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12/4/21 8:16 pm Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...> [Tweeters] Abundance of Ancients
12/4/21 4:50 pm David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...> [Tweeters] Anna's Yet Again
12/4/21 3:35 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Dec. 5, 2021
12/4/21 1:37 pm Larry S. Goodhew <lsg...> [Tweeters] Bohemian Waxing College Place, WA.
12/4/21 11:50 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] White throated sparrow
12/4/21 10:55 am sherryandangus <sherryandangus...> [Tweeters] Question
12/4/21 10:05 am Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Chiaroscuro - TOWA
12/4/21 9:34 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Skagit & Snohomish birding 12.3.21
12/3/21 6:14 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Skagit Prairie Falcon
12/3/21 5:44 pm Gene Beall <gene.beall...> [Tweeters] massing hummers
12/3/21 4:03 pm Cara Borre <cmborre1...> [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds best of 2021 request
12/3/21 2:41 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Edmonds Seawatch 12/3
12/3/21 2:19 pm Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] Zella Schultz paintings
12/3/21 11:38 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] Port Townsend Blue Jay update
12/2/21 4:35 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> Re: [Tweeters] Tubenoses in Puget Sound; Fulmars off Pt Wilson
12/2/21 3:15 pm <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-12-02
12/2/21 1:15 pm <dgrainger...> Re: [Tweeters] Brown Booby south of Vashon
12/2/21 11:35 am Charlie Wright <cwright770...> [Tweeters] Brown Booby south of Vashon
12/2/21 11:27 am Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Tubenoses in Puget Sound
12/2/21 10:03 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Cedar River Mouth (CRM), Renton, King Co
12/2/21 9:55 am <meetings...> [Tweeters] Reminder:  WOS Annual Business Meeting, Awards and Presentation on the Great Blue Heron by Dennis Paulson
12/1/21 5:06 pm <dgrainger...> [Tweeters] Hoodies and Buffleheads at Poirt Townsend
12/1/21 11:47 am Hank Heiberg <hank.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Interesting Anna’s Feeding
11/30/21 8:03 pm Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> [Tweeters] Douglas County Birding Oct/Nov
11/30/21 7:42 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> Re: [Tweeters] Hummingbird Mass at the Feeders
11/30/21 6:09 pm Cathy Scott <catsbow...> [Tweeters] Hummingbird Mass at the Feeders
11/30/21 3:27 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] photo cataloging program
11/30/21 3:06 pm Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> Re: [Tweeters] photo cataloging program
11/30/21 1:35 pm Randy Robinson <rwr.personal...> Re: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
11/30/21 8:42 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] Gull identification webinar tonight
11/29/21 5:20 pm David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...> [Tweeters] Interesting Bird
11/29/21 10:48 am pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] more King Cty. redpoll details
11/29/21 8:59 am Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] interesting gulls
11/29/21 8:39 am Todd Sahl <toddsahl...> [Tweeters] Common Redpolls at Greenlake in King County
11/29/21 12:23 am Xander Sowers <sowersalexander1...> Re: [Tweeters] What is a Purple Finch
11/28/21 11:39 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] What is a Purple Finch
11/28/21 7:22 pm Nelson Briefer <nreiferb...> [Tweeters] What is a Purple Finch
11/28/21 4:34 pm Darwin Alonso <dovalonso...> [Tweeters] Swans at Montlake Fill
11/28/21 12:15 pm Bob Flores <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Harris sparrow Ridgefield Clark Co, WA
11/27/21 1:26 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Biden Considering New Protections for Greater Sage Grouse – Mother Jones
11/27/21 12:55 pm Elston Hill <elstonh...> [Tweeters] Skagit Valley
11/27/21 12:13 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 28, 2021
11/27/21 9:59 am Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> Re: [Tweeters] Everett STP Tufted Duck
11/27/21 8:55 am Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] White-throated Sparrow bonanza
11/26/21 9:51 pm BRAD Liljequist <bradliljequist...> [Tweeters] lovely day to double bluff whidbey
11/26/21 9:39 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> Re: [Tweeters] Everett sewage ponds access
11/26/21 7:51 pm Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> Re: [Tweeters] Everett STP Tufted Duck
11/26/21 5:27 pm Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...> [Tweeters] re. Everett sewage ponds access
11/26/21 3:07 pm Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> [Tweeters] Everett STP Tufted Duck
11/26/21 2:31 pm Amy Powell <schillingera...> [Tweeters] Downy Woodpecker stashing sunflower seeds
11/26/21 11:19 am Stephen T Bird <isseki.ryotoku...> Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
11/26/21 10:23 am Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] White-throated Sparrow bonanza
11/26/21 7:23 am Mike Wagenbach <wagen...> Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
11/25/21 9:21 pm amit kulkarni <amitprod...> [Tweeters] Public Access for Everett Sewage Lagoons
11/25/21 12:30 pm Cathy Scott <catsbow...> [Tweeters] Subject: Re: Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
11/25/21 8:26 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> Re: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
11/25/21 8:07 am Zora Monster <zoramon...> Re: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
11/25/21 7:03 am Nancy Morrison <weedsrus1...> [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
11/25/21 12:47 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Additional Observations Regarding Anna’s
11/24/21 10:03 pm Pterodroma <pterodroma...> Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
11/24/21 6:27 pm G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...> Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
11/24/21 4:17 pm BARBARA WHEELER <barbarawheelerphotography...> [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
11/24/21 3:16 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Ask Kenn: What's Up With Bird Color Morphs and Phases? | Audubon
11/24/21 2:32 pm <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-24
11/24/21 12:41 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Re: [Tweeters] Tufted Duck continues at Everett Sewage Lagoons
11/24/21 9:36 am Garrett Haynes <garrettwhaynes...> [Tweeters] Tufted Duck continues at Everett Sewage Lagoons
11/23/21 3:27 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> [Tweeters] 2021 Christmas Bird Count information
11/23/21 12:31 pm jeff o <jeffo4297...> [Tweeters] Florida guide recommendation
11/23/21 1:27 am <ronpost4...> Re: [Tweeters] go mergansers
11/22/21 4:54 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] mergansers and alcids at Pt Wilson, Port Townsend
11/22/21 2:27 pm pan <panmail...> [Tweeters] Seattle rarities (not me)
11/22/21 11:07 am Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] photo catalog question
11/22/21 10:31 am Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> [Tweeters] Lesser Yellowlegs - Willapa Bay, Pacific County
11/22/21 8:59 am <meetings...> [Tweeters] WOS Annual Business Meeting, Awards and Presentation by Dennis Paulson of the Great Blue Heron
11/21/21 3:53 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Nestless - BAEA
11/21/21 1:03 pm Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...> [Tweeters] Newcomers
11/21/21 12:55 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] BLUE JAY in Port Townsend
11/21/21 9:33 am <dgrainger...> [Tweeters] correction on identity of Mergansers
11/21/21 1:23 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Water Shortages Are Shrinking Great Salt Lake and Killing Off Its ‘Corals’ | Audubon
11/21/21 1:23 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Mosquitoes to the Rescue! The Last-Ditch Effort to Save Kaua‘i’s Endangered Birds | Audubon
11/20/21 11:18 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Contact information
11/20/21 3:50 pm <dgrainger...> [Tweeters] Common Mergansers at Quimper Bay (Port Townsend)
11/20/21 1:51 pm <dgrainger...> [Tweeters] Cooper's or possibly Sharp Shinned hawk seen several times in Port Townsend
11/20/21 12:09 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 21, 2021
11/20/21 10:42 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] THE GUARDIAN: Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food
11/20/21 9:30 am Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Re: [Tweeters] Grackle
11/20/21 8:27 am Carl Haynie <hayncarl...> Re: [Tweeters] Grackle
11/20/21 7:57 am Louise Rutter <louiserutter1000...> [Tweeters] Grackle
11/19/21 7:59 pm Hartmut Peters <tuoichen...> [Tweeters] Where are the birds?
11/19/21 7:31 pm Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 11-18-2021
11/19/21 1:19 pm Cara Borre <cmborre1...> [Tweeters] Blackburnian Warbler continues
11/19/21 10:47 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Vaux's Happening
11/18/21 4:27 pm Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...> [Tweeters] Learn about the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), online presentation
11/18/21 3:33 pm <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-18
11/18/21 12:43 pm David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...> [Tweeters] GREAT EGRET
11/18/21 9:38 am Sarah Belles <sbelles...> [Tweeters] Volunteers Needed for Puget Sound Shorebird Count-November 28, 2021
11/17/21 10:15 pm Marissa Gibson <marissagibsonmhs...> [Tweeters] Request for Gull Content
11/17/21 7:43 pm Greg Pluth <gjpluth...> [Tweeters] Snowy Owl!
11/17/21 5:45 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] eBird animated maps out for over 1000 species
11/17/21 3:44 pm Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...> [Tweeters] Online event: How coffee can fuel migratory bird conservation
11/17/21 12:09 pm Mark Robinson <blobbybirdman...> [Tweeters] Common Redpoll - Seattle
11/17/21 11:30 am Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Great-tailed Grackle
11/16/21 4:27 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] Dungeness Spit and Pt Wilson seawatching
11/16/21 3:55 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Cedar River Mouth, Renton, King County
11/16/21 2:43 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Edmonds Seawatching
11/16/21 10:11 am Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...> [Tweeters] Home Valley Blackburnian Warbler
11/15/21 4:48 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Birding Lewis County today.
11/15/21 9:57 am Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> [Tweeters] JBLM November Eagles Pride Birdwalk
11/15/21 8:03 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] request
11/14/21 10:07 pm Scott Atkinson <scottratkinson...> [Tweeters] The Everett-Marysville CBC is baaack--looking for team lead to do Everett STP & Spencer on January 1st; good birds nearby (yesterday, 11/13)
11/14/21 7:03 pm Diann MacRae <tvulture...> [Tweeters] varied thrush
11/14/21 4:52 pm Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> Re: [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
11/14/21 3:24 pm Dottie Belknap <dottie...> Re: [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
11/14/21 2:15 pm Joan Miller <jemskink...> [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
11/14/21 1:06 pm ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...> [Tweeters] Harbor seal in lake Washington
11/14/21 12:07 pm B P Bell <bellasoc...> [Tweeters] Great-tailed Grackle on 14 Nov 21
11/14/21 10:51 am Natalie Boydstun <ornithologyfiend...> [Tweeters] Long-Eared Owl Central District
11/14/21 7:19 am Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...> [Tweeters] that Great-tailed Grackle?
11/13/21 8:38 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> Re: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
11/13/21 8:07 pm Will Hutcheson <liamhutcheson2020...> [Tweeters] Gadwall x American Wigeon Hybrid at Longview Sewage Lagoon.
11/13/21 6:23 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
11/13/21 6:11 pm Louis <lpkreemer...> [Tweeters] Montlake Fill Red Fox Sparrow
11/13/21 3:37 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } The Frenzied Feast - Thrush
11/13/21 12:09 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 14, 2021
11/13/21 9:39 am Alan Knue <temnurus...> [Tweeters] Harris’s Sparrow at Ridgefield Carty Unit
11/13/21 9:31 am Peter Mann <pmann...> Re: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
11/13/21 7:18 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
11/12/21 8:59 pm Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> Re: [Tweeters] Neal Road
11/12/21 8:11 pm Eric Snyder <guideon72...> Re: [Tweeters] Junco question
11/12/21 7:40 pm Todd Sahl <toddsahl...> Re: [Tweeters] Neal Road
11/12/21 6:35 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> [Tweeters] Twin Lakes Odd Couple continues
11/12/21 5:35 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] today at CRM
11/12/21 3:47 pm ED DEAL <falcophile...> [Tweeters] 2021 Urban Raptor Conservancy / Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project Summary (Long)
11/12/21 1:36 pm Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> [Tweeters] Neal Road
11/12/21 1:11 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Climate Change Is Transforming the Bodies of Amazonian Birds | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
11/12/21 11:58 am Eric Ellingson <abriteway...> [Tweeters] Snow Bunting in Birch Bay, Blaine
11/12/21 12:30 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Swarovski and Cornell Lab Collaborate on a #DigitalGuide that Can ID What You're Seeing | All About Birds All About Birds
11/12/21 12:29 am Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Under a Full Moon, Pale Barn Owls Can Freeze Voles in Their Tracks | All About Birds All About Birds
11/11/21 8:27 pm <mbjunk...> [Tweeters] Neah Bay Closure
11/11/21 6:10 pm <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-11
11/11/21 5:15 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> Re: [Tweeters] Junco question
11/11/21 3:35 pm Eric Snyder <guideon72...> [Tweeters] Junco question
11/11/21 12:51 pm Margaret Sandelin <msand47...> [Tweeters] re heron sitting
11/11/21 9:31 am John Puschock <g_g_allin...> [Tweeters] Fall City (King Co.) Great-tailed Grackle
11/10/21 7:15 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Cedar River Mouth Gulls
11/10/21 7:15 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> Re: [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
11/10/21 3:59 pm J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> Re: [Tweeters] heron question
11/10/21 3:41 pm <dgrainger...> Re: [Tweeters] heron question
11/10/21 2:20 pm Margaret Sandelin <msand47...> [Tweeters] heron question
11/10/21 9:35 am Laurie Beden <laurie.c.beden...> Re: [Tweeters] LINK TO King 5 - Cisco Morris - hummer plants
11/10/21 8:27 am Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> Re: [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
11/10/21 7:55 am Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Rough-legged Hawk in West Seattle
11/9/21 11:49 pm Teresa Lapetino <terlap...> [Tweeters] King 5 - Cisco Morris - hummer plants
11/9/21 8:41 pm Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...> [Tweeters] Grays Harbor CBC
11/9/21 8:13 pm Dianna Moore <osdlm1945...> [Tweeters] Grays Harbor CBC
11/9/21 8:13 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
11/9/21 6:21 pm Hank Heiberg <hank.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Snow Geese in the Snoqualmie Valley
11/9/21 1:17 pm Hartmut Peters <tuoichen...> [Tweeters] cooperative short-eared owl
11/9/21 12:05 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> [Tweeters] Migrating Snow Geese
11/8/21 7:08 pm Dalton Spencer <offthehookflyshop...> [Tweeters] Satsop CBC Restart
11/8/21 3:47 pm Diann MacRae <tvulture...> [Tweeters] October turkey vulture report
11/8/21 3:26 pm Kathleen Snyder <ksnyder75...> [Tweeters] The Special Birds of Mt Rainier – Zoom Thursday Nov 11
11/8/21 12:03 pm Ramoslink <lsr...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Tree Sparrow
11/7/21 2:07 pm Tina Klein <junochat...> Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
11/7/21 1:54 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Fall Elegance
11/7/21 12:55 pm Beverly Choltco-Devlin <bcholtcodevlin...> Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
11/7/21 12:30 pm jeff o <jeffo4297...> [Tweeters] Skagit Audubon November meeting -= Dinosaurs Among Us
11/7/21 11:55 am ELIZABETH THOMPSON <calliopehb...> [Tweeters] Alpen Optics Rainier Spotting Scope for sale
11/7/21 10:19 am Andrew Jacobson <andjake19...> [Tweeters] Emperor Goose - no
11/7/21 9:42 am AMK17 <amk17...> Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
11/7/21 8:59 am John Seiferth <john.seiferth...> Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
11/7/21 7:35 am <dgrainger...> [Tweeters] Billy Frank Nisqually NWR
11/6/21 10:42 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
11/6/21 10:19 pm Sammy Catiis <hikersammy...> [Tweeters] Stellars Sea Eagle notes
11/6/21 4:43 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
11/6/21 3:54 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
11/6/21 3:49 pm Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> [Tweeters] Steller's sea eagle sighting in N.S gets stellar reaction from bird watchers
11/6/21 3:43 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [Tweeters] Emperor goose
11/6/21 2:51 pm Al n Donna <alndonna...> Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
11/6/21 1:11 pm Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup - October 2021
11/6/21 12:12 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 7, 2021
11/6/21 9:38 am Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
11/6/21 9:19 am Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
11/5/21 11:49 pm Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...> [Tweeters] Puyallup Emperor Goose
11/5/21 8:29 pm Hal Opperman <hal...> Re: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
11/5/21 8:05 pm Robert O'Brien <baro...> Re: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
11/5/21 7:11 pm <ronpost4...> Re: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
11/5/21 4:51 pm Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
11/5/21 4:42 pm ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...> [Tweeters] Thanks!
11/5/21 10:59 am Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...> [Tweeters] Emperor Goose
11/5/21 10:15 am Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...> [Tweeters] Special guest speaker from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
11/5/21 9:45 am <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-04
11/5/21 9:15 am mark girling <markgirling...> [Tweeters] Emperor Goose.
11/4/21 11:29 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> Re: [Tweeters] Hunn Meadow
11/4/21 4:14 pm ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...> [Tweeters] Hunn meadow
11/4/21 4:06 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] E Bird Alerts
11/4/21 4:00 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> Re: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird sightings
11/4/21 3:01 pm Peter H Wimberger <phwimberger...> [Tweeters] Emperor Goose in Pierce Co.
11/4/21 2:31 pm Diann MacRae <tvulture...> [Tweeters] varied thrush
11/4/21 2:19 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> [Tweeters] New WOS field trip now available
11/4/21 9:19 am Andy Stepniewski <steppie...> [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpeckers at Fort Simcoe
11/4/21 8:03 am David B. Williams <wingate...> [Tweeters] Interstate Redtails
11/4/21 7:39 am Charles Ford <charlyford...> Re: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird Sightings
11/4/21 12:37 am Doug Santoni <dougsantoni...> [Tweeters] Old e-Bird Sightings
 
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Date: 12/4/21 8:16 pm
From: Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Abundance of Ancients
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Date: 12/4/21 4:50 pm
From: David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Anna's Yet Again
Yes, once again it is that season of the year when Anna's Hummingbird
performs activities that don't quite make sense to a local birder, you know -
singing in the snow, seemingly asleep in the garage, hanging out at
sapsucker wells & so forth. A friend just sent me a well described article
by Gregory A. Green explaining the species winter ecology in our area.
It's entitiled: Anna's Hummingbird : Our Winter Hummingbird. It's good
but not the species' whole story.

For a more complete description of this species' ecology and its behavior
in its original California homeland, I recommend a now almost 50 year-old scholarly
publication by F. Gary Stiles, 1973, entitled:

Food Supply and the Annual Cycle of the Anna Hummingbird. Gary became
an expert on hummingbirds, Costa Rica & tropical avifauna. And when one grasps
that this little bird is a Resident & not a Migrant, I hope that, as I did, you will
learn a lot. Sure Amazon can find this for you. Happy Xmas, Hutch

David Hutchinson
Flora & Fauna Books
Discovery Park
206-499-7305

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Date: 12/4/21 3:35 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Dec. 5, 2021
Hey, Tweeters,

Heard last week on BirdNote:
* Ivory Gull and Conservation
http://bit.ly/1T6ikSr
* Welcoming Back Winter Birds
http://bit.ly/2EKNH8z
* Common Redpoll, Survivor
http://bit.ly/QGH8ks
* Spark Bird: A Blackburnian Warbler's Journey
https://bit.ly/3ryUrNk
* Encounter with a Cassowary
http://bit.ly/1dtQZ7b
* BirdNoir - The Mystery of the Blue Bird
https://bit.ly/3rChFT2
* Searching for the Araripe Manakin, With Gerrit Vyn
http://bit.ly/1m7Ggt8
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Next week on BirdNote:
Why Penguin Feathers Don't Freeze, Wonderchicken!
Birds on a Cold Night -- and more:
https://bit.ly/3xTFgzy
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Date: 12/4/21 1:37 pm
From: Larry S. Goodhew <lsg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bohemian Waxing College Place, WA.
1 pm found a flock of about 100 BOHEMIAN WAXING they were in the trees
across from Wal Mart near the closed bank. the next tree had about 15
ROBIN ,and a small bush by the bank had a small flock of JUNCO

Larry and Jacque Goodhew  Walla Walla

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Date: 12/4/21 11:50 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White throated sparrow
Just seeing WH Throated sparrow. Have had before at our foresty Wedgwood home.
Been seeing brown creepers…and usuals.

Stay tuned…
Caryn/Wedgwood

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Date: 12/4/21 10:55 am
From: sherryandangus <sherryandangus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Question
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Date: 12/4/21 10:05 am
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Chiaroscuro - TOWA
Tweeters,

Experience the brilliance of a Townsend's Warbler at:

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/12/chiaroscuro.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/12/chiaroscuro.html>

Larry Hubbell
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Date: 12/4/21 9:34 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit & Snohomish birding 12.3.21
A few Highlights:

Cooper's Hawk - adult near East 90, Samish Flats
Light Morph Harlan's Hawk - 3 for the day; one was at Farm to Market & Sunset on Samish Flats; 3 light morphs in one day is a first for me
Dark Morph Red-tailed Hawk - Also at Farm to Market & Sunset ( same time as above bird)
Rough-legged Hawk - several on the Samish Flats & one at Hayton Reserve
American Kestrel - 9 for the day; at times this used to be the hardest falcon to find when trying for a 5 falcon day
Prairie Falcon - in a muddy field south of D'Arcy, near Bayview/Edison Rd on the Samish Flats
Peregrine Falcon - 3: West 90, Farm to Market & D'Arcy & one perched along Interstate 5 in Marysville on the way home
Gyrfalcon - 0
Merlin - 0
Northern Shrike - juv north of W90 on Samish Flats
Dunlin: large flock on Samish Flats; also perhaps 10,000 or more at Hayton and non stop murmurations, one after another; BREATHTAKING !!!

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Date: 12/3/21 6:14 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Prairie Falcon
Late this morning a PRAIRIE FALCON was perched in a muddy field south of D'Arcy Road on the Samish Flats in Skagit County. This was near the west end of D'Arcy Rd, where it ends at Bayview/Edison Rd.

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Date: 12/3/21 5:44 pm
From: Gene Beall <gene.beall...>
Subject: [Tweeters] massing hummers
Regarding the recent message stream concerning massing hummingbirds, we
maintain four hummingbird feeders spaced 10-15 feet apart.  I have
posted previously about how we regularly have 10-12 on a single feeder
with several more hovering about.  This happens primarily in the fall
and winter, and most consistently just before sunset.  This year,
however, it seems to be happening throughout the day, but with the
greatest concentration of them still prior to sunset. Recently we have
more than ever before...as many 25 at one time feeding and hovering
about a single feeder. Here is a link to a video my daughter Sarah
Anderson took late this afternoon when she went over to fill the feeders
for us since we are out of town overnight:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/51722931078/in/dateposted-public/

Gene Beall
Sammamish, WA
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Date: 12/3/21 4:03 pm
From: Cara Borre <cmborre1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Seabirds best of 2021 request
Hello tweets;

If there was anyone on the first trip of the year, March 27th with mammal
pics or video to share, please forward that media to me for inclusion in
this year's production.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Cara Borre
Gig Harbor

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Date: 12/3/21 2:41 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds Seawatch 12/3
In the aftermath of yesterday's historic incursion of Northern Fulmar (and
a few Short-tailed Shearwater) into Puget Sound, several birders spent
their morning on the Edmonds pier hoping to catch more pelagic birds this
morning. Although there were some tubenoses seen numbers were a tiny
fraction of what was seen yesterday. Early in the morning a single Fulmar
was seen flying north and then back south. Late in the morning two
Short-Tailed Shearwaters flew north. In between several Fulmar/Shearwater
Sp. were seen very distantly.

Yesterday was truly an incredible experience. At one point a scan of the
water between Kingston and the south end of Whidbey Island revealed at
least a dozen Fulmar/Shearwaters arcing above the horizon with 5+ birds in
a single scope view. Hopefully they're making their way back to the open
ocean, but I suspect it may be possible to see them around Puget Sound in
small numbers over the weekend.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA

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Date: 12/3/21 2:19 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Zella Schultz paintings
Out of pure curiosity, and because Zella Schultz is going to be remembered at the next WOS meeting, I wonder how many people on tweeters have one or more of her paintings. Could you let me know, and the species? I'm just trying to compile a list, no names of owners included. Thanks.

Dennis Paulson
Seattle
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Date: 12/3/21 11:38 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Port Townsend Blue Jay update
The PT BLJA may have a slightly more reliable pattern, coming to a house at
881 Rose (Rose & H) where peanuts are provided. The Steller's Jays and Blue
Jay were together this morning, all silent, quickly making repeated forays
and caching the peanuts elsewhere. The Blue Jay seemed to be caching to the
west and northwest (toward Cherry St and north of H St.). Assuming this
feeding is a regular morning occurrence, this would be a good place to look
for the jay in the morning. It can be rather quick and stealthy.

(I can't believe I'm recommending birding a peanut feeder since I spent
more than half my career trying to stop anthropogenic food subsidies of
corvids. That said, I live nearby and will not get into the peanut business
myself.)

The Blue Jay has also been seen as high/east as Fir Street and as far south
as the large undeveloped swale south of F Street (below/west of Willow St),
where it was foraging on acorns.

The fulmar show off Pt Wilson appeared to have abated this morning.

good birding,

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Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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Date: 12/2/21 4:35 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Tubenoses in Puget Sound; Fulmars off Pt Wilson
Thanks to Josh's email, I rushed out to Pt Wilson, Port Townsend, and
immediately a NORTHERN FULMAR cruised past. Dan Waggoner joined me and we
enjoyed several dark morphs and one striking light morph.

No Ancient Murrelets today-- their numbers are peetering out, though it
could just be my timing out there.

Full list and distant fulmar pics at https://ebird.org/checklist/S98383622

good birding,



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> There is a tremendous movement of tubenose species into Puget Sound this
> morning. I'm at the Edmonds pier and have seen perhaps more than a dozen in
> less than 20 minutes. Mostly fulmars but some shearwaters.
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Date: 12/2/21 3:15 pm
From: <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-12-02
Tweets – we were supposed to get a break from the rain by 8 or by 9 or by 10 according to various hourly weather forecasts, but that never happened. We had on-and-off drizzle all morning. For the first hour-and-a-half, the world was dominated by AMERICAN ROBINS on every tree and bush. Otherwise, birds were a bit hard to come up with, but small surprises kept popping up.

Highlights:
a.. TRUMPETER SWAN – seven flew south over the Lake Platform
b.. American Wigeon – one male below the weir
c.. SHORT-BILLED GULL – approximately 160 flew south as we approached the Viewing Mound
d.. Sharp-shinned Hawk – one dove under the blackberries below the Viewing Mound and emerged with prey
e.. RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER – 1 or 2 before the start of the boardwalk. First in 10 weeks
f.. PILEATED WOODPECKER – one flew up the Dog Meadow. First in 6 weeks
g.. American Crow – hundreds emerged from night roosts just before sunrise. Debatable whether we had more crows or more robins, but around 400 each I’d say
h.. Cedar Waxwing – a few (probably less than 10) mixed in with the robins
i.. WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – two together in the NW part of the Dog Area
j.. Western Meadowlark – one flew over the Pea Patch
We had at least 1 Downy, a heard-only Hairy east of the East Meadow and one seen from the Rowing Club dock, and a handful of Northern Flickers, to give us a FIVE WOODPECKER DAY.

Misses today included Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Northern Shrike, Bushtit, Pine Siskin (might have heard one), American Goldfinch (might have heard one or two), and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

We wished Ruth Godding a Happy 75th Birthday today, in absentia since she just moved to Scotland. We all miss her presence after 10 years of Marymoor surveys together.

Next week starts the seven weeks of 8:00 a.m. starts, the darkest eighth of the year. Also quite likely the coldest and wettest. But these are good weeks for waterfowl, Dunlin, loons, owls, shrike, Varied Thrush, etc. All one needs are sweaters, full rain gear, tall rubber boots, gloves, Li’l Hotties, and a touch of intrepid spirit.

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Date: 12/2/21 1:15 pm
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Brown Booby south of Vashon
Must have blown here by Pineapple Express events!

On 2021-12-02 12:27, Charlie Wright wrote:
> Hello,
> There is a Brown Booby flying around the waters off Dune Peninsula
> this morning. Bird just reappeared after passing south earlier.
>
> Cheers,
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Date: 12/2/21 11:35 am
From: Charlie Wright <cwright770...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Brown Booby south of Vashon
Hello,
There is a Brown Booby flying around the waters off Dune Peninsula this
morning. Bird just reappeared after passing south earlier.

Cheers,
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Tacoma, Washington

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Date: 12/2/21 11:27 am
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tubenoses in Puget Sound
There is a tremendous movement of tubenose species into Puget Sound this
morning. I'm at the Edmonds pier and have seen perhaps more than a dozen in
less than 20 minutes. Mostly fulmars but some shearwaters.

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Date: 12/2/21 10:03 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cedar River Mouth (CRM), Renton, King Co
Birds were scarce yesterday at the Cedar River Mouth in Renton. The HARLEQIUN DUCK made an appearance after a week's absence. Whether it left and returned, or remained out of view for a week, who knows. Prior to its week of absence, the bird was seen daily for 2 weeks. How long will it remain? CRM is hardly a typical place to find a wintering Harlequin Duck.

Also, a COOPER'S HAWK remained perched while eating prey, allowing splendid views. I have photographed oodles of Merlins eating prey. Not so when it comes to Cooper's Hawks.

videos: [ https://flic.kr/ps/376fhN | https://flic.kr/ps/376fhN ]




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Date: 12/2/21 9:55 am
From: <meetings...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Reminder:  WOS Annual Business Meeting, Awards and Presentation on the Great Blue Heron by Dennis Paulson
The Washington Ornithological Society is delighted to invite you to our next Monthly Meeting on Monday, December 6, when
we will hold a brief annual business meeting and will honor some special WOS people.

The remainder of the meeting will feature an illustrated presentation by Dennis Paulson on “The Great Blue Heron.”  This
presentation is intended to provide a closer look at this spectacular and interesting species and to contribute more
knowledge to our enjoyment of this iconic species.

What:  Annual Meeting and presentation, "The Great Blue Heron – Wetlands Icon"
When:  Monday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Where:  Via GoToMeeting (Sign-in begins at 7:15 pm)

WOS Monthly Meetings remain open to all as we continue to welcome the wider birding community to join us online via
GoToMeeting.

For login information, go to http://wos.org/about-wos/monthly-meetings/. While there, if you are not yet a member of
WOS, I hope you will consider becoming one.

Please join us!

Vicki King
WOS Program Coordinator
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Date: 12/1/21 5:06 pm
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hoodies and Buffleheads at Poirt Townsend
In inner slips area at Boat Haven today saw a small group of Hooded
Mergansers, photo on my website. Yesterday saw half a dozen Buffleheads
off spit by RV campground at Point Hudson a little too far for decent
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Date: 12/1/21 11:47 am
From: Hank Heiberg <hank.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Interesting Anna’s Feeding
Today at Yellow Lake in Sammamish we saw an Anna’s Hummingbird feeding at Sapsucker holes. We had never seen that before.

Hank Heiberg
Issaquah, WA

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Date: 11/30/21 8:03 pm
From: Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Douglas County Birding Oct/Nov
Howdy!

I snuck in a very tardy post for October at www.douglascountybirding.blogspot.com<http://www.douglascountybirding.blogspot.com>, and just got back from my November trip. The needs list is thin, so I only added one bird per trip - in October, I found a Golden-crowned Sparrow for 203; November tried to throw me a no-hitter, but I added a heard-only Lapland Longspur today (204) just before leaving the county for home. It felt very much like breaking up a no-hitter with a bunt single in the 9th.

Highlights from yesterday and today will largely be visual once I get the blog post together - the skies were absolutely stunning. I focused on the Waterville Plateau, checking every pile of rocks in every endless field for a Gyrfalcon, and continuing the search for the Most Sincere Sagepatch in hopes that the Great Sage-Grouse would appear. No snow to speak of in the county right now, so obviously no Snow Buntings or Snowy Owls (which, I am pretty sure, eat snow), but Northern Shrikes and Rough-legged Hawks were plentiful, and I even came across a handful of Great Horned Owls, a couple Golden Eagles, and an American Tree Sparrow. Big Bend Wildlife Area was nearly bird free, although I did have a half-dozen Wild Turkeys in the road on the way in.

A Barred Owl made at least a brief stop in Bridgeport. I gave chase this morning, but was not able to find it, but it was still nice to add Meredith Spencer to my year list!

Cheers,

Tim Brennan
Renton, WA

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A dozen or so birding trips to Douglas County in Washington State in 2021, featuring stunning landscapes, decent pictures of food, and forgettable images of birds.
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Date: 11/30/21 7:42 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Hummingbird Mass at the Feeders
Hmm? That makes me wonder why all I get here in Federal Way is two - and
they fight over the feeders!

Hans

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> From the recent discussions about hummingbirds sharing feeders (or not
> sharing) - the ones at my place share, I decided to take a couple of cell
> phone videos to show you the large number of hummingbirds at three of my
> feeders today, 11/30/21 at Samish Flats, close to Padilla Bay. This is
> everyday. I'm thinking of a GoFundMe for sugar (kidding). I made the
> videos public and they should come up at the top of my feed - for those of
> you who have FaceBook.
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> https://www.facebook.com/cathy.m.scott.98
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Date: 11/30/21 6:09 pm
From: Cathy Scott <catsbow...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hummingbird Mass at the Feeders
From the recent discussions about hummingbirds sharing feeders (or not
sharing) - the ones at my place share, I decided to take a couple of cell
phone videos to show you the large number of hummingbirds at three of my
feeders today, 11/30/21 at Samish Flats, close to Padilla Bay. This is
everyday. I'm thinking of a GoFundMe for sugar (kidding). I made the
videos public and they should come up at the top of my feed - for those of
you who have FaceBook.

https://www.facebook.com/cathy.m.scott.98

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Date: 11/30/21 3:27 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] photo cataloging program
Here is another photo related question I haven't been able to solve.l Does
anyone know of a program that will convert an html spreadsheet format WITH
IMAGES to Excel. Excel does support such spreadsheets but the conversion
is my problem. And it will do the conversion, but does not preserve the
images into a sortable xlsx sheet.
Bob OBrien Portland

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> My message to Mark keeps bouncing back, so I’m sending it to tweeters with
> apologies.
>
> -----
>
> Hi Mark,
>
> I have used Media Pro for 17 years and love it, but it is not made or
> supported any more by Phase One, the company that finally produced it. I’m
> in a tizzy because I can’t upgrade my Mac system any more without killing
> that program and the information stored with our 250,000+ digital photos.
>
> People have told me that Capture One will port over all the info from
> Media Pro, but I bought that program and haven’t been able to do it yet. It
> is to me an incredibly complicated program, like Lightroom used for both
> storage and processing, but it seems to go well beyond Lightroom in
> complexity. I would have switched to Lightroom long ago, but the
> “Description” info in Media Pro that includes the location and photographer
> for every photo we’ve taken wouldn’t transfer to Lightroom. The date is in
> the photo Exif and would transfer.
>
> One person wrote me and recommended digiKam. It does both organizing and
> editing, and you might check it out.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Dennis
>
> > On Nov 30, 2021, at 9:01 AM, Mark Oberle <oberle...> wrote:
> >
> > Dennis
> > I am just starting to hunt about for a photo cataloging program instead
> of relying on Lightroom. If you can spare the time to share what you
> learn, let me know
> >
> >> Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:02:57 -0800
> >> From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
> >> To: TWEETERS tweeters <tweeters...>
> >> Subject: [Tweeters] photo catalog question
> >> Message-ID: <0A8F1591-3CF3-43B8-9252-708485E499E9...>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >>
> >> Hi tweeters,
> >>
> >> This is about birds, or at least bird photos. Are there any
> photographers out there who uses Capture One as their photo cataloging
> program? I am trying to use it and failing miserably, and I could use
> guidance. Please email me off tweeters if you are willing to help, and
> thanks!
> >>
> >> Dennis Paulson
> >>
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Date: 11/30/21 3:06 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] photo cataloging program
My message to Mark keeps bouncing back, so I’m sending it to tweeters with apologies.

-----

Hi Mark,

I have used Media Pro for 17 years and love it, but it is not made or supported any more by Phase One, the company that finally produced it. I’m in a tizzy because I can’t upgrade my Mac system any more without killing that program and the information stored with our 250,000+ digital photos.

People have told me that Capture One will port over all the info from Media Pro, but I bought that program and haven’t been able to do it yet. It is to me an incredibly complicated program, like Lightroom used for both storage and processing, but it seems to go well beyond Lightroom in complexity. I would have switched to Lightroom long ago, but the “Description” info in Media Pro that includes the location and photographer for every photo we’ve taken wouldn’t transfer to Lightroom. The date is in the photo Exif and would transfer.

One person wrote me and recommended digiKam. It does both organizing and editing, and you might check it out.

Good luck!

Dennis

> On Nov 30, 2021, at 9:01 AM, Mark Oberle <oberle...> wrote:
>
> Dennis
> I am just starting to hunt about for a photo cataloging program instead of relying on Lightroom. If you can spare the time to share what you learn, let me know
>
>> Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:02:57 -0800
>> From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
>> To: TWEETERS tweeters <tweeters...>
>> Subject: [Tweeters] photo catalog question
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>> Hi tweeters,
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>> This is about birds, or at least bird photos. Are there any photographers out there who uses Capture One as their photo cataloging program? I am trying to use it and failing miserably, and I could use guidance. Please email me off tweeters if you are willing to help, and thanks!
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>> Dennis Paulson
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Date: 11/30/21 1:35 pm
From: Randy Robinson <rwr.personal...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
As a follow-up to Steve Hampton's id of Nancy Morrison's gorgeous
Red-tailed Hawk, William Clark, co-author with Brian Wheeler of Hawks
(Peterson guide) has written extensively about the identification of
Harlan's Red-taileds.

Regarding Steve's comments about Harlan's tails, Clark has a 64 page pdf of
photos of Harlan's tails. To get the pdf, go here:
http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/ResearcherResults.asp?lresID=155

Then scroll down to Publications, then click on "Extreme tail variation in
adult Harlan's Hawk."

Some of Clarks photos show rufous tails with no white (which Clark calls
gray) but those tails are all banded, even on adults. So I think these
photos support Steve's id.

Another pdf has an extensive comparison between Harlan's and other
subspecies of Red-taileds. You can get that pdf here:
http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/researchers/uploads/155/harlansplumagesdifferrev2-14_(1).pdf

Randy Robinson
Seattle, WA

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 8:20 AM Steve Hampton <....> wrote:

>Nancy,

>This is a very beautiful very dark morph Red-tailed Hawk. Harlan's
>typically show a tail with grizzled white and limited red (the actual
>pattern is highly variable), and also a white necklace (scattered white
>spots) across the breast. Additionally, the tone of dark is more coal on
>Harlan's and chocolate on Red-tailed. Your pic is a little dark so this
>last feature is difficult to assess, but the tail is clearly solid red.
>Harlan's are often quite skittish, flushing at 300 yards or more.


On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 6:59 AM Nancy Morrison <....> wrote:

> I was in the Skagit Valley on Tuesday on Bow Edison Road. I spotted this
> Red-tailed Hawk with the most unusual coloration I have ever seen. The
> question is: is this a Harlan's, or something else. Here is a link to my
> blog post about it:
>
> https://naturebynancy.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/11/dark-morph-red-tailed-hawk
>
> Nancy Morrison

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Date: 11/30/21 8:42 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gull identification webinar tonight
LA Birders from Los Angeles has been hosting some great monthly webinars in
our new teleworking world, featuring some great experts. Tonight Alvaro
Jaramillo will be discussing large gull identification at 7pm. You can sign
up on Zoom or just turn in live via their YouTube channel. It will also be
posted after-the-fact in a week or so at their YouTube channel (where you
can find some great webinars from the past year).

Their YouTube channel is here:
*https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHbAhQTFVaeowMCl-sD2e0g/videos
<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHbAhQTFVaeowMCl-sD2e0g/videos>*
It should become live right around 7pm.

Their website is here: *https://www.labirders.org/
<https://www.labirders.org/>* (click on WEBINARS at the top)

Here's the announcement:

You are invited to join LA Birders for next week’s webinar -- please feel
free to share with any other folks or groups you think may be interested!



*Making Sense of Big Gulls in Californiawith Alvaro JaramilloTuesday,
November 30, 2021 7:00 PM on YouTube*

The large gulls are a nightmare, or maybe they are a blessing. The adults
are striking and beautiful yet are complex. This is a group that is recent,
where speciation is happening as we speak, where it is still messy and
unclear. Rather than solve all problems in gull identification, this talk
will tackle tidbits, disparate parts of the puzzle. We will chat about the
evolutionary history of northern large gulls and simplify how gulls are
aged (it’s not that hard), and Alvaro will give us some pointers on how to
look at gulls and make sense of them. Alvaro will also throw in some
observations on some of the Asian rarities that tantalize us in California
and introduce those species and what to look for.

Join Alvaro for a night(mare) about the challenges of Big Gulls of
California!

This program will be recorded and made available there for later - or
repeat - viewing on our YouTube channel.

--
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Date: 11/29/21 5:20 pm
From: David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Interesting Bird
On the Capehart monthly bird count in Discovery Park
to-day, the best bird was a freshly hatched Red Admiral
butterfly, looking fresh & active. No rain at that moment.
David
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Date: 11/29/21 10:48 am
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] more King Cty. redpoll details
Hi, Tweets,

This morning before 8:30, I found two Common Redpolls feeding quietly, high in a birch tree with one American Goldfinch.  This was in Seattle on the east side of Green Lake, between 66th Street and the small bathroom building to the south.  The goldfinch eventually left, but the redpolls remained through when I left around 9.  Other birders have reported them since, and I expect there will be photographs.  There was also a flock of 50 or more small finches that flew north over me a bit later, but I never saw others in trees. 

Among the waterfowl was one male Eurasian Wigeon, a Ruddy Duck, and three Snow Geese flew low overhead. 

29 November, 2021,

Alan Grenon
Seattle
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Date: 11/29/21 8:59 am
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] interesting gulls
Dear Tweeters,
There have been large flocks of gulls foraging in fields in Skagit County lately. The rains have brought up many earthworms.
On the 26th, I saw an odd gull at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Woolley. It was with a flock of about 200 Glaucous-winged Gulls, including of course some "Olympic Gulls." There was a lone Ring-billed Gull in the flock, plus one adult and one juvenile "Thayer's" Iceland Gull. The most interesting gull was a smallish, pink-legged one that looked very much like a Thayer's Gull, but which had a mantle that was far too dark for me me to call it a Thayer's. Unfortunately, I was just passing by, en route to some errands, and did not have my camera with me.
Burlington has had big flocks, too, mainly on ballfields at the unimaginatively named Skagit River Park. Yesterday, the 28th, there were about 800 gulls on the fields. About 450 were Ring-billed Gulls, 250 Mew Gulls, and the rest Glaucous-winged Gulls and Olympic Gulls. Herring Gulls have been absent on all of my recent gull forays.
I have been looking for the very pale immature gull that showed up at Skagit River Park last February. A similar bird made a brief appearance earlier this season. This bird was almost pure white, and looked a lot like a Glaucous Gull. I had called it a Glaucous Gull when I first found it, but later, after seeing other birders' better photos, decided to leave it as an unidentified Larus. I think that's what it ended up being called on eBird as well, after several other birders saw it and photographed it.
Yesterday, the 28th, there were two pale juvenile gulls with the flock at Skagit River Park. They stayed by a baseball diamond the whole time, even after a dog-walker showed up and scared a lot of the gulls away. Neither of these juveniles was as pale as last winter's bird, but they were both much paler than all of the juvenile Glaucous-winged and Olympic Gulls present, especially on the head. They were big, pink-legged gulls, with big bills. The bills had goodly gones and black tips. This black color blended into the pinkish color of the basal portion of the bill, which led me to believe that these were not pure Glaucous Gulls. There was also more black on the lower mandible than on the upper.
Here is a link to my eBird checklist, with some mediocre photos of the two gulls.
eBird Checklist - 28 Nov 2021 - Burlington - 15 species (+1 other taxa)

I'd love to hear any ideas about the two birds in my photos!

If I had to throw out a guess, Glaucous-winged Gull X Glaucous Gull would seem the most likely--but that would be no more than a guess. In the gull book by Olsen and Larsson, on page 202, there is a photo of a somewhat similar bird, labelled as a "putative hybrid Glaucous Gull X Glaucous-winged Gull." Details of bill coloration are given as evidence to the bird's hybridity.
One more thing--there has been another huge flock of gulls along Old Highway 99 and Dahlstedt Road, just a minute north of the I-5 Cook Road exit. That flock is mostly Mew Gulls, with a few Ring-billed Gulls and a very few Glaucous-winged. Meanwhile, a larger number of Glaucous-winged Gulls seem to be foraging on the fields along Dahlstedt Road, just east of there.
Happy Gull Watching!
Yours truly,
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Date: 11/29/21 8:39 am
From: Todd Sahl <toddsahl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Common Redpolls at Greenlake in King County
Alan Grenon reports two Common Redpolls from the east side of Greenlake just now.

Todd Sahl
Bellevue

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Date: 11/29/21 12:23 am
From: Xander Sowers <sowersalexander1...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] What is a Purple Finch
I’m no scientist, so interpret my opinion as you will- but as far as I
know, a forked tail is a characteristic of just about every North American
finch species. It’s true that the tail is a little deeper forked on a
Purple Finch, but that doesn’t mean a House Finch couldn’t potentially show
just as deep a forked tail in the right scenario. If you wanted to ID a
Purple Finch, the first thing i’d look for (in a male) is the extensive red
in the sides, auriculars, wing bars, back, and tertials. For a female, the
coarse streaking on the sides and white eyebrow/malar are usually pretty
diagnostic (unless your thinking about Cassin’s Finch). I personally
wouldn’t use the degree of forking in the tail as a distinguishing field
mark, but then again, I have little experience with either species.

Good birding, Alex Sowers

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> I would think that only a scientist can answer my question. I have
> observed many photos of House Finches. And many of them photos show that
> the bird has a short tail which is notched. But, this is a strong
> characteristic of the Purple Finch, not a House Finch. Also, regarding
> these photos there is never a mention or an interest in this occurrence,
> never an explanation! Nelson Briefer- Anacortes.
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Date: 11/28/21 11:39 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] What is a Purple Finch
Very very interesting. I've certainly never heard of it, or even noticed
it. Obviously I've not been looking closely enough.
The western and eastern races of Purple Finch have some differences.
See https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog
and type in Purple Finch. These two races/subspecies are listed. If
you're really into this, *and I hope you are*, you could look through those
photos for each 'race' that show the tail and see what you could come up
with! To be continued?? The Macaulay library is a tremendous birding
reference.
Bob OBrien Carver OR

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> I would think that only a scientist can answer my question. I have
> observed many photos of House Finches. And many of them photos show that
> the bird has a short tail which is notched. But, this is a strong
> characteristic of the Purple Finch, not a House Finch. Also, regarding
> these photos there is never a mention or an interest in this occurrence,
> never an explanation! Nelson Briefer- Anacortes.
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Date: 11/28/21 7:22 pm
From: Nelson Briefer <nreiferb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] What is a Purple Finch
I would think that only a scientist can answer my question. I have observed
many photos of House Finches. And many of them photos show that the bird
has a short tail which is notched. But, this is a strong characteristic of
the Purple Finch, not a House Finch. Also, regarding these photos there is
never a mention or an interest in this occurrence, never an explanation!
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Date: 11/28/21 4:34 pm
From: Darwin Alonso <dovalonso...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swans at Montlake Fill
I saw my FOY Swans over by the entrance to Yesler Swamp. There were two
that I assume were Trumpeters, but I didn't have my binoculars. Neat sight
on a darkening and stormy south, south-west wind evening.

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Date: 11/28/21 12:15 pm
From: Bob Flores <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Harris sparrow Ridgefield Clark Co, WA

I have a Harris sparrow in my yard now. Looks like this will be a good Harris sparrow year. Photos posted on eBird
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Date: 11/27/21 1:26 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Biden Considering New Protections for Greater Sage Grouse – Mother Jones

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/11/biden-protections-greater-sage-grouse-conservation-gas-oil-drilling-extraction/


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Date: 11/27/21 12:55 pm
From: Elston Hill <elstonh...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Valley
Am curious. What are conditions like for birding in Skagit County with all the rain we have received? Also, wondering how all the rain impacts the birds.

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Date: 11/27/21 12:13 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 28, 2021
Hey, Tweeters,

Heard last week on BirdNote:
* Birds of Prey and Nesting Territories
http://bit.ly/2OBILEz
* Aplomado Falcon - Species Recovery in the Works
http://bit.ly/1afRwGy
* Singing Under Streetlights
https://bit.ly/3cTWkMa
* In Winter, Puffins Lead Very Different Lives
http://bit.ly/2EXRboe
* How Much Do Birds Eat?
http://bit.ly/2ELuqUf
* Why Birds Eat Snow
https://bit.ly/3nYhAqy
* A Blizzard of Snow Geese
http://bit.ly/RWKoXG
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Next week on BirdNote:
Encounter with a Cassowary, Common Redpoll,
A Blackburnian Warbler's Journey,
Welcoming Back Winter Birds, and more!
https://bit.ly/3I04GzY
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Date: 11/27/21 9:59 am
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Everett STP Tufted Duck
Both birds are present now at the north end of the main lagoon.

Also the continuing Eared Grebe, and a Sora calling from the marsh on the
south end.

Good birding,
Matt Dufort


On Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 19:46 Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Based on photos, there are actually two birds present. One appears to be a
> pure (or close to pure) Tufted Duck, with black back and thin wispy tuft.
> The other looks like a Tufted Duck x scaup hybrid, with dark gray back and
> stubby tuft. There are photos in eBird of both birds from today, November
> 26. Some of the eBird reports from today now identify the second bird as a
> hybrid.
>
> Photos of the pure-looking individual:
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S98025475,
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S98106890
>
> Photos of the apparent hybrid:
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S98113677,
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S98106010
>
> I went looking this afternoon and did not see either bird. With so many
> ducks there, I suspect there are other interesting birds among the huge
> flocks.
>
> Good birding,
> Matt Dufort
>
> On Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 15:04 Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> wrote:
>
>> The Tufted Duck was present again today from noon till 3 PM at the
>> Everett STP.
>>
>> Good birding
>>
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Date: 11/27/21 8:55 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] White-throated Sparrow bonanza
Many decades ago at the famous Sparrow patches on Sauvie Island in
Portland, I found a flock of 9 white-throated sparrows mixed in with golden
crowns and white crowns. At times they would mix all together and other
times the nine would separate out into their own loose sort of mini flock.
Bob O'Brien Portland

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> Hello, tweets.
>
> We had been seeing two White-throated Sparrows in the yard since 4
> November, and we were startled today to see THREE in sight at once under
> the front yard feeders. It’s an invasion! We also have an immature
> Golden-crowned and a Fox Sparrow as well as the usual Dark-eyed Juncos
> (more than ever before, like a swarm in the yard at times) and at least
> three each of Song Sparrows and Spotted Towhees. They certainly brighten up
> these dark days.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 11/26/21 9:51 pm
From: BRAD Liljequist <bradliljequist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] lovely day to double bluff whidbey
Nice day out, between the rain pulses.

Ferry over to Whidbey from Mukilteo - big mixed flock of Surf Scoters and Barrow Goldeneye - counted about 430. At what must have been a tidal edge, between the landing and Hat Island, about 300 Red Necked Grebes. Nice to see large numbers. We watched the Scoters diving along the ferry pilings - maybe the ferry hits the pilings and rubs off barnacles? Hard to know what's going on, but definitely lots of diving and eating going on during the ferry holdover. I have the feeling someone can fill in.

Double Bluff - lots of great birds, Common Loons, Surf Scoters, many Harlequin (30 total?), Horned Grebes, and gratefully three White Winged Scoters - it had been a while.

Love this outing from Seattle - a nice wild beach, four miles out and back, amazing geology, a pleasant day out.

Brad Liljequist
Phinney Ridge, Seattle

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Date: 11/26/21 9:39 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Everett sewage ponds access
In addition to the southern access Jon gave directions to there's been
another parking area at the north end opened up in the last couple years at
the end of 12th Street (Discover Pass Required). As you travel down Smith
Island Road and pass the large lots full of boats the road will split with
Smith Island continuing to the right. Taking the left will immediately take
you over an overpass and on a very short segment of 12th street and dead
end at the parking lot. Walking south on the access road will lead you to
the northernmost pond and you can follow the road along the east side of
the settling ponds which eventually winds up at the south end. Looking at
Bing aerial maps (Google's data is before the Smith Island reclamation
projection) it appears there are trails that continue to the east and
possibly go along Union Slough. Worth noting that Hunting is allowed at the
north end of Ebey Island immediately to the east of here and I've even come
across hunters who've pulled their boats into the wetlands immediately east
of the settling ponds.

I did find some notes when reading up on this access that state it's only
open Oct-Feb which is a bit perplexing to me since it connects with trails
open year round, but just FYI.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA

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Date: 11/26/21 7:51 pm
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Everett STP Tufted Duck
Hi all,

Based on photos, there are actually two birds present. One appears to be a
pure (or close to pure) Tufted Duck, with black back and thin wispy tuft.
The other looks like a Tufted Duck x scaup hybrid, with dark gray back and
stubby tuft. There are photos in eBird of both birds from today, November
26. Some of the eBird reports from today now identify the second bird as a
hybrid.

Photos of the pure-looking individual:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S98025475,
https://ebird.org/checklist/S98106890

Photos of the apparent hybrid:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S98113677,
https://ebird.org/checklist/S98106010

I went looking this afternoon and did not see either bird. With so many
ducks there, I suspect there are other interesting birds among the huge
flocks.

Good birding,
Matt Dufort

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> The Tufted Duck was present again today from noon till 3 PM at the Everett
> STP.
>
> Good birding
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Date: 11/26/21 5:27 pm
From: Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] re. Everett sewage ponds access
Hi Amit - If no one has gotten back to you off line, (I would have except my Tweeters no lnonger shows the email for senders!?) access to view the ponds is easy and public, although the ponds themselves are in a fenced off restricted area. Best perspective for viewing is through a chain link gate. Take Smith Island Rd south under I-5 and continue onto 4th Street SE (probably not marked). Park at Spencer Is Park Parking area (Several birders' cars have been broken into here!). A short walk east on the paved road get's to the gate to the pump station where you can look north into the main pond where the Tufty has been hanging out. Sometimes, it's been so close to the concrete wall that it was necessary to continue east along 4th and walk north on the east dike of the pond to scope back toward the pump station. Good luck!! - Jon Houghton, Edmonds <jonbirder...> mailto:<jonbirder...>
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Date: 11/26/21 3:07 pm
From: Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett STP Tufted Duck
The Tufted Duck was present again today from noon till 3 PM at the Everett
STP.

Good birding

Steve Giles

Camano Island

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Date: 11/26/21 2:31 pm
From: Amy Powell <schillingera...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Downy Woodpecker stashing sunflower seeds
Today was the first time I had a Downy Woodpecker visit my sunflower feeder to take them to stash the seeds in a nearby Fir tree. It was a male and did this several times in a row. I observe them frequently at my suet feeders but have not seen them do this before. Resourceful little creatures!

Cheers,
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Renton, Wa
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Date: 11/26/21 11:19 am
From: Stephen T Bird <isseki.ryotoku...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
There’s been some suggestion food source quality drives aggression /defense
of that food patch
https://academic.oup.com/condor/article-abstract/89/1/103/5188898
-Stephen

On Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 7:19 AM Mike Wagenbach <wagen...> wrote:

> I haven't noticed highly docile/sociable Anna's this year, but I saw one
> unusual event last year: It was during a cold snap when I had to bring the
> feeders in at night to prevent freezing. One morning I put them out at
> dawn and almost immediately saw all four perches of the feeder filled with
> birds, who drank more or less continuously for what seemed like a long time
> (a minute or two) with almost no interaction between them. This tolerance
> didn't last long, and within a few minutes, certainly less than ten,t there
> was a lot of chasing and defending the feeder, as usual. My assumption was
> that after an unusually cold night, they were desperate to feed and didn't
> have the energy for the typical chases right at first.
>
> This comment thread makes me wonder if there could be some evolution of
> behavior occurring as a result of consistent feeder maintenance around our
> homes. While needlessly defending an almost limitless resource
> (particularly during the non-breeding season) seems like a waste of energy,
> no doubt it promotes differential survival for the bird doing the
> defending. However, if that reduces the survival through the winter of
> that bird's sons and daughters, and even siblings, cousins and
> nieces/nephews, which seems likely, particularly if they have site-fidelity
> to where they spend successive winters, that would set up a potential
> kin-selection benefit to not defending the feeder.
>
> Has territoriality in Anna's been studied carefully enough to detect
> changes in the behavior?
>
> Mike Wagenbach
> Seattle (Ballard)
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Date: 11/26/21 10:23 am
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White-throated Sparrow bonanza
Hello, tweets.

We had been seeing two White-throated Sparrows in the yard since 4 November, and we were startled today to see THREE in sight at once under the front yard feeders. It’s an invasion! We also have an immature Golden-crowned and a Fox Sparrow as well as the usual Dark-eyed Juncos (more than ever before, like a swarm in the yard at times) and at least three each of Song Sparrows and Spotted Towhees. They certainly brighten up these dark days.

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Seattle
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Date: 11/26/21 7:23 am
From: Mike Wagenbach <wagen...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
I haven't noticed highly docile/sociable Anna's this year, but I saw one
unusual event last year: It was during a cold snap when I had to bring the
feeders in at night to prevent freezing. One morning I put them out at
dawn and almost immediately saw all four perches of the feeder filled with
birds, who drank more or less continuously for what seemed like a long time
(a minute or two) with almost no interaction between them. This tolerance
didn't last long, and within a few minutes, certainly less than ten,t there
was a lot of chasing and defending the feeder, as usual. My assumption was
that after an unusually cold night, they were desperate to feed and didn't
have the energy for the typical chases right at first.

This comment thread makes me wonder if there could be some evolution of
behavior occurring as a result of consistent feeder maintenance around our
homes. While needlessly defending an almost limitless resource
(particularly during the non-breeding season) seems like a waste of energy,
no doubt it promotes differential survival for the bird doing the
defending. However, if that reduces the survival through the winter of
that bird's sons and daughters, and even siblings, cousins and
nieces/nephews, which seems likely, particularly if they have site-fidelity
to where they spend successive winters, that would set up a potential
kin-selection benefit to not defending the feeder.

Has territoriality in Anna's been studied carefully enough to detect
changes in the behavior?

Mike Wagenbach
Seattle (Ballard)

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Date: 11/25/21 9:21 pm
From: amit kulkarni <amitprod...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Public Access for Everett Sewage Lagoons
Hello Tweeters,
From eBird listing, Everett Sewage Lagoons seem to be good place for birding.However, I would like to know if it is accessible for general public\birders.
Thanks,Amit

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Date: 11/25/21 12:30 pm
From: Cathy Scott <catsbow...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Subject: Re: Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
I've been feeding and planting flowers for the hummingbirds for over 20
years. Samish Flats area close to Padilla Bay. I almost always have mass
hummingbirds at individual feeders. For a week or two a year, a lot will
go on vacation. I actually look forward to the break.

I have six feeders up. 3 are 40 ounce and 3 are 72 ounce. The 3 72 oz.
are the ones that the hummingbird majority currently gather at. There are
usually more hummers than flowers but they smoosh in and take turns. It
takes them a little over a day to empty the 3 72 oz. Over the years, all of
a sudden they will decide they like the other 3 (out back - 72 oz. out
front) and so I'll put the big ones out back and the smaller out front.
They switch one or two times a year. It's been like this pretty much over
the years.

There are usually too many for a bully to be able to keep them away but
once in awhile, one will be successful for a bit. I think the bully
usually gives up and becomes part of the gang.

As an aside, I keep feeders up in the winter too. Since I don't have
electrical outlets close to any but one, I have devised a way to bungee a
handwarmer on the bottom and another one or two around the jug. Works
great for freezing weather.

Cathy Scott

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Date: 11/25/21 8:26 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
Nancy,

This is a very beautiful very dark morph Red-tailed Hawk. Harlan's
typically show a tail with grizzled white and limited red (the actual
pattern is highly variable), and also a white necklace (scattered white
spots) across the breast. Additionally, the tone of dark is more coal on
Harlan's and chocolate on Red-tailed. Your pic is a little dark so this
last feature is difficult to assess, but the tail is clearly solid red.
Harlan's are often quite skittish, flushing at 300 yards or more.





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> I was in the Skagit Valley on Tuesday on Bow Edison Road. I spotted this
> Red-tailed Hawk with the most unusual coloration I have ever seen. The
> question is: is this a Harlan's, or something else. Here is a link to my
> blog post about it:
>
> https://naturebynancy.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/11/dark-morph-red-tailed-hawk
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Date: 11/25/21 8:07 am
From: Zora Monster <zoramon...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
I believe that this is not a Harlan’s. A Harlan’s would have some white on the chest which this does not have.

Zora Dermer

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> On Nov 25, 2021, at 9:02 AM, Nancy Morrison <weedsrus1...> wrote:
>
> 
> I was in the Skagit Valley on Tuesday on Bow Edison Road. I spotted this Red-tailed Hawk with the most unusual coloration I have ever seen. The question is: is this a Harlan's, or something else. Here is a link to my blog post about it:
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> https://naturebynancy.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/11/dark-morph-red-tailed-hawk
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Date: 11/25/21 7:03 am
From: Nancy Morrison <weedsrus1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk
I was in the Skagit Valley on Tuesday on Bow Edison Road. I spotted this
Red-tailed Hawk with the most unusual coloration I have ever seen. The
question is: is this a Harlan's, or something else. Here is a link to my
blog post about it:

https://naturebynancy.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/11/dark-morph-red-tailed-hawk

Nancy Morrison
Lake Forest Park

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Date: 11/25/21 12:47 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Additional Observations Regarding Anna’s
Hello Tweeters,
I generally like to keep email responses in a chain/thread from the original email sender.
I find it much easier to follow then each person starting a new one.
Do others find the same?

I make the exception here because I found the Anna’s threads in my junk file, which I check daily because I find some legitimate tweeters emails there.
I am very cautious about some emails from Tweeters, because of the inappropriate emails that began with the breach of Tweeters.
I get 3-6 each day and put them in trash and delete.

Now, my wife and I are big fans of hummingbirds.
In addition to the great observations and comments by others, there is another we have noted regarding food source guarding and number of them feeding in close proximity.

Sudden cold weather shifts and prolonged very low temperatures like we have had at times over the last year, appear to make the feeder guarding and chasing behavior much less frequent and often, if they do happen it is much slower and much less aggressive.
And last winter, during the several days of the coldest weather, we observed more hummingbirds on one of feeders than ever before.
Especially in the last 90 minutes before dark, up to 13-14 (8-10 more than the usual max) were side by side, close to touching and showed no signs of aggression.
It was almost like there was some primitive “let’s all survive and we can dispute territory later” behavior.
Flights were half speed or less- it was like seeing them in a slow motion video-which was very neat to watch.
Or maybe they were just too chilled, with decreased metabolism and need to conserve energy for survival, to be aggressive. Or some or all of those and more.

We have an additional feeder nearby and another 40 feet away and around the corner of our house. We currently have no more Anna’s than usual, around 3-5.

However, our most interesting sugar feeding station occurs each fall and never needs to be attended or refilled.

Each year a Red-breasted Sapsucker arrives and establishes sap wells between when the first leaves show signs of turning until about 90 % have fallen off our 45 year old Birch tree. The time range is about 5-7 weeks. Then the bird is gone.
Currently, at least one Anna’s, four Black-capped Chickadees and one Ruby-crowned Kinglet are frequenting the “well-maintained“ wells, some are on the top side of larger branches, in addition to those on the usual vertical trunk surfaces.
A group of 8-10 Bushtits are frequently in our yard and I always enjoy hearing them and watching them fly. This is the first year they have more than make a late afternoon visit to our suet feeders.

They make stops to the Birch tree,
As they move around the yard gleaning. I am interested to if they will use the sap wells. My speculation is no, but who knows?

Has anyone seen them feeding at sap wells?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Best regards,
Dan Reiff

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Date: 11/24/21 10:03 pm
From: Pterodroma <pterodroma...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior

Hmm, fascinating and a most timely posting indeed, thanks!   I am currently experiencing the exact same phenomena.  Swarming Anna's Hummingbirds, literally swarms!   Easily 10-20, maybe up to 30 or more at one time swarming like bees around just one feeder.  I have been feeding the usual half dozen or so Anna's year round on this property in Eastgate (Bellevue) for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything like this and what's going on right now.  What's changed?  The explosion began in mid summer and I figured once all the Rufous had left for the season, the activity would probably slow down and return to "normal."  Well, that hasn't happened, just the opposite.  No Rufous now of course but more Anna's now than I have ever seen in one place or on one feeder before.   I maintain 5 feeders scattered about the property, 2 one-cuppers, 1 two-cupper, one small one (half pint or so), and one big one that holds 3-1/2 cups when filled to the brim.  It's that latter one, the big one, is where the really high concentrated activity is.  The feeder is located on the roof above the carport/garage attached to under the upper-level north side eave in front of an upper corner of the front picture window which allows constant unobstructed monitoring and endless entertainment from the comfort of my recliner while watching TV or just lounging or just wandering through the living room.   Since the feeder is on the roof above the carport and garage, it means I have to haul out the step ladder and climb up there to refill it.  It's not just once in a while like it used to be for years and years, it's every day now, ...every single day!   Keeping close tabs on the weather radar, I try to coordinate that activity to work around imminent and/or longer term rain events.  Come frosty mornings or snow events later in the season, this exercise could become a bit more adventuresome and challenging if I choose to dare fate.  Fortunately from the sturdy step ladder, and the roof being nearly flat, access is reasonably easy and I like to think, safe.
Like Barbara observed, all these hummingbirds get along very very well.  That's never happened in the past.  The big feeder has six ports and a continuous perch around the perimeter.  Or rather about 2/3 of a continuous perch since over the years, parts of it have broken off.  But no matter.  If birds can't perch, they can just hover or simply cling for dear life to any part they can get hold of.  Not infrequently, I see 2 and 3 birds side by side at one port and simply just take turns with no fuss whatsoever.  None seem to act territorial, there's no squabbling, no nothing other than acting with great sense of urgency, they just get along perfectly and swarm swarm swarm like bees off and on all day long.  By about sunset, it all stops stone dead.  That is in fact a good time to get up there to refill the feeder, with still just a wee bit of daylight to get up on the roof, take down the feeder, take it inside and rinse it out, refill, and back to the roof for a second time to remount it.  The whole routine takes about 20 minutes.  One full to the brim (3-12 cups) typically perfectly last one whole day with the current seasonal daylight.   Occasionally when the feeder does run empty during daytime feeding frenzies, I've found that doing what needs to be done doesn't seem to disrupt things much if at all.  When I return a few minutes later with the refilled feeder, these hummingbirds often don't even give me a chance to get the feeder back up and secured in place before 2-3 will be on it already while others swarm about my head.  It's totally insane but I love it!  This situation I can only liken to some fondest personal memories and visions from an unforgettable visit and stay at the infamous hummingbird feeders at the Tandayapa Eco-Lodge in Ecuador 15 years or so ago San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) - Quito Ecuador (eco-lodgesanjorge.com).  There of course, the wildly exotic species diversity was significant and individuals of any one species in even greater numbers, even more feeders and larger ones but still requiring refilling several times a day with individuals (e.g. Booted Racket-taileds, Long-tailed Silphs, and many others) attaching themselves while the refilled feeders were in hand transport simply across the deck by staff there.  Utterly amazing and amusing!  Such concentrated feeding and hummingbird concentrations in such places as the Ecuadorian tropical cloud forests did give me some pause however, wondering how such activity might be creating an unnatural dependence on artificial feeding and otherwise affecting or altering their natural feeding behavior.  The same wonderment could be said and applied for my current high concentration of Anna's and/or to all of us who host and feed hummingbirds on a seasonal or regular basis.  I would certainly hope that we as stewards of the environment aren't contributing to a situation where feeder dependence becomes a detriment to hummingbird survival in nature if feeders weren't available.  That all said, I sense these hummingbirds are doing just fine.  With each passing year, CBC data etc seems to suggest that the numbers of Anna's Hummingbirds in our region continue to swell with much if not all of that attributed to our joyful propensity for feeding.
As for the amount of sugar water nectar consumed per month/year, I haven't quite calculated that out yet.  It's certainly far more than anything I've experienced before.  What I do know is that I am going through 16 to 20 pounds of pure cane granulated sugar per month!  New 4:1 batches need to be made up every single day and I usually maintain in stockpile about 6 cups worth refrigerated and quickly available as needed.  Tip: In this quantity, buy your sugar at your neighborhood Walmart Market and save about $2 per 4-lb bag.  The hummingbirds obviously don't care, sugar is sugar.  I do prefer the C&H milk carton-like half gallon containers for the ease of handling, so I pay the bigger bucks to buy a couple of those on occasion, then simply refill those containers with the bags from Walmart as needed until they wear out and need to be replaced again.
So what's it all mean, all these Anna's Hummingbirds all getting along like best of friends and where hummingbird life now is all about sharing?  Even during the season when territoriality is to be expected and the usual norm, even then it wasn't really which I was thinking quite strange as far back as six-eight months ago. Maybe there is there some epic natural or unnatural disaster in our near future that only the Anna's Hummingbirds seem to sense or know about?  If so, well, good luck all.  It's been fun.
Richard RowlettBellevue, WA



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We have fed Anna's hummingbirds year round for 35 years, from the north sound to the south sound. This fall, their behavior is extraordinarily different.

Anna's are so territorial, it's only been an occasional thing to see more than one sit on a feeder at a time. However, this year, we've had to hang up two additional feeders (three within a few feet of each other) because of all of the activity. We've not only had four on the feeder at one time, we've had several occasions where two sat on the same flower and shared and once had six on a feeder with four flowers.

We first thought they must be all juveniles. However, we have females, juveniles and adult males all feeding together on the feeders. At times, we've had three full feeders and more birds in the air. We've never seen anything like this outside of Arizona.

We're going through a gallon of (homemade) hummingbird nectar a week, an unprecedented amount!

I wish I knew what I was doing right so I could keep on doing it!

Is anyone else seeing this unusual (for Anna's) behavior?
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Date: 11/24/21 6:27 pm
From: G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior

The late Bob Sargent, who trained many bird banders here in Alabama and around the U.S., and was Alabama's master bander, once told me that MASSING hummingbird feeders was preferable to spacing them out, and this is borne out by my experience.  The hummers seem to tolerate their compeers more readily if the feeders are clustered together.  When I lived in CA years ago, I had 4 feeders, one on each side of the house; each would be commandeered by a dominant male, who would allow females to feed, but not the other males.  Nowadays here in Alabama, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds definitely mass around clustered feeders.  I'd encourage those with multiple feeders to experiment with feeder placement and try positioning multiple feeders close together.  I do put several in remote corners to accommodate the ones that get bullied.  I get so many in the fall, I need air traffic control, and even got an Allen's Hummingbird recently.  Happy Thanksgiving, Tweeters!  -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 06:15:08 PM CST, BARBARA WHEELER <barbarawheelerphotography...> wrote:

We have fed Anna's hummingbirds year round for 35 years, from the north sound to the south sound.  This fall, their behavior is extraordinarily different.
Anna's are so territorial, it's only been an occasional thing to see more than one sit on a feeder at a time.  However, this year, we've had to hang up two additional feeders (three within a few feet of each other) because of all of the activity.  We've not only had four on the feeder at one time, we've had several occasions where two sat on the same flower and shared and once had six on a feeder with four flowers.
We first thought they must be all juveniles.  However, we have females, juveniles and adult males all feeding together on the feeders.  At times, we've had three full feeders and more birds in the air.  We've never seen anything like this outside of Arizona.
We're going through a gallon of (homemade) hummingbird nectar a week, an unprecedented amount!
I wish I knew what I was doing right so I could keep on doing it!
Is anyone else seeing this unusual (for Anna's) behavior? Barbara

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Date: 11/24/21 4:17 pm
From: BARBARA WHEELER <barbarawheelerphotography...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Unusual Anna's Hummingbird Feeding Behavior
We have fed Anna's hummingbirds year round for 35 years, from the north sound to the south sound. This fall, their behavior is extraordinarily different.

Anna's are so territorial, it's only been an occasional thing to see more than one sit on a feeder at a time. However, this year, we've had to hang up two additional feeders (three within a few feet of each other) because of all of the activity. We've not only had four on the feeder at one time, we've had several occasions where two sat on the same flower and shared and once had six on a feeder with four flowers.

We first thought they must be all juveniles. However, we have females, juveniles and adult males all feeding together on the feeders. At times, we've had three full feeders and more birds in the air. We've never seen anything like this outside of Arizona.

We're going through a gallon of (homemade) hummingbird nectar a week, an unprecedented amount!

I wish I knew what I was doing right so I could keep on doing it!

Is anyone else seeing this unusual (for Anna's) behavior?
Barbara


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Date: 11/24/21 3:16 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ask Kenn: What's Up With Bird Color Morphs and Phases? | Audubon

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Date: 11/24/21 2:32 pm
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Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-24
Tweets – It was a very nice morning, though a nippy 32 degrees at the start. Not too dark, no wind, no precipitation; it should have been a fabulous day. But for large stretches, there were also no birds. We did have some good looks, though.

Highlights:
a.. Cackling Goose – 1500, conservatively. Most landed in the park. More than just minima subspecies
b.. American Wigeon? – Flock of about 20 ducks that looked like wigeon flew by
c.. Common Goldeneye – At least three on the east edge of the lake, seen by Brian and I on a late scan of the lake
d.. Wilson’s Snipe – Some nice looks at 3-4 at the weir
e.. MOURNING DOVE – One flying around over the meadows
f.. Western Screech-Owl – Two sightings of single birds during the pre-dawn owling
g.. Hairy Woodpecker – One just south of the East Meadow. First since September
h.. Northern Shrike – Good looks in the East Meadow
i.. American Robin – More ubiquitous than usual
j.. Cedar Waxwing – A few scattered, plus a flock of ~10 east of the East Meadow
k.. Fox Sparrow – Notably numerous
l.. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – Bright beauty in the Pea Patch (thanks Mark). We’ve had just a dozen sightings total during the months of Nov-Jan
Misses today included Ring-Necked Duck, Common Merganser, Downy Woodpecker, Marsh Wren, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. And while they don’t quite reach the criteria for my “Missing” list, we also had no Green-winged Teal nor Anna’s Hummingbird. And only finding them on my way out of the park kept us from missing Rock Pigeon and European Starling!

With Matt having to work (it’s Wednesday), and other top birders such as Jordan and Mason not present, I’m not surprised we came up with a somewhat small total of 54 species today (counting wigeon(?) and scaup sp.)

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Date: 11/24/21 12:41 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Tufted Duck continues at Everett Sewage Lagoons
The Tufted Duck flew from that location and disappeared for awhile, but later returned. When I left, it was quite close to the wall across from the parking lot with gets views from the South Gate of the large lagoon. Just behind the American Whir Orlican sitting on the wall. I had both in the same frame

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> The tufted duck continues at the Everett Sewage Lagoons. Approximately here: (47.9976349, -122.1681501). Go down the walking path along the east side of large sewage pond past the white hangar building. It's with a decent sized group of Scaup. It has whiter flanks and a noticeable tuft in profile.
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Date: 11/24/21 9:36 am
From: Garrett Haynes <garrettwhaynes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tufted Duck continues at Everett Sewage Lagoons
Hello Tweeters,

The tufted duck continues at the Everett Sewage Lagoons. Approximately here: (47.9976349, -122.1681501). Go down the walking path along the east side of large sewage pond past the white hangar building. It's with a decent sized group of Scaup. It has whiter flanks and a noticeable tuft in profile.

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Date: 11/23/21 3:27 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 2021 Christmas Bird Count information
Hello Tweeters - Each year, WOS gathers and publishes information about
the various Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) going on around the
state. This helps birders who'd like to join a count figure out a count
that matches their available dates and interest.

The person who has gathered this information for the last five years is
Jim Danzenbaker, a former WOS president. Thanks to Jim for doing this!

The information for 2021 has just been published on the WOS website.

You can see it at https://wos.org/cbc/

And while you're there, join WOS or renew your membership!

Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA


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Date: 11/23/21 12:31 pm
From: jeff o <jeffo4297...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Florida guide recommendation
Hi Tweeters,
We have friends that are beginner birders that are headed to Florida in mid
January.
They would like a day of birding while they are there but would probably
not have any target birds. The area they will be visiting is central
Florida, Sarasota area.
If you have any guide recommendations please contact me directly.
Thanks a bunch.

JeffO/Stanwood wa
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The second best time is now.

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Date: 11/23/21 1:27 am
From: <ronpost4...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] go mergansers
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Date: 11/22/21 4:54 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] mergansers and alcids at Pt Wilson, Port Townsend
This morning there was a strong push of alcids, southbound into the wind,
around Pt Wilson, with especially good numbers of Common Murres and Ancient
Murrelets.

Getting back to the mergansers previous discussed, perhaps David Grainger
and I were both right. Today I photographed a mixed flock of 26
Red-breasted and 20 Common Mergansers herding fish in the shallows
together.

Full list and pics at https://ebird.org/checklist/S97933441.

Elsewhere near PT, south of Chimicum on Central Rd there's a pulloff by a
big green sign that says "Thank you". This is Jefferson Open Space and you
can park there and walk a little. There's a group of 36 Trumpeter and 4
Tundra Swans, providing nice comparisons. Pics at
https://ebird.org/checklist/S97941861.

good birding,

--
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Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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Date: 11/22/21 2:27 pm
From: pan <panmail...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Seattle rarities (not me)
Tweets,

Last night, not participating in popular intrusive networks, I finally heard about a Gray Catbird seen in Seattle the last two days.  A few of us watched in Magnuson Park for a few hours this morning, and nope.  The Palm Warbler reported recently at Montlake Fill, however, has been reported again today (not by me), for example
https://ebird.org/checklist/S97936574


22 November, 2021,

Alan Grenon
Seattle

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Date: 11/22/21 11:07 am
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] photo catalog question
Hi tweeters,

This is about birds, or at least bird photos. Are there any photographers out there who uses Capture One as their photo cataloging program? I am trying to use it and failing miserably, and I could use guidance. Please email me off tweeters if you are willing to help, and thanks!

Dennis Paulson
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Date: 11/22/21 10:31 am
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lesser Yellowlegs - Willapa Bay, Pacific County
The narrow rim of exposed mud on my little bight of Willapa Bay (between Nachotta and Long Beach) currently has a single Lesser Yellowlegs with 11 Greaters. Also about 600 Dunlin present, and 6 Killdeer..

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Date: 11/22/21 8:59 am
From: <meetings...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS Annual Business Meeting, Awards and Presentation by Dennis Paulson of the Great Blue Heron
The Washington Ornithological Society is delighted to invite you to our next Monthly Meeting on Monday, December 6, when
we will hold a brief annual business meeting and we will, in particular, honor some special WOS people.

The remainder of the meeting will feature an illustrated presentation by Dennis Paulson on “The Great Blue Heron.”  The
Great Blue Heron. may be the first bird that someone sees at close range that gets them excited at how neat birds are. They
must have something going for them to be picked as Seattle’s Official City bird, right? And they are so accessible for being
such a large bird, nesting in highly visible colonies in city parks and feeding adjacent to both fresh and marine shores where
we can all enjoy them.  

What:  Annual Meeting and presentation, "The Great Blue Heron – Wetlands Icon"
When:  Monday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Where:  Via GoToMeeting (Sign-in begins at 7:15 pm)

WOS Monthly Meetings remain open to all as we continue to welcome the wider birding community to join us online via
GoToMeeting.

For login information, go to http://wos.org/about-wos/monthly-meetings/. While there, if you are not yet a member of
WOS, I hope you will consider becoming one.

Please join us!

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Date: 11/21/21 3:53 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Nestless - BAEA
Tweeters,

Once again Monty and Marsha have lost their nest. This time it was likely the windstorms that took it down. The question is, What will they do next?

More at:

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/11/nestless.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/11/nestless.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay, where nature lives in the city and Black Birders are welcome.

Sincerely,
Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comcast dot net
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Date: 11/21/21 1:03 pm
From: Tom and Carol Stoner <tcstonefam...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Newcomers
This week we've had White-crowned Sparrow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee and a
Townsend's Warbler join the usuals at the suet feeder. We often see a
Townsend's at this time of year, and it's good to welcome it back.

Carol Stoner
West Seattle

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Date: 11/21/21 12:55 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BLUE JAY in Port Townsend
I have heard this bird a few times over the last two months but could not
confirm it until today. This morning a friend of Alex Patia’s reported it
at his feeder on Cherry and J. I have heard it in that area and as far
south as the hill below the high school (along Willow or Fir). This
morning, after 90 minutes of walking those blocks, I located it on Cherry
south of E; it flew up the hill toward Willow and D.

Photos and audio here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97894194

You'll note it has an acorn, not a peanut, in its bill, so it's feeding, at
least this time, in an oak. There aren't many around here so I'll have to
locate that.

The bird generally does not respond to playback and can only be found when
it calls, which is rarely but usually midday.

There are also a couple Calif Scrub-Jays between Blaine & Walker and Kah
Tai Lagoon if you want a jay trifecta (which I had today).

good birding,


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Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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Date: 11/21/21 9:33 am
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] correction on identity of Mergansers
Without any lenses including camera, I misidentified those feeding
frenzied Mergansers at Port Townsend; thanks, Steve H, for the heads up!
They are Red Breasted Mergansers... I hope to get back over to Larry
Scott Trail later today armed with my camera gear, hoping that the
Mergansers and those bait fish will put on a show again today.
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Date: 11/21/21 1:23 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Water Shortages Are Shrinking Great Salt Lake and Killing Off Its ‘Corals’ | Audubon

https://www.audubon.org/news/water-shortages-are-shrinking-great-salt-lake-and-killing-its-corals


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Date: 11/21/21 1:23 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Mosquitoes to the Rescue! The Last-Ditch Effort to Save Kaua‘i’s Endangered Birds | Audubon

https://www.audubon.org/news/mosquitoes-rescue-last-ditch-effort-save-kauais-endangered-birds


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Date: 11/20/21 11:18 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Contact information
I'm trying to find contact information for Timothy Laque and or Karla Kelly. If you have the information please contact me off list.

Thanks,

Roger Moyer

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Date: 11/20/21 3:50 pm
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Common Mergansers at Quimper Bay (Port Townsend)
about quarter mile up the Larry Scott Trail today ( from the terminus of
the trail at Boat Haven) (11/20/2021) in the water more than 30-40
Common Mergansers apparently feeding as a group, chasing baitfish with
strange behavior: the entire flock would start "running" across the
water with necks outstretched, perhaps to drive the bait or get the
small fish to "flash" in the sun and then catching them. They were close
in towards the rocks at a high tide.
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Date: 11/20/21 1:51 pm
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cooper's or possibly Sharp Shinned hawk seen several times in Port Townsend
Sitting on utility wire or above ground Wave Cable wire between poles,
on Sheridan Street near Hastings: have seen it three times on same spot
this past week. No convenient place to park due to lack of shoulder and
rainwater ditches right at edge of road, so didn't get photo.
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Date: 11/20/21 12:09 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 21, 2021
Hello, Tweeters!

Heard last week on BirdNote:
* Western Hummingbirds, East
http://bit.ly/1PUNxcz
* Catching Insects
https://bit.ly/3x4lmBz
* The Gorgeous Gadwall
https://bit.ly/3DF41S5
* Spark Bird: Nick Belardes and the Vermilion Flycatcher
https://bit.ly/329HUFs
* To Mob or Not to Mob
http://bit.ly/2zuZuBz
* Seabirds, Trees and Coral
https://bit.ly/3qWs4bU
* Swans Come Calling
http://bit.ly/11qwpoE
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Next week on BirdNote:
Why Birds Eat Snow, Singing in the Night,
Aplomado Falcon: Southwestern Star -- and more!
https://bit.ly/3FCiY8i
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Date: 11/20/21 10:42 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] THE GUARDIAN: Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food

Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food
In Cambodia’s fertile Mekong delta, farmers are switching to the rice varieties loved by the world’s tallest flying bird to help stop its decline
Read in The Guardian: https://apple.news/AgZdub7Z5RPKaUfVe-e_uyg


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Date: 11/20/21 9:30 am
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Grackle
Two options: drive to the very end of Neal and park at the boat launch, it park at the Neal Rd. barricade on Hwy. 203 and walk through (room for about 3 cars). Look across river in trees and on farm buildings

Phil Dickinson

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> On Nov 20, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Carl Haynie <hayncarl...> wrote:
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> Louise,
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> There’s a boat ramp located at the end of the road. Stand high somewhere at the base of that, look across the river to the veal fam. The grackle has been found on top of the silo (I saw it there yesterday around 1:15). Check also the rooftops of the buildings there. It sometimes travels with the other blackbirds to and from the trees in the area including the tall cottonwoods along the river. If you’re lucky, it and the blackbird flock will visit the corn stubble field on the opposite side of Neal Rd from where you’re standing. The majority of time, however, the grackle feeds out of sight among the veal pens for spilled grain, so patience is needed.
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> Good luck!
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> Carl
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>> On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 7:53 AM Louise Rutter <louiserutter1000...> wrote:
>> On e-bird, it looks like people were still seeing the great-tailed grackle around the northern end of Neal Rd yesterday. Does anyone have any further details on where exactly to look?
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Date: 11/20/21 8:27 am
From: Carl Haynie <hayncarl...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Grackle
Louise,

There’s a boat ramp located at the end of the road. Stand high somewhere at
the base of that, look across the river to the veal fam. The grackle has
been found on top of the silo (I saw it there yesterday around 1:15). Check
also the rooftops of the buildings there. It sometimes travels with the
other blackbirds to and from the trees in the area including the tall
cottonwoods along the river. If you’re lucky, it and the blackbird flock
will visit the corn stubble field on the opposite side of Neal Rd from
where you’re standing. The majority of time, however, the grackle feeds out
of sight among the veal pens for spilled grain, so patience is needed.

Good luck!

Carl

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> On e-bird, it looks like people were still seeing the great-tailed grackle
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Date: 11/20/21 7:57 am
From: Louise Rutter <louiserutter1000...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grackle
On e-bird, it looks like people were still seeing the great-tailed grackle
around the northern end of Neal Rd yesterday. Does anyone have any further
details on where exactly to look?



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Date: 11/19/21 7:59 pm
From: Hartmut Peters <tuoichen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Where are the birds?
Tweeters, for quite some time now we have seen very few birds of any kind
at Discovery Park. It didn't use to be that way in the time we've walked
the park since the 80s. Other places are not so sparse, e.g. Iverson Spit a
few days ago. Where are the birds? Hartmut

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Date: 11/19/21 7:31 pm
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 11-18-2021
Tweeters,

On Thursday (11/18) at JBLM Eagles Pride GC we managed to dodge the bullets of rain that started about an hour after we finished our monthly birdwalk - lucky us! The cloudy skies and low temperatures (39degF start - 45degF finish) may have led to the low numbers of birds (although not number of species for this time of year at this site) that the 11 of us saw, but we did have some fun both during the "round" and afterwards at our usual go-to birds-and-brew checklist updating at the Nisqually Bar&Grill. Highlights included the following:



- While looking at a distant COOPER'S HAWK fly off from the top of a Douglas-fir, a nearby SHARP-SHINNED HAWK took off from a Garry oak, flying across the fairway. We had good looks at both adult birds, which was the first time we had two species of accipiters during a walk.

- 16 NORTHERN SHOVELERS at Hodge Lake was a walk high

- 4 FOX SPARROWS may be a count high

- The CALIFORNIA SCRUB-JAY seen at on the blackberry patch near the driving range was the first seen away from the Hodge Lake area Misses today include Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, and Brown Creeper.



Last bird of the day was one of the 70 Dark-eyed Juncos on the count.



Mammals include four black-tailed deer and a Douglas squirrel.



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:

* December 16

* January 20

* February 17

Anyone is welcome to join us!



From the eBird PNW report:

34 species



Cackling Goose 35

Canada Goose 4

Wood Duck 1

Northern Shoveler 16 At Hodge Lake

American Wigeon 23 At Hodge Lake

Mallard 14 12 at Hodge Lake; 2 at the 12th hole pond

Ring-necked Duck 8 At Hodge Lake

Hooded Merganser 3 At Hodge Lake

Anna's Hummingbird 3

Great Blue Heron 1 At the 12th hole pond

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Flew from a nearby Garry oak next to the 14th fairway

Cooper's Hawk 1 Near the 14th fairway - in the near distance to the east

Bald Eagle 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 6

Steller's Jay 3

California Scrub-Jay 1 The first we've seen at the driving range area and not at Hodge Lake

American Crow 117 It appears as if there is a crow roosting site somewhere near Dupont - early morning crows fly from that direction toward the Billy Frank Jr., NWR.

Common Raven 2

Black-capped Chickadee 10

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12

Bushtit 6

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8

Golden-crowned Kinglet 7

Red-breasted Nuthatch 6

Pacific Wren 15

Bewick's Wren 37

European Starling 7

Varied Thrush 3

American Robin 10

Fox Sparrow 4 Could be a count high

Dark-eyed Junco 70

Song Sparrow 14

Spotted Towhee 6



View this checklist online at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS97802555&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C727ea9279cb1408b6aaf08d9abd4164e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637729749661107290%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=62kBDy66ret0hFOS71%2F1wm%2FUdgZhl55qFTfdze93xQw%3D&amp;reserved=0

May all your birds be identified,
Denis DeSilvis

Avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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Date: 11/19/21 1:19 pm
From: Cara Borre <cmborre1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Blackburnian Warbler continues
A group relocated the bird, 50 yards past white entrance gate, across from ballpark covered seating. Look for a large Ponderosa pine. Was foraging not far from that, mid-canopy. Chickadees and kinglets were around. Good looks after windy, frustrating search earlier in day.

Good luck,
Cara Borre
Gig Harbor
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Date: 11/19/21 10:47 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vaux's Happening

Tweeters,

The last swift left Washington State what seems like a long time ago. Our Audubon project's latest migration data can be found as a downloadable pdf here. https://www.vauxhappening.org/ewExternalFiles/North%20America%20Southbound%202021%2C%20All%20sites.pdf

Bottom line is 127 observers recorded 668 observations at 40 sites, 35 active, documenting 1,576,944 Vaux's Swifts roosting, an average of 2,361 birds per observation, our all time best migration ever.

A listing of the most significant roost sites is here. https://www.vauxhappening.org/ewExternalFiles/Southbound%20Migration%20North%20America%20Rankings%202021.pdf

Colorful charts are here. https://www.vauxhappening.org/all-charts-sb-2021.html

We attempt to amuse Sea and Sage Audubon members for an hour starting at 7:00 tonight with a swift PowerPoint. Register here.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82437540682 <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fseaandsageaudubon.us8.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Dac8d7c1f6d9e8bd607e6c728d%26id%3Da19a5a93d6%26e%3Ddc175d47c8&data=04%7C01%<7Cjonathan.aguayo...>%7Ca1d7ad355eca4f54745308d99d420373%7Cda3c8f56f9af471eaeb5f3d0cdc4b303%7C0%7C0%7C637713729133318469%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=f4uYidYRIl5io2Is9LCFcUN6XIDyZh7MvGfa7dPf1ro%3D&reserved=0>

The wee birds want to express their appreciation to all Tweeters who have been involved and we should be good for at least another year.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Date: 11/18/21 4:27 pm
From: Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Learn about the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), online presentation
Hi Tweets,

On Thursday, December 9th, at 6:30pm we are presenting a free, online
program through the Everett Public Library that will be an introduction to
the Christmas Bird Count. This will be a gentle introduction to the history
of the count, why we do it, and how you can get involved wherever you live.
We'll even share some insights gleaned from the data over the years from
our own Edmonds/South County CBC.

Please consider yourselves invited to this free event, and please invite
anyone who might be interested. Even if they aren't, invite them anyway!

To learn more and register to attend, please visit:
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/birdcount

Hope to see you there,
Brian Zinke

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Date: 11/18/21 3:33 pm
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Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-18
Tweeters – this morning was wonderful. Not too cold, not breezy, no precipitation, not too dark, not too flooded. We had a big group and we all really enjoyed the day, I think. The birds were pretty cooperative, and though we didn’t have any particular rarities we did have some “less expected” birds.

Highlights:
a.. Snow Goose – single bird just after 7:30 circled the flock of gulls that were sitting on the grass, seemingly disappointed that white birds with black wingtips weren’t other Snow Geese
b.. Wood Duck – pair near Rowing Club dock
c.. Green-winged Teal – three below weir
d.. Ring-necked Pheasant – heard “Lonesome George II” for the first time in seven weeks – he lives!
e.. Western Grebe – one on the lake
f.. Northern Harrier – adult male(!) in the East Meadow – we rarely get adult males at the park
g.. Great Horned Owl – Eric heard 1 or 2 very early
h.. Peregrine Falcon – adult perched east of the boardwalk. At the park we’ve rarely seen perched PEFA and rarely definite adults. The bird was buzzed by a COOPER’S HAWK
i.. Cedar Waxwing – quite a few, scattered, hanging with American Robins
j.. Savannah Sparrow – one still present, East Meadow
k.. White-throated Sparrow – one with other Zonos NE of the weir
l.. Western Meadowlark – two seen near model airplane field at 7:15
m.. Yellow-rumped Warbler – a few scattered sightings, maybe 4 birds in all, after three weeks of “misses”
A late scan of the lake turned up a HORNED GREBE, and a flock of about 20 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS perched in a tree which later flew towards the Lake Platform. As I was leaving the park, I spotted the only definite ROCK PIGEONS of the day up near Hwy 520.

I got word (and photos) that a LONG-EARED OWL was found dead in the park a couple of days ago

Misses today were few: Gadwall, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Shrike, and Marsh Wren. Hopefully, duck diversity will increase starting next week.

For the (very pleasant) day, 65 species!
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Date: 11/18/21 12:43 pm
From: David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks...>
Subject: [Tweeters] GREAT EGRET
A Great Egret has returned to The Locks. Seems like this has
happened for several Autumns in a row now. Hutch

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Date: 11/18/21 9:38 am
From: Sarah Belles <sbelles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Volunteers Needed for Puget Sound Shorebird Count-November 28, 2021
Hi Tweeters,

The Ecostudies Institute is planning to hold the annual Puget Sound
Shorebird Count on Sunday November 28th, and we are in search of a few more
volunteers in order to cover all of our survey sites!

This event is part of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey, a long-term
monitoring program for wintering shorebirds led by Point Blue Conservation
Science. Join a vast network of volunteers and biologists along the Pacific
Flyway that captures a snapshot of wintering shorebird abundance each year.

The data gathered from these counts helps provide a better understanding of
shorebird populations and the habitats they utilize along the Pacific
Flyway and allows for the creation of more effective conservation and
management plans.


We currently have openings to survey at sites in Samish, Padilla, Fidalgo,
and Port Susan Bays. If you have binoculars and a scope and are interested
and available to help out with the count, feel free to visit our website
(linked below) for contact information and more details.

https://www.ecoinst.org/conservation-programs/waterbird-conservation/puget-sound-shorebird-count/

Sarah Belles

Olympia, WA

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Date: 11/17/21 10:15 pm
From: Marissa Gibson <marissagibsonmhs...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Request for Gull Content
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Date: 11/17/21 7:43 pm
From: Greg Pluth <gjpluth...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snowy Owl!
Hey Tweets -
This evening about 5:30 a Snowy Owl was photographed in Steilacoom sitting
on the pavement near the intersection of Olympia and Harrison. The image
was texted to my friend Cathy from her next neighbor who was driving home
and saw it in the headlights. Cathy and I will scour the neighborhood
tomorrow...

Greg Pluth
University Place

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Date: 11/17/21 5:45 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] eBird animated maps out for over 1000 species
eBird has just released detailed color-coded abundance maps for over a
thousand species.

By way of example, check out Swainson's Thrush:
https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/swathr/abundance-map-weekly

You can also click on a fixed map for summer, winter, migration, etc.

These maps are both beautiful and amazingly informative.



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Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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Date: 11/17/21 3:44 pm
From: Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Online event: How coffee can fuel migratory bird conservation
Hi everyone,

One last reminder about our special presentation this weekend from Dr.
Amanda Rodewald, Garvin Professor and Senior Director of the Center for
Avian Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

In her presentation, "*Making your cup count: how coffee can fuel migratory
bird conservation*," she will discuss how shade-coffee and other
agroforestry practices can support bird conservation, healthy ecosystems,
and human communities in Latin America.

When: November 20, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom

Here's a video highlighting her work as a preview to her presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9fZRPgl0tE

For more event details, please visit:
https://www.pilchuckaudubon.org/fall-fundraiser

Thanks!
Brian Zinke

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Date: 11/17/21 12:09 pm
From: Mark Robinson <blobbybirdman...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Common Redpoll - Seattle
Had a brief glimpse of a flock of small finch-like birds with a slight fork
to the tail and bright red on the breast. Seemed smaller than a house
finch.

Birds were gone by the time I had found some binoculars. Have there been
any sightings of redpoll in the area yet this season? I'm located close to
Woodland Park and the Zoo.

Mark Robinson

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Date: 11/17/21 11:30 am
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great-tailed Grackle
Still at Neal Rd. this morning. We were lucky to see it right away, but seen only sporadically after that. Be patient

Phil Dickinson

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Date: 11/16/21 4:27 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Dungeness Spit and Pt Wilson seawatching
Yesterday afternoon, in 50 mph winds and fearful whipped seas, it was
difficult to find a place to hold a scope still at Pt Wilson, Port
Townsend, but I managed to hunker down on the south facing side behind a
log. Highlights were a RED PHALAROPE and at least three SHORT-TAILED
SHEARWATERS. Full list here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97643589

Post storm birding was much easier and more productive this morning at
Dungeness Spit, where I was able to get 2 miles out (near the bend) and
find a wind-protected spot. It was still blowing 15-20 mph. Highlights
included:
2 FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS
at least 6 NORTHERN FULMARS, one offering close pics over the whitewater
2 SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATERS
1 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
3 RED PHALAROPES
1 CASSIN'S AUKLET
12 ANCIENT MURRELETS
1 BLACK SCOTER
many LONG-TAILED DUCKS

Full list and pics here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97673469

I'm hearing about one or two Thick-billed Murres near Tacoma, so there's a
lot to be found out there!

good storm birding!

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Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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Date: 11/16/21 3:55 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cedar River Mouth, Renton, King County
The HARLEQUIN DUCK remained for a 5th day at the Cedar River Mouth. There were few gulls today, none of them unusual. The SPOTTED SANDPIPER continues as does a flock of about 20 DUNLIN. Other birds of note observed today were a HERMIT THRUSH and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. And one SURF SCOTER.


Marv Breece
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Date: 11/16/21 2:43 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds Seawatching
Hello Tweets,
The weather conditions yesterday looked like some of the best I've ever
seen for bringing pelagic birds into Puget Sound with 40+mph winds blowing
from the west down the strait all day and most of the Monday night. I
arrived at Edmonds this morning at sunrise and found Mark Walton already
there. Several other birders joined us throughout the morning.

Highlights:
Short-Tailed Shearwater - At least two seen during the morning.
Tubenose Sp. - Seen early. Probable Northern Fulmar by flight style, but
the light was too poor to say confidently.
Red Phalarope - Spotted by David Poortinga on the water fairly close to the
pier where it fed for several minutes.
Cassin's Auklet - Seen distantly only by me distantly flying south and then
landing.
Short-Eared Owl - Flying south out in the middle of Puget Sound. I know
these have been seen migrating over the sound before so I was thrilled to
finally see it in action.
Surfbirds - Continued on the breakwater. I only saw 4, but others had more.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA

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Date: 11/16/21 10:11 am
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Home Valley Blackburnian Warbler
Hi Tweeters,

I was able to refind the female Blackburnian Warbler at Home Valley Park in
Skamania County that was reported on eBird by John Davis yesterday. For me
it was with a small mixed species flock just past the gate at the ball
fields. Apparently yesterday John had it in a mixed flock near picnic
tables at the open parking lot.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

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Date: 11/15/21 4:48 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding Lewis County today.
I took a couple hours between storms today to get some birding in. I mostly looked for waterfowl. I found most of the ususal suspects were here. But there were no Green-winged Teals. I found that unusual. They are usually here in good numbers by now. There are around 150 swans in the area.

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, WA

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Date: 11/15/21 9:57 am
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] JBLM November Eagles Pride Birdwalk
Hi Tweeters,

The Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) birdwalk is scheduled for this coming Thursday, November 18. The JBLM Eagles Pride GC birders meet the third Thursday of each month at 8:00AM<outlook-data-detector://2>. Starting point is Bldg # 1514, Driving Range Tee, Eagles Pride Golf Course, I-5 Exit 116, Mounts Road Exit.



JBLM has the following Covid-19 guidelines:
"Fully vaccinated personnel are not required to wear a mask outdoors. Unvaccinated personnel must wear a mask in outdoor workplaces where social distancing cannot be achieved."

I'm not going to be checking vaccination status and will be trusting you that attend the birdwalk to follow the Army's guidelines. If you haven't yet been fully vaccinated, please do wear a mask.


Also, to remind folks that haven't been here before, you don't need any ID to attend these birdwalks. Hope you're able to make it!

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
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Date: 11/15/21 8:03 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] request
I would like to contact Louis Kreemer by email. Would someone please help? Thanks.

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Date: 11/14/21 10:07 pm
From: Scott Atkinson <scottratkinson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Everett-Marysville CBC is baaack--looking for team lead to do Everett STP & Spencer on January 1st; good birds nearby (yesterday, 11/13)
Tweeters:

With CBC season getting closer, and the Everett-Marysville CBC running once again this coming New Year's Day, I scouted the private Pacific Topsoils property at the north side of the Snohomish River mouth. Though not open to the public, thought I'd pass along that the birding was excellent yesterday morning, with over 60 species present.

Two very approachable Black Phoebes were found; we seem to have a harder time finding them in Snohomish County than either Skagit to the north or King to the south. Then I spent time photographing an apparent juv. Greater Scaup x Tufted Duck. I say apparent, because in this plumage, identification is tricky at best. The photos are dark, but you can see the limited tuft on the head, among other details. Lastly, a real late Wilson's Warbler grabbed my attention. Full list with photos at eBird Checklist - 13 Nov 2021 - Pacific Topsoils (restricted access) - 67 species (+10 other taxa)<https://ebird.org/checklist/S97604757>.

CBC Newsflash: the Everett Sewage Treatment Plant and Spencer Island are open to an experienced birder or two to cover on January 1st! Please contact me off line if interested. This is perhaps the most crucial spot on our Everett-Marysville CBC, so we arrange access inside the gate with Snohomish County, although I will be calling to make sure we get our usual access. The abundance and diversity of birds in this area are remarkable in winter, with ducks, gulls, and raptors galore, plenty of passerines as well, and there is a new raised dike walk heading north off the east side of the STP that improves chances for shorebirds and open-county species, e.g., Northern Shrike.

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Date: 11/14/21 7:03 pm
From: Diann MacRae <tvulture...>
Subject: [Tweeters] varied thrush
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Date: 11/14/21 4:52 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
In our yard we went from seeing one or two Pine Siskins to a flock of
eighty on Friday.
https://www.aba.org/aba-code-of-birding-ethics/
Kevin Lucas
Yakima County, WA
*Qui tacet consentire videtur*


On Sun, Nov 14, 2021 at 3:20 PM Dottie Belknap <dottie...> wrote:

> My first Pine Siskin arrived today, too. Only one so far, too.
>
>
>
> Dottie Belknap
>
> SW Portland
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>
>
> *From:* Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Joan Miller
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:11 PM
> *To:* <tweeters...>
> *Subject:* [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
>
>
>
> Hi tweets,
>
>
>
> I am seeing my first siskin of the season at my sunflower seed feeder.
> Only one so far, but it's a happy sight.
>
>
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> Joan Miller
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Date: 11/14/21 3:24 pm
From: Dottie Belknap <dottie...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
My first Pine Siskin arrived today, too. Only one so far, too.



Dottie Belknap

SW Portland



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Hi tweets,



I am seeing my first siskin of the season at my sunflower seed feeder. Only one so far, but it's a happy sight.



Joan Miller

West Seattle

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Date: 11/14/21 2:15 pm
From: Joan Miller <jemskink...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pine Siskin
Hi tweets,

I am seeing my first siskin of the season at my sunflower seed feeder. Only
one so far, but it's a happy sight.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 11/14/21 1:06 pm
From: ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Harbor seal in lake Washington
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Date: 11/14/21 12:07 pm
From: B P Bell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great-tailed Grackle on 14 Nov 21
Hi Tweets



Gary Bletsch, Kyle and I saw the Great-tailed Grackle this morning at the
farm in Fall City. We were at the end of Neal Rd. on SR203. It was a slow
morning with not a lot of the blackbirds and starlings around. But then,
with Bald Eagles, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk in the vicinity that was not
too surprising.



Finally about 10:15 Kyle saw the Grackle come in and perch on the top of one
of the structures. Twice the size of any of the Blackbirds, long tail - it
perched for about a minute and then dropped down into the farm areal. And it
wasn't raining!



Much of the Snoqualmie Valley is flooded so you will need to come in from
Duvall or around from Redmond to Fall City.



Definitely worth the drive and the time spent looking!



Good Birding!



Brian H. Bell

Woodinville Wa

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Date: 11/14/21 10:51 am
From: Natalie Boydstun <ornithologyfiend...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Long-Eared Owl Central District
Thanks to a raucous head's up from a group of STJAs, I glanced up a
neighbor's western redcedar tree and was shocked to see a LEOW staring back
at me. This was yesterday (11/13) a couple blocks west of Frink Park in
the Central District (Seattle). I checked the neighborhood trees this
morning but didn't have the luck of a second sighting. Pics posted to
eBird, but I think post still needs approval before being public.

A total surprise and delight!

Natalie Boydstun

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Date: 11/14/21 7:19 am
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] that Great-tailed Grackle?
Dear Tweeters,
Since I have to go to SeaTac Airport today, I might as well try for the Great-tailed Grackle. I had not expected it to stick around, so did not save all the many messages about conditions there. If the creeks and rivers down there look anything like the Skagit and its tributaries in my neighborhood, I am wondering if it will even be possible to access a viewpoint.
Any suggestions on where to park (or wade) will be welcomed!
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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Date: 11/13/21 8:38 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
Somewhat related to me is the difference in vocalization between American
Crows here in the great Northwest and American Crows on the East Coast. I
lived in Maryland and never heard an American Crow make the meowing cat
call sound there! Are we talking subspecies here? Of course I never heard
of anybody suggesting to lump Fish Crow with American Crow either!

On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 6:20 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> Well it's my understanding that one ornithologist is recommending
> reinstatement, with considerable backup data. But there is a rigorous
> argument against reinstatement by the ornithologist who got it lumped in
> the first place. Not considered as yet so no decision. I would guess,
> after reading the arguments, that it will not be resplit.
> Bob OBrien Portlad
>
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:27 AM Peter Mann <pmann...> wrote:
>
>> Steve
>>
>> If I rad the AOS proposal correctly, they recommend *reinstating* the NW
>> Crow as a separate species in Northern BC and Alaska, while acknowledging
>> that we (Puget Sound) are in a hybrid zone
>>
>> Peter
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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>> On Nov 13, 2021, at 7:16 AM, Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> The American Ornithological Society (AOS) has released the new proposals
>> for splitting and lumping that it is considering. They are here:
>> https://americanornithology.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2022-A.pdf
>> <https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2famericanornithology.org%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2021%2f11%2f2022-A.pdf&c=E,1,U8p0WbkgHYgdp1bvKD6ekmuBBFcn01XLftMu9_NsQm1BhlWGcgtjpGvblr_CpTHqU_Pmz7yjEU0cbGI_10WQqz6NrXubAfekWVF_aEgwzt4q5ktFS2dd7qED&typo=1>
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>> Most concern splits of extralimital subspecies in the tropics (the AOS
>> covers all of North America thru Panama).
>>
>> However, the first proposal on the list is to re-merge Northwestern Crow
>> with American Crow.
>>
>> They were split last year based on research presented in Slager et al
>> (2020). The proposal to re-merge is based on Butler (2021), a re-analysis
>> of Slager's data. And there is a rebuttal from Slager in the pdf as well.
>> It's a bit mind-numbing reading, but that's the scientific process at work.
>> Regardless, both sides seem to agree that Washington is in the
>> hybrid/intergrade zone.
>>
>> happy crowing,
>>
>> --
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>> Port Townsend (Qatay), WA
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Date: 11/13/21 8:07 pm
From: Will Hutcheson <liamhutcheson2020...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gadwall x American Wigeon Hybrid at Longview Sewage Lagoon.
Found what appears to be a hybrid American Wigeon x Gadwall today at the
Longview Sewage Ponds, hope it sticks around! Full details on Ebird:
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Date: 11/13/21 6:23 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
Well it's my understanding that one ornithologist is recommending
reinstatement, with considerable backup data. But there is a rigorous
argument against reinstatement by the ornithologist who got it lumped in
the first place. Not considered as yet so no decision. I would guess,
after reading the arguments, that it will not be resplit.
Bob OBrien Portlad

On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:27 AM Peter Mann <pmann...> wrote:

> Steve
>
> If I rad the AOS proposal correctly, they recommend *reinstating* the NW
> Crow as a separate species in Northern BC and Alaska, while acknowledging
> that we (Puget Sound) are in a hybrid zone
>
> Peter
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Nov 13, 2021, at 7:16 AM, Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
> wrote:
>
> 
> The American Ornithological Society (AOS) has released the new proposals
> for splitting and lumping that it is considering. They are here:
> https://americanornithology.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2022-A.pdf
> <https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2famericanornithology.org%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2021%2f11%2f2022-A.pdf&c=E,1,U8p0WbkgHYgdp1bvKD6ekmuBBFcn01XLftMu9_NsQm1BhlWGcgtjpGvblr_CpTHqU_Pmz7yjEU0cbGI_10WQqz6NrXubAfekWVF_aEgwzt4q5ktFS2dd7qED&typo=1>
>
> Most concern splits of extralimital subspecies in the tropics (the AOS
> covers all of North America thru Panama).
>
> However, the first proposal on the list is to re-merge Northwestern Crow
> with American Crow.
>
> They were split last year based on research presented in Slager et al
> (2020). The proposal to re-merge is based on Butler (2021), a re-analysis
> of Slager's data. And there is a rebuttal from Slager in the pdf as well.
> It's a bit mind-numbing reading, but that's the scientific process at work.
> Regardless, both sides seem to agree that Washington is in the
> hybrid/intergrade zone.
>
> happy crowing,
>
> --
> Steve Hampton
> Port Townsend (Qatay), WA
>
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Date: 11/13/21 6:11 pm
From: Louis <lpkreemer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Montlake Fill Red Fox Sparrow
Hi Tweeters,

Here are some highlights from Montlake Fill today:


- Dusky subspecies Canada Geese - Waterlily Cove
- American Tree Sparrow - Seen well by Main Pond, don't think it stayed
long.
- Red subspecies Fox Sparrow - Decent views by Main Pond. See eBird
checklist below for description and photos.
- Slate-colored/cismontanus Dark-eyed Junco - Leaving this one as
cismontanus for now but might change it.
- Three White-throated Sparrows - Boy Scout Pond
- Continuing Western Tanagers


https://ebird.org/checklist/S97545184

Yesterday I had a maculatus subspecies Spotted Towhee West of the farm.

Louis Kreemer
Seattle

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Date: 11/13/21 3:37 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } The Frenzied Feast - Thrush
Tweeters,

This week’s post focuses on three of our four native thrush. (The ones I can find in the Arboretum.) I hope your enjoy the post!

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-frenzied-feast.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-frenzied-feast.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay, where nature lives in the city and Black Birder’s are welcome!

Sincerely,
Larry Hubbell
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Date: 11/13/21 12:09 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 14, 2021
Hello, Tweeters!

Heard last week on BirdNote:
* Fancy Fruit-doves in the South Pacific
http://bit.ly/2OimCc9
* Birds in the Winter Garden
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* Bird Brains in a New Light
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* Starling Mimicry
http://bit.ly/1SOSrGs
* How Terns Read the Water
https://bit.ly/3CbwYni
* A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching
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* Habitat Defined
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Next week on BirdNote:
The Gorgeous Gadwall, Swans Come Calling,
The Seabirds, Trees and Coral of Palmyra Atoll,
Many Ways of Catching Insects -- and more!
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Date: 11/13/21 9:39 am
From: Alan Knue <temnurus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Harris’s Sparrow at Ridgefield Carty Unit
Hi- just a quick alert for a Harris’s Sparrow at Ridgefield NWR- Carty
Unit. With a bunch of Gokden-crowns between the railroad crossing and Plank
House near a gate in the fence. On the trail or nearby.

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Edmonds, WA

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Date: 11/13/21 9:31 am
From: Peter Mann <pmann...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
Steve

If I rad the AOS proposal correctly, they recommend reinstating the NW Crow as a separate species in Northern BC and Alaska, while acknowledging that we (Puget Sound) are in a hybrid zone

Peter

Sent from my iPad

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The American Ornithological Society (AOS) has released the new proposals for splitting and lumping that it is considering. They are here:
https://americanornithology.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2022-A.pdf<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2famericanornithology.org%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2021%2f11%2f2022-A.pdf&c=E,1,U8p0WbkgHYgdp1bvKD6ekmuBBFcn01XLftMu9_NsQm1BhlWGcgtjpGvblr_CpTHqU_Pmz7yjEU0cbGI_10WQqz6NrXubAfekWVF_aEgwzt4q5ktFS2dd7qED&typo=1>

Most concern splits of extralimital subspecies in the tropics (the AOS covers all of North America thru Panama).

However, the first proposal on the list is to re-merge Northwestern Crow with American Crow.

They were split last year based on research presented in Slager et al (2020). The proposal to re-merge is based on Butler (2021), a re-analysis of Slager's data. And there is a rebuttal from Slager in the pdf as well. It's a bit mind-numbing reading, but that's the scientific process at work. Regardless, both sides seem to agree that Washington is in the hybrid/intergrade zone.

happy crowing,

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Date: 11/13/21 7:18 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Northwestern Crow back on the docket
The American Ornithological Society (AOS) has released the new proposals
for splitting and lumping that it is considering. They are here:
https://americanornithology.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2022-A.pdf

Most concern splits of extralimital subspecies in the tropics (the AOS
covers all of North America thru Panama).

However, the first proposal on the list is to re-merge Northwestern Crow
with American Crow.

They were split last year based on research presented in Slager et al
(2020). The proposal to re-merge is based on Butler (2021), a re-analysis
of Slager's data. And there is a rebuttal from Slager in the pdf as well.
It's a bit mind-numbing reading, but that's the scientific process at work.
Regardless, both sides seem to agree that Washington is in the
hybrid/intergrade zone.

happy crowing,

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Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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Date: 11/12/21 8:59 pm
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Neal Road
As of my visit today that walk was inundated

Dan McDougall-Treacy


> On Nov 12, 2021, at 7:35 PM, Todd Sahl <toddsahl...> wrote:
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> You can pull off SR 202 just on the other side of those concrete barriers at the end of Neal Road, and walk 100 feet over to the viewing area. There’s only room for 3-4 cars, and it’s only safe to pull off from the southbound lane.
>
> That’s what everyone that was there today did.
>
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>> Mark Road is impassable due to flood conditions. SR 202 not yet closed, but no vantage point for GTGR is evident.
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Date: 11/12/21 8:11 pm
From: Eric Snyder <guideon72...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Junco question
@Steve: Apologies for the bad links; but that was a great assist and description. Thank you very much!

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Date: 11/12/21 7:40 pm
From: Todd Sahl <toddsahl...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Neal Road
You can pull off SR 202 just on the other side of those concrete barriers at the end of Neal Road, and walk 100 feet over to the viewing area. There’s only room for 3-4 cars, and it’s only safe to pull off from the southbound lane.

That’s what everyone that was there today did.

Todd Sahl
Bellevue

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Date: 11/12/21 6:35 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Twin Lakes Odd Couple continues
The Greater White-fronted Goose paired with a Cackling Goose has been
feeding right at the entrance to Treasure Island Park in Twin Lakes,
Federal Way. They were finally resting next to the trash can this afternoon.
Another odd couple would be the Puyallup Emperor Goose paired with a Snow
Goose. I have not seen any recent reports on them though.

--
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Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
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Date: 11/12/21 5:35 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] today at CRM
Late this morning at the Cedar River Mouth (CRM) in Renton, the juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL was with a few other gulls. By early afternoon, no gulls were present. At a distance I spotted a SURF SCOTER, swimming it's way toward me. When it reached a few BUFFLEHEADS beyond the driftwood, it lingered, then swam back the other direction, away from me. Immediately, I moved my focus to a few BUFFLEHEADS right in front of the boathouse and set eyes on another dark bird with white spots on the head. This time, to my surprise, the bird was a HARLEQUIN DUCK. A first for me at this location. As I watched, it hunted alone and with a few Buffleheads until after 3:00. It was still there when I left. As I arrived at my car, a BROWN CREEPER greeted me on a tree alongside. Not bad for a gullless afternoon at CRM. Videos to follow tomorrow.

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Date: 11/12/21 3:47 pm
From: ED DEAL <falcophile...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 2021 Urban Raptor Conservancy / Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project Summary (Long)
Yo Tweets,
We recently completed the tenth year of our long-term population study of Seattle’s urban-nesting Cooper’s Hawks. This study builds on the 2003-2011 pioneering work of Jack Bettesworth.

Our study has three main goals. First, we census within the 84-square-mile city limits of Seattle to try to count all the Cooper’s Hawk nests (a nearly hopeless task). This year we found 69 pairs engaged in courtship and nest building. Eight pairs failed during nest building. 61 pairs went on to incubate eggs. Four sites failed during incubation (one from nest collapse, the others from unknown causes). Fifty-seven sites hatched, and five failed after hatch. Despite the record high failures, a record high of 52 pairs produced fledged young; the previous record was 51 pairs in 2020.

Second, we count the number of young fledged from each nest. We documented another record: 192 young lived long enough to fledge, a great productivity of 3.7 young per successful nest.

Third, put unique color-ID bands on as many birds as possible to track individual birds as they move around (females: orange band, right leg; males: purple band, left leg). Each band has a unique alphanumeric code (e.g., purple S over 5). This season we banded 58 youngsters and 14 adults. Since 2012, we have banded 417 birds, with 480 subsequent sightings on 182 different birds, a return rate of 43%. The vast majority of sightings are year-round in Seattle (407) or non-Seattle parts of King County (37), indicating a largely non-migratory population.

As in the past, the 69 pairs of nest-building Coops in 2021 picked a diverse list of nest tree species. Perennial favorites were well-represented: Big Leaf Maple (21), Douglas Fir (15), Madrona (6), White Pine (9), and Alder (2). Two new species, Hawthorn and Tulip, were added. We found a total of 82 nests (13 pairs built two nests). Most nest sites are in Seattle parks and greenbelts (50), followed by private property (14), cemeteries (3), U.S. government (1), and University of Washington (1).

These 69 nest-building pairs in Seattle (a known nesting density of one pair for every 1.2 square miles) are the MINIMUM number in the city. Some potential nesting areas are nearly impossible to search because of terrain and safety concerns (e.g., the steep, trail-less, overgrown greenbelt along the railroad north and south of Golden Gardens; parts of the extensive West Duwamish Greenbelt; encampments on the wooded hillside of Beacon Hill along I-5).

The brutal triple-digit temperatures in June occurred while young of many raptors and other species were still in the nest. This led to nest failures, mortalities and many rescues, as described in our Summer 2021 newsletter (https://urbanraptorconservancy.org/summer-2021/).

After young had fledged and dispersed, volunteer banders responded to six calls for help trapping wayward birds out of warehouses and parking garages.
We owe special thanks to our team of volunteers and the many individuals who shared reports with us. This work would be even more impossible without their dedication.

We produce an annual report that is archived on our website. You can receive this and 3-5 other reports each year by signing up for URC Updates on our website. We do not share our mailing list, period.

We greatly appreciate any color ID band readings from Tweeterdom!

Ed Deal, Patti Loesche, Martin Muller
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Date: 11/12/21 1:36 pm
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Neal Road
Mark Road is impassable due to flood conditions. SR 202 not yet closed, but no vantage point for GTGR is evident.

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Date: 11/12/21 1:11 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Climate Change Is Transforming the Bodies of Amazonian Birds | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/climate-change-is-transforming-the-bodies-of-amazonian-birds-180979062/


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Date: 11/12/21 11:58 am
From: Eric Ellingson <abriteway...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snow Bunting in Birch Bay, Blaine
While Marcia was out jogging the neighborhood this morning she ran across a female Snow Bunting feeding on and along a road. It would briefly flush when a Dog-walker or car would come by but then come back and resume eating seeds & bugs.

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Date: 11/12/21 12:30 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swarovski and Cornell Lab Collaborate on a #DigitalGuide that Can ID What You're Seeing | All About Birds All About Birds

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/swarovski-and-cornell-lab-collaborate-on-a-digitalguide-that-can-id-what-youre-seeing/


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Date: 11/12/21 12:29 am
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Under a Full Moon, Pale Barn Owls Can Freeze Voles in Their Tracks | All About Birds All About Birds

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Date: 11/11/21 8:27 pm
From: <mbjunk...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Neah Bay Closure
There seems to be some confusion on birding access at Neah Bay. The Makah Reservation is still closed to outsiders due to Covid. That closure is not just for the town of Neah Bay, but is for the entire Reservation. The area known as "The Wedge" is part of the Reservation and thus is also closed for outsider access.

We know many are anxious to return to the birds of Neah Bay, but for now we need to honor the current closure so that good relations are maintained between birders and the Tribe for eventual reopening of the area. So please respect the Tribe's current closure. You can still bird places like Snow Creek, Shipwreck, Clallam Bay and La Push. Thanks from the Clallam County Birders!
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Date: 11/11/21 6:10 pm
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Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-11
Tweets – The weather matched the weather forecast this morning, which wasn’t too bad at all. From 7-10, we had mist and mizzle, and maybe a minute or two of drizzle, but nothing more severe. Not windy either. For a while after that it rained a bit harder, but then it stopped again while we were at the Rowing Club. So the weather was definitely better than last week. The birds were pretty good too.

Highlights:
a.. Cackling Goose – maybe 1000+, including large flocks on the ground
b.. TRUMPETER SWAN – two flew close over the Viewing Mound
c.. Virginia Rail – one responded along the eastern section of the boardwalk. Our first detection in six weeks
d.. Bald Eagle – adult SWIMMING in the lake. Later it pulled out on the floating dock and began eating whatever it had caught that was too heavy to take off with
e.. NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL – Matt heard one just south of the East Meadow, very early. First of Fall (FOF)
f.. Downy Woodpecker – might have had 1-2 from the Lake Platform. *Did* have one at the Rowing Club. First in 3 weeks
g.. Merlin – very quick flyby – some gliding made us wonder if our ID was correct, but the wing length seemed right. And we’ve had Merlin 8 of the last 9 weeks
h.. Varied Thrush – nice male at south end of Dog Meadow
i.. Cedar Waxwing – at least one flock of about 20
j.. American Pipit – one flyover across the East Meadow
k.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – I had at least two east of the East Meadow
l.. White-throated Sparrow – one very tan-striped bird as we approached the weir
Two RIVER OTTERS had been on the floating dock just before the Bald Eagle climbed out on it.

Duck diversity should increase starting next week, judging by previous years.

Missing birds today included Western Grebe, Northern Shrike, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, American Goldfinch, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Despite all of those misses, we still managed 57 species, nine more than last week. Admittedly, many of those were heard-only and/or seen or heard by one or a few of us.

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Date: 11/11/21 5:15 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Junco question
Eric,

The only link I could get to work is this one:
*https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/51657908465/
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/51657908465/>*

This seems to be a pretty standard lighter female Oregon Junco.

Pink-sideds are among the most confused (and over-reported) junco form.
While superficially similar to Oregon, they are remarkably different when
you see one (which will not be in Washington, sad to say). Here are a male
and female I photographed in winter in Sycamore Canyon, Arizona:
*https://ebird.org/checklist/S34190528
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S34190528>*

Note the pink comes across the breast and almost touches, minimizing the
amount of white belly (it may also mix with the gray head). Compared to
Oregon, the head is more blue-gray than slate gray, the sides are more
brick red than pale rufous, and there are other interesting and rich
colors, like ochre and cinnamon tones to the upperparts and a hint of teal
to the rump. The males almost echo a pale Lazuli Bunting more than an
Oregon Junco.

hope this helps,




On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 3:29 PM Eric Snyder <guideon72...> wrote:

> Just recently we have been seeing a couple of notably different Juncos at
> our feeders. We always have Slate and Oregon varieties out here in
> Issaquah, but over the last couple of months, there are two (that we've
> been able to count at once) that would *appear*​ to my eye to be
> Pink-sided, which WOS seems to indicate would be fairly out of range here.
> These are some shots of one of our pretty little guests, shot through our
> shamefully dirty windows, so apologies for lack of contrast; could the eyes
> and minds here please give me a confirmation or refutation on the ID? The
> gray (vs black) head and the reddish/orangish more than "pink" sides are
> what lead me to the Pink-sided ID so far.
>
> [url=
> https://flic.kr/p/2mGQhfW][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51657907810_e000aebe04_h.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2mGQhfW]Junco
> Pink-sided-3431[/url] by [url=
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/]Eric[/url], on Flickr
>
> [url=
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/8uEGXq][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51657908465_6dd07f126a_h.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/8uEGXq]Junco
> Pink-sided-3429[/url] by [url=
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/]Eric[/url], on Flickr
>
> And, just for helping out, a gander at the other well-dressed and
> individual bird that we've been graced with in the same time period; a
> somewhat piebald Oregon morph
> [url=
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/GGB0EN][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51651095754_6517d1829a_h.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/GGB0EN]Junco-[/url]
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Date: 11/11/21 3:35 pm
From: Eric Snyder <guideon72...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Junco question
Just recently we have been seeing a couple of notably different Juncos at our feeders. We always have Slate and Oregon varieties out here in Issaquah, but over the last couple of months, there are two (that we've been able to count at once) that would appear​ to my eye to be Pink-sided, which WOS seems to indicate would be fairly out of range here. These are some shots of one of our pretty little guests, shot through our shamefully dirty windows, so apologies for lack of contrast; could the eyes and minds here please give me a confirmation or refutation on the ID? The gray (vs black) head and the reddish/orangish more than "pink" sides are what lead me to the Pink-sided ID so far.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2mGQhfW][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51657907810_e000aebe04_h.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2mGQhfW]Junco Pink-sided-3431[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/]Eric[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/8uEGXq][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51657908465_6dd07f126a_h.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/8uEGXq]Junco Pink-sided-3429[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/]Eric[/url], on Flickr

And, just for helping out, a gander at the other well-dressed and individual bird that we've been graced with in the same time period; a somewhat piebald Oregon morph
[url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/GGB0EN][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51651095754_6517d1829a_h.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/snydremark/GGB0EN]Junco-[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/snydremark/]Eric[/url], on Flickr

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Date: 11/11/21 12:51 pm
From: Margaret Sandelin <msand47...>
Subject: [Tweeters] re heron sitting
I should have clarified that the eagle was not flying over head but was
sitting on a post out by the breakwater quite a ways away and the heron
was facing the other direction so would not have seen it. So not a
response to the eagle. I am sadly thinking maybe eating some poison was
the problem. Went back this morning but no sign of the heron so either
it moved or someone at the dock found it dead and disposed of it.
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Date: 11/11/21 9:31 am
From: John Puschock <g_g_allin...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fall City (King Co.) Great-tailed Grackle
I found a Great-tailed Grackle in the blackbird flock at the farm across the river from the north end of Neal Rd., just north of Fall City. Not visible right now but good chance it will reappear. To view, park at north end of Neal Rd and look across river. A scope helps a lot.

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Seattle

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Date: 11/10/21 7:15 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cedar River Mouth Gulls
Today (11.10.21) at the Cedar River Mouth in Renton the SLATY-BACKED GULL and a juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL put in an appearance. This was about 1:30PM. For a short time, the 2 were side by side.
2 Videos: https://flic.kr/ps/376fhN

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Date: 11/10/21 7:15 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
Thank you for the information, Jeff.
Those hummingbirds are fortunate that you are providing such a great environment for them.
Dan Reiff
MI

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> On Nov 10, 2021, at 8:22 AM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> wrote:
>
> I have done a lot of planting for hummingbirds in my yard in Pacific County. About 1/2 acre is above the highest king tide, and usable for hummingbird plants. I have multiple Annas all year, without always having a feeder set up. The Rufous come through in quite large numbers.
>
> My plants include:
> 1. Several patches of Crocosmia Lucifer. Its blooms in time to attract large numbers of young Rufous on their southward migration.
> 2. 2 Hardy bottlebrush.
> 3. Strawberry bush (arbutus. It is a large one, but for people with a small area a there is a compact form.
> 4. Two varieties of gravilea. They bloom intermitantly year around, even in the middle of winter. They are both now quite large, and hummers love them.
> 5. A Black Sally Eucalyptus. (blooms on fall)
> 6. Red Trumpet and Japanese Honeysuckle.
> 7. A Madrona Tree, which is only recently big enough. to bloom.
> 8. A Chilean Flame Tree. It is now only about 6 feet tall, but bloomed for the first time last spring. The long red tublar flowers occurin May.
> 9. A few native Salmon Berries attract spring Rufous Hummers.
>
> Jeff Gilligan
> Willapa Bay
>
>
>
>
>> On Nov 9, 2021, at 8:10 PM, Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>>
>> Tweeters,
>> My wife and I are big fans of hummingbirds.
>> A friend called us to say: “On TV: “Evening, King TV, channel 5 or 105, 7:30-8:00 PM” Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter this evening.
>> We caught the last few minutes of his segment that just now ended.
>>
>> It is likely to be on the “Evening”
>> Website, but I do not have the link.
>> If someone finds the link, Please post to Tweeters-I believe it will be found to be interesting and useful.
>>
>> Dan Reiff
>> Mercer Island
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Date: 11/10/21 3:59 pm
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] heron question
from what you write, it sounds like the Heron was behaving normally and
then suddenly a Bald Eagle appeared close by, and when you linked back at
the Heron it was lying down. Did you continue to watch the Heron, and did
it remain down even after the Eagle went on to other things? Put
differently, did the Heron hunker down at sight of the Eagle, or did it
collapse and remain down after the Eagle threat abated?

Chris Kessler

On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 2:15 PM Margaret Sandelin <msand47...>
wrote:

> This morning a friend and I went to Shilshoal marina to walk and look
> for/at birds. We walked to the south end by Seaview boats and looking
> down on the docks saw a great blue heron very close. We then got
> distracted seeing a bald eagle and when we looked back at the heron it
> was lying down on the dock. Is this at all normal as neither of us has
> ever seen a heron lying down - so wondered, worried it might be ill?
> However, it looked ok - eye clear, no indication of damage to its body.
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Date: 11/10/21 3:41 pm
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] heron question
Since this was in a marina, there is the possibility that the heron had
discovered a rat-bait station and ingested pieces of the bait which does
get broken into smaller chunks by rodents over time. If a big heron
investigated it, the box might have been picked up, shaken, and pieces
fell out. Just my hunch; I'm not expert on the subject, but owned boats
for over thirty years. Every marina in which I kept a boat always had
rat problems, and always were pretty careless about where they placed
their bait stations. Let's hope this was not the case, but it is a
possibility.. Dave Grainger



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> This morning a friend and I went to Shilshoal marina to walk and look
> for/at birds. We walked to the south end by Seaview boats and looking
> down on the docks saw a great blue heron very close. We then got
> distracted seeing a bald eagle and when we looked back at the heron it
> was lying down on the dock. Is this at all normal as neither of us
> has ever seen a heron lying down - so wondered, worried it might be
> ill? However, it looked ok - eye clear, no indication of damage to
> its body.
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Date: 11/10/21 2:20 pm
From: Margaret Sandelin <msand47...>
Subject: [Tweeters] heron question
This morning a friend and I went to Shilshoal marina to walk and look
for/at birds. We walked to the south end by Seaview boats and looking
down on the docks saw a great blue heron very close. We then got
distracted seeing a bald eagle and when we looked back at the heron it
was lying down on the dock. Is this at all normal as neither of us has
ever seen a heron lying down - so wondered, worried it might be ill?
However, it looked ok - eye clear, no indication of damage to its body.
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Date: 11/10/21 9:35 am
From: Laurie Beden <laurie.c.beden...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] LINK TO King 5 - Cisco Morris - hummer plants

Thanks Teri!

On Nov 9, 2021, at 23:45, Teresa Lapetino <terlap...> wrote:

https://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/evening/ciscoe-morris-helping-hummingbirds-winter/281-f646074d-8aba-4966-8f99-5c395390764e

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Date: 11/10/21 8:27 am
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
I have done a lot of planting for hummingbirds in my yard in Pacific County. About 1/2 acre is above the highest king tide, and usable for hummingbird plants. I have multiple Annas all year, without always having a feeder set up. The Rufous come through in quite large numbers.

My plants include:
1. Several patches of Crocosmia Lucifer. Its blooms in time to attract large numbers of young Rufous on their southward migration.
2. 2 Hardy bottlebrush.
3. Strawberry bush (arbutus. It is a large one, but for people with a small area a there is a compact form.
4. Two varieties of gravilea. They bloom intermitantly year around, even in the middle of winter. They are both now quite large, and hummers love them.
5. A Black Sally Eucalyptus. (blooms on fall)
6. Red Trumpet and Japanese Honeysuckle.
7. A Madrona Tree, which is only recently big enough. to bloom.
8. A Chilean Flame Tree. It is now only about 6 feet tall, but bloomed for the first time last spring. The long red tublar flowers occurin May.
9. A few native Salmon Berries attract spring Rufous Hummers.

Jeff Gilligan
Willapa Bay




> On Nov 9, 2021, at 8:10 PM, Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>
> Tweeters,
> My wife and I are big fans of hummingbirds.
> A friend called us to say: “On TV: “Evening, King TV, channel 5 or 105, 7:30-8:00 PM” Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter this evening.
> We caught the last few minutes of his segment that just now ended.
>
> It is likely to be on the “Evening”
> Website, but I do not have the link.
> If someone finds the link, Please post to Tweeters-I believe it will be found to be interesting and useful.
>
> Dan Reiff
> Mercer Island
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/10/21 7:55 am
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Rough-legged Hawk in West Seattle
About 40 crows and a Glaucous-winged Gull just mobbed a Rough-legged Hawk
out of the Douglas Fir next door in West Seattle. Last seen, it was
fleeing south towards the Metropolitan Market.

- Michael Hobbs

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Date: 11/9/21 11:49 pm
From: Teresa Lapetino <terlap...>
Subject: [Tweeters] King 5 - Cisco Morris - hummer plants
https://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/evening/ciscoe-morris-helping-hummingbirds-winter/281-f646074d-8aba-4966-8f99-5c395390764e

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Date: 11/9/21 8:41 pm
From: Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grays Harbor CBC
Yes, Diana, I’d like to participate. Unfortunately, the newish tweeters format doesn’t fully display your email address. Please do contact me, or, better still, repost your request with your email in the signature.
Jeff Bryant
Westport
jbryant_68 AT yahoo DOT com

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Date: 11/9/21 8:13 pm
From: Dianna Moore <osdlm1945...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grays Harbor CBC
Hey Tweets....I am hoping to snag a few good birders to participate in this
year's CBC. I sent out an email last week to see how many would show
up...got enough feedback to go ahead with Saturday, January 1st! If you
like to see what you can find, first birds of the new year, now is your
chance. Come join us. We can hope for decent weather together!
I hope you will consider visiting and counting our birds to start off the
year in a birdy fashion.
Best wishes....
Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores

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Date: 11/9/21 8:13 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
Tweeters,
My wife and I are big fans of hummingbirds.
A friend called us to say: “On TV: “Evening, King TV, channel 5 or 105, 7:30-8:00 PM” Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter this evening.
We caught the last few minutes of his segment that just now ended.

It is likely to be on the “Evening”
Website, but I do not have the link.
If someone finds the link, Please post to Tweeters-I believe it will be found to be interesting and useful.

Dan Reiff
Mercer Island

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Date: 11/9/21 6:21 pm
From: Hank Heiberg <hank.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snow Geese in the Snoqualmie Valley

>> Today we saw the largest flock of Snow Geese that we have ever seen in the Snoqualmie Valley.
>>
>> Photos
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/51668705703/in/dateposted/
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/51669157324/in/dateposted/
>>
>> Videos
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/51669161144/in/dateposted/
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/51669159914/in/dateposted/

Hank & Karen Heiberg
Issaquah, WA
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Date: 11/9/21 1:17 pm
From: Hartmut Peters <tuoichen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] cooperative short-eared owl
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/100644780

Crockett Lake may be a another good place for finding short-eared owls. The
one in the photo posed patiently until some not so nice driver flushed her.
H.

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Date: 11/9/21 12:05 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Migrating Snow Geese
At 11:00 AM today a migrating formation of about 80 Snow Geese was flying
south, quite high and into a strong south-westerly wind over Treasure
Island Park, Twin Lakes, Federal Way.

Also on the lawn at Treasure Island, was a single White-fronted Goose,
associated with some Cackling - and Canada Geese.

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Date: 11/8/21 7:08 pm
From: Dalton Spencer <offthehookflyshop...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Satsop CBC Restart
Hello Tweeterdom!
Christmas Bird Count Season is fast approaching and with it, I am sure your calendars are filling fast with what CBCs you will be helping out with and when. 
Since I founded the Lewis County CBC 5 years ago and have seen it thrive and am always looking for more and new people to help out with counting birds in a very under-birded part of the state.
BUT! 
This email is about the Satsop CBC which has not been run in many years and I would like to restart it! I am asking all of the tweeters-world if there is any interest in helping out with this new CBC in the 2021 season. The potential date we have set would be with Wednesday or Thursday, December 29th or 30th. A lot of the pertinent information has yet to be decided but I am really just curious if there is interest in helping out.
I definitely do not want this to CBC to take away from others of which you may already have committed to, so if you are on the fence between wanting to help with this CBC or another one, please know that this one is not totally guaranteed to run if I do not have enough interest and all of the other local compilers are always looking for people as well.
Thank you tweeters!
Dalton SpencerCentralia, Washington
PS. I am always looking for people to help out with the Lewis County CBC on December 22nd.
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Date: 11/8/21 3:47 pm
From: Diann MacRae <tvulture...>
Subject: [Tweeters] October turkey vulture report
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Date: 11/8/21 3:26 pm
From: Kathleen Snyder <ksnyder75...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Special Birds of Mt Rainier – Zoom Thursday Nov 11
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Emeritus Faculty at The Evergreen State College and
author of the newly published *Tahoma and Its People*, will share the
natural history of such birds as Boreal Owl, White-tailed Ptarmigan,
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, and
Streaked Horned Lark. This free program from Black Hills Audubon starts at *7
pm*; *registration is required* at our website homepage.
https://blackhills-audubon.org/

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Date: 11/8/21 12:03 pm
From: Ramoslink <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Tree Sparrow
Just saw an American Tree Sparrow at Magnuson Park, north of the wetlands. Approx. location: 47.67819, -122.25490, in the meadow below the grove of dead hawthorns. Moving around quite a bit. Loosely associating with a flock of a dozen Junco. This may be a Magnuson first.

Scott Ramos
Seattle

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Date: 11/7/21 2:07 pm
From: Tina Klein <junochat...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
The National aviary eagle was recovered.

Tina-Bellevue

> On Nov 7, 2021, at 12:52, Beverly Choltco-Devlin <bcholtcodevlin...> wrote:
>
> 
> Does anyone know if they suspect these two incidents (sighting of eagle in Nova Scotia and the lost bird from the aviary in Pittsburgh) may be the same bird?
>
> Beverly
>
>> On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:38 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
>> Maybe not?
>> https://triblive.com/local/escaped-stellers-sea-eagle-kody-spotted-near-pittsburghs-north-park/
>>
>>
>>> On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 4:38 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
>>> Definitely Chaseable!
>>> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97108078
>>>
>>> Bob OBrien Portland
>>>
>>>> On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/05/science/stellers-sea-eagle.html
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Date: 11/7/21 1:54 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Fall Elegance
Tweeters,

This week’s post focuses on trees (and their leaves) but not surprisingly there are a fair assortment of birds included as well. I hope you enjoy it!

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/11/fall-elegance.html <https://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2021/11/fall-elegance.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay, where nature lives in the city and Black Birders are welcome!

Larry Hubbell
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Date: 11/7/21 12:55 pm
From: Beverly Choltco-Devlin <bcholtcodevlin...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
Does anyone know if they suspect these two incidents (sighting of eagle in
Nova Scotia and the lost bird from the aviary in Pittsburgh) may be the
same bird?

Beverly

On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:38 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> Maybe not?
>
> https://triblive.com/local/escaped-stellers-sea-eagle-kody-spotted-near-pittsburghs-north-park/
>
>
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 4:38 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
>
>> Definitely Chaseable!
>> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97108078
>>
>> Bob OBrien Portland
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
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Date: 11/7/21 12:30 pm
From: jeff o <jeffo4297...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skagit Audubon November meeting -= Dinosaurs Among Us
NOVEMBER MEETING – PRESENTED ON ZOOM Last Updated: October 23, 2021

*“*


*The Dinosaurs Among Us Presented by: Dr. Kim Adelson Tuesday, November
9, 7:00 PM*

[image: meeting]Virtually all paleontologists agree that birds evolved from
dinosaurs, and most even believe that birds are, in fact, real living
dinosaurs. The flood of new data coming from newly discovered fossil beds –
primarily from China – has only solidified that position. Learn about the
structural and behavioral similarities between birds and the more “classic”
dinosaurs they evolved from. You will not only be surprised as to how
dinosaur-like birds are, but also how very bird-like dinosaurs were. You
will never think about *T. rex *or mallards or chickadees in the same way
again!

Kim Adelson was a professor of psychology for almost 30 years; she has won
teaching awards at 3 different universities. Before she switched fields to
better study behavioral evolution, she earned a master’s degree in
evolutionary biology. Paleontology has been one of her avocations since she
was a child. She is an avid bird watcher and is on the Boards of the Black
Hills Audubon Society and the Friends of the Nisqually National Wildlife
Complex.

Register for this Zoom event at: https://bit.ly/nov9sas Preregistration is
required and is limited to 100 attendees. Please only one registrant per
household. After you register you will receive an email with the link to
sign in at the time of the event. Questions? Please contact
<carlajhelm...>

If you missed the excellent Oct. 12th presentation by David B. Williams
about his recent book, *Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget
Sound, *here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/rb_gfnIXw7c
Jeff Osmundson
President

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Date: 11/7/21 11:55 am
From: ELIZABETH THOMPSON <calliopehb...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Alpen Optics Rainier Spotting Scope for sale
Hi Tweets, I am downsizing and have an Alpen Optics Rainier 25-75 x 86 Model 856ED with a protective cover for sale. It is an angle view. It’s in new condition. Please let me know if you are interested.
Happily Birding.
Beth Thompson
Arlington WA
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Date: 11/7/21 10:19 am
From: Andrew Jacobson <andjake19...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor Goose - no
I have been in the area for ~3 hours and not found the goose. I have spoken with a few other birders also in the area and no luck as well. Also missing is/are Snow goose/geese. Maybe they will show up yet. A fair amount of hunting around.

A consolation prize was at the 56th st storm water facility/treatment plant, a Says Phoebe was on the opposite fence line for some time while I was there.

Andy Jacobson
Seattle

> On Nov 7, 2021, at 09:38, AMK17 <amk17...> wrote:
>
> 
> Wondering the same. Please post on tweeters. Thanks,
>
> Akopitov
> Seattle
>
>
> AMK17
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Seiferth <john.seiferth...>
> Sent: Nov 7, 2021 8:54 AM
> To: Al n Donna <alndonna...>
> Cc: tweeters <tweeters...>
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
>
>
>
> Any sightings as of this morning (Sun)?
>
>
> On Nov 6, 2021, at 14:48, Al n Donna <alndonna...> wrote:
>
> At 1:00pm, Nov 6, goose was seen much closer from Watson’s Nursery.
>
>
>
> Al in Tacoma
>
>
>
> From: Matt Bartels
> Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:37 AM
> To: tweeters
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
>
>
>
> Quick update — the flock moved before 930 to the earlier steering farm location— much better views — use this list for this option :
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97168502
>
>
>
> Matt bartels
>
> Seattle wa
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
>
> On Nov 6, 2021, at 9:17 AM, Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> wrote:
>
>
> Quick note to confirm the emperor goose in pierce co is still present this morning(sat). Viewed at 900 from just west of corner of Stewart and pioneer way. From here, scopes definitely needed to see the flock well back in field.
>
>
>
> This eBird checklist has location: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97174968
>
>
>
> Good rainy birding
>
>
>
> Matt bartels
>
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Date: 11/7/21 9:42 am
From: AMK17 <amk17...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
Wondering the same. Please post on tweeters.  Thanks,
 
Akopitov
Seattle
 
 
AMK17
-----Original Message-----
From: John Seiferth
Sent: Nov 7, 2021 8:54 AM
To: Al n Donna
Cc: tweeters
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
 
 
Any sightings as of this morning (Sun)?
 

On Nov 6, 2021, at 14:48, Al n Donna wrote:


At 1:00pm, Nov 6, goose was seen much closer from Watson’s Nursery.
 
Al in Tacoma
 
From: Matt Bartels
Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:37 AM
To: tweeters
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6

 
Quick update — the flock moved before 930 to the earlier steering farm location— much better views — use this list for this option : 
https://ebird.org/checklist/S97168502

 

Matt bartels

Seattle wa
Sent from my iPhone




On Nov 6, 2021, at 9:17 AM, Matt Bartels wrote:


Quick note to confirm the emperor goose in pierce co is still present this morning(sat). Viewed at 900 from just west of corner of Stewart and pioneer way. From here, scopes definitely needed to see the flock well back in field. 
 

This eBird checklist has location: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97174968

 

Good rainy birding

 

Matt bartels

Seattle wa



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Date: 11/7/21 8:59 am
From: John Seiferth <john.seiferth...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
Any sightings as of this morning (Sun)?


> On Nov 6, 2021, at 14:48, Al n Donna <alndonna...> wrote:
>
> 
> At 1:00pm, Nov 6, goose was seen much closer from Watson’s Nursery.
>
> Al in Tacoma
>
> From: Matt Bartels
> Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:37 AM
> To: tweeters
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
>
> Quick update — the flock moved before 930 to the earlier steering farm location— much better views — use this list for this option :
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97168502
>
> Matt bartels
> Seattle wa
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On Nov 6, 2021, at 9:17 AM, Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> wrote:
>
> 
> Quick note to confirm the emperor goose in pierce co is still present this morning(sat). Viewed at 900 from just west of corner of Stewart and pioneer way. From here, scopes definitely needed to see the flock well back in field.
>
> This eBird checklist has location: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97174968
>
> Good rainy birding
>
> Matt bartels
> Seattle wa
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/7/21 7:35 am
From: <dgrainger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Billy Frank Nisqually NWR
We spent two days at Billy Frank Jr Nisqually NWR, inspired by report
of the Bittern sighting. Did not see the Bittern, did see from the Twin
Barns Trail loop in the wetland restored area literally thousands of
waterfowl, mostly too far for my camera. Did get very good images of
Pintails. Best of the day was photo in flight of five Trumpeter Swans
circling in tight formation. A hand held image shot from wheelchair on
the gravel path, in the rain with camera in waterproof enclosure. D-850
with Nikkor 200-500,1/2,000th sec, ISO 2,500, f/13 using burst mode. Got
LUCKY. Posted on my website birdsbydave.com under Waterfowl Pat was
pushing wheelchair for me; we were "walking and rolling in the rain."
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Date: 11/6/21 10:42 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
Maybe not?
https://triblive.com/local/escaped-stellers-sea-eagle-kody-spotted-near-pittsburghs-north-park/


On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 4:38 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> Definitely Chaseable!
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97108078
>
> Bob OBrien Portland
>
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
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>> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/05/science/stellers-sea-eagle.html
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Date: 11/6/21 10:19 pm
From: Sammy Catiis <hikersammy...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stellars Sea Eagle notes
Just wanted to throw this out there.. years ago, on Vancouver Island, there was a nest of Stellars Sea Eagle with a Bald Eagle, and have produced hybrids or maybe it was the Hybrid that nested there? I did find this article .. and I have seen 2 Stellar Hybrid since.. 1 was a photo posted on FB clearly a Hybrid, no doubts.. out in the Skagit Flats, and the other was here in Sequim.. I believe 3 Crabs area. When I seen the photo of the one several years ago, I threw up a flag about how unusual that was and did some homework (which didnt include ebird) to find out that they were nesting just across the border, so it made since one would be in the Skagit right?

So, since this thread, I was wondering what the excitement was all about. I have tried to find the original notes but to no avail. I did find this link though : British Columbia (unm.edu)<https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v059n02/p00311-p00312.pdf> to a PDF on them where Ornithology experts confirmed that they were indeed likely hybrids. Maybe this got forgotten? Or perhaps unnoticed? I thought it was pretty cool at the time but nobody seemed to share in my excitement and not seeing the bird first hand and only photos that friends took.. I wasnt able to record it as such.

Just food for thought on the matter..
Sammy
Sequim If I find the photo or post, Ill post it?

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Date: 11/6/21 4:43 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost
Definitely Chaseable!
https://ebird.org/checklist/S97108078

Bob OBrien Portland

On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:

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> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/05/science/stellers-sea-eagle.html
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Date: 11/6/21 3:54 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Steller's Sea Eagle That Is Very, Very Lost

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/05/science/stellers-sea-eagle.html


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Date: 11/6/21 3:49 pm
From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Steller's sea eagle sighting in N.S gets stellar reaction from bird watchers

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/steller-s-sea-eagle-nova-scotia-rare-bird-sighting-1.6237014


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Date: 11/6/21 3:43 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor goose
Does anyone have an up to date location of the goose?

Roger

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Date: 11/6/21 2:51 pm
From: Al n Donna <alndonna...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
At 1:00pm, Nov 6, goose was seen much closer from Watson’s Nursery.

Al in Tacoma

From: Matt Bartels
Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:37 AM
To: tweeters
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6

Quick update — the flock moved before 930 to the earlier steering farm location— much better views — use this list for this option : 
https://ebird.org/checklist/S97168502

Matt bartels
Seattle wa
Sent from my iPhone


On Nov 6, 2021, at 9:17 AM, Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> wrote:

Quick note to confirm the emperor goose in pierce co is still present this morning(sat). Viewed at 900 from just west of corner of Stewart and pioneer way. From here, scopes definitely needed to see the flock well back in field. 

This eBird checklist has location: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97174968

Good rainy birding

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Date: 11/6/21 1:11 pm
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup - October 2021
Hi Tweets,

We have added five October species to our year list: Lapland Longspur (code 4), 2 at Marina Beach 10-12-21; American Coot (code 2), 7 at the marsh 10-17-21 and following; Ruddy Duck (code 3), 1 on the Edmonds part of Lake Ballinger 10-29-21; Northern Shrike (code 3), 1 in Edmonds Lake Ballinger neighborhood 10-30-21; Canvasback (code 4), 1 from the waterfront 10-30-21.

Other sightings of interest of species already on our year list include:

A California Scrub-Jay (code 4), 1 in a neighborhood adjacent to Pine Ridge Park 10-2-21.

Two reports of Western Meadowlarks (code 3), 1 at Water Street 10-3-21 and 2 at the marsh 10-17-21.

Two reports of Turkey Vultures (code 3) near Pine Ridge Park, 7 on 10-6-21 and 1 on 10-10-21.

A Mourning Dove (code 3) has been reported several times in a yard on Puget Drive.

An Eared Grebe (code 4), 1 from Water Street 10-20-21.

Two reports of White-throated Sparrow (code 3) in north Edmonds yards, 1 on 10-20-21 and 1 on 10-27-21.

We have 188 species on our 2021 year list as of October 31st. I am always grateful to those of you who share your Edmonds sightings with me. It helps us keep an accurate count of our year birds and our rare birds. Thank you! If you would like a copy of our 2021 city checklist, please request it at <checklistedmonds...> <mailto:<checklistedmonds...>.

The checklist of year birds is updated and available for viewing in the bird information box on the wall of the Olympic Beach Visitor Station.

Good birding,

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: 11/6/21 12:12 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote, last week and the week of Nov. 7, 2021
Hello, Tweeters,

The full Migrations series is now available here:
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Heard last week on BirdNote Daily:
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* The Heart of a Bird
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* The Music of Black Scoters
http://bit.ly/2hJezuP
* Spark Bird: Walter and Patch
https://bit.ly/3EUwbJg
* Common Mergansers Pushed by the Ice
http://bit.ly/2hW2rn8
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Next week on BirdNote:
Looking at Birds' Brains in a New Light,
The Fanciest Doves on Earth?, Starling Mimicry,
How Terns Read the Water -- and more!
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Date: 11/6/21 9:38 am
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6
Quick update — the flock moved before 930 to the earlier steering farm location— much better views — use this list for this option :

https://ebird.org/checklist/S97168502

Matt bartels
Seattle wa
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 6, 2021, at 9:17 AM, Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> wrote:
>
> 
> Quick note to confirm the emperor goose in pierce co is still present this morning(sat). Viewed at 900 from just west of corner of Stewart and pioneer way. From here, scopes definitely needed to see the flock well back in field.
>
> This eBird checklist has location: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97174968
>
> Good rainy birding
>
> Matt bartels
> Seattle wa
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Date: 11/6/21 9:19 am
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Puyallup emperor goose continues, sat nov 6

Quick note to confirm the emperor goose in pierce co is still present this morning(sat). Viewed at 900 from just west of corner of Stewart and pioneer way. From here, scopes definitely needed to see the flock well back in field.

This eBird checklist has location: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97174968

Good rainy birding

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Date: 11/5/21 11:49 pm
From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Puyallup Emperor Goose
I was able to see the Emperor Goose off 66th Avenue S in Puyallup this
afternoon. I would like to thank the nice young lady who had the goose in
her scope already and kindly let me view it! Thank you again! It is always
nice to see how the birding community shares in our pursuit of birds!

I did not realize that it would be a very muddy chase - especially in
sneakers! It seems the Emperor Goose is closely associated with a Snow
Goose.. Does anybody have an estimate of the number of Cackling Geese at
that location? Maybe 3,000 or more?
--
*Hans Feddern*
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
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Date: 11/5/21 8:29 pm
From: Hal Opperman <hal...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
Bob and Dennis,

The Mailman software the UW listserver uses is an antique version. They tell us they will be updating to a new version Very Soon. I’m replying to just you two (FYI) because I don’t know when this will actually happen or if it will include ability to transmit attachments (photographs and other documents), although I assume so. Elaine will make the appropriate announcement to the list when the time is right. Good news for sure, and very long overdue.

We had White-throated Sparrow in our yard in Medina two or three tiumes, including one year when one was present for weeks at the same time as a Harris’s Sparrow.

Cheers!

Hal Opperman

> On Nov 5, 2021, at 8:00 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
>
> I agree completely with Dennis about posting photos to tweeters. Is there some real reason for this other than simply custom? Oregon's obol has allowed photos for many years. Normally you're supposed to only submit a single photo with an email, but people occasionally submit more and I haven't heard any complaints. I'm pretty sure OBOL's no photos dated back to the time when people used dial-up to get on the internet and downloading photos with extremely slow. Bob O'Brien Portland
>
> On Friday, November 5, 2021, Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...> wrote:
> Hello, tweets.
>
> I was pleased to see and photograph an immature White-throated Sparrow in our Seattle yard on 4 November. Yesterday, 5 November, I got a glimpse of it again. But wait—was that the same bird? It really looked brighter to me, but as I grabbed the camera, it disappeared into the bushes and never came out during a lengthy vigilance. I figured I must have not seen it well enough, as surely it was the same bird, but I held out hope that I would see it again.
>
> And sure enough, this afternoon Netta called out “here it is again,” and again it left the yard just as I got to the dining room. But this time I stood there with the camera, willing it to come back, and finally it did, a brightly marked adult bird with a few lost tail feathers growing in (cats all over the neighborhood), easily distinguishing it from the previous bird. So two different White-throated Sparrows in the yard over a three-day period, pretty cool. In 30 years of living here, we have seen seven of them in the yard, one in spring (6 May) and six in fall (22 Sep-5 Nov).
>
> As always, I’m sorry there is no way to attach photos of these neat birds! This is surely one of the reasons so many people have migrated from listservs to Facebook groups.
>
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Date: 11/5/21 8:05 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
I agree completely with Dennis about posting photos to tweeters. Is there
some real reason for this other than simply custom? Oregon's obol has
allowed photos for many years. Normally you're supposed to only submit a
single photo with an email, but people occasionally submit more and I
haven't heard any complaints. I'm pretty sure OBOL's no photos dated back
to the time when people used dial-up to get on the internet and downloading
photos with extremely slow. Bob O'Brien Portland

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> Hello, tweets.
>
> I was pleased to see and photograph an immature White-throated Sparrow in
> our Seattle yard on 4 November. Yesterday, 5 November, I got a glimpse of
> it again. But wait—was that the same bird? It really looked brighter to me,
> but as I grabbed the camera, it disappeared into the bushes and never came
> out during a lengthy vigilance. I figured I must have not seen it well
> enough, as surely it was the same bird, but I held out hope that I would
> see it again.
>
> And sure enough, this afternoon Netta called out “here it is again,” and
> again it left the yard just as I got to the dining room. But this time I
> stood there with the camera, willing it to come back, and finally it did, a
> brightly marked adult bird with a few lost tail feathers growing in (cats
> all over the neighborhood), easily distinguishing it from the previous
> bird. So two different White-throated Sparrows in the yard over a three-day
> period, pretty cool. In 30 years of living here, we have seen seven of them
> in the yard, one in spring (6 May) and six in fall (22 Sep-5 Nov).
>
> As always, I’m sorry there is no way to attach photos of these neat birds!
> This is surely one of the reasons so many people have migrated from
> listservs to Facebook groups.
>
> Dennis Paulson
> Seattle
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Date: 11/5/21 7:11 pm
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
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Date: 11/5/21 4:51 pm
From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] A Tale of Two Sparrows, or what the Dickens!
Hello, tweets.

I was pleased to see and photograph an immature White-throated Sparrow in our Seattle yard on 4 November. Yesterday, 5 November, I got a glimpse of it again. But wait—was that the same bird? It really looked brighter to me, but as I grabbed the camera, it disappeared into the bushes and never came out during a lengthy vigilance. I figured I must have not seen it well enough, as surely it was the same bird, but I held out hope that I would see it again.

And sure enough, this afternoon Netta called out “here it is again,” and again it left the yard just as I got to the dining room. But this time I stood there with the camera, willing it to come back, and finally it did, a brightly marked adult bird with a few lost tail feathers growing in (cats all over the neighborhood), easily distinguishing it from the previous bird. So two different White-throated Sparrows in the yard over a three-day period, pretty cool. In 30 years of living here, we have seen seven of them in the yard, one in spring (6 May) and six in fall (22 Sep-5 Nov).

As always, I’m sorry there is no way to attach photos of these neat birds! This is surely one of the reasons so many people have migrated from listservs to Facebook groups.

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Date: 11/5/21 4:42 pm
From: ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Thanks!
Thanks to everyone who reached out with info on the location of the American Tree Sparrow. I didn't get it yesterday but have much better names/location of landmarks at the fill.


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> Subject: [Tweeters] New WOS field trip now available
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> Hello Tweeters universe: A new WOS field trip has just been announced.
> It's called Birding Grant County in November and is scheduled for
> Saturday Nov. 13. Matt Yawney will lead the all-day trip. Get details at:
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> Subject: [Tweeters] varied thrush
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> From: Peter H Wimberger <phwimberger...>
> To: "<tweeters...>" <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor Goose in Pierce Co.
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> I am just the messenger for this great find. Bryan Hanson found an Emperor Goose near Sterino Farms in Puyallup. It sounds like it is presently on the corner of 52nd St and 66th Ave. Sadly I'm stuck at work :(
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> Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2021 15:56:19 -0700
> From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
> To: <charlyford...>, Doug Santoni <dougsantoni...>,
> "Tweeters, Dear" <tweeters...>
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird sightings
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> Doug Santoni is frustrated because the eBird Alerts he receives continue
> for too long to feature older sightings of birds that often have moved
> on or even died. He would like to be able to filter out the old and see
> only the sightings for today. Charly Ford explained how he could do this
> on eBird's site.
>
> An easy way is the Birder's Dashboard for Washington State, which lists
> the notable sightings in date order. You can see the notable sightings
> for the whole state or just for any county you select.? If you really
> want to eliminate earlier sightings you can simply set the very first
> setting to show only sightings for the last 1 day.? (It shows sightings
> for anywhere from 1 to 30 days.) This is a really fast way to get to
> exactly what you're looking for.
>
> If you're on a desktop or laptop computer:
> http://birdingwashington.info/dashboard/wa/
>
> If you're on a mobile phone: http://birdingwashington.info/dashboard/wa/md
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> Jane Hadley
>
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> Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2021 23:01:10 +0000 (UTC)
> From: B B <birder4184...>
> To: Tweeters <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] E Bird Alerts
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> I have not received any Ebird alerts via email for two days.? Checked spam and not there either.? Is anyone else having this problem?? Solutions?
> Thanks
> Blair Bernson?
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> From: ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...>
> To: "<tweeters...>" <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Hunn meadow
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> Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2021 23:23:45 -0700
> From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
> To: "Tweeters, Dear" <tweeters...>,
> "<bennetts10...>" <bennetts10...>
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Hunn Meadow
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> Andrea Bennett asked about the location of Hunn Meadow at the Montlake
> Fill, aka the Union Bay Natural Area.
>
> The WOS website has a maps page with maps of various birding spots around
> the state, including the Fill.
>
> Look under the M section for the "Montlake Fill Map (large version)."
>
> This is an enlarged version of a map from Connie Sidles' website, and she
> may we'll have named that meadow. Hunn Meadow is shown on her map.
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> You can find the maps page at:
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> https://wos.org/birding-resources/maps/
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> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 16:09:54 +0000 (UTC)
> From: mark girling <markgirling...>
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> Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor Goose.
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> Approx 8:30am the Emperor flying with an immature Snow Goose moved South from?
> 56th and can be seen from the side of the road on Stewart Ave E. Also amongst the flock of Cacklers are a flock of Greater White fronted geese. So a 4 goose field.?
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> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 09:39:28 -0700
> From: <birdmarymoor...>
> To: "Tweeters" <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-04
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> Geez ? You?d think people would have the sense to check the weather forecast, for they would surely have known to stay home if they had! There were NINE of us yesterday for three hours of very wet and dark birding with occasional bonus breezes. The timing couldn?t have been worse, as it was nice pre-dawn and nice again starting at 11:00. Birds were terribly hard to come by, and only an owl kept it from being a waste of a morning.
>
> Highlights:
> a.. Bufflehead ? about twenty at the lake ? First of Fall (FOF)
> b.. Greater Scaup ? three females out from the Viewing Mound ? we?ve decided these are almost certainly Greater
> c.. Hooded Merganser ? at least 7 at the Rowing Club ? First Flock of Fall (FFOF)
> d.. SHORT-EARED OWL ? hounded out of the East Meadow by crows a bit before 10:00 a.m.
> e.. Merlin ? quick flyby
> Matt and Eric had the SHORT-EARED OWL before sunrise in the East Meadow and had noted that it might have settled down in the grass there. Two hours later, as we made are way north up the East Meadow, we spotted AMERICAN CROWS harassing something in the grass about where the owl might be. Sure enough, long before we ever got close enough to effect the outcome, the crows drove the owl into the air. For at least a minute we watched as the owl circled higher and higher over the meadow with crows keeping pace. I finally lost it in the gray. We were very lucky on the timing of that one, as the crows could have found the owl just 5 minutes earlier and we would have missed it.
>
> On a quick drive-through after the Rowing Club I spotted ROCK PIGEON and a NORTHERN SHRIKE.
>
> Misses today included Gadwall, Western Grebe, Virginia Rail, Cooper?s Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Marsh Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Lincoln?s Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
>
> For the morning, just 48 species, our first sub-50 total of 2021. Hopefully our last.
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> = Michael Hobbs
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> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 10:08:41 -0700
> From: Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...>
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> Subject: [Tweeters] Special guest speaker from Cornell Lab of
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> Hello Tweets,
>
> We are excited to announce that Dr. Amanda Rodewald, the Garvin Professor
> and Senior Director of the Center for Avian Population Studies at the
> Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Natural Resources and the
> Environment at Cornell University, will be the featured speaker for our
> fall fundraiser!
>
> In her presentation, "*Making your cup count: how coffee can fuel migratory
> bird conservation*," she will discuss how shade-coffee and other
> agroforestry practices can support bird conservation, healthy ecosystems,
> and human communities in Latin America.
>
> When: November 20, 6:00-7:00pm
> Where: Online via Zoom
>
> For more event details, please visit:
> https://www.pilchuckaudubon.org/fall-fundraiser
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> Thanks!
> Brian Zinke
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> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 10:53:51 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...>
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Date: 11/5/21 10:59 am
From: Jonathan Houghton <jonbirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor Goose
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Date: 11/5/21 10:15 am
From: Brian Zinke <zinke.pilchuck...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Special guest speaker from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Hello Tweets,

We are excited to announce that Dr. Amanda Rodewald, the Garvin Professor
and Senior Director of the Center for Avian Population Studies at the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Natural Resources and the
Environment at Cornell University, will be the featured speaker for our
fall fundraiser!

In her presentation, "*Making your cup count: how coffee can fuel migratory
bird conservation*," she will discuss how shade-coffee and other
agroforestry practices can support bird conservation, healthy ecosystems,
and human communities in Latin America.

When: November 20, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom

For more event details, please visit:
https://www.pilchuckaudubon.org/fall-fundraiser

Thanks!
Brian Zinke


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Date: 11/5/21 9:45 am
From: <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-11-04
Geez – You’d think people would have the sense to check the weather forecast, for they would surely have known to stay home if they had! There were NINE of us yesterday for three hours of very wet and dark birding with occasional bonus breezes. The timing couldn’t have been worse, as it was nice pre-dawn and nice again starting at 11:00. Birds were terribly hard to come by, and only an owl kept it from being a waste of a morning.

Highlights:
a.. Bufflehead – about twenty at the lake – First of Fall (FOF)
b.. Greater Scaup – three females out from the Viewing Mound – we’ve decided these are almost certainly Greater
c.. Hooded Merganser – at least 7 at the Rowing Club – First Flock of Fall (FFOF)
d.. SHORT-EARED OWL – hounded out of the East Meadow by crows a bit before 10:00 a.m.
e.. Merlin – quick flyby
Matt and Eric had the SHORT-EARED OWL before sunrise in the East Meadow and had noted that it might have settled down in the grass there. Two hours later, as we made are way north up the East Meadow, we spotted AMERICAN CROWS harassing something in the grass about where the owl might be. Sure enough, long before we ever got close enough to effect the outcome, the crows drove the owl into the air. For at least a minute we watched as the owl circled higher and higher over the meadow with crows keeping pace. I finally lost it in the gray. We were very lucky on the timing of that one, as the crows could have found the owl just 5 minutes earlier and we would have missed it.

On a quick drive-through after the Rowing Club I spotted ROCK PIGEON and a NORTHERN SHRIKE.

Misses today included Gadwall, Western Grebe, Virginia Rail, Cooper’s Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Marsh Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

For the morning, just 48 species, our first sub-50 total of 2021. Hopefully our last.

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= www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
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Date: 11/5/21 9:15 am
From: mark girling <markgirling...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor Goose.
Approx 8:30am the Emperor flying with an immature Snow Goose moved South from 
56th and can be seen from the side of the road on Stewart Ave E. Also amongst the flock of Cacklers are a flock of Greater White fronted geese. So a 4 goose field. 
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Date: 11/4/21 11:29 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Hunn Meadow
Andrea Bennett asked about the location of Hunn Meadow at the Montlake
Fill, aka the Union Bay Natural Area.

The WOS website has a maps page with maps of various birding spots around
the state, including the Fill.

Look under the M section for the "Montlake Fill Map (large version)."

This is an enlarged version of a map from Connie Sidles' website, and she
may we'll have named that meadow. Hunn Meadow is shown on her map.

You can find the maps page at:

https://wos.org/birding-resources/maps/

Jane Hadley
Seattle, Washington

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Date: 11/4/21 4:14 pm
From: ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hunn meadow
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Date: 11/4/21 4:06 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] E Bird Alerts
I have not received any Ebird alerts via email for two days.  Checked spam and not there either.  Is anyone else having this problem?  Solutions?
Thanks
Blair Bernson 

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Date: 11/4/21 4:00 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird sightings
Doug Santoni is frustrated because the eBird Alerts he receives continue
for too long to feature older sightings of birds that often have moved
on or even died. He would like to be able to filter out the old and see
only the sightings for today. Charly Ford explained how he could do this
on eBird's site.

An easy way is the Birder's Dashboard for Washington State, which lists
the notable sightings in date order. You can see the notable sightings
for the whole state or just for any county you select.  If you really
want to eliminate earlier sightings you can simply set the very first
setting to show only sightings for the last 1 day.  (It shows sightings
for anywhere from 1 to 30 days.) This is a really fast way to get to
exactly what you're looking for.

If you're on a desktop or laptop computer:
http://birdingwashington.info/dashboard/wa/

If you're on a mobile phone: http://birdingwashington.info/dashboard/wa/md

Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA



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Date: 11/4/21 3:01 pm
From: Peter H Wimberger <phwimberger...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Emperor Goose in Pierce Co.
I am just the messenger for this great find. Bryan Hanson found an Emperor Goose near Sterino Farms in Puyallup. It sounds like it is presently on the corner of 52nd St and 66th Ave. Sadly I'm stuck at work :(

Peter Wimberger
Tacoma, WA

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Date: 11/4/21 2:31 pm
From: Diann MacRae <tvulture...>
Subject: [Tweeters] varied thrush
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Date: 11/4/21 2:19 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: [Tweeters] New WOS field trip now available
Hello Tweeters universe: A new WOS field trip has just been announced.
It's called Birding Grant County in November and is scheduled for
Saturday Nov. 13. Matt Yawney will lead the all-day trip. Get details at:

https://wos.org/event/birding-grant-county/?instance_id=52

Jane Hadley
Seattle, WA


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Date: 11/4/21 9:19 am
From: Andy Stepniewski <steppie...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpeckers at Fort Simcoe
Yakkers and Tweeters,



I did a walk at fort Simcoe in Yakima County Tuesday 2 November. It was
cool, about 45 F, overcast, and quite calm. Throughout my walk through the
stately Oregon White Oak groves on the perimeter trail, Lewis's Woodpeckers
were calling and swooping about. Counting all these lovely woodpeckers was a
challenge because so many were in the air, sailing and soaring, and
appearing to be flycatching though the temperature would seem to preclude
this activity. In early afternoon, I happened to look skyward and counted
these birds, 65 at one time! Moments later the number was much less. Though
there is an abundant crop of acorns on the trees and the ground, I could see
tiny aerial insects of some sort in the air. With such an abundant source of
easy-to-obtain mast, I thought it odd the energy expenditure in flycatching
by the woodpeckers was apparently worthwhile for such as tiny bit of
protein.



Andy Stepniewski

Yakima WA

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Date: 11/4/21 8:03 am
From: David B. Williams <wingate...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Interstate Redtails
Greetings. I was wondering if anyone has done any research on the redtails that regularly hang out along I-5. I make a weekly drive from Seattle to Arlington and always see several.

What are they eating?

How often are they hit by vehicles?

Is there a population estimate for them in the Puget lowland and is the population growing or shrinking?

They seem to be a bird that has perhaps taken advantage of urban development. Would this be a correct statement?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks kindly,
David

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Date: 11/4/21 7:39 am
From: Charles Ford <charlyford...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird Sightings
     Reply to Doug's question about seeing recent sightings on eBird.     There is a simple way to see the most recent eBird rare bird alerts for a particular county or state. Online, go to the eBird website. Click the Explore tab, Alerts, then chose the region you are interested in. You will get a list (which could be very long) of individual rare bird observations for the last 7 days. Then, to the right of the Observations header, click Sort by>Date. You will immediately see the list from most recent to oldest, allowing you to quickly identify alerts from, say, the last several hours, or couple of days.     I often check the list this way a few times a day, to see promptly if a rarity is still being observed or if any new ones have popped up.
    Charlie Ford    Seattle


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To: tweeters <tweeters...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 4, 2021 12:32 am
Subject: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird Sightings

Tweeters — Perhaps this brilliant group of birders will have an answer to this question, before I make this suggestion to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology...
Is there any way when e-bird alerts are sent out that recent (i.e., TODAY’S) sightings can be boldfaced, italicized, underlined, or in some way made distinguishable from sightings that are a day or more old?  Wouldn’t it be nice if recent sightings were easy to distinguish from those that occurred in the past (especially when the bird is gone).
I keep seeing reports about the Seattle Long-eared Owl that was present for one day only (Halloween), even though several days have passed.  Maybe it’s just an annoying Halloween prank, but I fear I’ll be seeing reports about that same Halloween Owl until Christmas!  
I know it’s not a prank, though, because it happens pretty often.  It seemed that for three weeks or more after the Seattle Ross’ Gull (also a one-day wonder) was eaten by an eagle, it still kept showing up on the e-bird alerts.  Of course, all of the actual sightings had occurred on that one (long past) day.  
Even if records like this showed up, perhaps they could be shown in some kind of “secondary” status relative to birds that are present NOW and probably still alive.  I’d rather look at the e-bird alerts and quickly be able to see those sightings that are most recent and relevant.
If anyone has any ideas, I would be grateful.  (And I’m sure that Long-eared Owl will show up in my e-bird alerts overnight!). Thanks.
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Date: 11/4/21 12:37 am
From: Doug Santoni <dougsantoni...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Old e-Bird Sightings
Tweeters — Perhaps this brilliant group of birders will have an answer to this question, before I make this suggestion to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology...

Is there any way when e-bird alerts are sent out that recent (i.e., TODAY’S) sightings can be boldfaced, italicized, underlined, or in some way made distinguishable from sightings that are a day or more old? Wouldn’t it be nice if recent sightings were easy to distinguish from those that occurred in the past (especially when the bird is gone).

I keep seeing reports about the Seattle Long-eared Owl that was present for one day only (Halloween), even though several days have passed. Maybe it’s just an annoying Halloween prank, but I fear I’ll be seeing reports about that same Halloween Owl until Christmas!

I know it’s not a prank, though, because it happens pretty often. It seemed that for three weeks or more after the Seattle Ross’ Gull (also a one-day wonder) was eaten by an eagle, it still kept showing up on the e-bird alerts. Of course, all of the actual sightings had occurred on that one (long past) day.

Even if records like this showed up, perhaps they could be shown in some kind of “secondary” status relative to birds that are present NOW and probably still alive. I’d rather look at the e-bird alerts and quickly be able to see those sightings that are most recent and relevant.

If anyone has any ideas, I would be grateful. (And I’m sure that Long-eared Owl will show up in my e-bird alerts overnight!). Thanks.

Doug Santoni
Seattle, WA
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