew of firefighters
was getting ready to go in and mop up any hot spots. What was interesting
here was the large number of crows that were already working over the burnt
area. The forest floor might have still been warm. I suppose there were
checking out the ground for any roasted tidbits.

If you've read this far and are interested in some pictures
of the birds we saw on this trip, particularly the Cassia Crossbill, they
are on Flickr at the following address:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157701662021795



Happy birding,

Charlotte Byers, Edmonds


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Date: 9/23/18 4:09 pm
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk at Washington Arboretum
Hi Tweeters!

At about 3:30 today, I spotted what I'm pretty sure was a Common Nighthawk
diving and wheeling in the skies above the Washington Arboretum. It was
beyond the reach of my camera, but I clearly saw the V-shaped wings and
white markings under the wings through my binoculars as it rose and dove.
My wife and I were in the southern portion of the Arboretum looking east
toward the Madison Park neighborhood.

Is it weird for this bird to A) still be in our neck of the woods this time
of year and B) be active in the afternoon?

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 9/23/18 12:46 pm
From: William Brooks <willbrooks.0...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff at Gog-le-hi-te
Hey All,

I and a few others are looking at a RUFF found by Michael Charest in the far pond at Gog-le-hi-te in Tacoma.

Will Brooks
Tacoma, WA
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Date: 9/23/18 10:02 am
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Discovery Park (Seattle)
Hi, Tweets,

It hasn't appeared on Tweeters much lately, but Discovery Park continues to have a jaeger show (several Parasitic seen by birders yesterday, plus passing shorebirds and waterfowl, including Blue-winged Teal). Other migrants I saw yesterday included Cassin's Vireo and returned Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Pacific Wren.

of 22 September, 2018,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 9/23/18 9:36 am
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
Hi Tweeters,

The Sequim Phainopepla has been putting on a show for a large group of
birders this morning.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

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Date: 9/23/18 7:02 am
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] White dove/pigeon question
Rock Pigeon for sure. Pretty sure that one or more of the Turtle Dove complex has been bred for all white. Also, I think some of tiny species, the size of Zebra Dove, has also been bred for white.


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Olympia WA
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> On September 22, 2018 at 7:41 PM Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> wrote:
>
> Hey everyone, so this morning, heading up highway 410 towards Bonney Lake, I saw 3 pure white pigeons/doves hanging out on one of the light poles. I've seen them off and on for the past few years, so they're obviously doing well, even though they were likely either released or escaped from captivity. But I'm curious, does anyone know what species is usually bred to be completely white? Or is there more than one? As for size, they appeared roughly the same size as a Rock Pigeon. Any help would be appreciated!
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Date: 9/22/18 8:10 pm
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cedar River mouth (King Cty.)
Hi, Tweets,

Early this morning at the mouth of the Cedar River in Renton, seven Black-bellied Plovers flew overhead southward as I arrived. The delta had a Greater Yellowlegs, a Pectoral Sandpiper, and a Peregrine Falcon that stirred up everyone. Among the ducks, geese, and coots was also a Red-necked Grebe.

22 September, 2018,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 9/22/18 7:45 pm
From: Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White dove/pigeon question
Hey everyone, so this morning, heading up highway 410 towards Bonney Lake,
I saw 3 pure white pigeons/doves hanging out on one of the light poles.
I've seen them off and on for the past few years, so they're obviously
doing well, even though they were likely either released or escaped from
captivity. But I'm curious, does anyone know what species is usually bred
to be completely white? Or is there more than one? As for size, they
appeared roughly the same size as a Rock Pigeon. Any help would be
appreciated!

Christopher Clark
Sumner, WA

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Date: 9/22/18 6:01 pm
From: Jon Houghton <jon.houghton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit area today and Blue Jay payback
Hi Tweets -We started off late morning birding at Wylie Sl. (dodging showers at Hayton) and found some good birds (many snipe and dowitchers with a couple of Pectoral Sandpipers very close to the dike) and birders (my third trip in a row to Wylie with a confirmed Gary Bletsch sighting!). No Sharptailed SP, though, so we planned to come back after a delicious lunch at the Rhody Caf in Bow, and visits to last winter's Blue Jay farm. There, Barry the owner, had assured me last winter, that he had Macintosh apples - the real apple of my youth and unlike any now available in most of Washington. He does indeed have Macs and many other old and new varieties (thankfully no Red Delicious), and picked exactly what we asked for. I'd like to suggest that any of you who enjoyed his hospitality (and the Blue Jay) last winter, and who enjoy excellent and unique apples (he has many other varieties), stop by Bow Hill Road and buy some, picked-today, apples or pears. Thank him for accommodating us all - he'll use the proceeds to buy suet and seed to try and lure back some good birds this winter!! Leaving Barry's, we had planned to bird our way back through the Samish and Skagit flats but increasing rain drove me off the dike at Hayton, just as I focused the scope in on a nice ??Golden Plover. The bill was quite short, but increasing raindrops obscured the rest before I could get a good profile view for a look at the tail/wings. Then, on the way south on I-5, we hit the real deluge which slowed traffic to a crawl. No one said that birding in the convergence zone would be easy! Happy Birding! - Jon Houghton, Edmonds

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Date: 9/22/18 2:15 pm
From: Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla now
I have passed on your request!

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Subject: Re: Phainopepla now


I've been waiting to hear (while I'm also waiting for the plumber -- but a different one than you recommended). Could you please put a leash on that guy to keep him around until perhaps Wednesday?


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Laurel Parshall are currently seeing this bird at 2:05.
Sitting and preening his wet feathers.
Happy Birding
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Date: 9/22/18 2:14 pm
From: Diane Yorgason-Quinn <avosetta...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phainopepla now
I've been waiting to hear (while I'm also waiting for the plumber -- but a different one than you recommended). Could you please put a leash on that guy to keep him around until perhaps Wednesday?


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Laurel Parshall are currently seeing this bird at 2:05.
Sitting and preening his wet feathers.
Happy Birding
Faye

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Date: 9/22/18 2:10 pm
From: Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla now
Laurel Parshall are currently seeing this bird at 2:05.
Sitting and preening his wet feathers.
Happy Birding
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Date: 9/22/18 2:08 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Monroe swifts
Vaux’s and Chimney Swifts will usually hang out on the bricks until it warms up enough for the local insect population to become available. Sometimes that’s not until afternoon. This morning the 600 Vaux’s in the Wagner Center chimney took off into a cool and wet sky at 7:20. This suggests they’re not going bug hunting they’re going south. We’re see if any new migrates make it in from Canada to replace them.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 9/22/18 1:42 pm
From: Tom Mansfield <birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wenatchee Bonanza
Hi Tweets - as of the time of this post (9/22) David Poortinga’s County First Record Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is associating with yellow rumps at the extreme east end of the Walla Walla Point Park lagoon. Major athletic event going on... Deb Sutherland’s Lesser Black-backed Gull still loafs. as does Joe V’s Black-bellied Plover. Pretty amazing to get 3 Chelan County ticks in less than an hour.

Tom Mansfield headed home from Wenatchee

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Date: 9/22/18 12:13 pm
From: Shep Thorp <shepthorp...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR Wednesday Walk for 9/19/2018
Hi Tweets,

approximately 30 of us enjoyed a beautiful fall like morning at Nisqually
with crisp cool temperatures in the 40's and plenty of sunshine. There was
a Low 1.45ft Tide at 8:21am and a High 12.33ft Tide at 4:07pm. Highlights
included many first of season CACKLING GOOSE, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, FOX SPARROW and GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW. We also had
great looks at 20 plus EVENING GROSBEAKS stopping in for a meal and the
WHIMBREL continues out on the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail.

Another note to folks planning to visit, the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk
Trail will be intermittently closed depending on the tides over the next 6
weeks. Piles are being placed along a north tributary off the Shannon
Slough between the Observation Tower and Photo Blind for a new longer
bridge to replace the current bridge. The tributary is deep and widening
as it drains a large central area of the mud flats. The current bridge
expanse of 40 feet is not long enough to cross the natural widening of this
channel. A longer bridge of 90 feet will be placed most likely in July of
2019.

Starting out at 8am at the Visitor Center Pond Overlook, we had nice looks
of MALLARD, WOOD DUCK, CINNAMON TEAL, NORTHERN FLICKER, BLACK-CAPPED
CHICKADEE, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE and SONG SPARROW.

The Orchard was good for good variety of species as we observed CALIFORNIA
SCRUBJAY, DOWNY/HAIRY/PILEATED WOODPECKER, RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER,
BAND-TAILED PIGEON, ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD, BEWICKS WREN and SPOTTED TOWHEE.
We also observed our FOS GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW. COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was
heard.

The open Access Road running west from across the orchard along the field
south and riparian stand north was good for FOS CACKLING GOOSE and
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. A young fresh WESTERN WOOD PEWEE was observed
sallying for insects in the cotton wood stand. Where the Access Road turns
north we had a large flock of EVENING GROSBEAKS, 20 plus birds, and
BUSHTITS. Along the Access Road in small trees and bramble we observed
SAVANNAH SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and CEDAR WAXWING. Across the
fields we have regularly seen young Coyote foraging and playing. NORTHERN
HARRIER, and RED-TAILED HAWK was observed hunting. Predominantly BARN
SWALLOW and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW or white bellied swallows (possible Tree
Swallows) were observed overhead. Along with a fly over of two RED
CROSSBILL and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD.

The west entrance to the Twin Barns Loop Trail was good for HOODED
MERGANSER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, BROWN CREEPER and additional
Golden-crowned Kinglet. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was observed at the Twin
Barns cut-off. I needed to turn back, but received excellent reports from
other bird watchers who continued onward.

The Nisqually Estuary Trail was good for GREAT BLUE HERON, BALD EAGLE,
AMERICAN KESTREL, GADWALL, additional Mallard, RING-BILLED GULL, and
WESTERN MEADOWLARK.

Out on the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail, the WHIMBREL and BONAPARTE'S
GULL remain. The group also had nice looks at DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT,
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, WESTERN X GLAUCOUS-WINGED HYBRID, CALIFORNIA GULL,
CASPIAN TERN, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER,
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, BELTED KINGFISHER, and COMMON RAVEN. BRANDT
CORMORANT can be scoped from the Puget Sound Viewing Platform at the end of
the board walk on the Nisqually River Channel Marker.

We had 62 species for the day, with 155 species for the year. Mammals seen
included Eastern Cotton-tailed Rabbit, Long-tailed Weasel, Coyote and
Harbor Seal. Others include Pacific Tree Frog, Bullfrog, and Red-eared
Slider.

Until next week when we meet again, good birding!

Shep Thorp
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Browns Point
253-370-3742

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Date: 9/22/18 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Sept. 23, 2018
Hello, Tweeters,

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* Bee Hummingbird
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Date: 9/22/18 11:27 am
From: Debra Sutherland <shadowfax4jctm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lesser Black-back Gull in Chelan County
There is a Lesser Black-backed gull on the gull spit looking north at Walla
Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is also still on
the lagoon spit. Great birding day!
Debbie Sutherland

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Date: 9/22/18 10:33 am
From: Andrew McCormick <andy_mcc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper present
At Brookville Gardens in Fife this morning. California Scrub-Jay and two Greater Yellowlegs also in area.

Andy McCormick
Bellevue, WA


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Date: 9/22/18 9:53 am
From: Thomas M Leschine <tml...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northern Goshawk on West Queen Anne
A juvenile Northern Goshawk perched briefly in a tall Doug Fir about 8:30
this morning, near the corner of 5th Ave. W and W. Garfield in Seattle's
Queen Anne neighborhood. Though a block away, its large size and the
panicked flight of a pair of flickers caused me to deploy my scope for a
better view. I managed a couple of digiscoped photos as well before the
bird launched on something out of sight, in a fast, straight-line
trajectory.

I noted a heavily streaked breast, the whitish supercilium, prominent white
under tail coverts blowing in the breeze, and a heavily banded tail with
somewhat uneven broad black bands. I looked for leg bands and believe the
bird had none. The view I had was entirely out my study window and a slow
walk around the block produced no further sightings.
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Date: 9/22/18 8:15 am
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla sat morning yes-
Still present at 8:00 Saturday— 7 of us waiting now for better views

Matt Bartels
Seattle wa

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> The Phainopepla was present at 3:15 yesterday afternoon.
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Date: 9/22/18 7:54 am
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] OT - Contact info sought for Timothy Garland
Yo Tweets,


Mr. Garland photographed a banded Cooper's Hawk at the Montlake Fill on 9/6, posted on ebird. Hoping he might have other images in which the color ID band is legible. Thanks.


Ed Deal

Seattle Cooper's Hawk Project

falcophile AT comcast dot net
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Date: 9/22/18 5:25 am
From: jgretten <jgretten...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla
The Phainopepla was present at 3:15 yesterday afternoon.


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