tweeters
Received From Subject
5/26/19 10:21 pm Mason Flint <masonflint...> [Tweeters] FYI - Mary Jo Ballator passed away
5/26/19 8:53 pm Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...> [Tweeters] Black Swifts at Lake Sammamish Park today
5/26/19 12:53 pm Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...> [Tweeters] Great Guide for Spain, Donana Wildlife, Strait of Gibraltar, etc
5/26/19 12:31 pm Eric Kowalczyk <cassidix2005...> [Tweeters] just curious????
5/26/19 12:22 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
5/26/19 12:22 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Birding in Vermont
5/26/19 10:45 am mark girling <markgirling...> [Tweeters] Lost Cell Phone.
5/26/19 8:49 am Wayne Weber <contopus...> Re: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
5/25/19 8:33 pm Eric Kowalczyk <cassidix2005...> [Tweeters] Lark sparrow
5/25/19 8:33 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Barred owl hunting
5/25/19 7:20 pm Sam Zmolek <samzmolek...> Re: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
5/25/19 5:21 pm Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney <festuca...> Re: [Tweeters] Emerick Road
5/25/19 2:51 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Monroe swifts part two
5/25/19 12:58 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Ducklings First
5/25/19 12:29 pm Izzy & Kendrick <gobirder...> [Tweeters] Emerick Rd.
5/25/19 12:06 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of May 26, 2019
5/25/19 11:08 am Jennifer Standish <magma1306...> Re: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
5/25/19 10:33 am Sam Zmolek <samzmolek...> [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
5/25/19 8:52 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Wagner swifts
5/24/19 7:37 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Barred owl hunting
5/24/19 6:33 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Blog Post on the Tawas Birding Festival and Other Birding in Michigan including Kirtland's Warblers
5/24/19 10:14 am Doug Schonewald <dschone8...> [Tweeters] WOS Convention Lens Cap
5/24/19 9:36 am Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Day 2 of Blue-winged Teal in Bothell
5/24/19 8:52 am Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...> Re: [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird sites?
5/24/19 8:49 am Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird sites?
5/23/19 10:13 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Skagit Franklin's Gulls
5/23/19 4:53 pm Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] Eastern Kingbirds along Ebey Slough
5/23/19 12:53 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-23
5/23/19 10:24 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Post-Brexit UK Is Safe, Thanks To Its Legendary Ravens
5/23/19 10:11 am Shep Thorp <shepthorp...> [Tweeters] Billy Frank Junior, Nisqually NWR Wednesday Walk 2/22/2019
5/22/19 10:13 pm John Gatchet <jfgatchet...> [Tweeters] Snowy Plover Tsoo Yess Beach
5/22/19 8:49 pm Ed Swan <edswan2...> [Tweeters] Large Pacific Loon flock
5/22/19 2:30 pm Constance Sidles <constancesidles...> [Tweeters] MOCKINGBIRD relocated at Montlake Fill, 2:24 pm, Wednesday
5/22/19 11:05 am Jack Clinch <clinch.jack...> [Tweeters] Northern Mockingbird at Montlake Fill
5/22/19 10:41 am Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Everett Black Tern
5/22/19 7:40 am Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] dead Corvid question
5/21/19 5:58 pm Bob <rflores_2...> Re: [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird spot?
5/21/19 5:37 pm Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Thirst on County shorebird spot?
5/21/19 5:09 pm David Poortinga <dpoortinga...> [Tweeters] Sanderlings, Adams Co.
5/21/19 1:05 pm David Parent <dpdvm...> Re: [Tweeters] Breeding Varied Thrush in Anacortes
5/21/19 11:30 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Escaped Pet Parrots Are Now Naturalized In 23 U.S. States
5/21/19 11:25 am Dalton Spencer <offthehookflyshop...> [Tweeters] Lewis County Big Day
5/21/19 10:50 am Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> [Tweeters] Carkeek Brewer’s Sparrow
5/21/19 10:41 am Wayne Weber <contopus...> Re: [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes
5/21/19 10:10 am cynthia burrell <cinnyb...> [Tweeters] WOS Meeting June 3: Member photo night
5/21/19 9:53 am Cara Borre <cmborre1...> [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report May 19, 2019
5/21/19 4:33 am B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Eastern Birding Marathon Update and Top Ten Photos
5/20/19 8:57 pm Qinglin Ma <qinglineric...> [Tweeters] WOS 2019 Moses Lake photos
5/20/19 6:18 pm Ken Lane <ken.lane63...> [Tweeters] Pelagic birds
5/20/19 5:41 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Monroe Swifts
5/20/19 1:48 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] American Dipper feeding lessons
5/20/19 12:01 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Flycatcher / Wedgwood
5/19/19 11:45 pm Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> Re: [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes
5/19/19 10:11 pm Kristi Hein <khc...> [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes
5/19/19 9:00 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Skagit Pine Grosbeak, 3-toed, Wilson's Phalarope
5/19/19 3:27 pm littlebirder <littlebirder...> Re: [Tweeters] Upper Skagit Valley LeConte’s Sparrow
5/19/19 2:21 pm Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> [Tweeters] Upper Skagit Valley LeConte’s Sparrow
5/19/19 1:45 pm Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> [Tweeters] Discovery Park Grasshopper Sparrow
5/18/19 10:00 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Any comments on that Bellingham quail-like bird?
5/18/19 8:25 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Fir Island
5/18/19 2:01 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Bird book recommendations
5/18/19 1:05 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } A Curious Corvid
5/18/19 12:09 pm Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...> Re: [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelet and Pacific Loons - Carkeek Park Neighborhood Bird Walk
5/18/19 12:05 pm Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...> [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelet and Pacific Loons - Carkeek Park Neighborhood Bird Walk
5/18/19 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of May 19, 2019
5/17/19 10:29 pm Lyn Topinka <pointers...> [Tweeters] "Blue" birds --- Lazuli Bunting and BW Teal, Vancouver Lake area
5/17/19 8:25 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
5/17/19 8:00 pm AnthonyG. <birds...> Re: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
5/17/19 5:00 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
5/17/19 3:41 pm Sammy Catiis <hikersammy...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/17/19 2:05 pm <rwlawson...> [Tweeters] One more thing about Bellavista Lodge
5/17/19 1:07 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/17/19 8:53 am Anna <amk17...> Re: [Tweeters] Trip to umptanum
5/17/19 7:57 am Christina <joannabird413...> [Tweeters] Trip to umptanum
5/16/19 11:01 pm <rwlawson...> [Tweeters] Great place to stay near Quito, Ecuador
5/16/19 10:37 pm <andie777...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/16/19 9:37 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-06
5/16/19 9:09 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-16
5/16/19 7:09 pm Josh Rosenau <josh.rosenau...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/16/19 7:04 pm Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 5-16-2019
5/16/19 6:46 pm Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/16/19 6:45 pm Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/16/19 6:44 pm HAL MICHAEL <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/16/19 6:37 pm Josh Rosenau <josh.rosenau...> [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
5/16/19 6:09 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Cle Elum Area Yesterday
5/16/19 4:57 pm littlebirder <littlebirder...> Re: [Tweeters] Rose-breasted Grosbeak location
5/16/19 4:30 pm Randy <re_hill...> [Tweeters] Rose-breasted Grosbeak location
5/16/19 2:53 pm Adrian Wolf <awolf...> [Tweeters] Willow flycatcher - FOY
5/16/19 8:00 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Kent Valley birding, King County
5/16/19 7:51 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Red
5/15/19 9:49 pm Lea Mitchell <lea...> [Tweeters] white pelicans - olympia
5/15/19 4:05 pm N.K. Crowell <nkcrowell...> Re: [Tweeters] Tweeters Digest, Vol 177, Issue 15, “Fledgling Owl”
5/15/19 3:33 pm Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] NIsqually NWR 5/15/19
5/15/19 2:01 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [Tweeters] Owl - Branching
5/15/19 12:09 pm Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...> Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
5/14/19 5:13 pm Rick Forsman <rjforsman...> Re: [Tweeters] BEAUTIFUL MALE LAZULI BUNTING IN WOODINVILLE!
5/14/19 4:10 pm Robert C. Faucett <rfaucett...> Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
5/14/19 4:09 pm Tina Blade <tinablade5051...> Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
5/14/19 4:03 pm Steve Noseworthy <stephenose...> [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
5/14/19 10:46 am LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...> [Tweeters] FOY: Swainson's Thrush on North Camano Island
5/14/19 8:41 am nisa rachie <vermillion7...> Re: [Tweeters] Tweeters Digest, Vol 177, Issue 13
5/13/19 8:39 pm Martin Muller <martinmuller...> Re: [Tweeters] New-to-me raven behavior
5/13/19 8:29 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Alpha Pileated WP @ Issaquah
5/13/19 7:09 pm Scott Downes <downess...> [Tweeters] Wenas Campground Road Work
5/13/19 5:17 pm Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> [Tweeters] M Street Marsh, South King County
5/13/19 11:33 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] "Green Oscar" given to people protecting green parrots in Venezuela
5/12/19 11:13 pm Gene Beall <gene.beall...> [Tweeters] E Lake Samm eagle nest - eaglets are growing
5/12/19 10:26 pm Nadine Drisseq <drisseq.n...> [Tweeters] Magic Hedge/ recommendations & FOY birds
5/12/19 8:13 pm Diane B. <dibirsner...> [Tweeters] Black-and-white Warbler Skagit County
5/12/19 1:11 pm Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...> [Tweeters] New-to-me raven behavior
5/12/19 12:53 pm Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> Re: [Tweeters] heading to Alaska?
5/12/19 12:25 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
5/12/19 11:29 am Dianna Moore <osdlm1945...> [Tweeters] heading to Alaska?
5/11/19 6:50 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Great Bird (Not in Washington) for Me Today - Black Billed Cuckoo
5/11/19 5:25 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Skagit Wilson's Phalarope, Common Tern
5/11/19 3:13 pm Michelle Maani <lamoustique...> Re: [Tweeters] Violet-green Swallow Playing?
5/11/19 1:53 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } A Mother's Love
5/11/19 1:45 pm Pat <pcoddin...> [Tweeters] Warbling vireos at Tacoma Nature Center
5/11/19 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of May 12, 2019
5/11/19 8:41 am Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> [Tweeters] Lost Scope at Ocean Shores
5/11/19 4:53 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Grays Harbor Co Wilson's Phalarope
5/10/19 9:17 pm Daniel R Froehlich <danielfroehlich...> Re: [Tweeters] Ruff thread
5/10/19 8:29 pm Stephen Chase <schasecredo...> Re: [Tweeters] Warbler song help
5/10/19 6:44 pm Stephen Chase <schasecredo...> [Tweeters] Warbler song help
5/10/19 5:29 pm Alex Sowers <sowersalexander1...> [Tweeters] Union Bay White Pelicans
5/10/19 2:57 pm mark girling <markgirling...> [Tweeters] Western Tanager
5/10/19 12:51 pm Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...> Re: [Tweeters] Violet-green Swallow Playing?
5/10/19 11:01 am Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> [Tweeters] Violet-green Swallow Playing?
5/10/19 7:09 am Constance Sidles <constancesidles...> Re: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
5/10/19 6:33 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Swanson's Thrush / Wedgwood
5/9/19 9:27 pm Dianna Moore <osdlm1945...> Re: [Tweeters] ruff thread
5/9/19 8:53 pm Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> Re: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
5/9/19 8:28 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Off Subject - Update on Eastern Birding Marathon - Seaside Sparrow
5/9/19 7:21 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...> [Tweeters] Got My Mojo Working
5/9/19 5:16 pm Constance Sidles <constancesidles...> [Tweeters] Ruff pix
5/9/19 4:53 pm ED DEAL <falcophile...> [Tweeters] 1201 Third Ave Falcon Cam is up
5/9/19 4:17 pm Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> Re: [Tweeters] Gray Flycatcher in Bellingham
5/9/19 4:01 pm Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> Re: [Tweeters] Gray Flycatcher in Bellingham
5/9/19 3:45 pm Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> [Tweeters] Gray Flycatcher in Bellingham
5/9/19 1:21 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> Re: [Tweeters] Marymoor Osprey Nest Relocation
5/9/19 1:17 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Bottle Beach Semi Sand
5/9/19 12:58 pm Constance Sidles <constancesidles...> [Tweeters] Ruff photos?
5/9/19 11:29 am Jason Ferleman <jason.ferleman...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Osprey Nest Relocation
5/9/19 8:51 am J. Acker <owler...> [Tweeters] The Road to Wenas
5/8/19 9:21 pm Mary klein <marytweetz...> [Tweeters] New yard birds, and warbler set-to
5/8/19 8:05 pm Neil and Carleen Zimmerman <n3zims...> [Tweeters] Moses Lake rookery
5/8/19 7:05 pm mark girling <markgirling...> [Tweeters] Wilson's Warbler
5/8/19 1:26 pm Gene Beall <gene.beall...> [Tweeters] E Lake Samm Eagle nest - two eaglets
5/8/19 11:05 am Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> [Tweeters] Seattle Big Green Day (Harris's Sparrow, Solitary Sandpiper)
5/8/19 10:21 am Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Broad-winged hawk, Iller Creek trail, Dishman Conservation Area, Spokane Co, WA
5/7/19 10:49 pm Richard Wright <rjw103146...> [Tweeters] Western Tananger
5/7/19 9:33 pm LELAND JONES <virwin...> [Tweeters] Tim Dee (LANDFILL) on BI May 8
5/7/19 5:01 pm Scott Atkinson <scottratkinson...> [Tweeters] a few arrivals (Swainson's Thrush 2) up in Lake Stevens last eve, this morn
5/7/19 3:29 pm Dave Parent <dpdvm...> [Tweeters] Harris Sparrow in Freeland, WA
5/6/19 10:37 pm morris sandvig <morrisno...> Re: [Tweeters] Swainson’s Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived
5/6/19 8:53 pm Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> Re: [Tweeters] Swainson’s Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived
5/6/19 8:45 pm Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Swainson’s Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived
5/6/19 6:49 pm Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> [Tweeters] M Street Marsh, South King County Shorebirds
5/6/19 4:53 pm Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> [Tweeters] Fwd: WDFW News Release: WDFW seeks advisors for council on endangered species and wildlife diversity
5/6/19 4:18 pm Bruce LaBar <blabar...> [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trip, May 4, 2019
5/6/19 1:31 pm Margee Cooper <margeecooper...> [Tweeters] Grosbeaks-Longview,WA
5/6/19 10:50 am LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...> [Tweeters] FOY Western Tanagers on north Camano Island and some statistics about past FOY
5/6/19 10:47 am Ken Trease <krtrease...> [Tweeters] Ruff NO
5/6/19 10:09 am Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Great Horned Owls (vocalizing), Issaquah, WA 5/6/19 | Flickr
5/6/19 10:06 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Vanishing Penguin Colony Puts Emperors On Thin Ice
5/6/19 10:01 am Larry S. Goodhew <lsg...> [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker
5/6/19 9:25 am Rex Takasugi <RexTak...> Re: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90
5/6/19 8:57 am B P Bell <bellasoc...> [Tweeters] SAS Grays Harbor trip
5/6/19 8:22 am B P Bell <bellasoc...> [Tweeters] Seattle Audubon Grays Harbor 3 May 2019
5/6/19 8:17 am Larry S. Goodhew <lsg...> [Tweeters] Red Knot
5/5/19 11:49 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> Re: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90
5/5/19 8:19 pm J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> [Tweeters] Lake Crockett Ruff
5/5/19 6:29 pm pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] aberrant Cinnamon Teal -- Seattle
5/5/19 1:06 pm Nadine Drisseq <drisseq.n...> Re: [Tweeters] Common Loons on Lake Sammamish, calling....
5/5/19 12:37 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Beyond The Bay
5/5/19 10:14 am Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> [Tweeters] Island Co Ruff
5/5/19 10:05 am Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...> [Tweeters] Warning: Ruff at Crockett is a knockout
5/5/19 7:50 am Christina <joannabird413...> [Tweeters] BEAUTIFUL MALE LAZULI BUNTING IN WOODINVILLE!
5/4/19 11:48 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Belated trip report—Central Oregon
5/4/19 10:49 pm Rex Takasugi <RexTak...> [Tweeters] Western Tanagers off Bullfrog Road
5/4/19 10:45 pm Rex Takasugi <RexTak...> [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90
5/4/19 9:01 pm Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] Skagit Rock Wren, other birds
5/4/19 4:01 pm Megan Lyden <meganlyden...> [Tweeters] Lazuli Buntings in Bellevue
5/4/19 2:53 pm Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...> [Tweeters] Des Moines Creek Trail this morning
5/4/19 12:06 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week & the week of May 5, 2019
5/4/19 12:00 pm ED DEAL <falcophile...> [Tweeters] Off topic - need contact with Sarah Peden
5/4/19 10:05 am Steve Pink <pirangas...> [Tweeters] Ruff continues at Crockett Lake
5/4/19 9:01 am Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Ruff on whidbey still present sat morning
5/4/19 8:21 am David Parent <dpdvm...> [Tweeters] Ruddy Turnstone, San de Fuca Pier
5/3/19 10:13 pm <edswan2...> [Tweeters] Horned Grebe courtship dance
5/3/19 10:01 pm <edswan2...> [Tweeters] a little migrant fallout in West Seattle
5/3/19 7:41 pm Christina <joannabird413...> [Tweeters] Eastern Wa wildflowers
5/3/19 7:01 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Western Grant Co. migration in full swing
5/3/19 6:33 pm Joshua Hayes <josh.hayes...> [Tweeters] Parrot Conclusion
5/3/19 6:13 pm STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...> [Tweeters] The Ruff...and Apologies
5/3/19 5:03 pm Buchanan, Joseph B (DFW) <Joseph.Buchanan...> [Tweeters] Banded Red Knots
5/3/19 3:17 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Seriously cockles-warming
5/3/19 1:11 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Wilson's and Townsend's warblers / Wedgwood
5/3/19 12:25 pm David Parent <dpdvm...> [Tweeters] Ruff at Crockett Lake, Whidbey Island
5/3/19 12:21 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> Re: [Tweeters] Bird breeding dates info
5/3/19 11:22 am Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...> [Tweeters] FOY Black-headed Grosbeak (+ a fun Song Sparrow)
5/3/19 10:49 am Cindy McCormack <nwbirder...> [Tweeters] Fwd: Emergency closure of River S, Saturday, May 4th
5/3/19 9:17 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Swifts on bricks
5/3/19 9:02 am Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> [Tweeters] MacGillivray’s Warbler Magnuson
5/3/19 8:54 am Beth Thompson <calliopehb...> Re: [Tweeters] FOY Western Tanager and BH grosbeak!
5/3/19 4:52 am Joseph Higbee <jvhigbee...> Re: [Tweeters] birding app question
5/2/19 10:11 pm Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...> [Tweeters] 5 Warbler day on Butyl Creek
5/2/19 6:53 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-02
5/2/19 6:05 pm Stan Bezimienny <grzebiuszkaziemna...> [Tweeters] Banded knot @ Bottle Beach
5/2/19 4:58 pm Adrian Wolf <awolf...> [Tweeters] FOY - WIWA
5/2/19 4:39 pm Joan Miller <jemskink...> [Tweeters] Sad day, window-killed warbler
5/2/19 3:53 pm Christina <joannabird413...> [Tweeters] Bird breeding dates info
5/2/19 3:50 pm Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> Re: [Tweeters] Everett Lewis's Woodpecker (not chaseable) and new birding location
5/2/19 3:43 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Everett Lewis's Woodpecker (not chaseable) and new birding location
5/2/19 2:27 pm cynthia burrell <cinnyb...> [Tweeters] reminder: WOS meeting May 6
5/2/19 2:17 pm Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> [Tweeters] Boeing Ponds Vesper Sparrow
5/2/19 9:29 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Wagner Swifts
5/2/19 9:12 am Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] MacGillvrays warbler, Ridgefield, Clark Co. WA
5/2/19 8:41 am Christina <joannabird413...> [Tweeters] Trip to umptanam this year
5/1/19 9:57 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Need email address
5/1/19 9:41 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> Re: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach and beyond
5/1/19 9:01 pm Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...> [Tweeters] Western Tanagers
5/1/19 7:57 pm Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> Re: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
5/1/19 7:45 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Bottle Beach and beyond
5/1/19 7:08 pm ED DEAL <falcophile...> [Tweeters] New Website - Urban Raptor Conservancy
5/1/19 7:03 pm <dlmoor2...> [Tweeters] Wednesday on the beach
5/1/19 6:25 pm Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> [Tweeters] Vesper Sparrow at Carkeek Park
5/1/19 2:05 pm Ronda Stark <rondastark18...> Re: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
5/1/19 1:05 pm Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> Re: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
5/1/19 12:34 pm Valerie Anderson <valhikes...> [Tweeters] FOY Western Tanager and BH grosbeak!
5/1/19 11:26 am <adrienne...> [Tweeters] USFWS requests information prior to listing the Mt Rainier White Tailed Ptarmigan as threatened or endangered
5/1/19 10:25 am Elaine Chuang <elc...> [Tweeters] Breeding Bird Survey Training - this Friday and Sunday
5/1/19 8:09 am Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup (April 2019)
5/1/19 7:40 am <andie777...> [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
4/30/19 9:10 pm Joshua Hayes <josh.hayes...> [Tweeters] Dead Parrot. No, really.
4/30/19 8:51 pm LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...> Re: [Tweeters] Birding app question
4/30/19 7:26 pm Eric Kowalczyk <cassidix2005...> [Tweeters] Fwd: Peru bird book and tips ?
4/30/19 6:55 pm Sam Sudar <sudar.sam...> Re: [Tweeters] Peru bird book and tips ?
4/30/19 5:34 pm Jeff Borsecnik <JeffBorsecnik...> [Tweeters] Peru bird book and tips ?
4/30/19 3:51 pm Diann MacRae <tvulture...> [Tweeters] Turkey vulture report, 2019
4/30/19 2:16 pm <garrettwhaynes...> [Tweeters] M Street Marsh Lark Sparrow
4/30/19 1:27 pm Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> Re: [Tweeters] Birding app question
4/30/19 11:12 am Peter Johnson <peter...> [Tweeters] Skamania County Yellow-headed Blackbird and Sora
4/30/19 10:58 am Sherry Anderson <sherryandangus...> [Tweeters] Birding app question
4/29/19 7:35 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Kent Valley Birding
4/29/19 6:37 pm Carolyn Boatsman <c.boatsman...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla Mercer Island
4/29/19 1:17 pm Jacquelyn Miller <jcmiller31...> [Tweeters] Phainopepla in Issaquah?
4/29/19 11:09 am Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...> [Tweeters] FOY Wilson's Warbler! West Seattle
4/29/19 8:33 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> Re: [Tweeters] Monroe Swifts
4/28/19 9:49 pm Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...> [Tweeters] Western Meadowlark at Mima Mounds Natural Area
4/28/19 7:53 pm Dennis Moore <dennisdmoore...> [Tweeters] Juanita Bay sampling
4/28/19 7:09 pm AMK17 <amk17...> [Tweeters] Stampeded Pass and Cle Elum RR Ponds - empid id help
4/28/19 3:19 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Monroe Swifts
4/28/19 1:25 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
4/28/19 12:13 pm James Ullrich <jimullrich...> [Tweeters] Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival 5/3-5
4/28/19 11:33 am Jon Houghton <jon.houghton...> [Tweeters] Sping birds??
4/28/19 10:16 am Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Vancouver Lake WMA La Framboise Rd, Clark Co, WA
4/28/19 9:57 am H Heiberg <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Vesper Sparrow at Marymoor
4/28/19 8:41 am Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Solitary sandpiper, Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway, NW Fruit Valley Rd
4/28/19 6:29 am mary hrudkaj <mch1096...> [Tweeters] My Apology
4/27/19 10:17 pm Bruce LaBar <blabar...> [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trip
4/27/19 8:32 pm Linda Phillips <linda_phillips1252...> [Tweeters] shared housing?
4/27/19 1:57 pm Kerry L. Turley <kdturley...> [Tweeters] Birding the Sunnyside Wildlife Area Yakima County
4/27/19 1:53 pm Marcia Ian <gnudle...> [Tweeters] Early Black headed grosbeak
4/27/19 1:31 pm Beth Thompson <calliopehb...> Re: [Tweeters] Updating files and finding new info
4/27/19 12:57 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Growing Up Fast
4/27/19 12:13 pm <pmattocks...> [Tweeters] FOY Vaux' Swift
4/27/19 12:04 pm mary hrudkaj <mch1096...> [Tweeters] Updating files and finding new info
4/27/19 12:04 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week & the week of April 28, 2019
4/27/19 10:45 am LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...> [Tweeters] FOY Black-headed Grosbeak on northern Camano Island - also some past statistics.
4/27/19 9:52 am Mark Oberle <oberle...> [Tweeters] Birding/Photography in PuertoRico/Hispanola/Jamaica
 
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Date: 5/26/19 10:21 pm
From: Mason Flint <masonflint...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FYI - Mary Jo Ballator passed away
Im sure many of you who have birdied in SE Arizona met Mary Jo at Ash Canyon B&B where she shared many great birds, most famously the regular Lucifer Hummingbird. I met her there a number of times and always appreciated her enthusiasm and generosity.

Mason Flint
Bellevue


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Date: 5/26/19 8:53 pm
From: Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black Swifts at Lake Sammamish Park today
Hi all,
Delia and I birded Lake Sammamish State Park today for 5 hours.  We continue to be impressed by the way State Parks is giving nature a prominent role in the landscaping of this park which is quite more beautiful and more natural than it was, say 5 or 6 years ago.  We had a great day, which we posted on ebird.
Black Swifts appeared overhead on two occasions, perhaps there were 9 or more, it was hard to count. There were Hirundines and Vaux's Swifts in the air also.

We came home to a declining migration presence on Butyl Creek, with only 3 warbler species taking baths this evening, Wilson's, MacGillivray's and Yellow.  (OK, I'm bragging.)


Best wishes,

Ed Newbold  non-greenbelt Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA. Butyl Creek is our backyard recirculating creek.  <ednewbold1...>
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Date: 5/26/19 12:53 pm
From: Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Guide for Spain, Donana Wildlife, Strait of Gibraltar, etc
I finally found the business card of the young guide we had in the Madrid
area for a couple of days. He is young enthusiastic and very good.
Our second guide's website,
www.donanawings.com Vicent Esteller Turlo, takes his time, and just lets
you spend as much time as you need and want to watch the birds. I wish we
had spend the whole 8 days of birding with him, altho I did get the
wallcreeper that you can only find with a lot of work.

The guide we used for Barcelona and Aragon area. The first guide was just
too fast, and altho is was supposed to be a photography trip, he gave me
little time and gave only occasional, effort to help me get decent photos.
He is a guide used to counters, and runs that way, which is fine for
counters. I was too slow for him, and he was in too much of a hurry.

So anyway, several had emailed me asking for the second guide, so now you
have it.
I don't know the cost, as my friend paid for it. (not so sure we are
friends anymore To bird with a non birder who pays your whole way, and
holds it over your head the whole time, not a good idea. )

Happy Birding,
Vicki Biltz




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Date: 5/26/19 12:31 pm
From: Eric Kowalczyk <cassidix2005...>
Subject: [Tweeters] just curious????
did anyone in the Seattle area see 6 Sandhill cranes flying NE over the
University District this morning about 0930 hrs?????

saw them flying away from me and did not get the best of looks....not
geese, not herons and not swans....had to be cranes.

please confirm if you saw them


thanks


Eric Kowalczyk
Seattle

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Date: 5/26/19 12:22 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers.

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-title_21.html

2) Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-title_25.html

sincerely
--

Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Visit my BIRDBOOKER REPORT blog here:
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Date: 5/26/19 12:22 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding in Vermont
I am sitting in the airport in Boston - very early for a flight to Las Vegas.  There was time to write up my Vermont visit - and remembering a childhood encounter with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys...
https://blairbirding.com/2019/05/26/birding-in-the-green-mountains/






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Date: 5/26/19 10:45 am
From: mark girling <markgirling...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lost Cell Phone.
Birded the Umptanum road Wenas creek and campsite on Friday.Somewhere along the line I lost my cell phone. Please contact me at my email address. <markgirling...>
Mark Girling
Woodridge

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Date: 5/26/19 8:49 am
From: Wayne Weber <contopus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
Sam and Tweeters,



There is an active White-headed Woodpecker nest in a snag right in front of the office(!) at the Sleeping Lady Resort near Leavenworth, or at least there was when I was last there on May 9th. Good luck!



Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

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From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Sam Zmolek
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:28 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers



Hello everyone, I’ve never posted here before but have gotten my tweeters updates ever since I used to live in Seattle 7 years ago. I happen to be back here for a few weeks which is a treat.



I realized that there are two classic PNW birds I still don’t have on my life list, and was wondering if anyone had any “can’t miss” sites for either the Hermit Warbler or White-Headed Woodpecker. I appreciate any tips from the community, I have been pouring over Ebird data, etc trying to figure out a plan.



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Date: 5/25/19 8:33 pm
From: Eric Kowalczyk <cassidix2005...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lark sparrow
observed this evening on the track along the north side of the Montlake
playfield. He was eventually flushed off by a Song sparrow. Photos taken.

Eric Kowalczyk
Seattle

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Date: 5/25/19 8:33 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Barred owl hunting
I haven’t caught sight of the owl hunting today, but it’s just dusk and I hear two fledgling owlets’ begging calls from two locations nearby. I hope dinner is en route.

Marcia Ian
Bellingham
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Date: 5/25/19 7:20 pm
From: Sam Zmolek <samzmolek...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
Thanks so much everyone! Really appreciate all the help, this is still my
favourite birding community even if I haven’t lived here in years and call
Quebec home nowadays.

Sam

On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 10:28 AM Sam Zmolek <samzmolek...> wrote:

> Hello everyone, I’ve never posted here before but have gotten my tweeters
> updates ever since I used to live in Seattle 7 years ago. I happen to be
> back here for a few weeks which is a treat.
>
> I realized that there are two classic PNW birds I still don’t have on my
> life list, and was wondering if anyone had any “can’t miss” sites for
> either the Hermit Warbler or White-Headed Woodpecker. I appreciate any
> tips from the community, I have been pouring over Ebird data, etc trying to
> figure out a plan.
>
> Sam
>

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Date: 5/25/19 5:21 pm
From: Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney <festuca...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Emerick Road
Hi Izzy -


I don't know how far up Emerick you'd gone, but the Kittitas county road atlas at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/public-works/atlas/default.aspx

at Page 57 shows Emerick Road extending as a County Gravel Road for approximately ¾ mile before it turns into “Private Road”


Hope this helps,

- Jon. Anderson

OlyWA

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Date: 5/25/19 2:51 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Monroe swifts part two
A lot of action inside the Monroe Wagner roost mid-afternoon. It’s been going on all day.

Check it out. https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/ <https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/>

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 5/25/19 12:58 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Ducklings First
Tweeters,

This week’s post focuses on the evolving priorities of female Wood Ducks. Unlike some species the male Wood Duck is apparently no use at all when it comes to protecting and caring for the next generation. I guess this is case of beauty being only feather deep. I hope you enjoy the post!

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/05/ducklings-first.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/05/ducklings-first.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: 5/25/19 12:29 pm
From: Izzy & Kendrick <gobirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Emerick Rd.
Hi all,

Those who’ve birded along Hidden Valley Rd. in Kittitas county might be familiar with where it intersects with Emerick Rd. I was wondering if anyone out in Tweetersland knows the official status of Emerick Rd.; specifically, is it a private road? I ask because we were recently pulled off on the side of this road to do some birding. A local resident driving by stopped to ask what we were doing and mentioned that it was a private road. (We were just a few yards passed its intersection with Hidden Valley Rd.)

We’ve birded there for years and have never had anyone question our presence.
This is not a complaint, but we do wish to know for sure if we were trespassing.

Thanks for any help.

Izzy Wong
Seattle WA
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Date: 5/25/19 12:06 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of May 26, 2019
Hello, Tweeters,

Last week on BirdNote:
* Ruddy Duck
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* Birdsongs Near Home
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* Barn Swallow - Uncommonly Beautiful Common Bird
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* The Bobolink’s Remarkable Journey
http://bit.ly/2Wjk5qn
* Night Voices - Nightjars
http://bit.ly/1U6vflt
* The Secretarybird: Eagle on Stilts
http://bit.ly/2Iu2u97
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Date: 5/25/19 11:08 am
From: Jennifer Standish <magma1306...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
Sleeping Lady resort in Leavenworth is good for White-headed Woodpecker. You could also try the Wenas area.

You used to be able to find Hermit Warbler up Mt. Walker near Quilcene, but I don’t know if you can anymore.

Jennifer Standish
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Bainbridge Island

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2019, at 10:28 AM, Sam Zmolek <samzmolek...> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone, I’ve never posted here before but have gotten my tweeters updates ever since I used to live in Seattle 7 years ago. I happen to be back here for a few weeks which is a treat.
>
> I realized that there are two classic PNW birds I still don’t have on my life list, and was wondering if anyone had any “can’t miss” sites for either the Hermit Warbler or White-Headed Woodpecker. I appreciate any tips from the community, I have been pouring over Ebird data, etc trying to figure out a plan.
>
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Date: 5/25/19 10:33 am
From: Sam Zmolek <samzmolek...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Best places for Hermit Warblers and WH Woodpeckers
Hello everyone, I’ve never posted here before but have gotten my tweeters
updates ever since I used to live in Seattle 7 years ago. I happen to be
back here for a few weeks which is a treat.

I realized that there are two classic PNW birds I still don’t have on my
life list, and was wondering if anyone had any “can’t miss” sites for
either the Hermit Warbler or White-Headed Woodpecker. I appreciate any
tips from the community, I have been pouring over Ebird data, etc trying to
figure out a plan.

Sam

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Date: 5/25/19 8:52 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wagner swifts
Wagner's swift count went from 40 on Thursday to about 7000 last night. They started leaving at 7:25 this morning and were down to about a 100 when then started coming back in. The wee birds were still coming back to the roost over an hour later.

Probably too cold for successful bug hunting.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 5/24/19 7:37 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Barred owl hunting
We’ve got a small meadow on our property, and we’ve had the pleasure of watching a barred owl hunting here in daytime for the past several days, flying back and forth across the meadow. Today we saw her sitting atop the bluebird nest box we have out there, a mouse dangling from her beak.

Marcia Ian
Bellingham
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Date: 5/24/19 6:33 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Blog Post on the Tawas Birding Festival and Other Birding in Michigan including Kirtland's Warblers
I had a partially open day today between birding in Vermont yesterday and in New Hampshire tomorrow.  This blog post recounts some of our birding in Michigan with lots of photos.
https://wordpress.com/post/blairbirding.com/22061


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Date: 5/24/19 10:14 am
From: Doug Schonewald <dschone8...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS Convention Lens Cap
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Date: 5/24/19 9:36 am
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Day 2 of Blue-winged Teal in Bothell
Hello Tweeters!

An adult male Blue-winged Teal I first saw yesterday, 5/23, at an urban
wetland in Bothell, Northwest Washington, is still there as of this morning
(5/24) at about 8 a.m. It was much closer to the walking path than it was
yesterday, allowing me to get some respectable photos. Find them included
in my eBird checklist linked below:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56681689

For locals, this the Canyon Park Wetlands hotspot north of Bothell.

Keep watching the skies (and the ponds)!

Jeremy
Lake Forest Park
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Date: 5/24/19 8:52 am
From: Faye McAdams Hands <zest4parus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird sites?
Ah yes! Siri strikes again! 📲
Happy Birding
Faye

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Subject: [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird sites?

I am reposting this because of the responses I am getting. My original posting was sent via a new smartphone and it decided what I wanted to say.

That said any help would be appreciated. Looking for site(s) beyond the State guide.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Date: 5/24/19 8:49 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird sites?
I am reposting this because of the responses I am getting. My original posting was sent via a new smartphone and it decided what I wanted to say.

That said any help would be appreciated. Looking for site(s) beyond the State guide.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Date: 5/23/19 10:13 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Franklin's Gulls
Dear Tweeters,
At Hayton Reserve (on Fir Island) today, the 23rd of May, I tried to relocate the Black-necked Stilts that were found there yesterday by Neil O'Hara. I could not found them, but shortly after Mike Nelson arrived, Mike noticed a goodly flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Amongst them were two FRANKLIN'S GULLS! The gulls wheeled about for a few minutes, then seemed to disappear.
The shorebirds present were three Black-bellied Plovers, three Semipalmated Plovers, five or more Killdeers, and two Short-billed Dowitchers.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 5/23/19 4:53 pm
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eastern Kingbirds along Ebey Slough
Hello Tweeters,

Since it promised to be a lovely day, we went for a walk on the Fobes-Ebey
Slough Dike Road Trail, not far from Snohomish this morning. Phil Dickinson
had already noted that he had seen an Eastern Kingbird there, so finding
that bird was an added incentive. The trail has Ebey Slough on the north
side, flanked by some mixed evergreen deciduous forest. On the south side,
there are wet swampy fields and a few shallow lakes, which probably dry up
my mid-summer. We walked slowly along the trail for about 2 hours and found
4 Eastern Kingbirds. We got photos of three. There were lots of the other
birds you would expect to find in such a place: Wood ducks, many Bald
Eagles, Cedar Waxwings, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and Common Yellowthroat.
I've attached a link to our Ebird checklist, which has photos of the birds
we saw.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56656140



Happy birding, Charlotte Byers, Edmonds


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Date: 5/23/19 12:53 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-23
Tweets – we had a very pleasant day today, under sunny skies that stayed pleasantly cool without every being cold. The dawn chorus was very loud before 5:00 a.m., with many SWAINSON’S THRUSHES singing, along with Robins, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Spotted Towhees, and many other species. I’m a bit concerned by low numbers of many species that should be more common now, but we had some really nice birds today, and some great looks.

Highlights:
a.. Wood Duck – several seen, including 5 drakes at the Rowing Club
b.. BLUE-WINGED TEAL – pair at weir; first for us in 2019
c.. VIRGINIA RAIL – two seen on far side of slough, just a little south of the Dog Area
d.. CASPIAN TERN – two flying north at 5:30 a.m. – first for 2019
e.. BARN OWL – Matt heard babies in the windmill, and had an adult enter
f.. WESTERN SCREECH-OWL – There is at least 1 juvenile, east end of the boardwalk
g.. WILLOW FLYCATCHER – one seen singing, east of the East Meadow – new for 2019
h.. Purple Martin – very active at the four gourds, using at least 3 of them
i.. Bullock’s Oriole – maybe as many as 5; nice looks
j.. Orange-crowned Warbler – 2 heard
k.. Yellow Warbler – only 4-5 heard, one seen
l.. Yellow-rumped Warbler – at least 1 heard near mansion
m.. TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – male singing in Big Cottonwood Forest – first for 2019
n.. Wilson’s Warbler – two heard
o.. Western Tanager – male singing on west side of the slough
p.. LAZULI BUNTING – male singing in Snag Row; first for 2019. Great looks.
Misses today included Gadwall, Rock Pigeon (seen yesterday), Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher (might have heard once), and Red-breasted Sapsucker.

While we had a good count of species (67 species), there were very few of some birds I would think would be more common. We had only 1 Western Wood-Pewee, and one Willow Flycatcher; just two flycatchers seems very low for late May. Two Warbling Vireo also seems scant, as does a single Barn Swallow. Marsh Wrens have been very hard to come by, with only 1 heard today. And while we had six species of warbler, leaving out Common Yellowthroat, there were less than a dozen individual birds combined. I’ll have to do a comparison to previous years soon.

Still, a really good day.

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Date: 5/23/19 10:24 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Post-Brexit UK Is Safe, Thanks To Its Legendary Ravens
hello everyone,

are you planning to visit London this summer, or are you simply an
anglophile? If so, you'll be most interested in this story about the Tower
of London's legendary ravens, which hatched four chicks recently. This is
the first time in 30 years that any chicks have hatched at the Tower, which
is the reason for this somewhat tongue-in-cheek title:

Post-Brexit UK Is Safe, Thanks To Its Legendary Ravens | @GrrlScientist
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/05/23/post-brexit-uk-is-safe-thanks-to-its-legendary-ravens/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/yxjgzbds

I hope you enjoy the piece, and that you share it widely with your friends
and colleagues on social media (especially facebook) and also, on twitter!

As always, thanks for reading, and for sharing!

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Date: 5/23/19 10:11 am
From: Shep Thorp <shepthorp...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Billy Frank Junior, Nisqually NWR Wednesday Walk 2/22/2019
Dear Tweets,

we had beautiful weather yesterday for our Wednesday walk with overcast
skies early, clearing to sun and temperatures in the 50's to 70's degrees
Fahrenheit. There was a High 11.55ft Tide at 7:41am and a Low -1.64 Tide
at 2:47pm. The morning chorus was beautiful with numerous species of
warbler, thrush, sparrow, finch, flycatcher, swallow and woodpecker
contributing. Aside from the morning song, highlights included babies,
nesting behavior, and the arrival of late migrant WILLOW FLYCATCHER.
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE and BULLOCK'S ORIOLE. The cotton wood trees are
dispersing seed, with a lot of white fluffy seed dispersed on trails
through out the riparian stand.

Starting out at 8am at the Visitor Center Pond Overlook, we had great looks
of a female WOOD DUCK with twelve ducklings. On of our birders notices 4
HOODED MERGANSER ducklings mixed in with 8 Wood Duck ducklings. Numerous
BARN SWALLOW are nesting under the bridge and in the breezeway. CEDAR
WAXWINGS were perched high in the Douglas Fir we call the "Peregrine Tree."

The Orchard was good for YELLOW WARBLER, WARBLING VIREO, WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. TREE SWALLOWS are actively nesting in
several next boxes. We also observed several BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.

The flooded fields adjacent to the Access Road are drying up (water
management), providing great habitat for COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and SAVANNAH
SPARROW. We had good looks at CLIFF SWALLOW, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOW, and BANK SWALLOW in addition to previously mentioned swallow
adjacent to the green gate for the old McAllister Creek Access Road.
WILSON'S SNIPE was heard in the fields earlier in the morning.

The west entrance to the Twin Barns Loop Trail was good for BLACK-CAPPED
CHICKADEE, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, and SWAINSON'S THRUSH. There is a RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRD nest with young on the inside of the loop trail between the
last overlook and the Twin Barns cut-off in a very twiggy Willow Tree
abutting the boardwalk - approximately 10 feet high. We heard and observed
WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and had good audible of the WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE. A pair
of BULLOCK'S ORIOLE are very active in the area from the northwest loop
trail and the tall stand of Cottonwood and Maple immediately adjacent to
the Twin Barns. TURKEY VULTURE and PURPLE MARTIN were seen flying overhead.

Twin Barns Overlook provides good views of the area habitat, but vegetation
prevents viewing of waterfowl. TREE SWALLOW, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, CEDAR
WAXWING and ROCK PIGEON are active in this area.

Out on the new dike, Nisqually Estuary Trail, we struggled to find
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, CINNAMON TEAL, GREEN WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER and
AMERICAN WIGEON mixed in with MALLARDS because of the growth of vegetation
in the fresh water marsh. Earlier a BALD EAGLE hunted the fresh water
marsh flushing these birds, as well as GADWALL, so the distribution and
numbers are there, but difficulty to see. Many MALLARD ducklings and
CANADA GOOSE goslings were observed. Many RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, and MARSH
WREN are nesting. VIRGINIA RAIL was heard. On the salt water side with
mud flat expanse we had High Counts of CASPIAN TERN, approximately 100, and
good sightings of RING-BILLED GULL, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, and a CALIFORNIA
GULL. I suspect the Whimbrel have moved on in their migration and during
the high tide at 7:00am a single BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was observed.

The Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail was good for gulls, BELTED
KINGFISHER, VIOLET GREEN SWALLOW, and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW.
Kingfisher and N. Rough-winged Swallow breed along the west or left bank of
the McAllister Creek. Both BALD EAGLE nests have young along the west bank
ridge, one closer to the McAllister Creek Viewing Platform and the other
closer to the Puget Sound Viewing Platform. We observed upwards of 40-50
Bald Eagles over the entire reach, and Purple Martin off Luhr Beach.

On our return we observed PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, and
CHESTNUT BACKED CHICKADEE along the west side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail.

Upwards of 70 species for the day, with 140 species for the Wednesday Walk
for the year. Mammals seen included Eastern Cotton-tailed Rabbit, Columbia
Black-tailed Deer, and Harbor Seal.

Until next week, when we meet again at 8am.

Good birding,
Shep


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Date: 5/22/19 10:13 pm
From: John Gatchet <jfgatchet...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snowy Plover Tsoo Yess Beach
Today While birding with Bob Bagwell found a Snowy Plover on Tsoo Yess Beach. It was 200 feet to the north of the burned out tree on the beach. It was banded. It was with six Sanderling. I will attach picture to my eBird list on Friday when I get home. I had been telling Bob an hour before finding the bird that it would be nice to see a Snowy Plover today. At Cape Flattery we saw at least four Tufted Puffin and three Sooty Shearwater.

John Gatchet
Gardiner Beach


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Date: 5/22/19 8:49 pm
From: Ed Swan <edswan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Large Pacific Loon flock



Today right at low tide at our place on the Georgia Straits by Pt. Whitehorn there was a flock of more than 500 Pacific Lions. They were feeding so actively, doing mostly very shallow dives, that this number is likely an undercount.
Almost all were in bright breeding plumage. I found them because so many were making a sort of squawking call that I came to bluff line from the street on the landward side of the house thinking that perhaps a late flock of migrating geese was going by though it didn’t sound right.
So far 55 species for the day from the water or landward side of the house, if I keep watching and listening it seems like anything might come by.
Other highlights:A towhee nest with three new hatched young. There’s no doubt where the food goes.
A peregrine powering by.
A Red-tail perched on a branch over the beach feeding on a snake. Had to feel a bit sorry for the snake: one minute warming itself on the edge of bluff on beautiful morning, the next flying through the air being crunched by claws.
House Wrens singing and fussing from two territories.
Bright orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks and Yellow Warblers flashing around and singing 
My first Swainson’s Thrushes of the year singing and two catching bugs on the beach at the base of the bluff.
Good birding,Ed


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Date: 5/22/19 2:30 pm
From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] MOCKINGBIRD relocated at Montlake Fill, 2:24 pm, Wednesday
Wednesday May 22, 2019

As of 2:24 pm, the MOCKINGBIRD has been relocated at the Montlake Fill,
(aka the UW Union Bay Natural Area). Connie Sidles and others are on-bird
at Hunn Meadow, which is the meadow that extends southwest from
the main pond to the the osprey nesting pole.

Best wishes for Happy Birding to all !!! ...

John Sidles (posting for Connie)
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Date: 5/22/19 11:05 am
From: Jack Clinch <clinch.jack...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northern Mockingbird at Montlake Fill
Hello all,

I want to relay a sighting of mine from yesterday that turned out to be
pretty unusual. There was a Northern Mockingbird at the Montlake Fill.
Here's a link to the checklist on eBird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56609508

I got a very nice look, enough to rule out other possibilities (including
WEKI) but I couldn't quite believe it was a mockingbird until I confirmed
later that its wing-flashing behavior was characteristic.

Bird-gards,

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Date: 5/22/19 10:41 am
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett Black Tern
Hello all,
I am watching a Black Tern hunting around the north end of Jetty Island. It
may be visible from Legion Park or nearby shore locations with a scope.

Josh Adams
Cathcart WA

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Date: 5/22/19 7:40 am
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] dead Corvid question
Dear Tweeters,
Last weekend (May 18th) there was a dead baby corvid on the ground at Corkindale Creek in Skagit County. I took some photos, and had a ballpoint pen lying next to the bird for scale. I think that it is either a crow or a raven, but I don't remember seeing either species at such a young age. Both species were present there that morning. Two photos can be viewed on my eBird checklist, under American Crow. I'd love to hear  from anyone who knows how to ID such young corvids.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 5/21/19 5:58 pm
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Thurston County shorebird spot?
Oops meant shorebird locations in Thurston County. I have a smartphone now I see I better read what it wants me to say.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

> On May 21, 2019, at 17:33, Bob <rflores_2...> wrote:
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> Hello,
> If you have a good accessible place to find shorebirds please share with me. Thanks
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Date: 5/21/19 5:37 pm
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Thirst on County shorebird spot?
Hello,
If you have a good accessible place to find shorebirds please share with me. Thanks

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Date: 5/21/19 5:09 pm
From: David Poortinga <dpoortinga...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sanderlings, Adams Co.
There are four Sanderlings at the Hatton Coulee Rest Area. One is in full breeding plumage.
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Date: 5/21/19 1:05 pm
From: David Parent <dpdvm...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Breeding Varied Thrush in Anacortes
Tweeters and Wayne,

In May 2018, I heard singing Varied Thrush (at least two) along the north portion of the Wilbert Trail, near the big cedar, in South Whidbey State Park. As Wayne Weber has pointed out, there is a small remnant, but still impressive, stand of old growth forest there. Unfortunately, I haven’t returned this year to locate them but anyone birding Whidbey Island might want to check it out.

Dave Parent, Freeland, dpdvm at whidbey.com

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Date: 5/21/19 11:30 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Escaped Pet Parrots Are Now Naturalized In 23 U.S. States
Hello everyone,

did you know that a new study, based on CBC and eBird data, finds that 56
different parrot species have been reported in 43 US states, and that 25 of
those species are breeding in urban areas in 23 different states? That's
really impressive, and it also raises a whole bunch of interesting
questions about parrot ecology and conservation, for starters.

Escaped Pet Parrots Are Now Naturalized In 23 U.S. States
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/05/21/escaped-pet-parrots-are-now-naturalized-in-23-u-s-states/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/yy2twmzy

Feel free to share widely with your friends and colleagues, on social media
(especially facebook) and of course, on twitter.

thank you for reading.
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Date: 5/21/19 11:25 am
From: Dalton Spencer <offthehookflyshop...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis County Big Day
Hi all,
Pardon me for the late report but I figured it was better late than never.
On Saturday May 18th, Rachel Hudson and I did a Lewis Couny Big Day. It was quite exceptional. We ended the day with 109 species including all 7 Swallows and 4 owls. 
We started our day off with a NORTHERN PYGMY- OWL and a BARRED OWL calling near the Cowlits Trout Hatchery and then up the road to the Salmon Hatchery there was a pair of GREAT HORNED OWLS. 
Morton was productive with our only PURPLE FINCH and first of several LAZULI BUNTINGS. 
The east end of Riffe Lake was not what I hoped for. Although we did get a late GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW and a pair of ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS.
The Champion Haul road allowed SOOTY GROUSE to be heard and a HOUSE WREN to be seen. 
Peters Road was alive with ducklings and goslings. There were easily 100 baby birds floating and feeding behind there mama's. BANK SWALLOWS were a nice find here but overall the marsh lacked its usual vigor.
The clear cuts east of Packwood gave us our only NASHVILLE WARBLERS of the day. 
Up towards White Pass is the little Knupenburg Lake( prounounced Qnoop-en-burg) where a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE pair has nested for years. VARIED THRUSH was also seen sifting through the leaf litter on the ground. 
The pass itself was covered in PINE SISKINS. Joining then included 5 CASSIN'S FINCHES and many YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. CANADA JAYS and CHIPPING SPARROWS also showed thems. 
Back in the Centralia and Chehalis area a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE at Hillburger pond was a nice find.

The continuing population of LESSER GOLDFINCHES at Borst Park allowed one of their members to be seen. The small breeding group was found last year and has continued through into this year in the hopes that they will breed again. 
We decided to head out to the Centralia coal mine in the hopes of finding some ducks that we were still lacking instead we ended up finding a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT along Big Hanaford Road. The bird was quite vocal and was mimicking a SWAINSON'S THRUSH which only added to the confusion. An AMERICAN BITTERN was also heard here in the marshy flats of Hanaford Creek. 
Our final stop was at the Shorey Road access to the Willapa Hills trail system. We were able to add a winnowing WILSON'S SNIPE, a whinnying SORA, and a winging BARN OWL. The owl was our last bird of the day. 
Overall it was a wonderful day that had us up early and out late but the birds were definitely worth it. If anybody is interested in birding Lewis County or has questions on where to bird in the county please feel free to ask and I will be more than willing to give guidance and advice.
Dalton Spencer Centralia,  Washington 
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Date: 5/21/19 10:50 am
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Carkeek Brewer’s Sparrow
A passing train just flushed up a Brewer’s Sparrow from the fence line off
the main beach parking lot at Carkeek Park in Seattle. It was only visible
for about 30 seconds but is undoubtedly still here. Also a flyover Green
Heron and Northern Rough-winged Swallow.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 5/21/19 10:41 am
From: Wayne Weber <contopus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes
Kristi and Tweeters,



Varied Thrushes in the breeding season are not unusual near sea level-- where there is remaining old-growth forest. However, there is precious little old-growth forest left at or near sea level in western WA, with the result that Varied Thrushes are definitely a rare breeder at low altitudes.



However, Varied Thrushes are definitely much more abundant at higher altitudes (above 2500 feet or so). Here in southwestern BC, I would say that they are 10 times as common in the mountains than they are in sea-level old-growth (such as Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, where they have also nested).



Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

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Subject: [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes



Early this morning, while hiking in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, I was startled to see a Varied Thrush with a fledgling! Speckled breast, begging to be fed. Perched briefly together on an evergreen branch about 20 feet up. Too dark for a photo.

I thought they were long gone to the mountains to breed. In fifteen years here, this is the first proof of lowland breeding that I've seen. Any observations from the experts?

In more seasonal news, I also heard the first Swainson's Thrush song of 2019 in the forest! At Little Cranberry Lake, a pair of Tree Swallows mated on top of a snag, an Osprey caught a fish, an Anna's Hummingbird hawked deftly for invisible insects, and a Canada Goose stood calmly in the shallows. Bliss.

Kristi Hein
Anacortes
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at
picturesandwords.com




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Date: 5/21/19 10:10 am
From: cynthia burrell <cinnyb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS Meeting June 3: Member photo night
Monday June 3, 2019
Photos nights are held in January and June, and are a great opportunity to share your pictures with the birding community. Bring photos on a thumb drive and please keep your presentation to less than 10 minutes.
WOS meetings are held the first Monday of the month (Oct - June), at The Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA. 7pm social, 7:30 meeting begins.
All are welcome at the meeting, but you must be a WOS member to share photos. You can join on-line anytime at
http://wos.org/about-wos/membership/ or in person at the meeting. Hope to see you there!
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Date: 5/21/19 9:53 am
From: Cara Borre <cmborre1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report May 19, 2019
With an eclectic group of flexible birders, Westport Seabirds headed out at
6am last Sunday for a pelagic trip delayed from Saturday due to sea
conditions. We were thrilled to be able to make the trip as we had several
people traveling from distant states and countries hoping to see some North
Pacific wildlife, this trip didn’t disappoint!

We left the harbor in light rain which ended as predicted after 1-2 hours.
The bar was a bit bumpy and several of us enjoyed some good swells as we
made our way due west toward shrimpers and a fishing fleet just beyond the
continental shelf. With improving weather and sea conditions, we
encountered our first Sooty Shearwaters not long after our departure.

Captain Phil Anderson had told us his goal was to head straight for the
fishing boats so we pointed out the occasional Pink-footed Shearwater among
the larger numbers of Sootys and promised better views once we made it to
the boats. We were making great progress when a few whale blows were seen
in front of us. Phil slowed the boat for us to enjoy several humpback
whales surfacing and blowing near us.

We saw smaller splashes and I saw a flash of white off our starboard side.
Soon the boat was surrounded by dozens of Pacific-white sided dolphins.
Dozens ultimately became hundreds of these playful dolphin as they
porpoised and dove in the swells to catch our boat and swim alongside for
all to get spectacular views of them just below the surface. This was one
of those moments at sea where your eyes and brain are just overwhelmed with
so much to take in. This was certainly the best viewing experience I have
had with Pacific-white sided dolphins and I think fellow spotters Scott
Mills and Bill Shelmerdine agreed. I’m only sorry I didn’t give up a brief
look to go retrieve my camera, but I couldn’t tear myself away. After
watching for a good while I’m sure Captain Phil and First Mate Chris
Anderson wrestled with the same dilemma making the decision to pull away
from this cetacean spectacle, but we had boats to get to and birds to see,
so off we sped.

We spotted our first Black-footed Albatross not long after the whale and
dolphin encounter, but our marine mammal show was not yet over as we were
treated to awesome looks at Dall’s porpoise. Nine or so of them joined us
briefly as the dolphins had, paralleling the boat for great views just
underwater. It’s a rare treat to be able to study the morphology of Dall’s
porpoise who we often identify by simply its signature “rooster tail”
splash. Rounding out our epic marine mammal outing were 7 Northern Fur
Seals, an Northern Elephant Seal, a few Harbor Porpoise and Seals and
expected numbers of Steller’s and California Sea-Lions, but back to the
birds…

We made it to the boats, probably 8-10 spread out over several miles of
ocean with a giant processing ship among them. This operation is a marvel
in itself, but the processing ship provided the most effective fish smell
and bird attractant we could have hoped for. The birders aboard were given
the promised excellent views of 300 Black-footed Albatross (379 for the
day), 100 Pink-footed Shearwaters (498 for the day), and 200 Sooty
Shearwater (6158 for the day).

We had nice looks at Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels both at the boats and while
underway, 41 total for the day. We enjoyed several jaeger sightings with 3
Pomarine and 6 Parasitic for the day. We witnessed a great display of the
Parasitic Jaeger’s aerial skills as it attempted to rob a flock of Common
Tern of their catch closer to shore.

Alcids did not disappoint with good looks at Cassin’s Auklet (85 for the
day), Rhinoceros Auklet (170 for the day), Common Murre (132 for the day),
and even 2 Ancient Murrelet to the delight of all. There were excellent
numbers of Sabine’s Gull for the day at 138 which terrific looks both in
flight and on the water. We had small numbers of Red-necked Phalarope (34)
and no confirmed Red Phalarope. There have been notable small numbers to
an absence of Northern Fulmars so far this year on our trips. We will be
interested in seeing how the year progresses in regard to this species.

Complete trip numbers can be found at westportseabirds.com as well as our
schedule for upcoming trips.

Hope to sea you out there!


Cara Borre

Gig Harbor

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Date: 5/21/19 4:33 am
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eastern Birding Marathon Update and Top Ten Photos
This is being written from Niagara Falls, Ontario on a short break from birding.  I have missed birding in Washington in May but the trip has been a blast and very successful.  So far I have birded in 10 states and have accomplished my goal of finding 50 species on a single day in each one.  Better yet has been the super people I have birded with and met at some of birding's truly magical places.  As I said -- a blast!!  I leave tomorrow for birding in Vermont and then New Hampshire.  Fly home via Nevada for a day of birding there and back to Washington on the 28th - a full month on the road.
The 227 species seen includes 31 warblers, 2 ABA Life Birds (Kirtland's Warbler and Henslow's Sparrow) plus 3 additional ABA Life Photos (Black Billed Cuckoo and Blackburnian and Connecticut Warblers) bringing me to 701 ABA species photographed.  There have been many great photo ops so it was hard to choose, but this Flickr Album contains 10 of my best/favorites.  Many blog posts later, but there simply has not been time on the road.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127293169@N07/sets/72157708696872404



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Date: 5/20/19 8:57 pm
From: Qinglin Ma <qinglineric...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS 2019 Moses Lake photos
Hi Tweeters,

I enjoyed the WOS 2019 conference at Moses Lake from May 9 to 13. With 3
full-day trips led by Tom Bancroft and Bob Flores, and the going-to-Moses
lake trip led by Shep Thorp, I saw many birds. Good weather, enthusiastic
birders, great leadship and unique landscape made this conference
outstanding. Here is a link to the birds and animals I managed to capture.
The highlights include American Dipper chicks, Burrowing Owl, Great Horned
Owlets, American Bittern and Lazuli Bunting. Some of the photos are only
good enough for bird ID.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/qinglinma/82z0Qz

Enjoy,

Qinglin Ma
Kirkland, WA

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Date: 5/20/19 6:18 pm
From: Ken Lane <ken.lane63...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pelagic birds
Last week I spent 6 days longline fishing for sablefish off the Washington coast. We fished approx. 45 miles west of Cape Flattery and a bit south. The weather was fair a bit lumpy nw 10-20 the first day but settling to a agreeable 5-15 pretty much the rest of the trip. As usual there were good numbers of Black-footed Albatross around throughout easily over 100 birds. On the 1 st day as we went to pick up our first line there was an all dark Short-tailed Albatross by our bad and flag. I thought it was a good sign. Later that day a Laysan Albatross joined in. A few days later a second Short-tailed showed up this one not all dark but with some white on the chest and neck. A second Laysan showed up near the end of our trip. Small numbers of Fulmar hung about and a few Shearwaters , Sooty and Pink-footed. Also 3
Long-tailed Jaegers. Small flocks of Red-necked Phalaropes in the straits on the run in. Not a lot of diversity but hanging around Albatross is always interesting.
Ken Lane
Acme Wa

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Date: 5/20/19 5:41 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Monroe Swifts
6-7 thousand Vaux’s Swifts in the Monroe Wagner roost at 5:30. They’re still coming in.

Watch it live with sound (they are being strangely quite) at https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/ <https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/>

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 5/20/19 1:48 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Dipper feeding lessons
While on the way to this year’s WOS conference, I made a stop at the Teanaway River bridge on Hwy 10. As expected, there was a family of Dippers. One adult was attempting to feed the young, but with a twist. When a morsel was offered, the parent would often stand on the chick’s back as if trying to teach it that it should know how to feed while submerged. Not sure that there was much learning during this session and, while I watched, none of the chicks was successfully fed. Wondering if this behavior is typical.

https://youtu.be/cWn67EAsAqQ <https://youtu.be/cWn67EAsAqQ>

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Seattle


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Date: 5/20/19 12:01 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Flycatcher / Wedgwood
Trying to decide if it’s a Western Wood Peewee or a Willow.
Whitish underneath but a bit of yellow in the breast. Haven’t heard call yet.

Got a decent photo - it’s perching on the very top of feeder finial. Stands still until off to catch a fly...

Caryn / Wedgwood Neighborhood

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Date: 5/19/19 11:45 pm
From: Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes
Hello Kristi,
Great find and report!
I have seen Varied Thrushes in late May in Deception Pass park and near Pass lake. I assumed they were on breeding territories, but did not search for nests or young.
Thank you,
Dan Reiff
MI

> On May 19, 2019, at 10:09 PM, Kristi Hein <khc...> wrote:
>
> Early this morning, while hiking in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, I was startled to see a Varied Thrush with a fledgling! Speckled breast, begging to be fed. Perched briefly together on an evergreen branch about 20 feet up. Too dark for a photo.
>
> I thought they were long gone to the mountains to breed. In fifteen years here, this is the first proof of lowland breeding that I've seen. Any observations from the experts?
>
> In more seasonal news, I also heard the first Swainson's Thrush song of 2019 in the forest! At Little Cranberry Lake, a pair of Tree Swallows mated on top of a snag, an Osprey caught a fish, an Anna's Hummingbird hawked deftly for invisible insects, and a Canada Goose stood calmly in the shallows. Bliss.
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Date: 5/19/19 10:11 pm
From: Kristi Hein <khc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Varied Thrushes breeding in Anacortes
Early this morning, while hiking in the Anacortes Community Forest
Lands, I was startled to see a Varied Thrush with a fledgling! Speckled
breast, begging to be fed. Perched briefly together on an evergreen
branch about 20 feet up. Too dark for a photo.

I thought they were long gone to the mountains to breed. In fifteen
years here, this is the first proof of lowland breeding that I've seen.
Any observations from the experts?

In more seasonal news, I also heard the first Swainson's Thrush song of
2019 in the forest! At Little Cranberry Lake, a pair of Tree Swallows
mated on top of a snag, an Osprey caught a fish, an Anna's Hummingbird
hawked deftly for invisible insects, and a Canada Goose stood calmly in
the shallows. Bliss.

Kristi Hein
Anacortes
khc
at
picturesandwords.com

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Date: 5/19/19 9:00 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Pine Grosbeak, 3-toed, Wilson's Phalarope
Dear Tweeters,
Today (the 19th of May), Mike Nelson and I saw an American Three-toed Woodpecker on the Easy Pass Trail, about 0.75 miles up from the parking area. There was a section of trail with many blow-downs, but after that, easy going up the trail. I put a bit of pink ribbon on a twig near the woodpecker site. This bird was drumming more loudly than I have ever heard a woodpecker drum. There must have been something special in the acoustics of the tall, pole-like snag, on the very top of which the woodpecker drummed. The snag is visible from near the ribbon spot--it is on the other (western) side of the trail.
Just a few minutes down the trail from there, we saw a pair of Pine Grosbeaks.
We dashed down to the coast to try for shorebirds at Hayton Reserve. Yesterday's Ruddy Turnstone and Red Knot were nowhere to be seen, but we did see a Wilson's Phalarope.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 5/19/19 3:27 pm
From: littlebirder <littlebirder...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Upper Skagit Valley LeConte’s Sparrow
Canada or USA?  Where? We don't have that bird at all. Looked all over USA where it is for it.Sherry HagenVancouver, <WAlittlebirder...> Verizon, Samsung Galaxy S9+
-------- Original message --------From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> Date: 5/19/19 2:18 PM (GMT-08:00) To: "Tweeters (E-mail)" <tweeters...> Subject: [Tweeters] Upper Skagit Valley LeConte’s Sparrow I just got back into service after finding a LeConte’s Sparrow at Diablo! The bird is hanging out at the end of the peninsula off the campground.Good birding,Ryan MerrillSeattle
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Date: 5/19/19 2:21 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Upper Skagit Valley LeConte’s Sparrow
I just got back into service after finding a LeConte’s Sparrow at Diablo!
The bird is hanging out at the end of the peninsula off the campground.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 5/19/19 1:45 pm
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Discovery Park Grasshopper Sparrow
The Grasshopper Sparrow was found earlier today by Todd Sahl. It’s hanging
around on the ground and in the low trees around Utah Wetland.

Good birding,
Matt Dufort

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Date: 5/18/19 10:00 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Any comments on that Bellingham quail-like bird?
Dear Tweeters,
On the Whatcom birding list-serve, Phil Wegener shared his photos of a strange quail-, partridge-, or francolin-like bird that he saw up in Bellingham the other day. I am glad that Phil posted the sighting to eBird, and would love to know if people concur with Dick Porter's suggested ID (Jungle Bush Quail). The transverse breast barring and yellow legs on the bird in the photo really had me stumped.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 5/18/19 8:25 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fir Island
This afternoon there was a RUDDY TURNSTONE and a RED KNOT at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island in Skagit County.
[ https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/47826057512/in/datetaken-family/ | https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/47826057512/in/datetaken-family/ ]

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Date: 5/18/19 2:01 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird book recommendations


What is a good book for Nigeria?

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, WA

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Date: 5/18/19 1:05 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } A Curious Corvid
Tweeters,

This week’s post covers an interaction between an American Crow and a Garter Snake. It certainly did not turn out as I expected. More at:

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-curious-corvid.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-curious-corvid.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: 5/18/19 12:09 pm
From: Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelet and Pacific Loons - Carkeek Park Neighborhood Bird Walk
Apologies. I hit send before I finished typing.

Other walk highlights included a pair of adult Red-tailed Hawks at the
Carkeek Park orchard and lots of Wilson’s Warblers and Pacific Slope
Flycatchers.

A great morning!

Nathaniel Peters
Seattle, WA

On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...> wrote:

> Howdy Tweets!
>
> Today’s Carkeek Park Neighborhood Bird Walk yielded several serendipitous
> seabird surprises!
>
> First, at 9am, we had a lone Rhinocerous Auklet and a gorgeous pair of
> breeding plumage Pacific Loons just offshore._
>
> Later, at 11:30, I was overjoyed to see a lone, feeding, Marbled Murrelet
> just offshore. I took some digi-scoped photos and Ryan Merrill confirmed
> ID.
> --
> -
> May the* F*lu*OR*escen*CE* be with you!
> -
> Nathaniel Peters Ph.D.
> University of Washington
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May the* F*lu*OR*escen*CE* be with you!
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Date: 5/18/19 12:05 pm
From: Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelet and Pacific Loons - Carkeek Park Neighborhood Bird Walk
Howdy Tweets!

Today’s Carkeek Park Neighborhood Bird Walk yielded several serendipitous
seabird surprises!

First, at 9am, we had a lone Rhinocerous Auklet and a gorgeous pair of
breeding plumage Pacific Loons just offshore._

Later, at 11:30, I was overjoyed to see a lone, feeding, Marbled Murrelet
just offshore. I took some digi-scoped photos and Ryan Merrill confirmed
ID.
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University of Washington
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Date: 5/18/19 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of May 19, 2019
Hey, Tweeters,

Last week on BirdNote:
* America's Love of the Lawn
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* A Young Bewick's Wren Learns to Sing
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http://bit.ly/2HtnevD
* Hold the Phone
http://bit.ly/1JnIrkK
* Sound Escapes: The Land Between the Lakes
http://bit.ly/2w6mQfW
* Endangered Species Day
http://bit.ly/2YABOak
* Listening to Nuthatches
http://bit.ly/2LSjdVG
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Plus nightjars, swallows, Ruddy Ducks, and more.
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Date: 5/17/19 10:29 pm
From: Lyn Topinka <pointers...>
Subject: [Tweeters] "Blue" birds --- Lazuli Bunting and BW Teal, Vancouver Lake area
hi all ... we drove LaFrambois Road today (Vancouver Lake Lowlands, off of Fruit Valley Road) and ended up with two FOY "Blue" birds ... Lazuli Buntings were singing along the road and then a surprise Blue-winged Teal was on a back pond ... other fun colorful birds were Bullock's Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks,  Cinnamon Teal,  and Yellow Warblers.
Lyn 


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Date: 5/17/19 8:25 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
I photographed a similar light bird in a flock of about 20 plovers A couple
of years ago in early fall. I also found it puzzling but in the end
decided it was just a variant of a standard semi palmated. Interesting
though to have one in both spring and fall.
Bob O'Brien Portland

On Friday, May 17, 2019, AnthonyG. <birds...> wrote:
> Hans-Joachim
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>
>
> The lighter crown and facial markings appear proper for a Semipalmated
Plover as a similar image appears on birdsna.org which is run by Cornell.
>
>
>
> you can visit the actual link by the photographer as I was unable to
attach an image without it being held in the Tweeters queue.
>
>
>
> https://flic.kr/p/73tZsF
>
>
>
> I did note the photographer’s Semipalmated Plover photo was taken in
Alaska and perhaps (anyone?) there may be sub species variety. The image
also displays “breeding” and that perhaps there may be a sex difference
with the partially darkened cap.
>
>
>
> Hope this helps
>
>
>
> Anthony
>
>
>
> From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On
Behalf Of Hans-Joachim Feddern
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:19 PM
> To: Tweeters
> Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> This photo was taken on May 7th at about 3:00 pm at Bottle Beach about an
hour before high tide. The sand brown head back appear to be a lot lighter
than on a Semipalmated Plover. Any ideas?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Hans
>
>
>
> Hans Feddern
> Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
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Date: 5/17/19 8:00 pm
From: AnthonyG. <birds...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
Hans-Joachim



The lighter crown and facial markings appear proper for a Semipalmated Plover as a similar image appears on birdsna.org which is run by Cornell.



you can visit the actual link by the photographer as I was unable to attach an image without it being held in the Tweeters queue.



https://flic.kr/p/73tZsF



I did note the photographer’s Semipalmated Plover photo was taken in Alaska and perhaps (anyone?) there may be sub species variety. The image also displays “breeding” and that perhaps there may be a sex difference with the partially darkened cap.



Hope this helps



Anthony



From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Hans-Joachim Feddern
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:19 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request













This photo was taken on May 7th at about 3:00 pm at Bottle Beach about an hour before high tide. The sand brown head back appear to be a lot lighter than on a Semipalmated Plover. Any ideas?



Thanks!



Hans



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Date: 5/17/19 5:00 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request
>
>
> This photo was taken on May 7th at about 3:00 pm at Bottle Beach about an
> hour before high tide. The sand brown head back appear to be a lot lighter
> than on a Semipalmated Plover. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Hans
>
> *Hans Feddern*
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
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Date: 5/17/19 3:41 pm
From: Sammy Catiis <hikersammy...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Crossbills are a viable option here. And can look a lot like a Grosbeak from a distance especially.

Sammy (who has seen this same thing but Luckly ended up getting closer and seeing the pair 🙂 )



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Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 1:01 PM
To: Tweeters, Dear
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?


Hello Tweetsters - Josh Rosenau recently wrote that he was without binoculars but was fairly sure he saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside his house in Lake Forest Park. He didn't get a close or long look so asked for suggestions as to alternative IDs.

I live in central Seattle. Many years ago when we first moved into our house, there was a vacant lot next to us with a huge Bigleaf Maple tree dominating the lot, which also had much undergrowth. We had a sunflower seed feeder in our backyard next to the vacant lot. Every May, we had Evening Grosbeaks come through for a few days and mob our feeder.

So I do think Evening Grosbeak, which is a yellow grosbeak, is a possibility.

The vacant lot, not surprisingly, has since been developed, the maple is gone and so are the Evening Grosbeaks!

Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA
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Date: 5/17/19 2:05 pm
From: <rwlawson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] One more thing about Bellavista Lodge
Gary Bletsch reminded me that it is not actually necessary to stay at
Bellavista Lodge overnight to enjoy the use of their guides and property.
Many visitors come up from Quito just for the day to go on the guided walks
and excursions. That would be great if you are just passing through, or if
you have a long layover in Quito. The driver can take you all the way to
the airport to catch your flight home.



Rachel Lawson

Seattle

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Date: 5/17/19 1:07 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Hello Tweetsters  - Josh Rosenau recently wrote that he was without
binoculars but  was fairly sure he saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar
trees outside his house in Lake Forest Park. He didn't get a close or
long look so asked for suggestions as to alternative IDs.

I live in central Seattle. Many years ago when we first moved into our
house, there was a vacant lot next to us with a huge Bigleaf Maple tree
dominating the lot, which also had much undergrowth. We had a sunflower
seed feeder in our backyard next to the vacant lot. Every May, we had
Evening Grosbeaks come through for a few days and mob our feeder.

So I do think Evening Grosbeak, which is a yellow grosbeak, is a
possibility.

The vacant lot, not surprisingly, has since been developed, the maple is
gone and so are the Evening Grosbeaks!

Jane Hadley

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Date: 5/17/19 8:53 am
From: Anna <amk17...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Trip to umptanum


Sent from my iPhone with all the auto correct quirks.

On May 17, 2019, at 7:52 AM, Christina <joannabird413...> wrote:

Hi all, looking for a buddy to go to umptanum. The drive is all paved, its the suspension bridge side. Its great for yellow breasted chat, lazuli bunting, kestrel, prairie falcon. Can pay lots of gas and I'm good company. Come on let's go!
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Date: 5/17/19 7:57 am
From: Christina <joannabird413...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Trip to umptanum
Hi all, looking for a buddy to go to umptanum. The drive is all paved, its
the suspension bridge side. Its great for yellow breasted chat, lazuli
bunting, kestrel, prairie falcon. Can pay lots of gas and I'm good company.
Come on let's go!
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Date: 5/16/19 11:01 pm
From: <rwlawson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great place to stay near Quito, Ecuador
I know many of you travel for birding, so would like to recommend a great
place to stay near Quito, Ecuador.



Joseph Brown and I just spent four days at Bellavista Lodge, in the cloud
forest of the Tandayapa Valley near Mindo. It is quite a lovely place, run
in environmentally sensitive manner, with comfortable rooms, good food, and
great birding. There are guided walks around the extensive preserve, and
several off-site excursions are available, including to the famous antpitta
site, Reserva Paz de las Aves. We especially enjoyed our time with staff
naturalist Juan Carlos Crespo, who is a terrific birder and all-around
guide. In addition to the many wonderful cloud forest birds, including
Toucan Barbet, Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, and 21 species of hummingbirds,
we also were lucky to see a recently discovered mammal, the Olinguito, that
visits the lodge. I wish we had been able to stay longer. We were
surprised at how few other birders were there during our visit, and it would
be good if the lodge were better-known to the birding community. It's an
excellent place to visit on the way home from a trip to the Galapagos.



https://www.bellavistacloudforest.com/tours



We have no financial interest in the lodge. I am happy to answer any
questions about our experience there.



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Date: 5/16/19 10:37 pm
From: <andie777...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Evening Grosbeak perhaps?? Use to feed a flock of them when living in Port
Townsend. Really miss those characters!! Andie in Anacortes.

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This morning, without binoculars or a camera at hand, I’m fairly sure I saw
a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside our house in Lake Forest Park.

Since I didn’t get a close or long look, I could be wrong about that, and I’m
curious if anyone has suggestions about alternative IDs or thoughts on
whether I’m likely to see it again in the area.

Thanks!

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Date: 5/16/19 9:37 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-06
Tweets – It has come to my attention that I didn’t post last week’s report – I was racing off to the WOS conference.

Highlights:
a.. Green-winged Teal – one male below slough – one of our latest spring sightings ever
b.. Mourning Dove – one below weir – New for 2019
c.. American Coot – one – we thought they’d all left
d.. Spotted Sandpiper – 3-4 below weir
e.. Five woodpecker day
f.. Silent flycatcher, poor looks. My guess was Pacific-slope, but empid. sp. it will remain
g.. Cedar Waxwing – flyby flock of 15 – New for 2019
h.. American Pipit – 1
i.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – 1, almost certainly last until fall
j.. Bullock’s Oriole – probably four, including both males and female – New for 2019
k.. MacGillivray’s Warbler – one at the start of the walk at the slough
l.. Yellow Warbler – only 2, south end of East Meadow – New for 2019
m.. Western Tanager – 1 male – New for 2019
I think we had 68 species last week.

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Date: 5/16/19 9:09 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-16
Tweets – we were under the fog today, which made it dark and damp and quiet. Really quiet. Not much in the ways of highlights. Very unfortunate that we weren’t out yesterday, which was much birdier. I was only there briefly yesterday afternoon at a meeting and then trying to verify a report of a possible Townsend’s Solitaire (can’t confirm or deny), but I heard a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in the willows along the east edge of the East Meadow. Unfortunately, my phone croaked yesterday, and I could neither try to call the bird out into view, nor post to Tweeters. Today, there was no sign of either bird.

Today’s highlights:
a.. Bufflehead – lone female at the Rowing Club pond. There are very few records this late
b.. Spotted Sandpiper – at least 3 below the weir
c.. Cooper’s (?) Hawk – largish juvenile accipiter flew off too soon for positive ID, but probably Coop
d.. Hairy Woodpecker – brought food to the nest
e.. Pileated Woodpecker – removed fecal sack from the nest. Both these nests are close together in the Big Cottonwood Forest
f.. SWAINSON’S THRUSH – we finally got them for the survey; last week the were “might-have-been-heard” only
SWAINSON’S THRUSH was the only new species for the day. Yesterday’s YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was only the 3rd Marymoor record, the others being from mid-July and early September.

We had 58 species today. Yesterday, I had RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER and WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, both missed today, besides the chat.

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Date: 5/16/19 7:09 pm
From: Josh Rosenau <josh.rosenau...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Thanks, that makes sense. I associate those with red heads, which I didn’t see, but the non-breeding plumage fits.

Not sure why my brain went so firmly with grosbeak.

> On May 16, 2019, at 6:38 PM, HAL MICHAEL <ucd880...> wrote:
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> Western Tanager male.
>
> Hal Michael
> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
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>> On May 16, 2019 at 6:32 PM Josh Rosenau <josh.rosenau...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> This morning, without binoculars or a camera at hand, I’m fairly sure I saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside our house in Lake Forest Park.
>>
>> Since I didn’t get a close or long look, I could be wrong about that, and I’m curious if anyone has suggestions about alternative IDs or thoughts on whether I’m likely to see it again in the area.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
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Date: 5/16/19 7:04 pm
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 5-16-2019
Tweeters,

For a day that was supposed to shower briefly and not start until about 11am, it didn't work out that way: It started raining heavily at about 7:50am, then tailed off slightly until just about when the 11 of us finished at 11:40am. Temp was mild at 52degF-56degF, with (thankfully) none-to-very-light breeze. Highlights of the 55 species we tallied include a PIED-BILLED GREBE with at least 2 young on its back; excellent views of a MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER; a very cooperative HERMIT WARBLER singing at a spot we've not had one before; several VAUX'S SWIFTS; and four HOUSE WRENS, one of which is occupying a territory that we've had one for the past four Spring seasons (near the maintenance area). We'll have to wait until next month to see if this latter wren will nest in the light as it's done previously.



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

* June 20

* July 18

* August 15

Anyone is welcome to join us!



From the eBird checklist...

55 species



Wood Duck 2 Hodge Lake

Mallard 15 At Hodge Lake - female with 12 very small ducklings

Hooded Merganser 1 Maintenance pond

Pied-billed Grebe 4 Pair at Hodge Lake with at least two young riding on adult's back

Band-tailed Pigeon 6

Mourning Dove 2

Vaux's Swift 5

Anna's Hummingbird 3

Rufous Hummingbird 5

Bald Eagle 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1 On nest at Hodge Lake

Northern Flicker 4

Olive-sided Flycatcher 3

Western Wood-Pewee 7

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 5

Steller's Jay 3

American Crow 3

Common Raven 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Hodge Lake

Tree Swallow 2

Violet-green Swallow 8

Barn Swallow 32

Black-capped Chickadee 9

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 17

Bushtit (Pacific) 11

Red-breasted Nuthatch 4

Brown Creeper 1

House Wren 5

Pacific Wren 1

Bewick's Wren 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 45

European Starling 8

Cedar Waxwing 1

House Finch 3

Purple Finch (Western) 8

Pine Siskin 10

American Goldfinch 8

Chipping Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 12

White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) 6

Song Sparrow 15

Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) 16

Red-winged Blackbird 12

Brown-headed Cowbird 10

Orange-crowned Warbler 4

MacGillivray's Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 4

Yellow Warbler 1

Black-throated Gray Warbler 3

Hermit Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 8

Western Tanager 12

Black-headed Grosbeak 3



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56383178

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
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Date: 5/16/19 6:46 pm
From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Ah yes, that’s probably the most likely species! Somehow I completely forgot about that comparison.

Good birding, Joshua Glant

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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?

Western Tanager male.

Hal Michael
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> On May 16, 2019 at 6:32 PM Josh Rosenau <josh.rosenau...> wrote:
>
>
> This morning, without binoculars or a camera at hand, I’m fairly sure I saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside our house in Lake Forest Park.
>
> Since I didn’t get a close or long look, I could be wrong about that, and I’m curious if anyone has suggestions about alternative IDs or thoughts on whether I’m likely to see it again in the area.
>
> Thanks!
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Date: 5/16/19 6:45 pm
From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Hi Josh,

Besides a tentative record from Iowa in the ‘80s, that I remember reading about but for which I can find no reference, there are no accepted records of Yellow Grosbeak north of New Mexico. As such, I would probably rule out that species and start with some local choices. If it was a female grosbeak that you saw, Black-headed is the first choice to consider, as they are a common summer resident in our area. As for an all-yellow bird, have you considered a male American Goldfinch? Size can sometimes be hard to discern in the field, and a bright yellow bird with black wings and a conical bill might just fit the ‘bill’, so to speak.

Good birding, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA

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Subject: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?

This morning, without binoculars or a camera at hand, I’m fairly sure I saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside our house in Lake Forest Park.

Since I didn’t get a close or long look, I could be wrong about that, and I’m curious if anyone has suggestions about alternative IDs or thoughts on whether I’m likely to see it again in the area.

Thanks!

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Date: 5/16/19 6:44 pm
From: HAL MICHAEL <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
Western Tanager male.

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>
> This morning, without binoculars or a camera at hand, I’m fairly sure I saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside our house in Lake Forest Park.
>
> Since I didn’t get a close or long look, I could be wrong about that, and I’m curious if anyone has suggestions about alternative IDs or thoughts on whether I’m likely to see it again in the area.
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Date: 5/16/19 6:37 pm
From: Josh Rosenau <josh.rosenau...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Yellow grosbeak?
This morning, without binoculars or a camera at hand, I’m fairly sure I saw a yellow grosbeak in the cedar trees outside our house in Lake Forest Park.

Since I didn’t get a close or long look, I could be wrong about that, and I’m curious if anyone has suggestions about alternative IDs or thoughts on whether I’m likely to see it again in the area.

Thanks!

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Date: 5/16/19 6:09 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cle Elum Area Yesterday

>> Yesterday we managed to slip in and out of Kittitas County, making nary a ripple in the annals of birding history, but we had a great time. The weather was pleasant, the birds were plentiful and we lucked into free pie night at the Cle Elum restaurant where we ate dinner.
>>
>> Our bird of the day was a Bullock's Oriole tending a nest at the Northern Pacific Railroad Ponds.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/40898555993/in/dateposted/
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/40898555763/in/photostream/
>>
>> Another favorite find was a bush filled with Chipping Sparrows at Swauk Prairie.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/47075446504/in/dateposted/
>>
>> Here is the album of all photos from the trip.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/albums/72157708616133964
>>
>> We also visited the Hyak hummingbird feeder house, Bullfrog Pond near Suncadia and the Cle Elum Cemetery, which proved not to be very lively. All of our reports are on eBird.
>>
>> Hank & Karen Heiberg
>> Issaquah, WA
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>> Sent from my iPad

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Date: 5/16/19 4:57 pm
From: littlebirder <littlebirder...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Rose-breasted Grosbeak location
This bird has a dark like a Black-headed Grosbeak (female-winter). ????Sherry HagenVancouver, <WAlittlebirder...> Verizon, Samsung Galaxy S9+
-------- Original message --------From: Randy <re_hill...> Date: 5/16/19 4:25 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <tweeters...> Subject: [Tweeters] Rose-breasted Grosbeak location Les Carlson recently posted an ebird checklist from Clark County that included a Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo.  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56321739He asked me to post more info:  5002 NW 199th Street, Ridgefield.  Park on grass just past house where you can view feeders behind house.  It has been seen 6:15 to 6:30 am.   As always, please be respectful of neighborhood residents. Randy HillRidgefield_______________________________________________
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Date: 5/16/19 4:30 pm
From: Randy <re_hill...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Rose-breasted Grosbeak location
Les Carlson recently posted an ebird checklist from Clark County that
included a Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56321739



He asked me to post more info: 5002 NW 199th Street, Ridgefield. Park on
grass just past house where you can view feeders behind house. It has been
seen 6:15 to 6:30 am.



As always, please be respectful of neighborhood residents.



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Date: 5/16/19 2:53 pm
From: Adrian Wolf <awolf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Willow flycatcher - FOY
Heard a couple of fitz-bew songs near Shelton Airport, WA.

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Date: 5/16/19 8:00 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Kent Valley birding, King County
A couple of hours of birding at M Street near Emerald Downs in Auburn and Frager/204th in Kent were worthwhile.

M Street
Least Sandpiper - 3
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 became 3 then 8 on main pond
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Blue-winged Teal - 1 male
Cackling Goose - 6 minima
Calif. Scrub-Jay - 1

Frager/204th
Tree Swallow - all swallows over the Green River
VG Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
NRW Swallow
Bank Swallow - 3 flying in formation
Red-tailed Hawk - in flite carrying a snake
Bullock's Oriole - 3 ; 2 males & 1 female near the horses; 1 male very vocal
[ https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/40892760713/in/datetaken-family/ | https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/40892760713/in/datetaken-family/ ]
Yellow-headed Blackbird - also near horses
[ https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/46943119115/in/datetaken-family/ | https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/46943119115/in/datetaken-family/ ]

I believe that orioles nested last year opposite the river from the 2 fenced in ponds Good reason to suspect same this year.

Good birding.

Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
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Date: 5/16/19 7:51 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Red
Good morning, Early Birds, (7:30 am — not that early I guess…)

I’m hearing and seeing a Red-breasted Sapsucker again on the telephone pole across the street. Yesterday he worked there for nearly an hour! It’s right at the top, so not sure what he’s thinking, but could it possibly be thinking of nesting there or is he just finding something to eat?

Unlike those Northern Flickers, this bird is much less skittish and can doesn’t fly immediately if you try to take a photo. He’s at the top of the pole and can see right from living room window. The bird is a nicer view than the pole!

Caryn / Wedgwood Neighborhood



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Date: 5/15/19 9:49 pm
From: Lea Mitchell <lea...>
Subject: [Tweeters] white pelicans - olympia
Yesterday around 6:30pm I saw 20+ white pelicans in the water at the
north end of the Port of Olympia near the old KGY radio station. Looked for
them again this morning and evening and did not see them. Lea Mitchell


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Date: 5/15/19 4:05 pm
From: N.K. Crowell <nkcrowell...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Tweeters Digest, Vol 177, Issue 15, “Fledgling Owl”
Wrt to the fledgling owl, please leave it alone! Some owlets stay on the ground up to three weeks before they fly. Mom is likely nearby.
Thanks!

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From: "Robert C. Faucett" <rfaucett...>
To: Steve Noseworthy <stephenose...>
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
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Leave it alone.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 14, 2019, at 16:00, Steve Noseworthy <stephenose...> wrote:
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> Someone found a baby owl out of the nest.  Is there someone who can deal with this? Redmond.
> Thank, Steve
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Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 16:07:31 -0700
From: "Tina Blade" <tinablade5051...>
To: "'Steve Noseworthy'" <stephenose...>,
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
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Others may have tips as well, But here?s some helpful guidance from PAWS:

https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/wild-baby-bird.pdf





Tina Blade

Duvall, WA



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Someone found a baby owl out of the nest.  Is there someone who can deal with this? Redmond.

Thank, Steve

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Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 00:08:49 +0000
From: Rick Forsman <rjforsman...>
To: Christina <joannabird413...>
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] BEAUTIFUL MALE LAZULI BUNTING IN WOODINVILLE!
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Saw my first one of the year up in the city of Sammamish today also.

Bird On !!!

Rick forsman
RjforsmanAThotmailDOTcom
Fall city Wa.

> On May 5, 2019, at 7:46 AM, Christina <joannabird413...> wrote:
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> Hi All,
> I guess it pays to spend some extra time watching the feeders!
> What a wonderful surprise
> Christina Woodinville
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Date: 5/15/19 3:33 pm
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] NIsqually NWR 5/15/19
Tweets,

Today 25 of us enjoyed a good walk at Nisqually. Migration is in full
swing and we picked up a few more FOY birds. We had a 1.9 low tide at
10:15 so there was lots of mud out in the reclamation area.

Highlights included BULLOCK'S ORIOLE, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and
BLUE-WINGED TEAL. YELLOW WARBLERS and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT seemed to
be everywhere and we also had ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS and WILSON'S
WARBLERS and WARBLING VIREO in several locations.

Waterfowl are way down but we did have a three teal day with
GREEN-WINGED and CINNAMON TEAL also being sighted. the BLUE-WINGED
TEAL flew into the marsh inside the estuary dike and didn't show
itself much.

The BULLOCK'S ORIOLE and the WILLOW FLYCATCHER were very vocal along
the boardwalk to the twin barns. The BULLOCK'S ORIOLE favored the
cottonwoods and big leaf maples while the WILLOW FLYCATCHER favored
the willows along the slough.

For the day I had 46 species and now have 100 for the year. The only
mammals I saw were COTTONTAILED RABBITS, but others saw a juvenile
COYOTE and LONG-TAILED WEASEL in the parking lot.

Until next week when Shep leads....

Phil Kelley
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Lacey, WA
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Date: 5/15/19 2:01 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Owl - Branching
Steve ,

Each year all bird list serves get tons of requests about baby birds out of the nest. These circumstances invariably involve some human being who “wants to help”.

Humans have strategies to rear young which involve decades of hands on guidance. Birds are most often Not This Way.

Ducks, Geese, Shorebirds and other's young are termed ‘precocial'. They can do things - specific skills- within minutes of hatching that mammals take years or months to develop.

Even with the passerine species, some chicks invariably seem to be “out of the nest too soon”. With extremely rare exceptions, it is best to leave “baby birds” alone. So often they have fledged and to “our eyes” it seems to be helpless. However, most of the time, parents are actually monitoring the young and when we get the he.. away will come down to feed the fledgling.

Other birds may have fallen from a storm related event, or a simple nest failure. In nearly all of these cases, our ability to successfully nurture and supply the correct bugs or other nutrients which actually will feed the young bird properly is a near impossibility.

So the overly brief- "leave them alone" is simple code for…. Leave them alone.

Respectfully,




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Date: 5/15/19 12:09 pm
From: Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
Steve, what you can do that would be helpful is to see about keeping dogs away from it, if its in a public area. When a fledgling owl in Lincoln Park (West Seattle) some years ago started its standard procedure of falling from its tree and strengthening itself by climbing back up, the biggest challenge was off-leash dogs trying to go investigate. We set up an informal relay team to try to protect it.

Thanks for your concern,
Trileigh

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From: Tina Blade <tinablade5051...><mailto:<tinablade5051...>>
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM
To: 'Steve Noseworthy' <stephenose...><mailto:<stephenose...>>, <tweeters...><mailto:<tweeters...>>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl

Others may have tips as well, But heres some helpful guidance from PAWS:
https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/wild-baby-bird.pdf


Tina Blade
Duvall, WA

From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Steve Noseworthy
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:00 PM
To: <tweeters...><mailto:<tweeters...>
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Someone found a baby owl out of the nest. Is there someone who can deal with this? Redmond.
Thank, Steve

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Date: 5/14/19 5:13 pm
From: Rick Forsman <rjforsman...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] BEAUTIFUL MALE LAZULI BUNTING IN WOODINVILLE!
Saw my first one of the year up in the city of Sammamish today also.

Bird On !!!

Rick forsman
RjforsmanAThotmailDOTcom
Fall city Wa.

> On May 5, 2019, at 7:46 AM, Christina <joannabird413...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
> I guess it pays to spend some extra time watching the feeders!
> What a wonderful surprise
> Christina Woodinville
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Date: 5/14/19 4:10 pm
From: Robert C. Faucett <rfaucett...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
Leave it alone.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 14, 2019, at 16:00, Steve Noseworthy <stephenose...> wrote:
>
> Someone found a baby owl out of the nest. Is there someone who can deal with this? Redmond.
> Thank, Steve
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Date: 5/14/19 4:09 pm
From: Tina Blade <tinablade5051...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
Others may have tips as well, But here’s some helpful guidance from PAWS:

https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/wild-baby-bird.pdf





Tina Blade

Duvall, WA



From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Steve Noseworthy
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:00 PM
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Date: 5/14/19 4:03 pm
From: Steve Noseworthy <stephenose...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fledgling Owl
Someone found a baby owl out of the nest. Is there someone who can deal
with this? Redmond.
Thank, Steve

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Date: 5/14/19 10:46 am
From: LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY: Swainson's Thrush on North Camano Island
I heard my first Swainson's Thrush at 6 AM this morning. What a lovely way
to start a morning while sitting on my patio with a hot cup of coffee.

Larry Baxter,
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Date: 5/14/19 8:41 am
From: nisa rachie <vermillion7...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Tweeters Digest, Vol 177, Issue 13
hummingbird drone
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> On May 13, 2019 at 12:02 PM <tweeters-request...> wrote:
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> 1. The Birdbooker Report (Ian Paulsen)
> 2. Re: heading to Alaska? (Peggy Mundy)
> 3. New-to-me raven behavior (Tucker, Trileigh)
> 4. Black-and-white Warbler Skagit County (Diane B.)
> 5. Magic Hedge/ recommendations & FOY birds (Nadine Drisseq)
> 6. E Lake Samm eagle nest - eaglets are growing (Gene Beall)
> 7. "Green Oscar" given to people protecting green parrots in
> Venezuela (Devorah the Ornithologist)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 12:23:21 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
> To: <birdbooklist...>
> Cc: <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
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> HI ALL:
> This week's titles are:
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> 1) The Horse: A Natural History
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> https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-title.html
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> 2) Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (3rd edition)
>
> https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-title_26.html
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> sincerely
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 19:49:25 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
> To: "<osdlm1945...>" <osdlm1945...>, tweeters
> <tweeters...>
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] heading to Alaska?
> Message-ID: <2112388232.1073429.1557690565566...>
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> Hoping it will still be present when I go in June.? Tracking the sightings!.
> Peggy MundyBothell
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> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 11:27 AM, Dianna Moore<osdlm1945...> wrote: Hey Tweets...if you are, check out this duck sighting!
> https://www.ktva.com/story/40434269/adfandg-first-confirmed-alaska-mainland-sighting-of-rare-duck
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> From: "Tucker, Trileigh" <TRI...>
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> Subject: [Tweeters] New-to-me raven behavior
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> Hi Tweets,
>
> Just after completing this morning?s monthly bird census in Lincoln Park (West Seattle), I heard some crows and went to see what the fuss was about. There were perhaps 5-6 crows in a Western Redcedar, about 7? up, squawking occasionally and looking down. I was probably less than ten feet away, but still it took me a while to find the well-hidden raven below them (identity confirmed by call and a glimpse of his beak), on a branch and tight up against the tree. Our census group had encountered a raven family elsewhere in the park, but this raven was almost silent and on his own.
>
> I couldn?t figure out what he was doing at first. He seemed to be pretending to be a Pileated Woodpecker, hitting the bark with his beak then working it, occasionally peeling a strip. He continued doing this for perhaps ten minutes while I watched, trying to see if he might be collecting bark strips or twigs for a nest (even though it?s past raven nestbuilding time), or even eating bugs. I didn?t see any evidence of any of those.
>
> Then as I moved a little, my binoculars happened to point further downward ? which is when I saw the feathered edge of a Barred Owl huddled against the cedar trunk perhaps 18? below the raven. This situation continued for maybe another 5-10 minutes as I watched. At no point did the raven face the owl, thought the owl never took its eyes off the raven. Then something changed (I don?t think I triggered it ? wish I knew what did) and everyone flew off. I followed the owl for a while but the raven didn?t reappear.
>
> Has anyone else observed a ?bark attack? by a raven as an aggressive signal toward an owl or other potential predator? I poked around a bit in BNA and elsewhere and didn?t find mention of it, but haven?t yet spent a lot of time researching.
>
> I?ve posted a photo here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/46918771415/in/dateposted-public/> to show how close the raven and owl were ? not a great photo because it was quite dark and branchy in there, but will give you the sense of their positions.
>
> Good birding to all in this gorgeous spring!
> Trileigh
>
> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
> Trileigh Tucker
> Pelly Valley, West Seattle
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> From: "Diane B." <dibirsner...>
> To: Tweeters <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Black-and-white Warbler Skagit County
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> We got a close but quick look at a Black-and-white warbler this afternoon
> at the riverwalk habitat restoration trail, at the Marblemount boat launch
> on the Cascade River Rd. Definitely not a Black-throated gray (we've seen
> several this spring), this warbler was streaked black and white on its
> head, back, wings and flanks. No yellow. It was bigger and longer than a
> black-throated gray. It was also fast moving, almost at eye level, and not
> singing. Having cut my birding teeth in Central Texas, I am very familiar
> with migrating black-and-white warblers and feel confident about this ID.
>
> Diane Birsner and Dave Schmalz
> Bellingham
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> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 22:30:36 -0700
> From: Nadine Drisseq <drisseq.n...>
> To: <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Magic Hedge/ recommendations & FOY birds
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> Hi Tweets,
>
> FOY Swainson's Thrush seen and 4 whitted
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=792562057791177&set=pcb.792562444457805&type=3&theater
>
> FOY Cedar Waxwings (10 of em!) - Orchard
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=792552314458818&set=pcb.792553321125384&type=3&theater
>
> Bullock Orioles have been arriving - near old Orchard
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=792572361123480&set=a.398741567173230&type=3&theater
>
> Lake Samm is a flurry of featherful habitat! However, it is underbirded and
> we need more experienced birders to visit regularly and help ID the more
> difficult to ID or find species. This park is incredible.
>
> ALSO: I have a family reunion soon, inordinately close to the Magic Hedge
> in Chicago!
> (see hotspot: Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago - this small hotspot is
> not as famous as Magee Marsh but lists a very high species number for
> Spring Migration.
> https://ebird.org/hotspot/L161180
>
> So I will be spoiled but I was also wondering if anyone else had any tips
> for fave hotspots when birding East side and/or North East side of Chicago.
> (I only have 4 mornings in which to get all birded up - the rest is spent
> with family - priorities right?)
>
> Thanks folks.
> May the birds be with you!
> Nadine
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> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 23:10:09 -0700
> From: "Gene Beall" <gene.beall...>
> To: "'Tweeters'" <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] E Lake Samm eagle nest - eaglets are growing
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> I posted to Flickr three more short videos that I took this evening just
> before sunset. They include:
>
> (14) Dad bringing home fish dinner and then leaving (the fly-in is in
> slow motion)
>
> (15) The two eaglets watching mom eat ("hey, mom, how 'bout us?")
>
> (16) Mom feeding one of the eaglets
>
>
>
> The videos are here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/albums/72157705004440592
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>
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> Enjoy!
>
>
>
> Gene Beall
>
> Sammamish, WA
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> Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 20:27:41 +0200
> From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
> To: tweeters message <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] "Green Oscar" given to people protecting green
> parrots in Venezuela
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> Hello everyone,
>
> After the recent UN report, I thought you may want some good biodiversity
> news for a change.
>
> The Whitley Awards, sometimes known as the ?Green Oscars?, recognize
> international conservation excellence in biodiversity-rich, resource-poor
> countries. Recently, a team of Venezuelans were recognized with the Whitley
> Gold Award for three decades of devoted work to conserve the
> yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot.
>
> Here's the story:
>
>
> 'Green Oscar' Awarded For Venezuelan Parrot Conservation
> http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/05/13/green-oscar-awarded-for-venezuelan-parrot-conservation/
> tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y56agn58
>
> I hope you share this hopeful story with your bird pals, on social media
> and, of course, on twitter.
>
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Date: 5/13/19 8:39 pm
From: Martin Muller <martinmuller...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] New-to-me raven behavior
Trileigh,

I’m on digest mode, so maybe this has already been addressed by someone else.

I imagine it's displacement behavior due to “frustration” of not daring to, or being able to (due to dense foliage), directly hit the owl.

I see it with crows perched near raptors all the time. Cawing and cawing at the raptor and not having any visible impact on the raptor, then “venting” by pecking at branches.

Martin Muller, Seattle


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Subject: [Tweeters] New-to-me raven behavior
Date: May 12, 2019 at 1:07:56 PM PDT
To: "<tweeters...><mailto:<tweeters...>" <tweeters...><mailto:<tweeters...>>


Hi Tweets,

Just after completing this morning’s monthly bird census in Lincoln Park (West Seattle), I heard some crows and went to see what the fuss was about. There were perhaps 5-6 crows in a Western Redcedar, about 7’ up, squawking occasionally and looking down. I was probably less than ten feet away, but still it took me a while to find the well-hidden raven below them (identity confirmed by call and a glimpse of his beak), on a branch and tight up against the tree. Our census group had encountered a raven family elsewhere in the park, but this raven was almost silent and on his own.

I couldn’t figure out what he was doing at first. He seemed to be pretending to be a Pileated Woodpecker, hitting the bark with his beak then working it, occasionally peeling a strip. He continued doing this for perhaps ten minutes while I watched, trying to see if he might be collecting bark strips or twigs for a nest (even though it’s past raven nestbuilding time), or even eating bugs. I didn’t see any evidence of any of those.

Then as I moved a little, my binoculars happened to point further downward — which is when I saw the feathered edge of a Barred Owl huddled against the cedar trunk perhaps 18” below the raven. This situation continued for maybe another 5-10 minutes as I watched. At no point did the raven face the owl, thought the owl never took its eyes off the raven. Then something changed (I don’t think I triggered it – wish I knew what did) and everyone flew off. I followed the owl for a while but the raven didn’t reappear.

Has anyone else observed a “bark attack” by a raven as an aggressive signal toward an owl or other potential predator? I poked around a bit in BNA and elsewhere and didn’t find mention of it, but haven’t yet spent a lot of time researching.

I’ve posted a photo here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/46918771415/in/dateposted-public/> to show how close the raven and owl were – not a great photo because it was quite dark and branchy in there, but will give you the sense of their positions.

Good birding to all in this gorgeous spring!
Trileigh

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Date: 5/13/19 8:29 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Alpha Pileated WP @ Issaquah

> We have seen and heard many Pileated Woodpeckers, but never one as large and loud as the one that has been drumming and calling in the woods across the street from our condo for the past couple of months.
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> Video
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/33968050748/in/photostream/
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/46921755685/in/photostream/
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> Don't forget to turn up the sound for the full drumming effect.
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> Hank & Karen Heiberg
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Date: 5/13/19 7:09 pm
From: Scott Downes <downess...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wenas Campground Road Work
Tweets,
Felt compelled to make some remarks about the various posts going around for the road work at the Wenas Campout. I work fairly regularly with SE Region DNR staff in my position as a habitat biologist for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. I have chatted with them on this project, though admittedly have not had time to run up and check things out myself (only seen some photos of the work). The primary objectives for this project was 1. to reduce road sediment and driving access (habitat damage) to the creek and 2. to improve the road surface so that it was a nice road to drive on. As I haven’t seen the project, I don’t know if they were successful in the objectives, but the work was done to improve conditions for Wenas Creek (reduce sediment runoff and eliminate vehicles in areas so that plants can reestablish). I know it is very nice to camp next to a creek, but I would hope that as birders, Audubon is also a conservation group. Without being hypocritical, we can’t complain when a motorized group drives off-road and does habitat destruction and then be upset at DNR when they are trying to reduce impacts to the riparian area. It sounds like from talking with folks, they made some areas where people can still access the creek with vehicles. While this is nice and accommodating of DNR, note that if you are car camping within the riparian area you are likely having impacts to the riparian habitat (plant destruction, soil compaction etc..). I would encourage people to think of the habitat first and people’s comfort second. People can move, most bird species cannot.

Off my soapbox now.

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Date: 5/13/19 5:17 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] M Street Marsh, South King County
Hi Tweeters,

I swung by M Street Marsh again after work. Waterfowl numbers are down a
bit compared to last Monday, especially Northern Shovelers. Shorebirds
species seen were LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (17), LEAST SANDPIPER (14), SPOTTED
SANDPIPER (3), and KILLDEER (3). There was a WESTERN KINGBIRD flycatching
from the taller weeds at the southern end of the main pond, frequently
landing in the mud at the edge of the water to snatch prey on the ground.

Good birding,

Lonnie Somer
Seattle

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Date: 5/13/19 11:33 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] "Green Oscar" given to people protecting green parrots in Venezuela
Hello everyone,

After the recent UN report, I thought you may want some good biodiversity
news for a change.

The Whitley Awards, sometimes known as the “Green Oscars”, recognize
international conservation excellence in biodiversity-rich, resource-poor
countries. Recently, a team of Venezuelans were recognized with the Whitley
Gold Award for three decades of devoted work to conserve the
yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot.

Here's the story:


'Green Oscar' Awarded For Venezuelan Parrot Conservation
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/05/13/green-oscar-awarded-for-venezuelan-parrot-conservation/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y56agn58

I hope you share this hopeful story with your bird pals, on social media
and, of course, on twitter.

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Date: 5/12/19 11:13 pm
From: Gene Beall <gene.beall...>
Subject: [Tweeters] E Lake Samm eagle nest - eaglets are growing
I posted to Flickr three more short videos that I took this evening just
before sunset. They include:

(14) Dad bringing home fish dinner and then leaving (the fly-in is in
slow motion)

(15) The two eaglets watching mom eat ("hey, mom, how 'bout us?")

(16) Mom feeding one of the eaglets



The videos are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/albums/72157705004440592



Enjoy!



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Sammamish, WA

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Date: 5/12/19 10:26 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <drisseq.n...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magic Hedge/ recommendations & FOY birds
Hi Tweets,

FOY Swainson's Thrush seen and 4 whitted
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=792562057791177&set=pcb.792562444457805&type=3&theater

FOY Cedar Waxwings (10 of em!) - Orchard
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=792552314458818&set=pcb.792553321125384&type=3&theater

Bullock Orioles have been arriving - near old Orchard
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=792572361123480&set=a.398741567173230&type=3&theater

Lake Samm is a flurry of featherful habitat! However, it is underbirded and
we need more experienced birders to visit regularly and help ID the more
difficult to ID or find species. This park is incredible.

ALSO: I have a family reunion soon, inordinately close to the Magic Hedge
in Chicago!
(see hotspot: Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago - this small hotspot is
not as famous as Magee Marsh but lists a very high species number for
Spring Migration.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L161180

So I will be spoiled but I was also wondering if anyone else had any tips
for fave hotspots when birding East side and/or North East side of Chicago.
(I only have 4 mornings in which to get all birded up - the rest is spent
with family - priorities right?)

Thanks folks.
May the birds be with you!
Nadine

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Date: 5/12/19 8:13 pm
From: Diane B. <dibirsner...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black-and-white Warbler Skagit County
We got a close but quick look at a Black-and-white warbler this afternoon
at the riverwalk habitat restoration trail, at the Marblemount boat launch
on the Cascade River Rd. Definitely not a Black-throated gray (we've seen
several this spring), this warbler was streaked black and white on its
head, back, wings and flanks. No yellow. It was bigger and longer than a
black-throated gray. It was also fast moving, almost at eye level, and not
singing. Having cut my birding teeth in Central Texas, I am very familiar
with migrating black-and-white warblers and feel confident about this ID.

Diane Birsner and Dave Schmalz
Bellingham

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Date: 5/12/19 1:11 pm
From: Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...>
Subject: [Tweeters] New-to-me raven behavior
Hi Tweets,

Just after completing this mornings monthly bird census in Lincoln Park (West Seattle), I heard some crows and went to see what the fuss was about. There were perhaps 5-6 crows in a Western Redcedar, about 7 up, squawking occasionally and looking down. I was probably less than ten feet away, but still it took me a while to find the well-hidden raven below them (identity confirmed by call and a glimpse of his beak), on a branch and tight up against the tree. Our census group had encountered a raven family elsewhere in the park, but this raven was almost silent and on his own.

I couldnt figure out what he was doing at first. He seemed to be pretending to be a Pileated Woodpecker, hitting the bark with his beak then working it, occasionally peeling a strip. He continued doing this for perhaps ten minutes while I watched, trying to see if he might be collecting bark strips or twigs for a nest (even though its past raven nestbuilding time), or even eating bugs. I didnt see any evidence of any of those.

Then as I moved a little, my binoculars happened to point further downward which is when I saw the feathered edge of a Barred Owl huddled against the cedar trunk perhaps 18 below the raven. This situation continued for maybe another 5-10 minutes as I watched. At no point did the raven face the owl, thought the owl never took its eyes off the raven. Then something changed (I dont think I triggered it wish I knew what did) and everyone flew off. I followed the owl for a while but the raven didnt reappear.

Has anyone else observed a bark attack by a raven as an aggressive signal toward an owl or other potential predator? I poked around a bit in BNA and elsewhere and didnt find mention of it, but havent yet spent a lot of time researching.

Ive posted a photo here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/46918771415/in/dateposted-public/> to show how close the raven and owl were not a great photo because it was quite dark and branchy in there, but will give you the sense of their positions.

Good birding to all in this gorgeous spring!
Trileigh

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Date: 5/12/19 12:53 pm
From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] heading to Alaska?
Hoping it will still be present when I go in June.  Tracking the sightings!.
Peggy MundyBothell

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On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 11:27 AM, Dianna Moore<osdlm1945...> wrote: Hey Tweets...if you are, check out this duck sighting!
https://www.ktva.com/story/40434269/adfandg-first-confirmed-alaska-mainland-sighting-of-rare-duck
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Date: 5/12/19 12:25 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) The Horse: A Natural History

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-title.html

2) Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (3rd edition)

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-title_26.html

sincerely
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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Date: 5/12/19 11:29 am
From: Dianna Moore <osdlm1945...>
Subject: [Tweeters] heading to Alaska?
Hey Tweets...if you are, check out this duck sighting!

https://www.ktva.com/story/40434269/adfandg-first-confirmed-alaska-mainland-sighting-of-rare-duck

Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores

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Date: 5/11/19 6:50 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Bird (Not in Washington) for Me Today - Black Billed Cuckoo
I had a great and fun day of birding at John Heinz NWR in Philadelphia today.  Got my 50 plus species with the last (Variety #57) being a Black Billed Cuckoo.  A rarity for the refuge, it was only the third one I had ever seen with the other two being more than 40 years ago.  And more important I also got a pretty good photo - a lifer photo - #698 in the ABA area.  Two more should be ahead with other stops on this marathon trip.
I have not done blog posts for my other states on this trip, but was able to do one this time. Try  
blairbirding.com/2019/05/12/heinz-57th-variety-black-billed-cuckoo/

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Date: 5/11/19 5:25 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Wilson's Phalarope, Common Tern
Dear Tweeters,
Although the midday sunlight today, the eleventh of May, was harsh and glaring at Hayton Reserve, it was worth risking one's corneas.
As I arrived just before noon, a flock of California Gulls was wheeling and calling over the main pond. Below them on the mudflat of the pond rested a big flock of Caspian Terns, plus at least 139 Bonaparte's Gulls. After some time, the whole flock of gulls and terns panicked and flew. Among the Bonaparte's was a lone COMMON TERN! The Bonaparte's Gulls and the Common Tern flew off, but the Caspian Terns settled back to their resting spots on the mud.
A few minutes later, I noticed a lone WILSON'S PHALAROPE foraging on the shore of the big channel, right near the hunters' shack. This bird stayed for only about twenty minutes. 
Yours truly,
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Date: 5/11/19 3:13 pm
From: Michelle Maani <lamoustique...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Violet-green Swallow Playing?
I think we recognize play when we see it, because we are wired for it too. It may be the playful competition for a feather. A form of Swallow football?   I personally have not witnessed this, but I have witnessed other playful behavior in birds.  I've seen a Brown Pelican toss and catch a stick over and over again (from a sitting position). I've see a Western Gull juvenile pick up a stick, hover in the air, drop the stick, and try to catch it. This was a repeated behavior too.  And I've observed a Cassin's Kingbird toss and catch a berry repeatedly. And let's not forget the playful behavior of our parrots and cockatoos, even though we don't observe it in the wild.  We don't hesitate to label the antics of many mammals as play.  I don't think we should be too quick to label the behavior of animals that aren't mammals as not being playful.
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Date: 5/11/19 1:53 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } A Mother's Love
Tweeters,

This week’s post focuses on two local avian mothers - a Mallard and a Bald Eagle. They both have new young to care for at this especially appropriate time of the year.

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-mothers-love.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-mothers-love.html>

I hope you enjoy the story!

Larry Hubbell
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Date: 5/11/19 1:45 pm
From: Pat <pcoddin...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Warbling vireos at Tacoma Nature Center
This morning, as I entered the Tacoma Nature Center, I heard a Warbling
Vireo singing high up in the trees. I tracked him down to a large Ash tree,
and got a short, but good look at him.

I walked the trail all the way around the willow swamp, and as I got back
near the nature center, I heard him again, and found him in a different,
larger Ash tree. This time I got a real good look at him. As I watched, a
second Warbling Vireo appeared next to him, and it looked like they were
courting.

If you want to see them, enter the area on the trail to the right of the
nature center, and scan the large Ash trees along the left side of the
trail. Looked like they were setting up housekeeping, so they should be
around for awhile.

Pat Coddington
Fife, WA

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Date: 5/11/19 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of May 12, 2019
Hello, Tweeters,

Last week on BirdNote:
* Long-billed Curlew - Singing over the Grassland
http://bit.ly/108JHO7
* Have You Ever Seen a Tom Turkey’s Beard?
http://bit.ly/2VfWy4T
* Ponderosa Pine Savanna
http://bit.ly/KVngEm
* Maria Schneider and Cerulean Skies
http://bit.ly/1m8Bvfl
* Which Species of Bird Sings First in the Morning? And Why?
http://bit.ly/2VcAt7u
* Why Is That Robin Part White?
http://bit.ly/2JU0TWh
* The Ruby-crowned Kinglet Tunes Up
http://bit.ly/JGx7At
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Date: 5/11/19 8:41 am
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lost Scope at Ocean Shores
Tweeters, a good birding friend from Colorado texted me last night to say
he had left his scope leaned against a porta-potty at Point Brown Jetty in
Ocean Shores. When he returned for it, it was gone. He is hoping that a
fellow birder picked it up for safekeeping... Let me know if you know
anything.

Thanks,
Chris

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Date: 5/11/19 4:53 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grays Harbor Co Wilson's Phalarope
Sorry for this late post. On Wednesday, May 8 there were 5 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES & 1 WILSON'S PHALAROPE at the STP in Hoquiam. (Bowerman Basin) Link to image below:
[ https://pbase.com/marvbreece/image/169180189 | https://pbase.com/marvbreece/image/169180189 ]

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Tukwila, WA
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Date: 5/10/19 9:17 pm
From: Daniel R Froehlich <danielfroehlich...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Ruff thread
Didn't want this opportunity for highlighting some of the fab
ornithological research from our region to pass:
Dov Lank's lab up in BC has published some remarkable work on mating
strategies--here's a Ruff outline:
Male mating strategies in Ruffs <https://player.vimeo.com/video/144333522>

I'd love to emphasize the faeder strategy noted in slo-mo for quick eyes at
the end of that video a bit more--relevant to the question of male vs
female ruffs in WA--but I'm having trouble finding a working link to the
three original videos by Dr Sue McRae showing faeders in action on a lek.
Here's the link to Dr Lank's website
<http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/ruff.html> that links to the videos,
but the link to the vids isn't working for me at the moment. And Dr.
McRae's own website <http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/biology/mcrae_sue.cfm> which
sadly doesn't seem to link to the videos...

The point is that a small fraction (<3%) of male ruffs are convincing
female mimics--so watch out for those before you jump to firm conclusions
in the field!

Good luck making the distinction...
Dan
currently in Richmond BC



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Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 20:49:56 -0700
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
Hi Connie and Tweeters,

I took a look at the reports that have been collected for the Washington
Field Notes and find reference to four spring male Ruffs since 2006:

5/18/2006 at Port Susan Bay, Dennis Duffy
4/29-5/1/2008 at Ocean Shores, Tim O-Brien, Ruth Sullivan
5/5-7/2008 at Channel Drive in Skagit, Joel Brady-Power
5/17/2012 at Bottle Beach, Ruth Sullivan

I was fortunate to see the Skagit bird and have photos on my Flickr site
including this one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjm284/2477288590/

In other news this evening there has been a Dusky Flycatcher hanging out in
my backyard.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 5/10/19 8:29 pm
From: Stephen Chase <schasecredo...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Warbler song help
Thanks for many quick responses. All the responses I received agreed with
Nashville, and in the meantime as I've been doing more research, and I see
that the sonogram of my clip, while faint, is strikingly similar to dozens
of sonograms of Nashville Warbler across the Xeno-canto database. Thanks to
those who took the time to listen and offer a suggestion.
Stephen

On Fri, 10 May 2019 at 18:40, Stephen Chase <schasecredo...> wrote:

> Hi Tweeters,
> I am unable to identify a warbler I heard and recorded this past Sunday
> morning. I posted online on the Facebook group "What's This Bird?" but no
> one responded, which I'm finding typical for audio ID requests. On
> xeno-canto.org's forum someone suggested Audobon's Yellow-rumped Warbler
> or perhaps Nashville Warbler. I also asked on a local e-mail listserv.
> Nashville and Yellow-rumped again were the most common responses. Someone
> suggested the sonogram looked consistent for Nashville. Personally, I don't
> hear Yellow-rumped, but I realize there is some variation. I suppose it
> sounds somewhat good for Nashville, I have not found a clip of Nashville on
> xeno-canto or in the Macaulay Library that matches the song all too well. The
> clip is here <https://www.xeno-canto.org/470856> on xeno-canto. There are
> some background songs but overall I think the clip is clear enough to hear
> well, so I'd love to pin it down to something concrete. The clearest
> example - and best sonogram - of the song is in the 0:02-0:04 second mark,
> but you can hear it again from 0:09-0:11 and 0:16-0:19. The bird was not
> seen, but the sound was coming from the upper canopy of mixed deciduous
> trees at the edge of dense lowland forest in rural Whatcom County around 80
> minutes after sunrise.
> Thanks for listening and for any suggestions,
> Stephen Chase, in Everson.
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Date: 5/10/19 6:44 pm
From: Stephen Chase <schasecredo...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Warbler song help
Hi Tweeters,
I am unable to identify a warbler I heard and recorded this past Sunday
morning. I posted online on the Facebook group "What's This Bird?" but no
one responded, which I'm finding typical for audio ID requests. On
xeno-canto.org's forum someone suggested Audobon's Yellow-rumped Warbler or
perhaps Nashville Warbler. I also asked on a local e-mail listserv.
Nashville and Yellow-rumped again were the most common responses. Someone
suggested the sonogram looked consistent for Nashville. Personally, I don't
hear Yellow-rumped, but I realize there is some variation. I suppose it
sounds somewhat good for Nashville, I have not found a clip of Nashville on
xeno-canto or in the Macaulay Library that matches the song all too well. The
clip is here <https://www.xeno-canto.org/470856> on xeno-canto. There are
some background songs but overall I think the clip is clear enough to hear
well, so I'd love to pin it down to something concrete. The clearest
example - and best sonogram - of the song is in the 0:02-0:04 second mark,
but you can hear it again from 0:09-0:11 and 0:16-0:19. The bird was not
seen, but the sound was coming from the upper canopy of mixed deciduous
trees at the edge of dense lowland forest in rural Whatcom County around 80
minutes after sunrise.
Thanks for listening and for any suggestions,
Stephen Chase, in Everson.

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Date: 5/10/19 5:29 pm
From: Alex Sowers <sowersalexander1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay White Pelicans
Just had 11 American White Pelicans circling over the Montlake Fill (Union Bay Natural Area), unsure which directions they were heading.

- Alex Sowers
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Date: 5/10/19 2:57 pm
From: mark girling <markgirling...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Tanager
A first for my yard. A beautiful Male Western Tanager took advantage of our fountains by our backdoor. Having a drink then a bath. We seem to have become somewhat of a Bellevue Spa for birds.So far this week. House and Goldfinches, Wilson's Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Juncos, BC and CB Chickadees and Am Robins to name a few.
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Woodridge

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Date: 5/10/19 12:51 pm
From: Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Violet-green Swallow Playing?
There’s a BirdNote story on this very topic: https://www.birdnote.org/show/tree-swallows-and-feathers

Bob Sundstrom

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 10, 2019, at 10:58 AM, Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...> wrote:
>
> Hello Tweeters!
>
> I noticed some interesting behavior among a flock of 8-9 Violet-green Swallows at an urban wetland in my patch in the Bothell area.
>
> I was walking there early morning today, noting the usual swirling gathering of VGs over a broad area of open water. The group then began to tighten their cluster a little, and I noticed one bird above the others with a small feather in its beak. This individual then dropped the feather as the birds underneath banked and reeled in what looked like an attempt catch it. None of them did, and the feather landed floating on the water's surface. Then each of the birds swooped down in attempt to pick it up! One eventually did and flew off it with it, with of the group in hot pursuit.
>
> I know it's not advised to apply human thoughts and intentions to birds, but these guys looked for all the world like they were playing a game with this feather. Is that possible? Corvids are definitely smart enough to do so, I'd just never heard of it in something like a swallow.
>
> Has anyone else heard of or seen anything similar?
>
> Thanks, and keep watching the skies!
>
> Jeremy
> Lake Forest Park
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Date: 5/10/19 11:01 am
From: Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Violet-green Swallow Playing?
Hello Tweeters!

I noticed some interesting behavior among a flock of 8-9 Violet-green
Swallows at an urban wetland in my patch in the Bothell area.

I was walking there early morning today, noting the usual swirling
gathering of VGs over a broad area of open water. The group then began to
tighten their cluster a little, and I noticed one bird above the others
with a small feather in its beak. This individual then dropped the feather
as the birds underneath banked and reeled in what looked like an attempt
catch it. None of them did, and the feather landed floating on the water's
surface. Then each of the birds swooped down in attempt to pick it up! One
eventually did and flew off it with it, with of the group in hot pursuit.

I know it's not advised to apply human thoughts and intentions to birds,
but these guys looked for all the world like they were playing a game with
this feather. Is that possible? Corvids are definitely smart enough to do
so, I'd just never heard of it in something like a swallow.

Has anyone else heard of or seen anything similar?

Thanks, and keep watching the skies!

Jeremy
Lake Forest Park
jschwartz1124 AT gmail DOT com

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Date: 5/10/19 7:09 am
From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
Dear Ryan and fellow tweets, wow!! What a photo, Ryan. And how I hope we'll get another male some day. - Connie


> On May 9, 2019, at 8:49 PM, Ryan Merrill <rjm284...> wrote:
>
> Hi Connie and Tweeters,
>
> I took a look at the reports that have been collected for the Washington Field Notes and find reference to four spring male Ruffs since 2006:
>
> 5/18/2006 at Port Susan Bay, Dennis Duffy
> 4/29-5/1/2008 at Ocean Shores, Tim O-Brien, Ruth Sullivan
> 5/5-7/2008 at Channel Drive in Skagit, Joel Brady-Power
> 5/17/2012 at Bottle Beach, Ruth Sullivan
>
> I was fortunate to see the Skagit bird and have photos on my Flickr site including this one:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjm284/2477288590/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjm284/2477288590/>
>
> In other news this evening there has been a Dusky Flycatcher hanging out in my backyard.
>
> Good birding,
> Ryan Merrill
> Seattle
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...> <mailto:<constancesidles...>>
> Date: Thu, May 9, 2019 at 5:13 PM
> Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
> To: Tweeters <tweeters...> <mailto:<tweeters...>>
>
>
> Hey tweets, thanks to those who replied to my request for a photo of our recent Ruff visitor. I was not aware that she was a female. As best as I can tell, Washington State has never hosted a male Ruff in breeding plumage. Is that right? The Washington state records that I know of are all fall records, mostly juveniles. Wouldn't it be spectacular if we got a spring male someday? The photos I've seen show a wide variety of ruff colors, from black to white to brindle and even orange. How could any female resist?
>
> - Connie, Seattle
>
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Date: 5/10/19 6:33 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swanson's Thrush / Wedgwood
Good morning, Early Birds,

I was awoken pleasantly this morning to the bubbly trill of a Swainson’s Thrush. Hoping to spot one this year without it having to bump into a window first!

Caryn / Wedgwood Neighborhood
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Date: 5/9/19 9:27 pm
From: Dianna Moore <osdlm1945...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] ruff thread
Hey Tweets....I had to smile when I saw Ryan Merrill's post with the dates,
who saw it, and where. As clearly as I am hearing the ocean roaring
tonight, I can hear Ruth Sullivan pronouncing the word "Rrrruffff" on one
of those magical fall migration days at Oyhut.
Bird on, Ruth.
And thanks to Ryan for the dates!
Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores

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Date: 5/9/19 8:53 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
Hi Connie and Tweeters,

I took a look at the reports that have been collected for the Washington
Field Notes and find reference to four spring male Ruffs since 2006:

5/18/2006 at Port Susan Bay, Dennis Duffy
4/29-5/1/2008 at Ocean Shores, Tim O-Brien, Ruth Sullivan
5/5-7/2008 at Channel Drive in Skagit, Joel Brady-Power
5/17/2012 at Bottle Beach, Ruth Sullivan

I was fortunate to see the Skagit bird and have photos on my Flickr site
including this one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjm284/2477288590/

In other news this evening there has been a Dusky Flycatcher hanging out in
my backyard.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle


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From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2019 at 5:13 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
To: Tweeters <tweeters...>


Hey tweets, thanks to those who replied to my request for a photo of our
recent Ruff visitor. I was not aware that she was a female. As best as I
can tell, Washington State has never hosted a male Ruff in breeding
plumage. Is that right? The Washington state records that I know of are all
fall records, mostly juveniles. Wouldn't it be spectacular if we got a
spring male someday? The photos I've seen show a wide variety of ruff
colors, from black to white to brindle and even orange. How could any
female resist?

- Connie, Seattle

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Date: 5/9/19 8:28 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Off Subject - Update on Eastern Birding Marathon - Seaside Sparrow
It has been a great trip so far having successfully found my 50 species in a day in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.  Fun places, fun people and fun birds.  Off to Philadelphia tomorrow and then another 7 states after that.  Lots of wonderful photos and no time to get blog posts done, but I have to share the photos of Seaside Sparrows from today at the DuPont Nature Center in Delaware.  I previously had an awful photo of a Seaside Sparrow from Dauphin Island in Alabama.  I was happy to get that one and much happier to improve it with these.  I was literally surrounded by singing, calling and displaying Seaside Sparrows.  Probably 10 in a relatively small area - probably way more than 50 altogether.  Very fun.
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Date: 5/9/19 7:21 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign15...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Got My Mojo Working
Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you: It just works on House
Wrens! Really.

Yes, it's true - I've spotted more House Wrens since May 1 than I've ever
seen in one year, or even many, and I didn't even have to leave Port
Townsend and general vicinity to do so.

On May 1, I found two, at widely separated areas of Fort Flagler. Neato.
Then yesterday (May 8) got back here to the ranch and looking out the
office window was surprised to see another House Wren snooping around a
brush pile that I'd created by cutting back my Mom's winter-toasted Fuchsia
magellanica - wrens are real suckers for a brush pile - and was doubly
surprised when a fledgling House Wren appeared on the scene, hysterically
begging from the parent and generally bumbling around the brush. I haven't
heard any singing House Wrens here yet this year, in the yard, so they may
have snuck in from the long hedgerow across the road. At any rate, it
seemed a bit early for our "migratory wrens" to be fledging young, but
there it was anyhoo. Earlier in the day I'd been snooping around various
local forest's and heard and seen a number of Pacific and Bewick's Wren's.
With bases loaded, I got my Port Townsend Wren homer when, unable to pass
up an easy birding play, I waddled over to Kah Tai Lagoon for a Marsh Wren.

When I just couldn't believe my wren mojo, it just kept on working. Today I
was sitting at a friends kitchen table at Cape George, with its' view of
about 6 little hummingbird feeders glued on the window, and watching the
Rufous and Anna show, when I looked down to see a House Wren singing loudly
(heard thru thermopane window glass) from a deck chair outside. Then the
wren jumped up on the window sill nabbed some cotton (from a rack that my
friend put there for nesting birds) and ran down the sill (this about 3ft
from where we were sitting) whereupon it jumped up to a nest box there.
Trouble was, a Violet-green Swallow had the same idea. Both of the birds
were at it for a while. It seemed the swallow was trying to load twigs in
the box, and the wren cotton. Maybe the ornery wren was winning because the
deck was covered with twigs.

Later, I saw the wren below the deck singing as it foraged. Nabbed a big
juicy bug of some sort. Go wren!

Jeff Gibson
got that ol' wren mojo in
Port Townsend Wa

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Date: 5/9/19 5:16 pm
From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff pix
Hey tweets, thanks to those who replied to my request for a photo of our recent Ruff visitor. I was not aware that she was a female. As best as I can tell, Washington State has never hosted a male Ruff in breeding plumage. Is that right? The Washington state records that I know of are all fall records, mostly juveniles. Wouldn't it be spectacular if we got a spring male someday? The photos I've seen show a wide variety of ruff colors, from black to white to brindle and even orange. How could any female resist?

- Connie, Seattle

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Date: 5/9/19 4:53 pm
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 1201 Third Ave Falcon Cam is up
Tweets,


The downtown Seattle Peregrine Falcon camera is up again.

http://www.1201thirdtenants.com/falconcam.aspx

Thanks to Wright Runstad & Co for engineering in a new camera.


Ed Deal

Seattle, WA


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Date: 5/9/19 4:17 pm
From: Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Gray Flycatcher in Bellingham
The exact location is 48.723023, -122.479955

On Thu, May 9, 2019, 3:56 PM Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> wrote:

> Gray Flycatcher is now at the central-west edge of the field
>
> On Thu, May 9, 2019, 3:42 PM Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> wrote:
>
>> There is currently a Gray Flycatcher at the Southeast part of the field
>> at Connelly Creek Trail.
>>
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Date: 5/9/19 4:01 pm
From: Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Gray Flycatcher in Bellingham
Gray Flycatcher is now at the central-west edge of the field

On Thu, May 9, 2019, 3:42 PM Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> wrote:

> There is currently a Gray Flycatcher at the Southeast part of the field at
> Connelly Creek Trail.
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Date: 5/9/19 3:45 pm
From: Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gray Flycatcher in Bellingham
There is currently a Gray Flycatcher at the Southeast part of the field at
Connelly Creek Trail.

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Date: 5/9/19 1:21 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Marymoor Osprey Nest Relocation
Jason - Sound Transit Light Rail will be coming to Redmond, and the tracks
will be running along the south side of SR-520, right where the Osprey
nest is located.

They have worked with Eastside Audubon and the Friends of Marymoor Park to
identify a suitable location for the new nest. A site has been chosen that
is in the park and within sight of the existing nest. I am very hopeful
that they will readily take to the new nest platform.

About a decade ago, at the same time that Marymoor was constructing the
paved pad where Cirque du Soleil sets up their tent, the cell phone company
decomissioned the tower on which the Osprey nested. Concerned that the
combination of events might cause nest abandonment, Parks built and
installed the current tower, complete with a man-made nest made of twigs
and blue tape. When the Ospreys arrived that spring, there were a couple
of weeks when one bird sat on the old nest and the other sat on the new,
and they cajolled and yelled at each other. Then they settled on the new
nest.

Sound Transit is planning to replace the nest tower during the off-season
this fall. I expect the biggest conflict may be with the Ospreys at the
*other* nest in that part of the park, as they battle over the newer,
cooler nest :)

= Michael Hobbs

On Thu, May 9, 2019, 11:27 AM Jason Ferleman <jason.ferleman...>
wrote:

> Hello All-
> I just saw this Notice of Proposed Land Use Action. They are going to try
> to relocate the Osprey nest. This seems crazy to me, this nest has been
> used for years. It is no longer open for public comment. I found the
> email of the project manager. Please comment on this!
>
> Here is my email to them:
>
> from: Jason Ferleman <jason.ferleman...>
> to: <kevin.leclair...>
> Hello Kevin-
> I just saw the notice located in Marymoor. I realize the public comment
> period is over, however I still feel inclined to reach out to you. I would
> like more information in regards to the process of relocating the nest, as
> well as when the proposed work is scheduled.
>
> I am a construction project manager as well as an avid bird watcher. I
> have been monitoring the mating pair of Osprey and they are currently on
> the nest. I also realize that this site has been frequented year over year
> by Osprey. This will have a significant impact on these amazing birds.
>
> I also have questions as to the critical nature of this relocation in
> regards to the master project plan published on the Sound Transit website.
> If the Downtown Redmond spur is not slated to open until 2024, what is the
> critical path for disruption of the Osprey?
>
> Thank you-
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Date: 5/9/19 1:17 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach Semi Sand
Tuesday & yesterday I birded Bottle Beach in Grays Harbor County. There was a fine assortment of expected species on both days, including numbers of RED KNOTS. I didn't county them, but certainly there many more than 100 knots.

Yesterday the birds remained on the beach through high tide, allowing close looks at all species. It was a good opportunity to view the amazing diversity in size, shape and color within WESTERN SANDPIPER.

The unexpected bird was a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. This bird is rare at the coast, especially in spring. For documentation all I could get was a neurotic video.
[ https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/33936079428/in/datetaken-family/ | https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/33936079428/in/datetaken-family/ ]

For a better look at the bird, here are a few screen grabs.
[ https://pbase.com/marvbreece/new_images | https://pbase.com/marvbreece/new_images ]

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Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
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Date: 5/9/19 12:58 pm
From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff photos?
Hey tweets, as a recently evolved chimp, I am by no means an expert in searching ebird. I am curious if anyone ever posted photos of the Ruff at Crockett Lake? In particular, I wonder whether that bird was in breeding or partial breeding plumage, and if so, what color its ruff was? - Connie, Seattle

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Date: 5/9/19 11:29 am
From: Jason Ferleman <jason.ferleman...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Osprey Nest Relocation
Hello All-
I just saw this Notice of Proposed Land Use Action. They are going to try
to relocate the Osprey nest. This seems crazy to me, this nest has been
used for years. It is no longer open for public comment. I found the
email of the project manager. Please comment on this!

Here is my email to them:

from: Jason Ferleman <jason.ferleman...>
to: <kevin.leclair...>
Hello Kevin-
I just saw the notice located in Marymoor. I realize the public comment
period is over, however I still feel inclined to reach out to you. I would
like more information in regards to the process of relocating the nest, as
well as when the proposed work is scheduled.

I am a construction project manager as well as an avid bird watcher. I
have been monitoring the mating pair of Osprey and they are currently on
the nest. I also realize that this site has been frequented year over year
by Osprey. This will have a significant impact on these amazing birds.

I also have questions as to the critical nature of this relocation in
regards to the master project plan published on the Sound Transit website.
If the Downtown Redmond spur is not slated to open until 2024, what is the
critical path for disruption of the Osprey?

Thank you-
Jason

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Date: 5/9/19 8:51 am
From: J. Acker <owler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Road to Wenas


Hey Tweeters,



For those of you planning on making the annual trek to the Memorial Day
weekend camp out,(or anyone planning on going to Wenas), you will find a
very different place.



Audubon Road, the road off of North Wenas Road, has been recently graveled
to the end of the county road. From there to the road into the campground,
it is pretty much the rough and tumble road that it has always been, with
the exception of an impressive new elevated bridge creek side where the road
used to get flooded out annually. The road into the campground is
unrecognizable from the past. DNR may have hired the Army Corp of Engineers
for the design, but the road has been levelled and graded. Creekside, the
road drops off dramatically before sloping upward on the creek side. Along
the top of the slope felled trees have been placed parallel to the road. It
looks like a long tank trap. Posted along the slope creek side are signs
stating "No Camping". The other side of the road also has a drop off and is
a discouragement for vehicles to exit the road to find a camping location,
though there are a few places where this looks possible. If one wishes to
camp below the ridge, my advice would be to get off the road (left side)
near the entrance, and parallel the road. Because of the recent construction
and lack of rainfall, there is an overabundance of dust.



The road itself is a work of art. It is beautiful. One could ride a
bicycle on it. It goes all the way to the top at least (I only went as far
as where Hog Back Road levels off on the top of the ridge, so I don't know
how far the graded road actually goes).



My fear is that now that the road is in such great shape, campers will
migrate to the top of the ridge and lay waste to the beautiful fields of
lupine up there. I'm not sure what the thought process was for DNR except to
protect the creek from human intrusion. Maybe a long-term plan that includes
designated camping areas?



J. Acker

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Bainbridge Island, WA




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Date: 5/8/19 9:21 pm
From: Mary klein <marytweetz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] New yard birds, and warbler set-to
Over the past 10 days or so at my little slice o' heaven in Central
Kitsap, Western Tanagers and Black-headed Grosbeaks have arrived. I'm
really thrilled to see the tanagers as the habitat is right for them
but I'd not seen them in my four years here. I guess being retired
and around home more makes a difference.

This afternoon in some kind of shrub a Yellow-rumped and
Orange-crowned Warbler were mixing it up. Lots of scuffing and birdy
shrieking before the OCWA took off. Interesting.

Good birding,
Mary
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Date: 5/8/19 8:05 pm
From: Neil and Carleen Zimmerman <n3zims...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Moses Lake rookery
Hello Tweeters,
We are going over to Moses Lake tomorrow for the WOS conference. Does anyone have any recent information about the rookery just SW of Moses Lake?

Neil Zimmerman
Brier, WA

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Date: 5/8/19 7:05 pm
From: mark girling <markgirling...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wilson's Warbler
It seems there are many people seeing and taking great pictures of Wilson's Warblers as of late.A first for my yard feeders was the first Wilson's Warbler in our plum tree and enjoying the fresh water in the bird baths.Is it an eruption year?
<markgirling...> 
Woodridge, Bellevue.

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Date: 5/8/19 1:26 pm
From: Gene Beall <gene.beall...>
Subject: [Tweeters] E Lake Samm Eagle nest - two eaglets
There are now two little eaglets in the Bald Eagle nest on the east side of
Lake Sammamish. I have posted three very short videos (10, 30 and 50
seconds) of the eaglets here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/albums/72157705004440592 The
videos are a little shakey given the extreme zoom and light breeze blowing.




I estimate that the eaglets hatched at least a week ago, but this is the
first I've been able to see them. Perhaps someone with knowledge of young
eagles can review the videos and confirm or refine this estimate.



Thank you and enjoy,



Gene Beall

Sammamish, WA

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From: Gene Beall [mailto:<gene.beall...>]
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:21 PM
To: 'Tweeters' <tweeters...>
Subject: E Lake Samm Bald Eagle on nest - update



A couple weeks ago I reported seeing Eagles nesting on a 10-year old nest on
the east side of Lake Sammamish that has never successfully produced young.
The good news is that the eagles continue to sit on the nest. The first
pictures I took of them on the nest were from March 29 but I had seen the
birds on the nest for at least several days before that. I'm estimating
there may have been eggs as early as March 22 or so. Given a 5-week
incubation period, hatching may still be a week or so off, and then probably
another couple weeks at least before I might starting seeing a young head or
two popping up as the adults bring in food. For those who are interested I
have posted a couple short videos, taken yesterday, of the adult birds
settling in on the nest and calling from nest:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/



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Sammamish, WA

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Date: 5/8/19 11:05 am
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seattle Big Green Day (Harris's Sparrow, Solitary Sandpiper)
Greetings Tweeters—

With plenty of travel upcoming in the month of May, I thought this year I
would avoid the 'big day bug.' How naive of me. The bug bit.

With a minimum of planning I set out yesterday for an impromptu carbon-free
big day, all on bike, starting and ending at my apartment in Wallingford,
all within my 5MR (five-mile radius).

It was a wonderful day. The morning was especially memorable with a wave of
50+ migrant warblers and tanagers and vireos pouring over the bluff at
Discovery Park. Being close to home allowed me to find several things in
neighborhoods along the way, proving the value of local knowledge. And a
number of memorable mini-interactions occurred, as is often true on bike.
One woman asked me if I was a Youtube train-filmer. In another place I was
delayed by two women in their fifties standing in my scoping spot and
blowing bubbles into the wind for ten minutes.

The only thing that might have made things better is cloud cover—both for
my body temp on the bike and for the stirring up of rare migrants. As John
L commented, it's weather that is good for the birds, not so good for the
birders.

Route: Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, Green Lake, various neighborhoods, The
Fill, Magnuson Park...and back to the The Fill.

Highlights:
HARRIS'S SPARROW -- Discovery Park (seen near the south meadow dunes with
WC and GC Sparrows at 5:55 am)
Nashville Warbler -- Discovery Park
Barred Owl -- Discovery Park
Solitary Sandpiper -- The Fill (didn't know it has been reported there for
two days, seen only at post-sunset visit)

Lingering waterfowl helped with three Aythya species, four species of
grebe, Green-winged Teal, Surf Scoter, Bufflehead, and two gorgeous Ruddy
Ducks.

Both Hutton's Vireo and Pileated Woodpecker appeared right as I was leaving
my last-chance spots for them.

Misses included Red-tailed Hawk, Wood Duck, Cinnamon Teal, California
Scrub-Jay, Hairy Woodpecker, shorebirds, and Belted Kingfisher.

I had planned to stake out the Magnuson Park Barn Owl box at the end of the
day, but after birding the park for two hours and finding nothing new, I
was exhausted. My excitement about the owl had evaporated. Luckily I
realized I might be able to add more species anyway by heading home and
detouring through The Fill again. That proved to be true, as the Solitary
Sandpiper had materialized and a Virginia Rail grunt-called for my last new
bird of the day.

For the day, 84 species (and eight species of mammal). Something like 28
miles covered on bike and 12 on foot. Thanks to John L and Jim F for
company and tips in the field. A wonderful day! Thank you 'big day bug' for
biting.

Best,
Chris Rurik
Seattle / Anchorage

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Date: 5/8/19 10:21 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Broad-winged hawk, Iller Creek trail, Dishman Conservation Area, Spokane Co, WA
About half hour ago I observed a broad-winged hawk circling around the westside ridge right at the trail entrance. The tail pattern was obvious.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Date: 5/7/19 10:49 pm
From: Richard Wright <rjw103146...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Tananger
A Western Tananger visited our suet feeder yesterday just west of the Point No Point lighthouse. First time I have seen one at a feeder.
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Date: 5/7/19 9:33 pm
From: LELAND JONES <virwin...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tim Dee (LANDFILL) on BI May 8
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Date: 5/7/19 5:01 pm
From: Scott Atkinson <scottratkinson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] a few arrivals (Swainson's Thrush 2) up in Lake Stevens last eve, this morn
Tweeters:

Last night was arrival for Swainson's Thrush (2) up our way in north Lake Stevens as well,
just giving the soft "whit" notes, and they were detected this morn early as well.
Black-headed Grosbeak returned yesterday as well; and plenty of other migrants
were around early this morn:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55970871

Scott Atkinson
Lake Stevens

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Date: 5/7/19 3:29 pm
From: Dave Parent <dpdvm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Harris Sparrow in Freeland, WA
5/7 3:25 Just spotted a Harris Sparrow under the feeders at Useless Bay
Animal Clinic, 5523 Harbor Ave, Freeland WA, Whidbey Island.

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Date: 5/6/19 10:37 pm
From: morris sandvig <morrisno...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Swainson’s Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived
We had them in Olympia last week. Wonderful!
________________________________
From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces...> on behalf of Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...>
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 8:51 PM
To: <tweeters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Swainsons Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived

Ten minutes ago-one calling Swainsons visually confirmed.
At least three calling. Nearly dark.
All stopped calling four minutes ago.
May be moving North. Here they come.
I am not on ebird.
Feel free to post for others on Ebird.
Thank you,
Dan Reiff
MI

Dan Reiff

> On May 6, 2019, at 8:39 PM, Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>
> Tweeters,
> My first this year calling Swainsons Thrush. Now and for last fifteen minutes,
> Making weep call.
> Just now a second one calling Wheedle-o....
> Dan Reiff
> Mercer Island
>
>
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Date: 5/6/19 8:53 pm
From: Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Swainson’s Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived
Ten minutes ago-one calling Swainson’s visually confirmed.
At least three calling. Nearly dark.
All stopped calling four minutes ago.
May be moving North. Here they come.
I am not on ebird.
Feel free to post for others on Ebird.
Thank you,
Dan Reiff
MI

Dan Reiff

> On May 6, 2019, at 8:39 PM, Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>
> Tweeters,
> My first this year calling Swainson’s Thrush. Now and for last fifteen minutes,
> Making “”weep” call.
> Just now a second one calling Wheedle-o....
> Dan Reiff
> Mercer Island
>
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Date: 5/6/19 8:45 pm
From: Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swainson’s Thrush-One of my favorite Western WA sounds now arrived
Tweeters,
My first this year calling Swainson’s Thrush. Now and for last fifteen minutes,
Making “”weep” call.
Just now a second one calling Wheedle-o....
Dan Reiff
Mercer Island



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Date: 5/6/19 6:49 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] M Street Marsh, South King County Shorebirds
Hi Tweeters,

I swung by M St. Marsh after work this afternoon to see if any shorebirds
had stopped over to refuel for their migration north. I was treated to 5
species: 11 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 DUNLIN, about 50 LEAST SANDPIPERS, a
dozen or so WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and 3 KILLDEER. There are still several
species of ducks as well as CANADA GEESE and CACKLERS. I've also found
AMERICAN PIPITS 3 out of the last 4 times that I've birded there (I've
stopped by after work 4 Mondays in a row), with 1 seen today.

Good birding,

Lonnie Somer
Seattle

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Date: 5/6/19 4:53 pm
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: WDFW News Release: WDFW seeks advisors for council on endangered species and wildlife diversity
Tweeters,
Please see the notice below. The Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council (WDAC) needs members dedicated to working with non-game wildlife. Its one of the few WDFW advisory councils associated with species that arent hunted or fished - thats 94% of the species in Washington state.

If youre interested in supporting this effort, I urge you to apply for the WDAC.

Thanks, and may all your birds be identified,
Denis

Denis DeSilvis
Chair, Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council

The Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council (WDAC) advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on keeping common species common and recovering threatened, endangered, or sensitive species. The council also recommends approaches for developing and maintaining the social, political, and financial support necessary to conserve wildlife species diversity in Washington.


WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
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May 6, 2019
Contacts: Taylor Cotten, 360-902-2505; Jason Wettstein 360-902-2254

WDFW seeks advisors for council on endangered species and wildlife diversity

OLYMPIA The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking applicants for positions on its Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council, which provides management recommendations to the department on endangered, threatened and nongame animals ranging from butterflies to killer whales.

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind will appoint members to the advisory council based on their interest in wildlife and their ability to communicate their perspectives to the department and a broader group of stakeholders.

Nominations must be received by June 20, 2019, to receive consideration.

To ensure the council represents a diversity of views, WDFW especially encourages applications from those who can represent eastern Washington, academia, agricultural and timber industries, hunting and fishing groups, and conservation organizations. Those with experience in communications, social science, and natural resource economics are also encouraged to apply.

Nominees do not have to be affiliated with an organized group to receive consideration. Nominations must be submitted in writing with the following information:

* Nominees name, address, telephone number and email address.
* Explanation of interest and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group.
* Nominees effectiveness in communication.
* Name and contact information of any individual or organization submitting a nomination.

Nominations should be submitted to Taylor Cotten, Acting Wildlife Diversity Division Manager, by email <atTaylor.Cotten...><mailto:<Taylor.Cotten...> or by postal mail at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

Wildlife advisory council members will serve three-year terms, and should be available for advisory council meetings beginning as early as September. The council holds at least two one-day meetings a year. Sub-committees on specific topics hold conference calls and meetings as needed throughout the year.

WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. The agency is currently working to implement State Wildlife Action Plans to conserve and protect 268 species of greatest conservation need.

Council members, upon request, will be reimbursed by WDFW for travel expenses to attend meetings.


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Date: 5/6/19 4:18 pm
From: Bruce LaBar <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trip, May 4, 2019
Our third pelagic trip of the year was timed perfectly. The seas were great, cloud cover for low glare and lots of colorful migrating seabirds. The next day the winds were supposed to get pretty bad with many fishing boats already canceling out. We were fortunate to run into hundreds of birds about 20 miles offshore going out and on our way back. 859 breeding plumaged Red-necked Phalaropes, 104 stunning Pacific Loons and 431 gorgeous Sabine’s Gulls were the highlights in this congregation. Our chum spot at roughly 40 miles offshore was a huge success, perhaps thanks to a new fish oil that seemed to work magic. We had 90 Black-footed Albatross and 74 Fork-tailed Storm Petrels that came into our slick, seemly out of nowhere. These amazing tubenoses can sense smell from miles away. Other highlights include the arrival of the migrating Sooty Shearwaters with 2696 recorded, 35 Pink-footed Shearwaters, 12 Cassin’s Auklets, 23 Common Terns and 2 Arctic Terns that several observers got to see. The only jaeger seen was a Parasitic that was chasing a Sabine’s Gull all over the place at our chum spot. We had only 1 Northern Fulmar that was following a returning fishing boat. We wondered where the fulmars are. Breeding, at other places or is there some problems in their population? Coming back closer to shore, we had 1 Ancient Murrelet and on the jetty, 1 Wandering Tattler, 2 Surfbirds and 1 Black Turnstone.
Mammal highlights were 7 Humpback Whales and 3 Gray Whales.
Our next scheduled pelagic trip is on May 18. To make reservations and to inquire about any other information, please visit our website at www.westportseabirds.
Many thanks to all that came on this great trip! All the numbers of each species can be found on our website.
Spotters were Bill Tweit and myself. Boat personnel and spotters were Phil and Chris Anderson.

Bruce LaBar
Tacoma, WA


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Date: 5/6/19 1:31 pm
From: Margee Cooper <margeecooper...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grosbeaks-Longview,WA
FOY Black-headed (05/04) and today the Evening came on by.
Welcome back!

Margee Cooper

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Date: 5/6/19 10:50 am
From: LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Western Tanagers on north Camano Island and some statistics about past FOY
Both male and female Western Tanagers arrived at our suet feeder today.

They stay all summer, have their babies, and migrate in the fall.

Stats: FOY Western Tanager

5/4/15
5/11/16
5/10/17
5/8/18
5/6/19

Larry Baxter
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Camano Island

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Date: 5/6/19 10:47 am
From: Ken Trease <krtrease...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff NO
From 0700 til present-no Ruff at Crockett Lake

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Date: 5/6/19 10:09 am
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Horned Owls (vocalizing), Issaquah, WA 5/6/19 | Flickr

> Karen and I heard 2 Great Horned Owls vocalizing outside our condo at 1:15 this morning. Here is a recording. Please maximize the volume. There is an unusual sound at 1 minute 34 seconds into the recording. We heard this sound more than once.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/32845995007/in/dateposted/
>
> It was hard for me to get back to sleep because Karen's fingers kept repeating the rhythm of the vocalizations as she slept.
>
> We heard a Great Horned Owl in the same location last year on 5/19/18.
>
> Hank Heiberg
> Issaquah, WA
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Date: 5/6/19 10:06 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vanishing Penguin Colony Puts Emperors On Thin Ice
Hello everyone,

after having my internet line cut by careless workmen a week ago, I finally
managed to get it restored and now I'm finishing some pieces I was working
on. The first is a piece about the accidental discovery, thanks to
satellite imagery, that the second-largest breeding colony of emperor
penguins in Antarctica collapsed and subsequently vanished:

Vanishing Penguin Colony Puts Emperors On Thin Ice
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/05/06/vanishing-penguin-colony-puts-emperors-on-thin-ice/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y23j5leh

I hope you share this piece with your bird pals as well as on social media
(facebook, etc.) and on twitter.

as always, thank you for reading and sharing.

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Blogs: Forbes <http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/>
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Date: 5/6/19 10:01 am
From: Larry S. Goodhew <lsg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker
About 8:30 this am we had a Lewis's Woodpecker in a tree at the edge of
our field, it stayed about 20 min. then flew on south. First for the
place in a long time. 2 miles south of College Place, WA.

Larry and Jacque Goodhew   Walla Walla.

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Date: 5/6/19 9:25 am
From: Rex Takasugi <RexTak...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90
Great! We also saw another one that day on Vantage Highway when pulling out from the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive stop-off. It was trying to commit suicide with our windshield. They must be migrating through right now?

Good birding!

Rex Takasugi
Kent, WA

From: Hans-Joachim Feddern [mailto:<thefedderns...>]
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2019 11:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90

Lonnie Somner and I had another Lewis's Woodpecker yesterday afternoon In the wooded area on Corfu Road, right off Highway 26.

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 10:42 PM Rex Takasugi <RexTak...><mailto:<RexTak...>> wrote:
While birding around the Golf Course Road exit on I-90 today (Saturday, 5/4/2019), I happened to see a dark bird up in that lone, dead tree about 200 yards west of the fire station on the north side of that exit: 47°11'47.1"N 121°03'10.4"W (47.196403, -121.052899). I stopped the car to check out the bird and discovered to my surprise that it was a Lewis’s Woodpecker.

Good birding!

Rex Takasugi
Kent, WA

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Date: 5/6/19 8:57 am
From: B P Bell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] SAS Grays Harbor trip
Hi Again Tweets



In my earlier report I neglected to mention a remarkable sight at Graveyard
Spit. In the distance we had an incredible number of Dunlin packed more
tightly than I have seen before (estimated maybe a couple thousand). At one
point a Bald Eagle flew over and all the birds at the spit lifted off. The
interesting point was that the Dunlin did not go high but stayed very low
and flew in a rapid, chaotic, back and forth pattern (almost looking like
designed to provide the maximum confusion for something looking for a weak
bird).



Really interesting.



Good Birding

Brian H. Bell

Woodinville WA

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Date: 5/6/19 8:22 am
From: B P Bell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seattle Audubon Grays Harbor 3 May 2019
Hi Tweets



A late report on a Seattle Audubon trip to Grays Harbor on Friday, 3 May
2019. We started early (0600) with clear skies and 51F temperature. We did
have AMERICAN ROBIN and AMERICAN CROW at the P&R meeting spot. The initial
drive down on I-5 was somewhat bird free with AMERICAN CROW, ROCK PIGEON,
one RED-TAILED HAWK, EUROPEAN STARLING, GREAT BLUE HERON and a flyover
STELLERS' JAY.



We made a quick rest stop in West Olympia with continuing clear skies and a
single VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW. As we passed Mud Bay we picked up MALLARD.
Along SR8 we added COMMON RAVEN and another STELLER'S JAY. West of Olympia
and in the Chehalis Valley we came under clouds, and were to have them most
of the day down at the coast. We met one of our people in Aberdeen and while
waiting had a BELTED KINGFISHER fly over. Along SR-105 toward Westport we
saw EUROPEAN STARLING, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, STELLER'S JAY, NORTHERN HARRIER
and a TURKEY VULTURE. We stopped at the house with lots of feeders on the
way into Johns River Wildlife Area. At the feeders we picked up EURASIAN
COLLARED-DOVE, COMMON RAVEN, HOUSE FINCH, HOUSE SPARROW, PURPLE FINCH, SONG
SPARROW, EVENING GROSBEAK. Down at Johns River we saw CANADA GOOSE (with
goslings), TREE SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, WILSON'S
WARBLER, NORTHERN FLICKER, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET and COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT.



Because we expected this to be a busy day at Bottle Beach SP we stopped
there early and on the walk out to the Beach we saw /heard MARSH WREN,
TURKEY VULTURE, SAVANNAH SPARROW, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, SONG SPARROW,
AMERICAN ROBIN, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, and at the bridge
over the slough picked up WESTERN SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED
SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (nice fairly close looks - lots of sandpipers
on the Beach but flighty). Out at the Beach we saw SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER,
COMMON LOON, BALD EAGLE, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, DUNLIN (lots),
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RED KNOT, dowitcher species (too distant to i.d.).
When we firt got out to the Beach the tide was still way out and most of the
birds were way down the Beach to the north (some sandpipers closer in). As
we walked down toward the big groups of birds at one point every bird lifted
off and flew either out over the Bay or down out of sight to the south. We
continued to work over the peeps still left, and patience payed off as many
of the larger birds came back - and that was when we could add the plovers,
dunlin, knots, and dowitchers. As we walked back out we saw NORTHERN FLICKER
and BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE. While out at the Beach we did have some sun
break thru.



We made a lunch stop at Twin Harbors S.P. and saw BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD,
TURKEY VULTURE, AMERICAN CROW, EUROPEAN STARLING, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER,
DOWNY WOODPECKER, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, a hummingbird species ( a lightning
pass by), and BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE. As we passed thru Grayland we saw ROCK
PIGEON, EUROPEAN STARLING, AMERICAN ROBIN, EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE and
AMERICAN CROW. At North Cove we had a good group of birds (and a Grays
Harbor Shorebird Festival trip) including CASPIAN TERN, WESTERN GULL,
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (and hybrids), RING-BILLED GULL, SANDERLING, COMMON
LOON, RED-THROATED LOON, PELAGIC CORMORANT, BRANDT'S CORMORANT,
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER and across the road a HAIRY WOODPECKER.



At Graveyard Spit in Tokeland we had large groups of birds: AMERICAN CROW,
BALD EAGLE, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (many), WHIMBREL, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
RED KNOT (a couple in the tightly packed dowitchers), WESTERN GULL,
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, RING-BILLED GULL, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, BEWICK'S WREN,
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH and MOURNING DOVE. At the marina area we saw ROCK PIGEON,
WESTERN GREBE, COMMON LOON, EUROPEAN STARLING, WESTERN GULL, GLACOUS-WINGED
GULL (and hybrids), GREATER SCAUP, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, PIGEON GUILLEMOT,
WHIMBREL, MARBLED GODWIT (a single bird), WESTERN SANDPIPER, NORTHERN
SHOVELER (waay out across the bay), RED-NECKED GREBE, and GREAT BLUE HERON.



At Westport at the north end observation platform we saw ROCK PIGEON,
AMERICAN CROW, BARN SWALLOW, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, DOUBL-CRESTED, BRANDT'S,
and PELAGIC CORMORANTs, PIGEON GUILLEMOT, RED-NECKED GREBE, COMMON LOON,
COMMON MURRE and SURF SCOTER. On the way home we added OSPREY.



It was an excellent day with good folks and lots of great birds. We finished
with 82 species for the day.



Good Birding



Brian H. Bell

Woodinville WA

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Date: 5/6/19 8:17 am
From: Larry S. Goodhew <lsg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Red Knot
Last Friday at Bottle beach I got a photo of a Red Knot with a green
tag  3TM.  Not sure who might like this info.

Larry Goodhew  Walla Walla

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Date: 5/5/19 11:49 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90
Lonnie Somner and I had another Lewis's Woodpecker yesterday afternoon In
the wooded area on Corfu Road, right off Highway 26.

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 10:42 PM Rex Takasugi <RexTak...> wrote:

> While birding around the Golf Course Road exit on I-90 today
> (Saturday, 5/4/2019), I happened to see a dark bird up in that lone, dead
> tree about 200 yards west of the fire station on the north side of that
> exit: 47°11'47.1"N 121°03'10.4"W (47.196403, -121.052899). I stopped the
> car to check out the bird and discovered to my surprise that it was a
> Lewis’s Woodpecker.
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> Good birding!
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Date: 5/5/19 8:19 pm
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lake Crockett Ruff
I didn't make it until 1:00, by which time there only was one intrepid
birder searching. I joined him but the best we could do was a Western.
Several other birders came & went over the next couple of hours, including
Wayne Weber from Vancouver, but no Ruff. Thanks to all who posted status
reports, and if it should reappear please do post promptly, as you have
been. thanks,

Chris Kessler,
Seattle

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Date: 5/5/19 6:29 pm
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] aberrant Cinnamon Teal -- Seattle
Hi,

Yes, the Vesper Sparrow continues near the Osprey platform at the Montlake Fill in Seattle today. And migrants: Wilson's Warbler, Cassin's Vireo, Least, Western, and Solitary Sandpipers. But what's with this duck?

I don't have pictures, though Spencer H. may. We studied a couple of male Cinnamon Teal in the southwest pond, but one was a bit dull, also with some flank barring and back mottling, but most notably the top of the head from the eyes up and continuing down the back of the head and nape had a dull brownish color with definite green sheen. We saw no light forward facial or rear flank patches, as is often on hybrids with Blue-winged Teal. I've checked some references (from Bent to Pinterest), but found no good matches. Is this a known variation (as we see in Gadwall and wigeon), a known hybrid, some young bird, or ...? If you get good pictures, please post somewhere.

5 May, 2019,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 5/5/19 1:06 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <drisseq.n...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Common Loons on Lake Sammamish, calling....
Godne Dag Tweets! (Old English for "Good Day", Tweeters) FOY BULLOCK'S
ORIOLE in last year's nesting area (cottonwoods by Iss Creek before the old
orchard, i.e. Warbler Alley) for Lake Samm SP (LSSP) this morning circa
9am. Chuffing, and then flyover. Good look! Male! A chuffing, orange, black
and white missile. :)

WESTERN WOOD PEWEE also near orchard sallying over Issaquah Creek from a
bare branch (have pics to upload), plus two Black headed Grosbeaks. across
the river from the wee bridge.

Also FOY Black-throated Gray singing high in the c'woods, and a spotted
sandpiper down near the sunset beach.

Waiting for Swainson's Thrushes and more warblers. Would you like Issaquah
Am Dippers? They're here! Email me. Last year I saw 3 Laz Buntings come
through LSSP so it's a good park to keep your eyes peeled for them. They
were seen coming through WARBLER ALLEY, which is my name for the path that
leads to the orchard. Last year, I also found the nesting area for the
Black-throated grays in the park. If they return and stay again, I'll be
happy to share. Yours, Bird-crazed in the wild woods of Issaquah Creek,
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Date: 5/5/19 12:37 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Beyond The Bay
Tweeters,

This week I was lucky enough to see 36 Whimbrel along the shore, north of Fort Worden. Photos, thoughts and more in this week’s post.

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Date: 5/5/19 10:14 am
From: Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Island Co Ruff
The bird is still present at Crockett Lake at 10 this morning.

Steve Giles
Camano Island

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Date: 5/5/19 10:05 am
From: Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Warning: Ruff at Crockett is a knockout
Hi all,
Brian Pendleton and Delia and I went up north and over to Whidbey yesterday, in the process seeing the Ruff at Crockett Lake by the Keystone Ferry landing. Anyone going up to look for this bird should be warned, it's a knockout.  Adrian Lee, who was there with his dad Larry and who spotted 8 Whimbrel in a field a mile behind the Ruff, said it was a young male, (our guide books seemed to give inconclusive info on that). 
We also didn't have too much trouble finding the Lesser Yellowlegs at Wiley Slough in Conway and I got a nice comparison shot with a Greater and a Lesser posing together.  A Yellow-headed Blackbird was heard.
The White Pelicans were a huge delight at Deer Lagoon on Whidbey, what a bird that is and Brian counted 25.  There were 60 or 80 Whimbrel there also.  
Black Oystercatchers and Rough-winged Swallows were great to see.
Then it was great to have a Marbled Murrelet foraging 30 feet from the Ferry in the fading light as the Captain was on the loudspeaker telling us to get back to our vehicles, which is my excuse for not getting that shot.

The shots of the very cooperative Ruff and other shots from the day are at my sightings blog, scroll past the Warblers in the creek,


https://ednewbold.com/migration-is-on-at-butyl-creek/


Ed Newbold (and Delia Scholes)
Beacon Hill Seattle  FOY Yellow Warbler at the creek this morning, 4 Warbler species so far.

Happy birding everyone!





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Date: 5/5/19 7:50 am
From: Christina <joannabird413...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BEAUTIFUL MALE LAZULI BUNTING IN WOODINVILLE!
Hi All,
I guess it pays to spend some extra time watching the feeders!
What a wonderful surprise
Christina Woodinville

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Date: 5/4/19 11:48 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Belated trip report—Central Oregon
In late April my husband and I had a nice visit with family in the Smith Rock/Crooked River area of central Oregon, with side benefit of several pleasing bird sightings. The family accepts that I am a hopeless “bird-nut” and since we all enjoy the out-of-doors, go out of their way to accommodate and share their favorite local areas where they think we might find some birds. Although have been to this area many times over the years, was always in winter for skiing, or in the hot summer. This was my first time there during the green Spring and I loved it.

On April 25th they took us to see the Metolius River, including a short Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel- and butterfly-studded walk through pines to see the headwaters at Metolius Springs. (For those who care, California Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Mourning Cloak, and elusive little blue butterflies.) Also saw a beautiful Stellar’s Jay. At Camp Sherman, near the bridge across the Metolius, we enjoyed watching an American Dipper working the rocks and frequently emulating “Clumsy Carp” (anybody else remember that character from the B.C. comic strip?) in its search for food. A handsome Song Sparrow sat almost invisible amongst twigs next to the bridge. I was glad I had my camera along—more learning experiences.
Later in the day we stopped by the Bend Whitewater Park on the Deschutes River where pairs of handsome Brewer’s Blackbirds were using partially submerged logs as bathing platforms. The only other birds visible at this popular park were House Sparrows, a few Canada Geese, and a pair of Mallards.

Two days later, an hour-long walk with my sister-in-law yielded the delight of not only seeing, but getting photos of, both Western and Mountain Bluebirds (my first sighting!) in the space of about 15 minutes. We later saw more bluebirds, and a pair of California Quail crossed the dirt road we were on. Also more Scrub Jays.

Of course, California Scrub Jays frequently visit their pinyon-juniper scrub, high desert habitat property, including close to the house, and the irony is that I never did get a decent photo of one during our stay. Next time! There were plenty of Robins, but it was mentioned to me that they had not yet heard any m
Meadowlarks singing.

For those who are interested, I have posted some photos in a Central Oregon album within my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danenewarnock/albums/72157691118366593

I can also mention that throughout the trip, along rivers between the Puget Sound Basin in Washington and Bend, Oregon, we saw very many manmade osprey nest platforms and plenty of ospreys taking advantage of them. While driving, I also saw one Bald Eagle on a nest but must confess I forget where it was. All in all, a satisfying trip and am looking forward to the next one.

Danene Warnock
Edmonds area
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Date: 5/4/19 10:49 pm
From: Rex Takasugi <RexTak...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Tanagers off Bullfrog Road
While doing some birding at Bullfrog Pond on Bullfrog Road (off the Roslyn exit of I-90), we crossed the road to see what we could find in the pine forest (4711'31.4"N 12100'43.3"W or (47.192057, -121.012015)) and discovered a small flock of Western Tanagers. I am certain there were 4 unique individuals, but there could have been more. They posed quite nicely and another birder, Nancy, got some excellent photos that I hope she'll share. Also saw a White-breasted Nuthatch in that location.

Good birding!

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Date: 5/4/19 10:45 pm
From: Rex Takasugi <RexTak...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker off the Golf Course Road exit on I-90
While birding around the Golf Course Road exit on I-90 today (Saturday, 5/4/2019), I happened to see a dark bird up in that lone, dead tree about 200 yards west of the fire station on the north side of that exit: 4711'47.1"N 12103'10.4"W (47.196403, -121.052899). I stopped the car to check out the bird and discovered to my surprise that it was a Lewis's Woodpecker.

Good birding!

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Date: 5/4/19 9:01 pm
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Rock Wren, other birds
Dear Tweeters, 
Today (4 May 2019) there was a ROCK WREN at the Illabot Creek Alluvial Fan Restoration Project, or whatever we might call that place. This is where the power-line road crosses the Rockport-Cascade Road, a bit upriver from Martin Ranch Road. There is a big, blue, new metal gate blocking the power-line road where it goes south of Rockport-Cascade Road and uphill. A stone's throw east of the blue gate is a big pile of rocks, situated on a rough stone road that appears to have been used during the habitat work. I was trying for a better look at a VESPER SPARROW that flew into the rock pile, and the Rock Wren flew up out of the rocks! The wren was silent the whole time I watched it.
There were lots of other good birds today, despite my late start. Here are a few of them.
--north of the Rockport-Cascade Road, just a few hundred meters from the Rock Wren spot, there was a silent male MacGillivray's Warbler.
--there was a SOLITARY SANDPIPER in a puddle along Francis Road, between DeBay Slough and the Clear Lake SR 9 roundabout. The traffic was roaring by, and people beeped their horns at me as I watched this bird, although I was well off the roadway. The third and final horn-beeper flushed the bird, and it flew to the south, across the road. 
--At DeBay Slough were a Bullock's Oriole and a Yellow Warbler.
--On Burmaster Road's east end was a Western Kingbird.

Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 5/4/19 4:01 pm
From: Megan Lyden <meganlyden...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lazuli Buntings in Bellevue
Hi Tweeters,

Just had two male Lazuli Buntings on the feeder in my backyard, Crossroads neighborhood of Bellevue, plus our first Black-headed Grosbeak of the year, at the same feeder.

Megan Lyden
Bellevue, WA

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Date: 5/4/19 2:53 pm
From: Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Des Moines Creek Trail this morning

Saw Red Eyed Vireos, Wilson's Warbler, Band Tailed Pigeon, and got a rare (for me) closeup look at a Pacific Slope Flycatcher. Also heard Black Throated Gray Warblers and a Black Headed Grosbeak.

Phil Mattern
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Date: 5/4/19 12:06 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week & the week of May 5, 2019
Hey there, Tweeters,

Heard last week on BirdNote:
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* A Heron Nest Starts with Just One Stick
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* Poet Traci Brimhall: Intimacy and the Everyday
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* Bird Songs Reflect the Environment
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* Morning on the Bayou
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Date: 5/4/19 12:00 pm
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Off topic - need contact with Sarah Peden
Tweets


Trying to follow up on a sighting report of nest-building Cooper's Hawks.


Thanks,


Ed Deal

Seattle Cooper's Hawk Project

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Date: 5/4/19 10:05 am
From: Steve Pink <pirangas...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff continues at Crockett Lake
Hi

Ruff still present this morning at 10:00 at Whidbey Island.

Cheers Steve Pink
Edmonds WA



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Date: 5/4/19 9:01 am
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff on whidbey still present sat morning
Hi all the previously reported Ruff is still hanging out on Crockett lake this morning—

Matt Bartels
Seattle wa

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Date: 5/4/19 8:21 am
From: David Parent <dpdvm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruddy Turnstone, San de Fuca Pier
On 5/3/19, 6pm, while we were on the Whidbey Birdathon, Jay Adams spotted a Ruddy Turnstone in a flock of Surfbirds and Black Turnstones at the end of the wooden pier at San de Fuca, Whidbey Island. If you try for this bird, go at high tide.
Dave Parent <dpdvm...>, Joe Sheldon, Jay Adams

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Date: 5/3/19 10:13 pm
From: <edswan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Horned Grebe courtship dance
Tuesday evening I was at our place on the Georgia Strait near Birch Bay in
Whatcom County. As I was scanning the near shore birds, I saw a number of
Horned Grebes in breeding plumage spread out between Pt. Whitehorn and
Cherry Point.



In one small group, two birds suddenly stood up in the water and began
running side by side for a short distance, then turned and faced each other,
and then turned to run side by side back the way they came.



It's the first time I've seen Horned Grebes do a courtship dance. I've seen
Western Grebes do a more elaborate dance down in Malheur NWR.



I also have a starling that a couple of weeks ago sounded somewhat like a
Caspian Tern. In the intervening time, the Caspian Terns have returned.
Tuesday and Wednesday, I had to keep checking every time I heard a Caspian
Tern because the starling had it down exactly.



Good birding,

Ed

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Date: 5/3/19 10:01 pm
From: <edswan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] a little migrant fallout in West Seattle
I had a little migrant fallout this morning in West Seattle along the edge
of the Fairmont ravine at my house. At least 15 Western Tanagers moved
along the ravine and then flew over my house away from the ravine. I had
the feeling that this movement had been going for some time so there may
have been quite a few more birds. On 6May2017 I had a similar experience
with at least 25 tanagers. At that time, several were stopping to feed at
our suet feeder. That didn't occur today. Today's tanagers were all males,
except two that looked like females but perhaps were males that hadn't
reached adult plumage yet.



I also had first of season for my yard Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling
Vireo and Wilson's Warbler. Several Orange-crowned Warblers foraged along
the ravine edge but they returned earlier. Yellow-rumped Warblers have been
moving through as well and one Black-throated Gray Warbler but they weren't
present this morning.



Ed

Ed Swan

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Date: 5/3/19 7:41 pm
From: Christina <joannabird413...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eastern Wa wildflowers
Hi all, well I'm 2 for 2, breeding dates & umptanum trip, so I thought I'd
go for 3. Does anyone know where I can get current info about wildflower
bloom times and places?
What would I do w out you guys☺
Christina Woodinville

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Date: 5/3/19 7:01 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Grant Co. migration in full swing
Today I birded the Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area, Sunland, and the Frenchman Coulee Recreation Area, along the western edge of Grant Co., scouting for a field trip I’m leading at the WOS conference next week.

All day, pretty much every tree or bush was filled with birds. The vast majority were “AUDUBON’S” YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. But about 1 bird in 10 was something else.

The “rest” comprised:

Dusky Flycatcher – probably saw nearly 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – quite a few, some singing
Warbling Vireo – several, with about 1 per site a scanned
Lincoln Sparrow – maybe 5-6
Orange-crowned Warbler – 2nd most common warbler
Nashville Warbler – nearly as common as Orange-crowned
“Myrtle” Yellow-rumped Warbler – only 2 confirmed amongst several hundred “Audubon”
Townsend’s Warbler – one at Quincy Lake, one at Frenchman Coulee
Wilson’s Warbler – one at Dusty Lake, maybe 5 at Frenchman Coulee, with one singing
Western Tanager – one male at Sunland
Bullocks’ Oriole – two at Frenchman Coulee

The big surprises were a gorgeous singing male HARRIS’S SPARROW at the camping area actually at Quincy Lake. At Sunland, in the tall trees at the north end, I had a LEWIS’S WOODPECKER. I was also a bit surprised to find a “SOOTY” FOX SPARROW at Lake H within the Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area.

Waterfowl were pretty scarce, and they only shorebirds I had were KILLDEER and BLACK-NECKED STILT. For raptors, I had several RED-TAILED HAWK, one SWAINSON’S HAWK dropping down to Sunland, two OSPREY (one at Quincy Lake, one at Frenchman Coulee Rec Area), and several AMERICAN KESTREL. Not a stellar turnout.

Still, the migration of dickie birds in the trees was pretty special. For the day, I found 75 species.

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Date: 5/3/19 6:33 pm
From: Joshua Hayes <josh.hayes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Parrot Conclusion
Thanks to all the people who emailed me about the dead parrot I found at
Licton Springs. It turns out, it WAS the bird of the guy over by Northgate,
and he was pretty broken up when I broke it to him. I had already given him
(the bird, not the owner) a decent burial with the rest of the menagerie in
the back yard, where Kookoo joins two dogs, a fire-bellied toad, and a
raccoon. They'll be having interesting conversations.



Anyway, the bird was basically undamaged: a slight abrasion on the head, and
a broken neck. The owner said the bird was being chased by crows near the
mall; I'm guessing he fled across the freeway to North Seattle College in
the dusk, but there's a big ol' crow roost there as well, and they probably
chased him over to Licton Springs in the near darkness, where he, panicked,
flew into a tree and broke his neck. Sic semper psittacus.



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Date: 5/3/19 6:13 pm
From: STEVEN ELLIS <sremse...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Ruff...and Apologies
The Ruff was at Crockett's Lake this afternoon at 2:45. Try the southeast corner where the peeps hang out. The birds were very restless.

Now for the apologies: I was under intense pressure to get back to my job and felt I was abrupt toward Ann Marie Wood and the gentleman who let me look through his scope( I've dropped your name). I didn't properly thank the latter. I hope to deliver these apologies in person some day!!


For the record:

Semi-palmated Plovers- a handful

Western Sandpipers- a few dozen

Least Sandpipers- 2 that flew north while the flocks were trending west

Dunlin- 6 or 7

Ruff- 1



Thanks to Dave Parent and Sarah Schmidt for sending the word out about the bird.

----Steve Ellis

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Coupeville, Wa
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Date: 5/3/19 5:03 pm
From: Buchanan, Joseph B (DFW) <Joseph.Buchanan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Banded Red Knots
Tweeters -

Just a reminder about banded (flagged) Red Knots. Yellow flags were attached to Red Knots in Mexico; those knots typically also have a secondary band (red) on the lower part of the leg. These birds were banded at Guerrero Negro (Baja California Sur) and Golfo Santa Clara (Sonora). To my knowledge, there are no orange flags being deployed on knots. Most of the yellow flags were deployed over 10 years ago and many of them are so worn that the alpha-numeric codes are no longer visible. We see a few of these marked birds in Washington each spring.

Red Knots have also been marked with green flags (the flag color for the United States). These birds were marked primarily in Washington (since 2011), with a smaller number banded on the breeding grounds in northwestern Alaska.

The first migrant Red Knots began moving through Washington a few days ago. Numbers will build in the next couple of days and the species will be present in Grays Harbor (lesser numbers in northern Willapa Bay) until roughly 20-22 May, with stragglers perhaps until the end of the month. Please we watching for marked birds. I would be very interested to learn about sightings of any of these marked birds. Photographs are particularly helpful.

Thanks.

Joe Buchanan
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
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Date: 5/3/19 3:17 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seriously cockles-warming
A hummingbird-whisperer:

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/hummingbird-rescue-michael-cardenaz-returns-georgia?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3ddc2ee848-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_FRI0503_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fcbff2e256-3ddc2ee848-41203065
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Date: 5/3/19 1:11 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wilson's and Townsend's warblers / Wedgwood
Hello Birders,

Just had a flurry of activity at one of our birdbaths with both Townsend and male Wilson’s (FOY) warbler splashing it up!

Nothing like spring birding!

Caryn / Wedgwood neighborhood
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Date: 5/3/19 12:25 pm
From: David Parent <dpdvm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ruff at Crockett Lake, Whidbey Island
We are looking at a Ruff within a flock of peeps on the mudflats on the SE corner of Crockett Lake. Heat shimmer but hopefully diagnostic photos to follow.

Dave Parent, <dpdvm...>, Freeland WA

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Date: 5/3/19 12:21 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bird breeding dates info

On Thursday, May 2, Christina asked where to find bird breeding dates
for the Pacific Northwest online.

I have three suggestions:

1) Seattle Audubon's Bird Web:
http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/


2) The bar graphs of seasonal occurrence that are found in A Birder's
Guide to Washington, Second Edition. The book has been placed online,
including the bar charts. These can be found at :

http://wabirdguide.org/bar-graphs/


3) Marv Breece has prepared charts based on the above bar graphs and
broken down by birding groups. You can see and download these at:
http://wos.org/documents/Occurrence/


Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA



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Date: 5/3/19 11:22 am
From: Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Black-headed Grosbeak (+ a fun Song Sparrow)
Hello Tweets,

My extremely patient partner was in the middle of saying something yesterday afternoon when I suddenly jumped up, ran out of the room, grabbed my camera and started snappingId just glimpsed my FOY Black-headed Grosbeak at our deck feeder. He came back several times over the course of the evening, and hopefully sometime soon hell bring his sweetheart. Photo here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/47708410212/in/dateposted-public/>.

A couple of days earlier, Id also enjoyed observing a Song Sparrow not just eating dandelion seeds, but pouncing on the heads as if they were prey, then acting quite proud of him/herself stripping off the fuzz and consuming the seed. A pounce photo is here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/47708471852/in/dateposted-public/> not the best photo, but fun to see.

Good birding to you,
Trileigh

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Date: 5/3/19 10:49 am
From: Cindy McCormack <nwbirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Emergency closure of River S, Saturday, May 4th
FYI:
Ridgefield NWR will be doing an emergency closure of the River S unit
tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, due to bridge construction. Because it is the
first day the Kiwa Trail would have been open, we anticipate a large
crowd. We are trying to get the word out. We expect River S to be open on
Sunday.

As an alternative, the new Carty Trail is open between the Ridgefield Port
& the Plankhouse.

Updates are being posted on the refuge webpage and on the Friends webpage,
Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you can spread the word through list serves in Oregon and Washington it
is greatly appreciated.

Susan Setterberg, RNWR Volunteer & Friends Board.

Cindy McCormack
Vancouver, WA
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Date: 5/3/19 9:17 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swifts on bricks
Cindy Easterson bagged 2778 Vaux’s Swifts at Monroe Wagner last night. They’re slowly working their way up the bricks this morning at 9:13.
https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/ <https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/>

1221 at Selleck

1418 at JBLM

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 5/3/19 9:02 am
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: [Tweeters] MacGillivray’s Warbler Magnuson
Found on trail that heads downhill west from promontory point behind residential area. At the spot where a tree had fallen across the trail last winter.
Black lores. Prominent broken eye ring. Beautiful bird.

Dan McDougall-Treacy
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Date: 5/3/19 8:54 am
From: Beth Thompson <calliopehb...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] FOY Western Tanager and BH grosbeak!
We had our first Black-headed Grosbeak yesterday, 8 days earlier than we normally see them .
Regards,
Beth Thompson
Arlington WA

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Date: 5/3/19 4:52 am
From: Joseph Higbee <jvhigbee...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] birding app question
I have used iBird Pro by Mitch Waite group on my iphone for some time and
find it quite comprehensive.



Joseph Higbee

Spanaway, WA

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Date: 5/2/19 10:11 pm
From: Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 5 Warbler day on Butyl Creek
Hi all,
Delia and I tied for a record, most bathing Warblers in a day at Butyl Creek, our recirculating creek on Beacon Hill.  We had about 4 Orange-crowned Warblers, about that many Wilson's, pretty-sure 2 Nashville, one Yellow-rumped and one Black-throated Gray.  Pictures of all of these birds and a recent Hammonds Flycatcher are at my website at

https://ednewbold.com/migration-is-on-at-butyl-creek/


 Warblers always seem to display their crown feathers when bathing.



If only the Hirundines were setting or equaling records in Seattle.

Thanks all and happy birding,
Ed Newbold and Delia Scholes,
residential Beacon Hill. 














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Date: 5/2/19 6:53 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-05-02
Tweets – The weather was disappointing this morning, with a dark overcast that made viewing difficult, and a COLD breeze that chilled both us and the birds. Passerines weren’t singing much, and really didn’t want to come out into the open. It made for a trying morning. We had several species that were glimpsed or were possibly heard, but whose identities could not be confirmed. Several birds were seen only by a small number of people. The weather was improving a bit just as we were leaving, of course. Still, not a bad day, with a few surprises, a few new year birds, and a decent species tally.

Highlights:
a.. Mallard – first ducklings of the year, with seven tiny ones at the Rowing Club dock
b.. Green-winged Teal – still 4-6 hanging around. Getting late for them
c.. EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE – one flew NW. First for 2019
d.. Wilson’s Snipe – one seen below the weir – getting late
e.. Spotted Sandpiper – one below the weir
f.. GREATER YELLOWLEGS – two below the weir, seen very well
g.. Sharp-shinned Hawk – juvenile, first since February
h.. Barn Owl – Kazuto Shibata saw one in the East Meadow predawn
i.. Western Screech-Owl – seen, near east end of the boardwalk before 5am
j.. Hairy Woodpecker – one
k.. Pileated Woodpecker – two
l.. WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE – one seen very well from west end of the boardwalk – Earliest spring sighting ever for Marymoor
m.. HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER – one identified from poor looks, call notes. Second probable bird near the pewee must remain as Empidonax sp.
n.. WARBLING VIREO – at least 3. New for 2019
o.. Purple Martin – male in far right gourd; on eggs already?
p.. Pacific Wren – first since March, and a rather late sighting for Marymoor (they’ve never nested here)
q.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – two; getting late
r.. MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER – male in blackberries south of graffitied shelter – 2nd earliest spring sighting ever, new for the 2019 list
s.. BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK – maybe 4-5 males, singing – First for 2019
We did not find the VESPER SPARROW that was seen at least Sunday-Wednesday.

Birds we had last week but didn’t find this week, and which are probably gone until fall: American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe (haven’t nested in the park in several years), American Coot, Double-crested Cormorant, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, and Fox Sparrow.

Misses included Rock Pigeon, Green Heron, Brown Creeper (might have heard), and Pine Siskin. Western Tanager has been seen this week in 14/25 previous years, but we have yet to get one this year; likely to be present very soon if not already.

Adding the Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, and counting the Vesper Sparrow, I believe we’re up to 115 species for the year. For the day, 69 species, which is not shabby by any measure.

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Date: 5/2/19 6:05 pm
From: Stan Bezimienny <grzebiuszkaziemna...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Banded knot @ Bottle Beach
I found the same banded knot on one of my pictures from the same day (very
bad one), seems like there were two bands, orange on top and red one below.

Best,

Stan

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Date: Thu, 2 May 2019 02:43:31 +0000
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To: Tweeters <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach and beyond
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George Pagos and I birded Bottle Beach today and had nice looks at a good
variety of birds. We had 10 species of shorebirds including; Dunlin, W.
Sandpiper, L. Sandpiper, Semi-Palmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover,
Long-billed Dowitcher, Short-billed Dowitcher, Killdeer, Ruddy Turnstone,
Sanderling, Greater Yellowlegs and over 100 Red Knots. There was one Red
Knot with an orange tag on on leg. We couldn't read it but I figure someone
might want to know we had a banded bird.

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Date: 5/2/19 4:58 pm
From: Adrian Wolf <awolf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY - WIWA
Wilson's warbler in my garden this afternoon; location: Olympia, WA.

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Date: 5/2/19 4:39 pm
From: Joan Miller <jemskink...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sad day, window-killed warbler
I was distraught to discover a warbler lying on the side of my house today.
It was olive green and yellow, a female Wilson's I believe. She was just
enjoying spring, as I was, until crashing into my window. That's one less
warbler, and one less breeding female. Being a birder, that makes it even
more distressing. I ran around with my Window Alert stickers and liquid and
blanketed my windows with them. I also taped some white paper to the inside
of one. It's a good reminder to take precautions to prevent window
collisions, as best we can. Anyone have any other recommendations?

Joan Miller
West Seattle
jemskink at gmail dot com

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Date: 5/2/19 3:53 pm
From: Christina <joannabird413...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird breeding dates info
Hi all, is there anyone out there who can tell me where to find the bird
breeding dates for the Pacific Northwest online? I'm trying to Id some
birds at my feeders, and it would help.
Thanks much
Christina Woodinville

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Date: 5/2/19 3:50 pm
From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Everett Lewis's Woodpecker (not chaseable) and new birding location
Congratulations on the Lewis' woodpecker.  I got to spend some quality time with the one at Magnuson Park in Seattle last year.  
Peggy MundyBothell
On Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:40:45 p.m. PDT, Josh Adams <xjoshx...> wrote:

Hello tweets,
I made a quick trip up to Everett yesterday in hopes of adding some year birds. While driving on Homeacres Road I had a flock of Whimbrel fly down river.

As I made my way towards Spencer Island I noticed an odd bird flying over my car. Kind of flew like a crow, but too small. Kind of like a flicker, but way too dark. Fortunately it decided to land in a tree right next to the road and as it landed it all clicked: Lewis's Woodpecker! This species has been my nemesis in Snohomish County for several years and I've spent a lot of time targetting them in spring and fall, so just stumbling upon one in North Everett was a bit funny. The bird only hung out for a minute before continuing east towards Spencer Island. I tried to pick it up again there, but had no luck.

I wanted to mention that after years of construction area at the North end of the Everett Sewage Plant again has some public access. As you head south along the river, keep left and take the overpass on 12th Ave NE over the freeway. You will come to a gravel parking lot. There are gravel roads around newly created tidal wetlands and also the northern most lagoon at the sewage treatment plant. The wetlands look like they'll take a little bit to naturalize and be ideal habitat, but good number of Least and Western Sandpipers seemed to be enjoying it.

Josh AdamsCathcart, WA 
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Date: 5/2/19 3:43 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett Lewis's Woodpecker (not chaseable) and new birding location
Hello tweets,
I made a quick trip up to Everett yesterday in hopes of adding some year
birds. While driving on Homeacres Road I had a flock of Whimbrel fly down
river.

As I made my way towards Spencer Island I noticed an odd bird flying over
my car. Kind of flew like a crow, but too small. Kind of like a flicker,
but way too dark. Fortunately it decided to land in a tree right next to
the road and as it landed it all clicked: Lewis's Woodpecker! This species
has been my nemesis in Snohomish County for several years and I've spent a
lot of time targetting them in spring and fall, so just stumbling upon one
in North Everett was a bit funny. The bird only hung out for a minute
before continuing east towards Spencer Island. I tried to pick it up again
there, but had no luck.

I wanted to mention that after years of construction area at the North end
of the Everett Sewage Plant again has some public access. As you head south
along the river, keep left and take the overpass on 12th Ave NE over the
freeway. You will come to a gravel parking lot. There are gravel roads
around newly created tidal wetlands and also the northern most lagoon at
the sewage treatment plant. The wetlands look like they'll take a little
bit to naturalize and be ideal habitat, but good number of Least and
Western Sandpipers seemed to be enjoying it.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA

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Date: 5/2/19 2:27 pm
From: cynthia burrell <cinnyb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] reminder: WOS meeting May 6
Hey Tweets, Just a reminder of the WOS meeting on Monday, May 6 at UW Center for Urban Horticulture:

"Ducklings, Predators, and Brood Parasites: a look at the challenges of ontogenetic growth, behavior development, and reproduction in cavity nesting wood ducks". Mitch Hinton is a PhD candidate at UC Davis, and a recent transplant to the Seattle area. His undergrad work is in ecology and evolutionary biology, and he has a Master's in Avian Science from UC Davis where he studied the transmission of West Nile Virus in the American Crow.

Washington Ornithological Society monthly meetings are held at
The UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle 98105

Social starts at 7pm, and the formal program begins at 7:30pm.
Meetings are the first Monday of the month, October through June.
All are welcome.

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Date: 5/2/19 2:17 pm
From: Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Boeing Ponds Vesper Sparrow
Hey Tweets!

At the risk of exposing how bad I am at birding, I thought I'd report what I believe was a Vesper Sparrow at Boeing Ponds today. I was walking the road that borders the east side of the ponds at 11:30 or so today, and there was a nice mix of sparrows along the east sidewalk - the one bordering the large field to the east. White-crowned, Lincoln, and Savannah were all there and looking crisp. I had this sparrow pop up from a few feet away, and it perched on a blackberry branch right next to a Savannah, giving nice comparisons. Larger with a pink bill, and the white/gray distinct patterning that seems familiar to me from other times I've seen Vespers - all pretty muted colors, but distinct facial patterning with absolutely no yellow in it. Really similar overall to the Savannah, but easy to see with them side by side that they were different birds.

Questions that I was asked as I ran through the sighting with other birders:

*
Was there a bright... luminously bright impossible to miss eye ring?
*
When the bird flew away, were you similarly blinded by the white retrices?
*
And... something else about rufous patches on the shoulders?

None of these were looked for - they just aren't birds I've seen often enough to have a broader list of instant ID checks. The song has usually been the first ID for me, but this was a silent bird.

Anyone else run into these situations as you've been working to learn birds better? You get a look at a bird, and someone asks you afterwards "Was it wearing light pink galoshes?" Not like... that particular question, but something that sounds similar in that... you just had no clue to look for it? More realistically, maybe they'd ask about the tertial feathers - I often simply black out when my brain puts in the effort to remember for the 50th time which ones are the tertials. Just me? Thought so.

Hope someone is able to recover the bird - I tried for about 15 minutes, but it had flown off to skulk elsewhere. If you get a picture of those retrices - I'd love another look.

Happy birding!

Tim Brennan
Renton

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Date: 5/2/19 9:29 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wagner Swifts
We got swifts going into rather than out of the Wagner roost this morning. Watch and hear them at https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/ <https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/>

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 5/2/19 9:12 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] MacGillvrays warbler, Ridgefield, Clark Co. WA
Not only my foy but first in my yard. Nice male singing.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Date: 5/2/19 8:41 am
From: Christina <joannabird413...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Trip to umptanam this year
Hi fellow birders,
I would like to take a trip to Umptanum with someone who would like a ride
along. I am enjoyable company and can pay my way. Just not very fun alone.
May be a trip w Audubon, but I like to slow down some.
Thanks and happy spring!
Christina Woodinville

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Date: 5/1/19 9:57 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Need email address
I am looking for email addresses for Ryan Merrill, Bruce LaBar and Chris Wright. If someone could provide them or these gentleman respond off line I would appreciate it. I have an ID question.

Thanks

Roger Moyer

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Date: 5/1/19 9:41 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach and beyond
It seems after reviewing the pictures of the Curlews that some if not all of them are Wimbrels.

Roger

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Subject: Bottle Beach and beyond

George Pagos and I birded Bottle Beach today and had nice looks at a good variety of birds. We had 10 species of shorebirds including; Dunlin, W. Sandpiper, L. Sandpiper, Semi-Palmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Long-billed Dowitcher, Short-billed Dowitcher, Killdeer, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Greater Yellowlegs and over 100 Red Knots. There was one Red Knot with an orange tag on on leg. We couldn't read it but I figure someone might want to know we had a banded bird.

I went to Westport boat basin to see if I could find any Marbled Godwits, but they have gone. The best species for the day was 8 Long-billed Curlews at Graveyard Spit. On the way from Tokeland to Raymond there were numerous peeps on the mudflats near the highway. I would estimate there were between 30,000-50,000 birds spread out over a couple of miles along the road.

For those of you going out to Grays Harbor for the Shorebird Festival you are in for a treat. I have birded that part of the coast for over 25 years and have never seen the number of birds I saw today.


Cheers and good birding.

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, WA

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Date: 5/1/19 9:01 pm
From: Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Tanagers
This morning 3 more Western Tanagers dropped by. Two males accompanied by
one female.

Carol Stoner
West Seattle

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Date: 5/1/19 7:57 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
Back home on my computer I zoomed in on my photos and counted 312 in the
flock.
(Flying up Wenas Creek, at Hardy Canyon, just up from Wenas Lake, Yakima
County.)

Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

listing.aba.org/ethics/

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 1:03 PM Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> wrote:

> Snow Geese here in Yakima County too this morning, also late I suppose --
> a flock of about 250 at Hardy Canyon flying up Wenas Creek. John Hebert was
> coming up the road toward me. A hollar to him got him on them. I'll look at
> my photos and count tonight to see how far off my number estimate is. I'd
> not seen any on Wenas Lake.
> Good Birding,
> Kevin Lucas
> Selah, Yakima County, WA
>
> Sent with AquaMail for Android
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>
> On May 1, 2019 7:36:44 AM <andie777...> wrote:
>
>> WE were out at the W90 yesterday (4/30/19) at 2PM and there was a flock
>> of about 1000 Snow Geese resting so to speak. A small pond of water is
>> there plus a ditch like area. They seem to be resting and were quiet and
>> did not appear to be disturbed. There were some men with tractor working
>> nearby. Would anyone guess where they came from? This is the latest I’ve
>> seen them around here. We took pictures. I assume they left last night. I
>> won’t be going out there today. Not much bird activity. Bald Eagle sitting
>> on the nest nearby, “White” Rough-legged was around plus a couple others.
>> Fields being worked up around area.
>>
>> Cleo Andreasen
>> Anacortes
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Date: 5/1/19 7:45 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bottle Beach and beyond
George Pagos and I birded Bottle Beach today and had nice looks at a good variety of birds. We had 10 species of shorebirds including; Dunlin, W. Sandpiper, L. Sandpiper, Semi-Palmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Long-billed Dowitcher, Short-billed Dowitcher, Killdeer, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Greater Yellowlegs and over 100 Red Knots. There was one Red Knot with an orange tag on on leg. We couldn't read it but I figure someone might want to know we had a banded bird.

I went to Westport boat basin to see if I could find any Marbled Godwits, but they have gone. The best species for the day was 8 Long-billed Curlews at Graveyard Spit. On the way from Tokeland to Raymond there were numerous peeps on the mudflats near the highway. I would estimate there were between 30,000-50,000 birds spread out over a couple of miles along the road.

For those of you going out to Grays Harbor for the Shorebird Festival you are in for a treat. I have birded that part of the coast for over 25 years and have never seen the number of birds I saw today.


Cheers and good birding.

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, WA

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Date: 5/1/19 7:08 pm
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] New Website - Urban Raptor Conservancy
Urban Raptor Conservancy is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) organization interested in the birds of prey in our urban midst. We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website (urbanraptorconservancy.org). The site is a resource on falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls—nineteen species of raptors—found in the Northwest’s urban areas. Explore this site to become familiar with Seattle raptors, what we know about them, and how you can help study and protect them.

Ed Deal

Seattle, WA

Urban Raptor Conservancy

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Date: 5/1/19 7:03 pm
From: <dlmoor2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wednesday on the beach
Hey Tweets....a couple of friends and I drove the beach in Ocean Shoes
and Ocean City today to observe the spring migration and boy what a
show! The Semipalmated Plovers arrived (overnight?) and we made a really
good effort at counting them....we figured 2500-3500 birds at least! It
was more plovers than any of us had ever seen before. We began at the
south end of town, driving out at Ocean Lake Way access but didn't
really run into the masses of birds until we re-entered the beach at
Damon Rd./The Best Western Lighthouse. From there north to Ocean City
was one large group of mixed shorebirds after another...lots of Westerns
and Dunlin. lots of semipalms, and many Marbled Godwits.

Also, I spoke to the registrar for the shorebird festival and she tells
me we have pretty much sold out of the keynote speaker tickets; it's a
smaller venue at the middle school auditorium and she only had a few
tickets left. Thank you Noah Stryker!

Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores
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Date: 5/1/19 6:25 pm
From: Ryan Merrill <rjm284...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vesper Sparrow at Carkeek Park
There is a Vesper Sparrow at the top of the Viewlands Trail at Carkeek Park
this evening. It's feeding on the trail that goes through the big
blackberry patch.

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Seattle

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Date: 5/1/19 2:05 pm
From: Ronda Stark <rondastark18...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
Could you please identify the location of the Rough- legged hawks? They are
my absolute favorite bird and I thought they had returned to the Arctic
long ago. I looked for them on the Bayview-Edison rd. in late March and
could not find one.
Thank you,
Ronda




On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 1:04 PM Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> wrote:

> Snow Geese here in Yakima County too this morning, also late I suppose --
> a flock of about 250 at Hardy Canyon flying up Wenas Creek. John Hebert was
> coming up the road toward me. A hollar to him got him on them. I'll look at
> my photos and count tonight to see how far off my number estimate is. I'd
> not seen any on Wenas Lake.
> Good Birding,
> Kevin Lucas
> Selah, Yakima County, WA
>
> Sent with AquaMail for Android
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>
> On May 1, 2019 7:36:44 AM <andie777...> wrote:
>
>> WE were out at the W90 yesterday (4/30/19) at 2PM and there was a flock
>> of about 1000 Snow Geese resting so to speak. A small pond of water is
>> there plus a ditch like area. They seem to be resting and were quiet and
>> did not appear to be disturbed. There were some men with tractor working
>> nearby. Would anyone guess where they came from? This is the latest I’ve
>> seen them around here. We took pictures. I assume they left last night. I
>> won’t be going out there today. Not much bird activity. Bald Eagle sitting
>> on the nest nearby, “White” Rough-legged was around plus a couple others.
>> Fields being worked up around area.
>>
>> Cleo Andreasen
>> Anacortes
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Date: 5/1/19 1:05 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
Snow Geese here in Yakima County too this morning, also late I suppose -- a
flock of about 250 at Hardy Canyon flying up Wenas Creek. John Hebert was
coming up the road toward me. A hollar to him got him on them. I'll look at
my photos and count tonight to see how far off my number estimate is. I'd
not seen any on Wenas Lake.
Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, Yakima County, WA

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On May 1, 2019 7:36:44 AM <andie777...> wrote:

> WE were out at the W90 yesterday (4/30/19) at 2PM and there was a flock of
> about 1000 Snow Geese resting so to speak. A small pond of water is there
> plus a ditch like area. They seem to be resting and were quiet and did not
> appear to be disturbed. There were some men with tractor working nearby.
> Would anyone guess where they came from? This is the latest I’ve seen them
> around here. We took pictures. I assume they left last night. I won’t be
> going out there today. Not much bird activity. Bald Eagle sitting on the
> nest nearby, “White” Rough-legged was around plus a couple others. Fields
> being worked up around area.
>
> Cleo Andreasen
> Anacortes
>
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Date: 5/1/19 12:34 pm
From: Valerie Anderson <valhikes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Western Tanager and BH grosbeak!
A lovely male Western Tanager and Black-headed grosbeak made their FOY
appearance in our yard yesterday (Olympia).

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Date: 5/1/19 11:26 am
From: <adrienne...>
Subject: [Tweeters] USFWS requests information prior to listing the Mt Rainier White Tailed Ptarmigan as threatened or endangered
Hey All! I received notification that the USFWS is conducting a status
review of the Mt Rainier White Tailed Ptarmigan to determine if listing the
species as threatened or endangered and designating critical habitat under
the ESA is warranted. They are requesting information on the species to
help with this determination. Please see the attachment for details of the
information they are requesting. Comments are due by to USFWS by May 17th.
Thanks!



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Date: 5/1/19 10:25 am
From: Elaine Chuang <elc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Breeding Bird Survey Training - this Friday and Sunday
(sent on behalf of Puget Sound Bird Observatory - PSBO)

The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is one of the longest running and most important monitoring programs for birds in North America with 4000 routes across the US (and Canada). https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/

PSBO and Washington State’s BBS coordinator, Don Norman, are offering training for this year's BBS routes (sorry for this very short notice) to discuss the rationale of, survey protocol and techniques (bird detection is primarily by sound) used in the BBS. Practice field training will also be held. These sessions will help you acquire the skill set to become a BBS point counter. And as there are open routes available in Washington state, you can still sign up as a participant for this summer in the Breeding Bird Survey! Available routes are shown in the USGS Website https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm <https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm>

The BBS evening training session is: 7pm this Friday, May 3 at Don’s home (2112 NW 199th Street, Shoreline). Field training will be on Sunday, May 5, starting at 6:30am at the Edmonds Marsh overlook off Dayton Ave.

For more info: contact Don Norman <pugetsoundbird...> <mailto:<pugetsoundbird...>
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Date: 5/1/19 8:09 am
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup (April 2019)
Hi Tweets,

April was a good birding month. We have added 32 species to our year list. Here are the highlights:

An Arctic Loon (code 5), a review species for Washington, was observed from Water Street on April 2nd. Four birders were able to see it from Water Street and from Sunset Avenue before it left.

Townsend’s Solitaires were seen in a north Edmonds yard on April 5th and in Yost Park on April 29th. These two independent sightings take this code 5 species to a code 4 as we now have 5 records of this species in the city. With more and more birders out each year, I predict we will begin to see more reports of solitaires.

A female Mountain Bluebird (code 5) was reported at Brackett’s Landing North on April 19th. At least five birders got to see this bluebird. The only previous report in Edmonds was in September 1999 in the same vicinity.

A Nashville Warbler (code 4) was in Yost Park on April 27th.

Cinnamon Teals (code 3) were seen in the Edmonds marsh on April 12th and 21st.

The first Common Yellowthroat (code 3) was seen in the Edmonds marsh on April 14th and there have been subsequent sightings.

The first Northern Rough-winged Swallows (code 3) passed through the Edmonds marsh on April 18th.

A Eurasian Collared-Dove (code 3) was in a waterfront neighborhood on April 20th.

A Greater Yellowlegs (code 3) was at the Edmonds marsh on April 23rd. A Semipalmated Plover (code 3) was there on April 28th.

Purple Martins (code 3) arrived at the Edmonds marsh on April 26th and were the first seen in Snohomish County this year. There have been several subsequent sightings at the marsh and around the martin nest boxes on the waterfront.

A Cassin’s Vireo (code 3) was spotted in Yost Park on April 28th.

A Spotted Sandpiper (code 3) was at the Edmonds marsh on April 30th.

A number of code 1 and 2 species arrived in Edmonds during April: Least and Western Sandpipers at the marsh; Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, and Wilson’s Warblers at various locations; Pacific-slope and Hammond’s Flycatchers at various locations; Violet-green, Tree, and Barn Swallows are back at the marsh; Ospreys are back at their Edmonds nest site; Sanderlings were at Marina Beach, near the base of the breakwater, early in the month; a Cackling Goose in a south Edmonds neighborhood; Brown-headed Cowbirds at several locations; Warbling Vireos at Yost Park.

Recently I was told about a sighting of the female Brewer’s Blackbird at Civic Field. We have one Brewer’s Blackbird in Edmonds, a female that pretty much stays near the Senior Center and Olympic Beach. She had a mate but he disappeared a few years ago. She persists. I have wondered what will happen to her when the city begins to raze the Senior Center in the near future to make way for a new community center. There are other buildings with lawns along Olympic Beach that might host her. I think it is a good sign that she has recently wandered more than a mile away to Civic Field. Hopefully she will be resilient and adaptable when she loses her home territory to construction. It would be a shame if Edmonds could not support its lone Brewer’s Blackbird.

We are at 135 species for the year. Species on our collective list are noted in the bird information display box at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station at the base of the public pier. If you would like an electronic copy of the current Edmonds checklist, please request it at <checklistedmonds...> <mailto:<checklistedmonds...>.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

Abundance codes: (1) Common, (2) Uncommon, (3) Harder to find, usually seen annually, (4) Rare, 5+ records, (5) Fewer than 5 records
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Date: 5/1/19 7:40 am
From: <andie777...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Last of the Snow Geese at the 90.
WE were out at the W90 yesterday (4/30/19) at 2PM and there was a flock of about 1000 Snow Geese resting so to speak. A small pond of water is there plus a ditch like area. They seem to be resting and were quiet and did not appear to be disturbed. There were some men with tractor working nearby. Would anyone guess where they came from? This is the latest Ive seen them around here. We took pictures. I assume they left last night. I wont be going out there today. Not much bird activity. Bald Eagle sitting on the nest nearby, White Rough-legged was around plus a couple others. Fields being worked up around area.

Cleo Andreasen
Anacortes
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Date: 4/30/19 9:10 pm
From: Joshua Hayes <josh.hayes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Dead Parrot. No, really.
I found a dead parrot on my evening dog walk this morning in Licton Springs
Park (no jokes about the Norwegian Blue, please). Just beginning to get
flyblown, which I guess means, what, 2-3 days dead? I think it's got a band
on one leg. Question is, do I collect it and drop it somewhere? What's the
appropriate action here, for this clearly escaped bird?



-

Joshua Hayes

Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Physical Science

Redmond High School, E-130






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Date: 4/30/19 8:51 pm
From: LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Birding app question
I would also appreciate knowing if there are recommendations for a good app
for identifying bird calls.

Larry Baxter
Camano Island
<Mthiker57...>

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Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:56:05 -0700
From: "Sherry Anderson" <sherryandangus...>
To: "Tweeters" <Tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding app question
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Is there a smart phone birding app for voice recognition of bird calls?
Thanks,
Sherry Anderson
Port Angeles
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Date: 4/30/19 7:26 pm
From: Eric Kowalczyk <cassidix2005...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Peru bird book and tips ?
Jeff, if you get to Machu Picchu, there is a great hotel near the train
station...where you can spend a day birding in their gardens: Inka Terra
M.P. Hotel.......remember seeing a female Cock-of-the-Rock (along with many
other species) on their premises.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x916d9a81961432d3%3A0x80cbc8d1d0e6ed08!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNjDhYH1FbvtrgFV18nClTtyzIaUv76TvtherKW%3Dw284-h160-k-no!5sinkaterra%20machu%20picchu%20-%20Google%20Search!15sCAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipNjDhYH1FbvtrgFV18nClTtyzIaUv76TvtherKW&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj8tqenovnhAhW9FjQIHfFiBrkQoiowDnoECAwQBg


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Date: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 5:32 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Peru bird book and tips ?
To: <tweeters...> <tweeters...>


What's a good current bird-ID book for Peru?

Any tips for birding Peru in August? (I'm limited to Cusco, Lima, and a
couple of areas in the North near the coast and one in the northern
highlands.)

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Date: 4/30/19 6:55 pm
From: Sam Sudar <sudar.sam...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Peru bird book and tips ?
When I was living in Lima a few years ago, *Birds of Peru* by Schulenberg
was the standard:

https://smile.amazon.com/Birds-Peru-Revised-Updated-Princeton/dp/069113023X


There's a new app version that I own, but I haven't used it in the field:

http://www.birdseyebirding.com/apps/birds_of_peru/


Pantanos de Villa <https://goo.gl/maps/GNKhzq3BeEft5tA4A> is a good site to
the south of Lima. I believe that the couple I lived with in Lima has
started guiding trips there. They are great people and hiring them would be
a good way to get there if you're not comfortable bartering with a
cabdriver in Spanish. Taxis aren't metered in Lima, and you normally
negotiate a price before you get in. You can also use Uber and/or EasyTaxi.

In Cusco I had some enjoyable and easy birding (memorably my first Giant
Hummingbird) on the approach to Saqsaywaman
<https://goo.gl/maps/WdL2mDoBmrfzXpwh9>, which is some ruins surrounded by
a park that you can easily walk to from the city center.

In and around Cusco you might keep an eye out for beer from Cervecería del
Valle Sagrado <http://www.cerveceriadelvalle.com>. Their first brewer was
from Oakshire Brewing in Portland. He's since left but they still brew
amazing beer.

If you're taking the train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu you can spot
some birds, like Torrent Ducks, from the train. The river road from Aguas
Calientes toward Machu Picchu had good birding, including more Torrent
Duck, Torrent Tyrannulet, and White-capped Dipper.

There's another walk you can do that continues past the bridge crossing the
river toward Machu Picchu (not taking it, instead staying on the same side
as Aguas Calientes), continuing through the cloud forest to a hydroelectric
plant. On this trail you can supposedly see Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, but my
brother and I were not so lucky.

There are numerous books about birding in Cusco / Machu Picchu that you can
find locally in tourist shops. For the most part I found them helpful for
sites and likely species, but I didn't think they were necessary beyond
Schulenberg. One thing they did point out was that a nightjar is supposedly
common above eponymous hot springs of Aguas Calientes. Sadly I hadn't read
this at the time that I was there, but if I were to go back I would
definitely look at ebird etc to see if that is a legit tip.

Let me know if you want the contact information for my friends. Happy to
provide any more information that might be helpful.

Sam in Seattle

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> What's a good current bird-ID book for Peru?
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> Any tips for birding Peru in August? (I'm limited to Cusco, Lima, and a
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Date: 4/30/19 5:34 pm
From: Jeff Borsecnik <JeffBorsecnik...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Peru bird book and tips ?
What's a good current bird-ID book for Peru?

Any tips for birding Peru in August? (I'm limited to Cusco, Lima, and a couple of areas in the North near the coast and one in the northern highlands.)

Thanks! jeff b bellingham

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Date: 4/30/19 3:51 pm
From: Diann MacRae <tvulture...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Turkey vulture report, 2019
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Date: 4/30/19 2:16 pm
From: <garrettwhaynes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] M Street Marsh Lark Sparrow



Hello Tweets,
I am pretty certain I found a Lark Sparrow at the M Street Marsh in Auburn this morning. I went there looking for the Yellow Headed Blackbird (no luck) and luckily saw this bird instead. It was in the first field out in the middle near some robins. I was scoping another potentially interesting bird when it flew right into the middle of my scope view. It was a large Sparrow type bird with a large central breast spot. It had some unusual behavior though when at one point it ran along the ground for about five feet which I am not used to seeing sparrows doing. It was mostly backlit so I couldn’t see the head very well, but with the breast spot and it’s size a Lark sparrow seems to be the only bird that fits the description.
Email me or reply to this post if you re-find it!
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Date: 4/30/19 1:27 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Birding app question
>
> I purchased and installed BirdGenie on my Android phones. I want to like
> it, but it mostly simply crashes.

Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

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Date: 4/30/19 11:12 am
From: Peter Johnson <peter...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skamania County Yellow-headed Blackbird and Sora
Female YH Blackbird seen at noon yesterday along edge of Rock Creek Cove
in Stevenson.  She was in the willows just north of the mouth of the cove.

Pair of Sora seen around 2 pm yesterday on the pond at Strawberry Island
in North Bonneville

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Date: 4/30/19 10:58 am
From: Sherry Anderson <sherryandangus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding app question
Is there a smart phone birding app for voice recognition of bird calls?
Thanks,
Sherry Anderson
Port Angeles
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Date: 4/29/19 7:35 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Kent Valley Birding
Had a 3 falcon visit at M Street today & a 6 swallow visit at 204th Street (& Frager Rd) in Kent.

M Street, Emerald Downs
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel - male
Merlin - female taiga
Peregrine Falcon - immature
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Yellow-headed Blackbird - female
Brown-headed Blackbird

204th St & Frager Rd, Kent
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Harrier
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Vaux's Swift - 1
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow

It was a good day.

--
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Tukwila, WA
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Date: 4/29/19 6:37 pm
From: Carolyn Boatsman <c.boatsman...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla Mercer Island
I saw two phainopepla, male, on March 16, 2019. I thought I saw one in exactly the same place three years ago but didn't get as close a look. I've looked for other sightings and see that Cornell shows in W Washington on their five-year map https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Phainopepla/maps-sightings. As this sighting is unusual, I tried to look for details of appearance and behavior: Color, size, ragged crest, profile, wing shape in flight, song/calls, all consistent. These two were perched on a wire. I observed one fly out and hawk (presumably an insect) and return to the perch. My Birder's Handbook lists hawking as a secondary feeding behavior. A fun sighting and you gotta love that somewhat floppy crest in a breeze. Regrets re: late posting but I've never posted before and, well, busy, etc. However, opening Tweeters today I see that someone posted phainopepla in Issaquah today!


Carolyn Boatsman
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Date: 4/29/19 1:17 pm
From: Jacquelyn Miller <jcmiller31...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Phainopepla in Issaquah?
Is there any possibility that a Phainopepla would be in King County? I saw
what looked like one this morning driving from I-90 E at the exit onto
Highlands Drive on my way to the Issaquah Highlands. It was definitely NOT
a Steller's Jay and was completely dark-feathered with an obvious crest..
It was perched on the concrete barrier so I couldn't see a wing patch.
I've seen them in California and it looked just like the ones I saw there.
Any other suggestions of what I might have seen?

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Date: 4/29/19 11:09 am
From: Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Wilson's Warbler! West Seattle
Hi Tweets,

In my West Seattle yard, Ive recently been hearing some of my favorite spring returnees without getting confirming photos: Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Orange-crowned Warblers, a couple of possible and then a definite Western Tanager this morning. Oh yes, and I did see a new deck bird for me: a Golden-crowned Sparrow who perched briefly on the rail.

But this morning I was thrilled to see my FOY Wilsons Warbler, who even obligingly emerged from the depths of the lilac for a photo op. It was taken through triple-paned, green-toned glass but is still a reasonable portrait, here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/>.

While Im writing - is anyone else experiencing a Bushtit population explosion? They seem to be everywhere around my yard and adjacent properties. A pair has grown very fond of my study windowsill, spending much of the day dancing up and down the wooden sides, much to the entertainment of the cat safely behind the aforementioned triple-pane glass, a centimeter away. They also regularly scour the wires of the birdfeeders hanging outside the window. I cant for the life of me see what theyre getting, not even the tiniest bug, but it must be something really tasty and/or valuable.

Good birding to all,
Trileigh

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Date: 4/29/19 8:33 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Monroe Swifts
Only 8,000 swifts went into the Wagner roost last night. They could be totally different individuals but look just like the Saturday ones. They're still there as of 8:30. https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/ <https://vaux-swift-inside.click2stream.com/>

Lot of Vaux’s in Western Washington. Chehalis had over 700 and JBLM and Selleck were both pushing 3,000.

You could be involved in our Vaux’s Happening Project.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah

> On Apr 28, 2019, at 3:12 PM, Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> wrote:
>
> Last night at the Monroe Wagner Center Diann MacRae was able to total up the most Vaux’s Swifts ever documented in one place in the month of April. This is of course as far as we know. She had just over 10,000 and I backed it up clicking them off as they went past our live streaming camera this morning starting at 9:38.
>
> There’s a chance a lot of them will go for two nights accommodations which means you could experience a spectacular wildlife event tonight. But with the good weather, there’s also a chance they could be all gone.
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> Yea Diann!
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> Yea Wagner chimney!
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Date: 4/28/19 9:49 pm
From: Phil and Julie Mattern <philjul61...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Meadowlark at Mima Mounds Natural Area
Saturday morning, south of Olympia
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Date: 4/28/19 7:53 pm
From: Dennis Moore <dennisdmoore...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Juanita Bay sampling
I have the distinct pleasure of living near J-Bay.  As an active person
my visits are often flitting.  I'm the guy with the monocular.

The Corps of Eng is keeping the Lake WA water levels quite high which
reduces the amount of shore birds.

This day we had a good raft of ring necked.  Gone by late afternoon. 
Still some Buffles hanging out.  A few pairs of pie-billed are setting
up camp.  The ubiquitous Woodies must be sitting on eggs cause they are
low profile.  The DC cormorants have filled their bellies and moved to
nesting areas.  Last week there were still many roosting along the lower
Sammamish.  Wonder what those are eating.  No eagles.  No osprey. 
Reduced GBHE.

New beaver lodge at the mouth of Forbes Creek.  Lots of woodworking
going on.  Sounds like American workers.  No rest. No vacation.

Up Forbes Creek to the Crestwoods Area there is a large area of mature
forest.  It is increasingly threatened by development.  A multi-storied
woodland that hosts the full array of native flora and the occasional
faun.  The Barred owl nest cavity is again occupied with the female easy
to see but hard to spot.  The vertical breaks of the tree bark almost
perfectly aligning with the markings on the owl.  Soon there will be a
chick or two resembling a Furbee.  I'm not sharing the location.  If you
find it do the same.  These birds don't need a photo scrum interrupting
their fragile endeavor.

I bet Jetty Island is hot this week.  Good tides and timing.

Get out and do something other than drive 100's of miles for a couple of
birds.  Insane.

Dennis Moore
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Date: 4/28/19 7:09 pm
From: AMK17 <amk17...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stampeded Pass and Cle Elum RR Ponds - empid id help
Decided to take a drive to Cle Elum RR Ponds and on the way stopped at Stampeded Pass exist. As soon as the car stopped, a flycatcher and MacGillivray's warbler stood out on either side of the road. The warbler foraged on the grass at roadside above the pond before flying across into the skunk cabbage.

A hairy woodpecker called and appeared on the river side of the side. Another empid called - sounded like a dusky.

The roadside empid perched low by the road and I managed to get a poor photo - it has a short bill that appears black above and mostly black below; it also looks straight sided to me; primary projection - med or long? Aack. Could use help id'g this one - photo at

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55535102

At the railroad ponds, it was very active. A MacGillivray's and several Nashville warblers were highlights.

Also 2 orange crowned warblers closer to the hatchery; northern rough winged swallows by the interpretive signs; a singing stunning common yellowthroat.

Watched a house wren going in and out of a cavity; northern rough winged swallows, a red-breasted nuthatch made an appearance as well. Also, Barrow's goldeneye, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, common mergansers and Canada geese on a nest.

Feel free to email directly on the empid.

Thanks and happy spring birding!
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Date: 4/28/19 3:19 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Monroe Swifts
Last night at the Monroe Wagner Center Diann MacRae was able to total up the most Vaux’s Swifts ever documented in one place in the month of April. This is of course as far as we know. She had just over 10,000 and I backed it up clicking them off as they went past our live streaming camera this morning starting at 9:38.

There’s a chance a lot of them will go for two nights accommodations which means you could experience a spectacular wildlife event tonight. But with the good weather, there’s also a chance they could be all gone.

Yea Diann!

Yea Wagner chimney!

Yea wee birds!

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 4/28/19 1:25 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Gulls (New Naturalist Library)

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/04/new-title.html

2) Australian Birds, Pardalotes
3) Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest (3rd edition)

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2019/04/new-titles.html

sincerely
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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Date: 4/28/19 12:13 pm
From: James Ullrich <jimullrich...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival 5/3-5
Hello Fellow Tweets:
You are cordially invited to join us at our 24th Annual Grays Harbor Shorebird & Nature Festival
this coming weekend, May 3-5.
Visit: www.shorebirdfestival.com
Our Friday night keynote speaker Noah Strycker is with us for the weekend, signing his books and available to chat with you on his past & new adventures. Tickets still available for his talk, as we have expanded our seating area.
Hope to see you at our new headquarters at the Hoquiam Middle School just a short drive to the Grays Harbor NWR. Lots of family fun activities in the middle school gym. Need to get a Binocular or Scope repaired, come visit the Swarovski & KOWA optics booth.
Want to learn about our gentle native pollinator the “Orchard Mason Bee”, you can do that as well at our Nature Festival. Supplies and live Bee cocoons available.
Yours for the Birds n’ the Bees
Jim Ullrich 360-908-0817

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Date: 4/28/19 11:33 am
From: Jon Houghton <jon.houghton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sping birds??
Hi Tweets - I've been looking hard for spring birds in my yard for weeks now but I'm afraid I have no new arrivals other than flyovers by things like Caspian Terns, and love-crazed Mallards. What is springy is the numbers and behaviors of our winter friends. Bushtits are nesting in a dangling Doug fir branch and we're pretty sure that Song Sparrows, Juncos, Crows, Robins, House Finches, Chickadees (both spp.), and Bewick's Wrens are nesting in the borders or taller trees. Hummingbirds have become generally scarce. Most surprising though, is that our winter Zonos continue to visit the seed feeder; albeit in much gaudier plumages. A White-crowned, absent for the winter, now frequently joins the Golden- crowned and White- throated that have been here since October. Having only had infrequent 1 or 2 day visits from the WTSP over many years, it's been a nice treat to have them around for so long! Anyone else out there had such faithful WT? We're now down to two, a white and a tan stripped, perhaps a mated pair?? Happy Birding - Jon Houghton, Edmonds

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Date: 4/28/19 10:16 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vancouver Lake WMA La Framboise Rd, Clark Co, WA
Walked the road from the last parkinglot. Highlights are.

WARBLERS
Yellow-rumped 61
Orange-crowned 9
Yellow 2 foy
Wilson's 3

Vaux's swift 2 foy
Bullocks oriole 1
Warbling vireo 1
Swainson's thrush 1
Greater yellowlegs 1

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Date: 4/28/19 9:57 am
From: H Heiberg <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vesper Sparrow at Marymoor
The previously reported Vesper Sparrow is still along the wood rail fence just north of the compost bins along with some Savannah & White-crowned Sparrows.

Hank Heiberg
Issaquah, WA

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Date: 4/28/19 8:41 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Solitary sandpiper, Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway, NW Fruit Valley Rd
There is a single there and 18 least sandpipers now.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Date: 4/28/19 6:29 am
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096...>
Subject: [Tweeters] My Apology
My apology to any and all that got an email from me on Saturday 4/27/19.

Mary Hrudkaj
Belfair/Tahuya

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Date: 4/27/19 10:17 pm
From: Bruce LaBar <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trip
Our next pelagic trip is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th. There are still some available spaces.
This time of year is exciting with many of the Arctic Seabirds in breeding plumage! Sabine’s Gulls, Arctic Terns, Red Phalaropes , loons, as well as our local breeders like Tufted Puffin, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres and Fork-tailed Storm Petrels.
We should also encounter Black-footed Albatross, Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters and on our last two trips we’ve had Laysan Albatross and Manx Shearwater.
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Date: 4/27/19 8:32 pm
From: Linda Phillips <linda_phillips1252...>
Subject: [Tweeters] shared housing?
Today at Wallace Swamp Creek Park in Kenmore I observed 3 birds excavating a nest cavity. 2 Hairy woodpeckers and a BC chickadee. The chickadee often sat on a nearby branch waiting for the woodpeckers to carry out a load of sawdust then went in for his own load.. Pictures are on my ebird report https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55493541 The only picture I got of the chickadee only shows tail feathers inside the hole.

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Date: 4/27/19 1:57 pm
From: Kerry L. Turley <kdturley...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding the Sunnyside Wildlife Area Yakima County
Hey tweets,

Had a great day with great group of birders. If you are in the area
check out this under birded area.


Sunnyside WRA - Giffen Lake, Yakima, Washington, US
Apr 26, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:Yakima Audubon Field Trip - Rice Paddies

46 species

Canada Goose8
Cinnamon Teal24
Northern Shoveler2
Gadwall6
Mallard40
Northern Pintail2
Green-winged Teal (American)4
Redhead1
Ring-necked Duck2
Bufflehead1
California Quail1
Ring-necked Pheasant3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)6
Mourning Dove3
Virginia Rail2
Sora2
American Coot40
Black-necked Stilt60
American Avocet30
Killdeer6
Dunlin26
Least Sandpiper30
Long-billed Dowitcher3
Wilson's Snipe1
Greater Yellowlegs2
Lesser Yellowlegs1
Double-crested Cormorant3
American White Pelican5
Great Blue Heron3
Great Egret1
Osprey2
Northern Harrier3
Red-tailed Hawk3
American Kestrel2
Black-billed Magpie1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow1
Tree Swallow10
Barn Swallow1
Marsh Wren3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
White-crowned Sparrow1
Song Sparrow2
Yellow-headed Blackbird60
Red-winged Blackbird45
Nashville Warbler2
Yellow-rumped Warbler1

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Date: 4/27/19 1:53 pm
From: Marcia Ian <gnudle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Early Black headed grosbeak
I saw one yesterday too at my feeder. I didn’t realize this is still early for them. Last month I saw and heard one over a period of several days, but was unable to get a pic.

Marcia Ian
Bham
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Date: 4/27/19 1:31 pm
From: Beth Thompson <calliopehb...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Updating files and finding new info
Hi, was this to be posted on tweeters? I'm not sure what it's about relating to birds.
Regards, Beth Thompson
Arlington WA

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On Apr 27, 2019 12:02 PM, mary hrudkaj <mch1096...> wrote:
>
> In going over things for court on Monday I checked the DOH page for QAW. The contact number for Drew Noble is not longer on the General Information page which makes me think Noble is no longer 'receiver' or managing the system. It shows the company address but no Primary Contact phone number. It shows them as SMA but it's hard to be an SMA if no one can call them.
>
> On the Water Facilities Inventory (WFI) Form it again shows Noble as manager but lists no phone numbers under item 9, 24 Hour Primary Contact Info. It lists Gerard Fitzpatrick et us as owner and gives two numbers (daytime and cell) and no email address.
>
> As to 'overseer', why would an 'overseer' be cheaper? You need a licensed and certified person to run the water system per DOH rules. Whether GF is still certified as a water treatment operator or not I don't know. Hard to travel to the required training if you have all the medical problems he claims to have. Those classes cost money so where is that coming from? An 'overseer' is very different that a water system operator/manager.
>
> He claims the 3PBC clause giving users rights to contest charges and rate increases is 'onerus'. Yet in the letter that came in our bills in Feb. 2019 he requests under the 3PBC that 'we proceed to arbitration' if we don't want to voluntarily pay the increased amount he wants ($47.00/month). In that letter he states 'the process is too long and will not help the system run'. He also says 'we can hire arbitrators to make the decision now'. Apparently he either doesn't realize arbitration will take as much time with or without the time line in the 3PBC. That or he has grandiose ideas that a non-biased arbitrator will side with him automatically. In the motion papers file for this hearing he mentions both sides submitting position papers on what a proper monthly assessment would be and that could be set by the Court. I think their side needs to be required to show every receipt and/or invoice to justify the numbers they have on their P/L statements which are 3 years out of date.
>
> He goes on to say he is still paying Drew Noble to 'oversee the operation and maintenance of the equipment'. However on the WFI form, which was updated 1/20/19, it does not list a phone number for Noble or H2O Water Management.
>
> See most of you all in court on Monday. Enjoy the weekend if you can.
>
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Date: 4/27/19 12:57 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Growing Up Fast
Tweeters,

This week we catch up with Percy, the young Cooper’s Hawk who we observed catching and eating a pigeon last November. Is he ready to grow up and take a mate? Is mating easier for young male or female Cooper’s Hawks? Pictures and more in this week’s post.

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/04/growing-up-fast.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2019/04/growing-up-fast.html>

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

Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comast dot net
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Date: 4/27/19 12:13 pm
From: <pmattocks...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Vaux' Swift
Wednesday April 24 investigating my chimney in Ellensburg

Phil Mattocks

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509-899-3370

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Date: 4/27/19 12:04 pm
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Updating files and finding new info
In going over things for court on Monday I checked the DOH page for QAW. The contact number for Drew Noble is not longer on the General Information page which makes me think Noble is no longer 'receiver' or managing the system. It shows the company address but no Primary Contact phone number. It shows them as SMA but it's hard to be an SMA if no one can call them.

On the Water Facilities Inventory (WFI) Form it again shows Noble as manager but lists no phone numbers under item 9, 24 Hour Primary Contact Info. It lists Gerard Fitzpatrick et us as owner and gives two numbers (daytime and cell) and no email address.

As to 'overseer', why would an 'overseer' be cheaper? You need a licensed and certified person to run the water system per DOH rules. Whether GF is still certified as a water treatment operator or not I don't know. Hard to travel to the required training if you have all the medical problems he claims to have. Those classes cost money so where is that coming from? An 'overseer' is very different that a water system operator/manager.

He claims the 3PBC clause giving users rights to contest charges and rate increases is 'onerus'. Yet in the letter that came in our bills in Feb. 2019 he requests under the 3PBC that 'we proceed to arbitration' if we don't want to voluntarily pay the increased amount he wants ($47.00/month). In that letter he states 'the process is too long and will not help the system run'. He also says 'we can hire arbitrators to make the decision now'. Apparently he either doesn't realize arbitration will take as much time with or without the time line in the 3PBC. That or he has grandiose ideas that a non-biased arbitrator will side with him automatically. In the motion papers file for this hearing he mentions both sides submitting position papers on what a proper monthly assessment would be and that could be set by the Court. I think their side needs to be required to show every receipt and/or invoice to justify the numbers they have on their P/L statements which are 3 years out of date.

He goes on to say he is still paying Drew Noble to 'oversee the operation and maintenance of the equipment'. However on the WFI form, which was updated 1/20/19, it does not list a phone number for Noble or H2O Water Management.

See most of you all in court on Monday. Enjoy the weekend if you can.

Mary

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Date: 4/27/19 12:04 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week & the week of April 28, 2019
Hello, Tweeters,

Last week on BirdNote:
* Tricolored Blackbirds Face the Future
https://tinyurl.com/y3a4gcu6
* Restoring the Land - An Interview with Susan Leopold Freeman,
granddaughter of Aldo Leopold, about the family land ethic
and the restoration of Tarboo Creek
https://tinyurl.com/yxcwjh2v
* Remembering Poet Mary Oliver
http://bit.ly/2V22DGk
* Sound Escapes - The Auditory Horizon - With Gordon Hempton
In Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
http://bit.ly/2UX9Ffl
* Cactus Wren Nest Orientation Beats the Heat
http://bit.ly/2IsPGhS
* Learning to Listen - Patterns in Songs of the Song Sparrow
http://bit.ly/2GkYmp3
* The Burrowing Belted Kingfisher
http://bit.ly/2KBBl5z
* Limpkin - Bird of the Swamp
http://bit.ly/2KAKV8I
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Poet Traci Brimhall on *Intimacy and the Everyday* -- and more
http://bit.ly/2ZGYHdA
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Date: 4/27/19 10:45 am
From: LARRY BAXTER <natural.world.explorer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Black-headed Grosbeak on northern Camano Island - also some past statistics.
FOY Black-headed Grosbeak at our feeders: statistics.

May 3, 2014
April 30, 2015
May 1, 2016
May 5, 2017
May 2, 2018
April 27, 2019

Western Tanagers have consistently arrived at our suet feeder about 1 week
later during all of these years.

It will be fun to see what next week brings.

Larry and Beth Baxter
Camano Island
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Date: 4/27/19 9:52 am
From: Mark Oberle <oberle...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding/Photography in PuertoRico/Hispanola/Jamaica
Dear Paul
Unless you are looking for a lot of environmental shots involving
rain, the best time to go to the Greater Antilles is not the rainy
season July-December. There are often great windows of nice weather
for a day or two and definitely good times most mornings before the
rain starts at 9 AM. There is also a chance that a hurricane could
pin you down in your hotel for several days in a row.
But for most bird species' activity and definitely for weather,
late January to April are best. There are migrant birds as well at that time.

In Puerto Rico, best birding is in the southwest. I can email you a
detailed birding itinerary for SW PR. It is also on my smartphone app
for Puerto Rico birds (at the moment just on iOS, but we are working
on an Android version). If you prefer a book, my English language
book of birds of PR has suggestions for sites for specific
species. (http://puertoricobirds.com/, note that the English
language book on my website is the third edition which came with a
CD-rom but is now out of print. The current 4th edition just came out
and does not have the CD-rom but the iOS app has all the info that
was on the CD-rom)
Raffaele's birds of the W Indies was the best overall book for all
islands. But that is decades old. My new book for all birds of the W
Indies has a lot more detail and should be published this summer:
https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-of-the-west-indies/.
Contact me off the list for more details.
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>Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:17:02 -0700
>From: Paul Bannick <paul.bannick...>
>To: Tweeters <Tweeters...>
>Subject: [Tweeters] Birding/Photography in Puerto
> Rico/Hispanola/Jamaica
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>I am considering a photography trip to Puerto Rico and and looking to learn
>from your experiences.
>
>I am looking to do a photography trip rather than a listing type of trip.
>Would any of you recommend:
>
>A good photography/birding guide?
>Place(s) to stay?
>Best time to go?
>
>I am also looking at future trips to the island of Hispanola and Jamaica
>and welcome information on any of these.
>
>Thanks in advance for any info!
>
>Paul
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Port Orchard, Washington
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