tweeters
Received From Subject
6/26/17 9:33 pm Jeff Kozma <jcr_5105...> RE: [Tweeters] Wenas area Indigo Bunting and Least Flycatcher still present yesterday. Plus an evil weasel.
6/26/17 8:21 pm Becky S <wingsinapril...> [Tweeters] How do I get off this list?
6/26/17 6:57 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> [Tweeters] Re: Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
6/26/17 6:23 pm Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> [Tweeters] Wenas area Indigo Bunting and Least Flycatcher still present yesterday. Plus an evil weasel.
6/26/17 5:09 pm Bruce LaBar <blabar...> [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trips, June 24 and 25, 2017
6/26/17 5:01 pm Bruce LaBar <blabar...> [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trips, June 24 and June 25
6/26/17 12:31 pm Walter Kuciej <WALTERK74...> [Tweeters] Duck Stamps on sale today
6/26/17 12:09 pm Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...> [Tweeters] Pictures from Vashon island this s past Saturday
6/25/17 10:23 pm Mike Stropki <stropkimike...> [Tweeters] Re: Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
6/25/17 8:08 pm Hilary Barnes <habarnes...> [Tweeters] Re: Not a bird...
6/25/17 6:43 pm Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...> [Tweeters] The Banded Slinkeroo
6/25/17 6:41 pm Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...> Re: [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"
6/25/17 5:18 pm Jc dipper <dipper2c...> [Tweeters] Not a bird ... BCI bat site
6/25/17 4:59 pm Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...> [Tweeters] Re: Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine
6/25/17 1:42 pm Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...> [Tweeters] Baby bird - thank you!
6/25/17 12:55 pm Louise Rutter <louise.rutter...> Re: [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"
6/25/17 12:45 pm Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...> [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"
6/25/17 12:23 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
6/25/17 10:53 am Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...> [Tweeters] Eastern Kingbird at Spencer: Great trip! Bring hand-clippers!!!
6/25/17 9:13 am Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] trip to NE Wash
6/24/17 9:49 pm Jason Vassallo <Jason.Vassallo...> [Tweeters] Boreal Chickadee Report
6/24/17 6:48 pm Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> [Tweeters] Not a bird...
6/24/17 4:25 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> [Tweeters] Re: Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
6/24/17 2:05 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine
6/24/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 25, 2017
6/24/17 10:58 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Virginia rail, Edmonds marsh 6-23-17
6/24/17 10:21 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Ooops...Spotted it is!!
6/24/17 10:13 am Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] American Goldfinch in Mountain Bluet at Lake Joy
6/24/17 8:20 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Red Breasted Sapsucker, Baby Towhees, etc. / Caryn / Wedgwood
6/24/17 7:58 am Darwin O.V. Alonso <dalonso...> [Tweeters] RFI: Whistler Squamish info.
6/23/17 10:51 pm Mike Stropki <stropkimike...> [Tweeters] Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
6/23/17 8:25 pm Nan <billnan321...> Re: [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk - Seattle
6/23/17 6:12 pm Ed Swan <EdSwan2...> [Tweeters] field trip today to Whatcom Land Trust properties
6/23/17 3:57 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Merlin / Wedgwood
6/23/17 2:25 pm Ed Dominguez <edomino.ed...> Re: [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk - Seattle
6/23/17 1:35 pm Izzy & Kendrick <gobirder...> [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk - Seattle
6/23/17 12:49 pm Dayna yalowicki <dlwicki...> [Tweeters] Black-throated Gray Warbler?
6/23/17 7:32 am Matthew D <matt.dufort...> Re: [Tweeters] MAWA at Discovery Park - No
6/22/17 6:33 pm Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> RE: [Tweeters] Hybrid chickadee?
6/22/17 6:29 pm Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] Hybrid chickadee?
6/22/17 6:05 pm Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> [Tweeters] Hybrid chickadee?
6/22/17 3:40 pm David Olsen <orbicularisoculi...> [Tweeters] MAWA at Discovery Park
6/22/17 1:04 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-22
6/22/17 8:37 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh Virginia rail 6-21-17
6/21/17 9:49 am Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser <whitney.n.k...> [Tweeters] John Marzluff student seeks suet feeders in Seattle for project
6/21/17 3:05 am Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...> [Tweeters] Re: Anna's Hummingbird and my hair !
6/20/17 9:45 pm T.L. Stokes <tlstokespoetry...> [Tweeters] Re: Crow Kills Young Rabbit
6/20/17 9:05 am Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Battle Ground Red-eyed Vireo and Sunday Common Nighthawk
6/20/17 12:07 am Will's Email <yekramw...> Re: [Tweeters] osprey chicks at the Montlake Fill?
6/19/17 10:37 pm William Driskell <bdriskell...> [Tweeters] osprey chicks at the Montlake Fill?
6/19/17 7:56 pm Ed Swan <Edswan2...> [Tweeters] Crow kills young cottontail
6/19/17 6:41 pm Paul Baerny <pbaerny...> [Tweeters] Father's Day birding, Bethel Ridge
6/19/17 11:57 am Merce & Michael <owlright...> [Tweeters] American White Pelicans, Protection Island, Discovery Bay
6/19/17 11:47 am <plkoyama...> Re: [Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird & my hair !
6/19/17 10:33 am Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...> [Tweeters] Bellingham American White-Pelicans
6/19/17 2:13 am Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...> [Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird & my hair !
6/18/17 9:57 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Re: [Tweeters] Trumpeter swan still in Snohomis
6/18/17 9:35 pm <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] RFI - Joshua Rudolph
6/18/17 8:47 pm Jason Vassallo <Jason.Vassallo...> [Tweeters] RFI: Okanogan Boreal Chickadees
6/18/17 8:12 pm Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...> [Tweeters] Trumpeter swan still in Snohomis
6/18/17 7:01 pm <ErikKnight05...> [Tweeters] Census Count: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington on June 18, 2017
6/18/17 4:01 pm AnnMarie Wood <amw.5737...> Re: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
6/18/17 2:08 pm <dlmoor2...> [Tweeters] gull I.D. needed
6/18/17 12:31 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
6/18/17 12:05 pm Rick Taylor <taylorrl...> Re: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
6/18/17 11:59 am Matthew D <matt.dufort...> [Tweeters] Wenas Indigo Bunting continues
6/18/17 11:37 am Tom Mansfield <birds...> Re: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
6/18/17 11:19 am H Heiberg <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Snoqualmie Valley Western Kingbird
6/18/17 9:57 am Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
6/18/17 9:41 am Rachel Lawson <rwlawson...> [Tweeters] Is anyone going to Tanzania?
6/18/17 9:37 am B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Black Swifts over Lake Sammamish
6/18/17 7:11 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] corrections to my norway feeder birds (beware my lyin' eyes)
6/18/17 4:03 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] greetings from my bird feeder in norway (longish)
6/17/17 10:36 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Re: [Tweeters] Terns in Edmonds
6/17/17 10:17 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> Re: [Tweeters] Terns in Edmonds
6/17/17 8:58 pm Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> [Tweeters] Terns in Edmonds
6/17/17 4:56 pm Kim Middleton <kim...> [Tweeters] American White Pelican off Marches Point near Anacortes
6/17/17 1:49 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Eaglets At Play
6/17/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 18, 2017
6/16/17 4:09 pm Debbie Mcleod <skepsou...> [Tweeters] birding tour JAN 23 to FEB 3 2018
6/16/17 2:38 pm Christine Southwick <clsouth...> RE: [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
6/16/17 2:29 pm Kelly McAllister <mcallisters4...> RE: [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
6/16/17 2:10 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
6/16/17 12:31 pm Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...> [Tweeters] Stillwater American Redstarts
6/16/17 9:33 am Twink Coffman <wilber4818...> [Tweeters] birding tour JAN 23 to FEB 3 2018
6/15/17 9:29 pm Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Wagner Swifts
6/15/17 9:01 pm Amy Powell <schillingera...> [Tweeters] Black Swifts in Renton
6/15/17 8:37 pm Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 6-15-2017
6/15/17 6:29 pm <heapbigdoc...> [Tweeters] OT: update on Lesser Prairie-Chickens, CO & KS
6/15/17 1:19 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-15
6/15/17 12:33 pm Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 6/14/17
6/15/17 12:22 pm Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 6/14/17
6/15/17 10:52 am Pterodroma <pterodroma...> [Tweeters] crows mobbing bear cub in Bellevue-Eastgate
6/15/17 8:39 am Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Heermann's gulls, Edmonds, 6-14-17
6/14/17 11:01 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> Re: [Tweeters] Steigerwald Eastern Kingbird
6/14/17 6:45 pm Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...> [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelets continue at Richmond Beach
6/14/17 12:56 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] Redstart and catbird
6/14/17 10:40 am Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...> [Tweeters] Steigerwald Eastern Kingbird
6/13/17 9:20 pm Eric Ellingson <abriteway...> [Tweeters] 55 American White Pelicans in Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA - video
6/13/17 6:05 pm Jeff Kozma <jcr_5105...> RE: [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions
6/13/17 1:47 pm Todd Wren <catherpes.mexicanus...> Re: [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions
6/13/17 12:45 pm Steve Pink <pirangas...> [Tweeters] Gray Catbird continues in Darrington
6/13/17 12:43 pm Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...> [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions
6/13/17 8:14 am Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...> [Tweeters] Dungeness and Sequim, 2017-06-03
6/13/17 7:53 am Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...> [Tweeters] RE: request: help identifying a peep
6/13/17 7:09 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Songbirds' Musical Preferences Are Written In Their Genes
6/12/17 9:08 pm Christina <cjt37...> [Tweeters] Potholes wildlife area
6/12/17 9:06 pm Mike <strix.nebulosa1987...> [Tweeters] LPO field trip
6/12/17 7:22 pm Jack Nolan <jacknolan62...> [Tweeters] Skull ID
6/12/17 6:36 pm Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...> [Tweeters] request: help identifying a peep
6/12/17 2:02 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
6/12/17 11:57 am Byers <byers345...> [Tweeters] A week in the Omak, Colville area
6/12/17 11:30 am Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Bird-day Gift! / Caryn / Wedgwood
6/12/17 8:23 am Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] When is it safe to prune?
6/12/17 12:59 am Pterodroma <pterodroma...> [Tweeters] Bellevue Eastgate flying squirrel...., but which species????
6/11/17 9:20 pm Eric Ellingson <abriteway...> [Tweeters] American Redstart Hwy 20, Whatcom Couunty
6/11/17 7:54 pm Luke Hanes <lukeandharmony1997...> [Tweeters] Lark Sparrow continues at Steigerwald (Clark Co.)
6/11/17 5:37 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] Red Hot Poker birding hotspot in Sequim
6/11/17 1:11 pm Tom Mansfield <birds...> Re: [Tweeters] Darrington Sunday morning
6/11/17 1:05 pm Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> [Tweeters] Darrington Sunday morning
6/11/17 1:01 pm Diane Weinstein <Diane_Weinstein...> [Tweeters] Re: Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour
6/11/17 12:58 pm Alan Roedell <alanroedell...> Re: [Tweeters] O. T. .Mammal Big Year
6/11/17 12:37 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
6/11/17 11:17 am <sremse...> [Tweeters] O. T. .Mammal Big Year
6/11/17 11:02 am Tom Mansfield <birds...> [Tweeters] Darrington Gray Catbird
6/11/17 10:21 am mary hrudkaj <mch1096...> [Tweeters] Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour
6/11/17 8:53 am J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> [Tweeters] a dying crow
6/11/17 12:45 am Rick Forsman <rjforsman...> Re: [Tweeters] Nighthawk over Renton
6/10/17 11:09 pm Rick Forsman <rjforsman...> Re: [Tweeters] Nighthawk over Renton
6/10/17 9:49 pm Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> [Tweeters] Nighthawk over Renton
6/10/17 5:41 pm Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...> [Tweeters] American White Pelicans heading south over Carkeek Park at 10:50AM
6/10/17 12:45 pm RW Hamlyn <xtenter...> [Tweeters] Whimbrel
6/10/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 11, 2017
6/10/17 11:21 am Mike Charest <mcharest...> [Tweeters] Chestnut-sided Warbler
6/10/17 10:53 am Twink Coffman <wilber4818...> [Tweeters] Bird Fest Edmonds
6/10/17 10:17 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] Baby Bird Fossil Discovered Caught In Amber 100 Million Years Ago
6/10/17 10:05 am Bob <rflores_2...> Re: [Tweeters] Franklin's gull, Shillipoo Lake, Clark Co, WA
6/10/17 6:21 am Bob <rflores_2...> [Tweeters] Franklin's gull, Shillipoo Lake, Clark Co, WA
6/9/17 9:37 pm tredick christina <cjt37...> [Tweeters] Burrowing owl nest near potholes/othello
6/9/17 7:52 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Chestnut-backed Chickadee family / Caryn / Wedgwood
6/9/17 7:49 pm Patti Loesche <loes...> [Tweeters] eastern kingbirds at Skagit WMA/Wylie Road
6/9/17 6:33 pm Larry <engles...> [Tweeters] Updated thanks
6/9/17 6:31 pm Larry <engles...> [Tweeters] Unidentified bird - identified
6/9/17 5:53 pm Larry <engles...> [Tweeters] Help with bird identification at Juanita Bay Park
6/9/17 4:29 pm Megan Lyden <meganlyden...> [Tweeters] Scrub Jay pair in Seattle
6/9/17 2:02 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
6/9/17 12:31 pm Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
6/9/17 11:27 am Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
6/9/17 9:46 am Mark Ahlness <mahlness...> [Tweeters] Tree removal in Lincoln Park, Seattle
6/8/17 8:33 pm Gary Wiles <wilesharkey...> [Tweeters] RFI: Bank Swallow colonies in western Washington
6/8/17 4:57 pm D R <somegum2...> Re: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay In Wallingford
6/8/17 4:33 pm Steve Krival <stevekrival...> [Tweeters] Scrub Jay In Wallingford
6/8/17 3:09 pm Maxine Reid <baconmf...> [Tweeters] Re: am. White pelicans at Tulalip bay.
6/8/17 2:49 pm Maxine Reid <baconmf...> [Tweeters] Am. White pelicans i. Tulalip bay now-2:45pm, june8
6/8/17 1:38 pm Christine Southwick <clsouth...> [Tweeters] COLLECT DATA WHICH PROTECTS SONGBIRD HABITATS!
6/8/17 1:02 pm Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-08
6/8/17 11:29 am Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...> [Tweeters] Vaux's Happening
6/8/17 11:17 am Joan Miller <jemskink...> [Tweeters] ID Help, Female Cowbird?
6/8/17 9:10 am Mike Fite <fitemf...> [Tweeters] Scrub Jay eats Chickadee
6/8/17 8:45 am B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Nighthawks and Poorwills
6/8/17 8:25 am Randy Hill <re_hill...> [Tweeters] swan at Ridgefield NWR
6/8/17 7:53 am Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] NIsqually NWR 6/7/17
6/8/17 7:25 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] In Search of the Elusive Pink-Headed Duck
6/8/17 7:17 am Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...> [Tweeters] Chats as Night Singers | BirdNote
6/8/17 2:29 am <notcalm...> [Tweeters] Return of the Magnificent Nighthawks
6/7/17 11:05 pm Steve Pink <pirangas...> [Tweeters] White faced Ibis over North Potholes
6/7/17 10:33 pm Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> [Tweeters] No crossbill
6/7/17 2:37 pm Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...> [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelets @ Richmond Beach
6/7/17 12:05 pm Lorna Tangren <kloshe...> [Tweeters] Magnolia Warbler
6/7/17 8:24 am tredick christina <cjt37...> [Tweeters] Burrowing owls of e wa
6/6/17 9:44 pm Tim Billo <timbillo...> [Tweeters] 14 American White Pelicans at UW Seattle Campus
6/6/17 7:29 pm JERRY D AND MARCENE D'ADDIO <jmdaddio...> Re: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay eats a bird
6/6/17 6:09 pm Dayna yalowicki <dlwicki...> [Tweeters] Great Horned Owl Ruckus
6/6/17 5:53 pm Theresa Simendinger <cowgirltns...> [Tweeters] need a good documentary on owls
6/6/17 4:34 pm Betty <bettinab39...> RE: [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's
6/6/17 4:17 pm mark girling <markgirling...> [Tweeters] Renton Boeing Falcon.
6/6/17 2:57 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's
6/6/17 10:28 am Sasha McGuire <mcguires...> [Tweeters] Connie Sidles: Bird Babies
6/6/17 9:29 am D R <somegum2...> [Tweeters] Scrub Jay eats a bird
6/6/17 8:01 am Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> Re: [Tweeters] Marymoor Eastern Kingbird and Ash-Throated Flycatcher
6/5/17 10:09 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Eastern Kingbird and Ash-Throated Flycatcher
6/5/17 9:13 pm <festuca...> [Tweeters] Keystone Breeding Bird Survey
6/5/17 7:11 pm rohan kamath <rohankamath88...> [Tweeters] Great Gray Owl Video
6/5/17 11:41 am Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> [Tweeters] Correction -not COLE
6/5/17 11:37 am Dave Templeton <crazydave65...> [Tweeters] sno falls peregrines
6/5/17 11:30 am Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Chat
6/5/17 9:10 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] An Old World Bird in a New World Rainforest
6/5/17 8:28 am <cgluckman...> [Tweeters] Malheur NWR
6/5/17 2:44 am Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...> [Tweeters] A Pectoral Sandpiper question, and Lesser pair very consistent now
6/4/17 9:17 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] WOS Picture Night - Monday June 5
6/4/17 6:05 pm Eric Ellingson <abriteway...> [Tweeters] Redhead, Canvasback & banded Harlequin, Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA
6/4/17 12:22 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
6/4/17 9:02 am Tom Mansfield <birds...> [Tweeters] Mason County Chats
6/3/17 10:17 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 2 June 2017
6/3/17 8:45 pm Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> [Tweeters] Yellow-breasted Chat in Mason Co [6/2/17]
6/3/17 5:42 pm J <grunt365...> [Tweeters] King Co. Ash Throated Flycatcher, YES
6/3/17 5:29 pm Bruce LaBar <blabar...> [Tweeters] Added pelagic trip, June 25, 2017, Westport Seabirds.
6/3/17 2:13 pm Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Yellow-breasted Chat
6/3/17 1:45 pm William Driskell <bdriskell...> [Tweeters] ash-throated flycatcher at Union Bay/Montlake fill
6/3/17 1:22 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Playing With Fire
6/3/17 12:06 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 4, 2017
6/3/17 9:49 am Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] B.C. Bullfinch update
6/3/17 8:17 am B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Eurasian Bullfinch
6/2/17 9:26 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] BC Rare Bird Alert: RBA: EURASIAN BULLFINCH in Vancouver - June 2nd
6/2/17 8:42 pm J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> [Tweeters] Re: Bobolink - ?
6/2/17 7:49 pm <johntubbs...> [Tweeters] Acorn Woodpecker at Lyle-Balch Cemetery
6/2/17 4:29 pm J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> [Tweeters] Bobolink - ?
6/2/17 3:38 pm Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> [Tweeters] Western Field Ornithologists conference this August in Pueblo, Colorado
6/2/17 3:29 pm <festuca...> [Tweeters] eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Wednesday May 31, 2017
6/2/17 2:21 pm Scott Ramos <lsr...> [Tweeters] Magnuson Park Chat
6/2/17 4:09 am Devon Comstock <devonc78...> [Tweeters] LEWO on Chelan Butte
6/1/17 7:26 pm Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...> [Tweeters] Male Lesser shows up alone just now, oops! There she is!!!
6/1/17 6:09 pm birdmarymoor <birdmarymoor...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-01
6/1/17 4:20 pm Michelle Maani <lamoustique...> [Tweeters] Frenchman's bar and Vancouver lake
6/1/17 4:09 pm Phil Merritt <merrittp...> [Tweeters] California Quail
6/1/17 3:33 pm Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...> [Tweeters] quick correction
6/1/17 1:04 pm Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...> [Tweeters] Hooded Oriole Update
6/1/17 12:25 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> [Tweeters] Edmonds Caspian terns and turkey vulture 5-31-17
6/1/17 12:04 pm Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> [Tweeters] American White Pelican at Eide Rd.
6/1/17 3:48 am Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...> [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 5/31/17
6/1/17 1:59 am Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> [Tweeters] greetings from norway! (somewhat longish)
6/1/17 12:08 am Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...> [Tweeters] Hooded Oriole
5/31/17 11:52 pm Hank H <h.heiberg...> [Tweeters] White-headed Woodpecker @ Sleeping Lady Resort
5/31/17 10:41 pm Marv Breece <marvbreece...> [Tweeters] Fir Island, Skagit County
5/31/17 10:37 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] American Redstarts, Red Eyed Vireos and Willow Flycatchers
5/31/17 6:37 pm Gina Ames <boisecreekfarm...> [Tweeters] Lazuli Bunting
5/31/17 6:33 pm Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...> [Tweeters] Finally FOY Rufous/Fitz-bew call and Anna's Update / Caryn / Wedgwood
5/31/17 5:17 pm Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...> [Tweeters] Hooded Oriole
5/31/17 4:05 pm Dusty Bleher <TweeterReader...> [Tweeters] Recommendations for portable birding lists
5/31/17 1:17 pm Becky Uhler <buhler...> [Tweeters] please unsubscribe
5/31/17 1:01 pm B B <birder4184...> [Tweeters] Grackle near Potholes State Park
5/31/17 12:30 pm Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...> [Tweeters] Possible Hooded Oriole
5/31/17 11:53 am William Driskell <bdriskell...> [Tweeters] Fwd: probable white-faced ibis flyover at Skagit wildlife refuge (Conway)
5/31/17 12:17 am Kyle Leader <kchuckles11...> [Tweeters] Cooper Point Quarry
5/30/17 9:27 pm Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...> Re: [Tweeters] Green Herons Moving to the Suburbs
5/30/17 8:49 pm Josh Adams <xjoshx...> [Tweeters] Eide Rd Variations
5/30/17 8:36 pm Snell Margaret <masnell...> [Tweeters] Green Herons Moving to the Suburbs
5/30/17 8:33 pm <offthehookflyshop...> [Tweeters] Memorial Weekend Eastern Washington Birding Trip
5/30/17 4:57 pm Dee Dee <deedeeknit...> [Tweeters] Re: Hawaii (Maui) bird question
5/30/17 2:49 pm Constance Sidles <constancesidles...> [Tweeters] Fill phalaropes and plover
5/30/17 2:15 pm Paul Baerny <pbaerny...> [Tweeters] Eastern Washington Memorial Day Weekend
5/30/17 1:01 pm Diann MacRae <tvulture...> [Tweeters] Swainson's thrush
5/30/17 12:53 pm William <wrboyington...> [Tweeters] More from Montlake Fill
5/30/17 12:37 pm Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [Tweeters] SnoCo Pectoral Sandpipers Continue
5/30/17 12:05 pm Andrew McCormick <andy_mcc...> [Tweeters] Bald Eagle harrassed by drone
5/30/17 10:57 am Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...> [Tweeters] Fill shorebirds
5/30/17 9:49 am Derek Matthews <Derek.Matthews...> [Tweeters] VARC spring blog!
5/30/17 9:25 am J Christian Kessler <1northraven...> [Tweeters] Hawaii (Maui) bird question
5/30/17 9:13 am Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...> [Tweeters] Kestrel nest live streaming
5/30/17 7:49 am Christine Southwick <clsouth...> [Tweeters] Thanks for the pictures
5/29/17 7:16 pm Joseph Higbee <jvhigbee...> [Tweeters] more FOY yard birds
5/29/17 5:12 pm Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...> [Tweeters] link to photo album that goes with the CWA ditty !
5/29/17 4:29 pm Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...> Re: [Tweeters] RFI Bethel Ridge Road
5/29/17 3:57 pm Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...> [Tweeters] Got Lessers listed thanks for fast replies
5/29/17 3:41 pm Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...> [Tweeters] some birds found in central WA Sun. 5/28
5/29/17 3:25 pm <magma1306...> [Tweeters] RFI Bethel Ridge Road
5/29/17 3:13 pm Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...> [Tweeters] how do I get e-bird to register the Lesser Goldfinches?
5/29/17 12:44 pm Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...> [Tweeters] Lesser Goldfinches continue, now at least one breeding pair
5/28/17 10:17 pm Kelley Ward <featherhavennsr...> [Tweeters] Cliff Swallows
5/28/17 7:49 pm Twink Coffman <wilber4818...> [Tweeters] Pearrygin Lake Campout and Field Trips June 1-4
5/28/17 6:17 pm Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...> [Tweeters] Melanistic Great Blue Heron (?) Snohomish
5/28/17 2:51 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...> [Tweeters] crows harassing a large (exotic?) bird on Lake City Way near 117th
5/28/17 12:49 pm Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> [Tweeters] Pectoral Sandpipers
5/28/17 12:41 pm Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...> [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
5/28/17 12:39 pm Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...> [Tweeters] Sunday Montlake Fill
5/28/17 12:37 pm Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> [Tweeters] Stellers jay fledged
5/28/17 11:25 am Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny...> [Tweeters] Sabine's Gull
5/28/17 9:35 am Margee Cooper <margeecooper...> [Tweeters] Bald Eagles fledge in West Longview and Barlow Point
5/28/17 7:41 am Joseph Higbee <jvhigbee...> [Tweeters] flycatchers in yard
5/27/17 9:26 pm Rohan Kamath <rohankamath88...> [Tweeters] Need help with Great Gray at Jasper Mountain in Walla Walla
5/27/17 8:09 pm Mason Flint <masonflint...> [Tweeters] Really exciting visit to Marymoor with photos
5/27/17 6:10 pm <whitney.n.k...> [Tweeters] White-throated swift colony
5/27/17 5:21 pm Hal Michael <ucd880...> Re: [Tweeters] Off-topic: Lenses for Galapagos?
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5/27/17 4:00 pm Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...> [Tweeters] Pectorals at Fill
5/27/17 3:28 pm Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...> [Tweeters] Off-topic: Lenses for Galapagos?
5/27/17 1:25 pm William <wrboyington...> [Tweeters] Marymoor Pectoral Sandpiper continues
5/27/17 12:49 pm Hubbell <ldhubbell...> [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Cottonwood Seeds
5/27/17 12:05 pm Ellen Blackstone <ellen...> [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of May 28, 2017
 
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Date: 6/26/17 9:33 pm
From: Jeff Kozma <jcr_5105...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Wenas area Indigo Bunting and Least Flycatcher still present yesterday. Plus an evil weasel.
Hi, Lonnie. Thank you for reporting the weasel predation. I have monitored cavity nesting birds in the Wenas from 2005-2013. I have found dead adult Western Bluebirds, White-headed Woodpeckers, and Hairy Woodpeckers in cavities that I attributed to weasels getting in the cavities and killing the incubating adults. I never witnessed it, but your observations verify what I was assuming that weasels can climb trees and get in cavities! Can you send me the .jpg of the photo of the weasel looking out of the cavity so that I may use it in future presentations?



Thank you.



Jeff Kozma, Wildlife Biologist: Yakama Nation





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Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 6:20 PM
To: Tweeters <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wenas area Indigo Bunting and Least Flycatcher still present yesterday. Plus an evil weasel.



Hi Tweeters,

Yesterday (Sunday), Dave and Sherry Hayden and I birded the Wenas area in Yakima County. We found the previously reported LEAST FLYCATCHER off of Maloy Rd, near the small bridge. It was repeatedly calling from the aspens, but wouldn't stay still long enough for a photo, although I did get several nice shots of aspen branches during my failed attempts. While there, a pair of RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS were going in and out of a small nest cavity in one of the aspens, when suddenly a weasel, probably a Long-tailed Weasel, darted up the tree and into the cavity. The sapsucker parents responded with repeated alarm calls, which caused a small mob to form, including a GRAY CATBIRD. The weasel ignored them all and emerged with a dead chick in its mouth. I posted a photo of the dastardly creature poking its head out of the cavity, as well as one of the sapsuckers, on ebird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37821512

We were also successful in locating the previously reported INDIGO BUNTING off of Audubon Rd. near the yellow gate. It was continuously singing from one of the snags and very easy to locate.

Good birding and may you never hear the alarm calls of Red-naped Sapsucker parents.

Lonnie Somer

Seattle

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Date: 6/26/17 8:21 pm
From: Becky S <wingsinapril...>
Subject: [Tweeters] How do I get off this list?
Hello, I had no idea I'd get so much email. Can you take me off this list?
For some reason, I thought this was something very different than what it
is. If I signed up with a user name and password, I'm sorry, but Id didn't
keep track.

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Date: 6/26/17 6:57 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
Great, thanks!

On Jun 26, 2017 7:20 AM, "Mike Stropki" <stropkimike...> wrote:

> Thanks so much. Took your recommendation for the guide. Will update if
> appropriate.
>
> Mike
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 4:21 PM Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> wrote:
>
>> Mike Stropki asked for suggestions as to where to go and what he might
>> encounter while birding in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee area.
>>
>> A Birder's Guide to Washington, Second Edition, is now online and
>> provides exactly this kind of information about all parts of the state.
>>
>> Mike, to see a discussion of the best places to bird and what to expect
>> in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee areas, go to:
>>
>> http://wabirdguide.org/stevens-pass-to-wenatchee/
>>
>> And after you've birded this territory, please be sure to post a comment
>> on this same web page if you find anything that has changed or is worth
>> letting other birders know about!
>>
>> Jane Hadley
>>
>> Seattle, WA
>>
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Date: 6/26/17 6:23 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wenas area Indigo Bunting and Least Flycatcher still present yesterday. Plus an evil weasel.
Hi Tweeters,

Yesterday (Sunday), Dave and Sherry Hayden and I birded the Wenas area in
Yakima County. We found the previously reported LEAST FLYCATCHER off of
Maloy Rd, near the small bridge. It was repeatedly calling from the
aspens, but wouldn't stay still long enough for a photo, although I did get
several nice shots of aspen branches during my failed attempts. While
there, a pair of RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS were going in and out of a small nest
cavity in one of the aspens, when suddenly a weasel, probably a Long-tailed
Weasel, darted up the tree and into the cavity. The sapsucker parents
responded with repeated alarm calls, which caused a small mob to form,
including a GRAY CATBIRD. The weasel ignored them all and emerged with a
dead chick in its mouth. I posted a photo of the dastardly creature poking
its head out of the cavity, as well as one of the sapsuckers, on ebird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37821512

We were also successful in locating the previously reported INDIGO BUNTING
off of Audubon Rd. near the yellow gate. It was continuously singing from
one of the snags and very easy to locate.

Good birding and may you never hear the alarm calls of Red-naped Sapsucker
parents.

Lonnie Somer
Seattle
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Date: 6/26/17 5:09 pm
From: Bruce LaBar <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trips, June 24 and 25, 2017
RRRR
Westport Seabirds had two great pelagic trips this past weekend and with the town of Westport conducting it’s annual Pirate Days. There is nothing like coming off the boat dressed in layers and rubber boots to enter the throngs of dressed up pirates and tourists in shorts and t-shirts. We probably looked like Arctic explorers compared to the hundreds that attended the festivities!
The weather was incredible for both the offshore and inshore groups. The ocean had very little swell, bright sun all day, wind was minimal and with temperatures in the 90’s on shore. We even had a some of our birders in t-shirts as we arrived towards our docking!
Both pelagic trips had similar species and counts. Sunday’s trip had the first of some of the Arctic breeders returning which included a phalarope species(likely a Red-necked), a jaeger species(either a Parasitic or Long-tailed) and one Arctic Tern. Highlights for both trips included 6 Leach’s Storm Petrels on Saturday and 11 on Sunday, 8 South Polar Skuas on Saturday and 4 on Sunday(our first of the year) and 2 Tufted Puffins on Saturday and 1 on Sunday.
Mammal highlights include 8 Humpback Whales on Saturday and 3 on Sunday and 4 Orca on Saturday. Complete totals of both trips will be posted soon on our website.

Our next scheduled pelagic trip is on July 22. For all information on our pelagic trips, including reservations, please visit our website at www.westportseabirds.com
Trip leaders for Saturday’s trip were Michael Donahue, Jim Danzenbaker and myself. Sunday’s leaders were Scott Mills and Gene Revelas. Boat personnel and spotters were Phil and Chris Anderson.
On behalf of Westport Seabirds and all potential seafaring, birding pirates,
Bruce LaBar
Tacoma, WA.
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Date: 6/26/17 5:01 pm
From: Bruce LaBar <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Westport Pelagic Trips, June 24 and June 25
RRRR
Westport Seabirds had two great pelagic trips this past weekend and with the town of Westport conducting it’s annual Pirate Days. There is nothing like coming off the boat dressed in layers and rubber boots to enter the throngs of dressed up pirates and tourists in shorts and t-shirts. We probably looked like Arctic explorers compared to the hundreds that attended the festivities!
The weather was incredible for both the offshore and inshore groups. The ocean had very little swell, bright sun all day, wind was minimal and with temperatures in the 90’s on shore. We even had a some of our birders in t-shirts as we arrived towards our docking!
Both pelagic trips had similar species and counts. Sunday’s trip had the first of some of the Arctic breeders returning which included a phalarope species(likely a Red-necked), a jaeger species(either a Parasitic or Long-tailed) and one Arctic Tern. Highlights for both trips included 6 Leach’s Storm Petrels on Saturday and 11 on Sunday, 8 South Polar Skuas on Saturday and 4 on Sunday(our first of the year) and 2 Tufted Puffins on Saturday and 1 on Sunday.
Mammal highlights include 8 Humpback Whales on Saturday and 3 on Sunday and 4 Orca on Saturday. Complete totals of both trips will be posted soon on our website.

Our next scheduled pelagic trip is on July 22. For all information on our pelagic trips, including reservations, please visit our website at www.westportseabirds.com
Trip leaders for Saturday’s trip were Michael Donahue, Jim Danzenbaker and myself. Sunday’s leaders were Scott Mills and Gene Revelas. Boat personnel and spotters were Phil and Chris Anderson.
On behalf of Westport Seabirds and all potential seafaring, birding pirates,
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Date: 6/26/17 12:31 pm
From: Walter Kuciej <WALTERK74...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Duck Stamps on sale today
Today, June 23rd, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale. Federal duck stamps are mandatory waterfowl hunting license requirements every hunter over the age of 16 must purchase and carry. Through this program, hunting ducks, geese, and other waterfowl has become a vital tool for wetland preservation, as 98% of the proceeds go to the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. It has been called one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated.
Since the Stamp’s creation, sales have raised over $950 million to support clean water, flood control, and outdoor recreation. This revenue has also been used to purchase or lease nearly 6 million acres of wetland habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. As a result, countless waterfowl and other birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians have prospered due to the acreage obtained. An estimated one third of America’s endangered and threatened species find food or shelter in refuges established using Federal Duck Stamp dollars.
If you bird any of the National Wildlife Refuges in the area, you have benefitted from this program.
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Date: 6/26/17 12:09 pm
From: Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pictures from Vashon island this s past Saturday
On the hottest weekend of the year so far, the birds were smarter than I was, staying cool and still in the shadows. Poking around Vashon is always fun though.
Here's a link to an album of some that I did capture.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marklfilteau/albums/72157682608093444

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Date: 6/25/17 10:23 pm
From: Mike Stropki <stropkimike...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
Thanks so much. Took your recommendation for the guide. Will update if
appropriate.

Mike
On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 4:21 PM Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...> wrote:

> Mike Stropki asked for suggestions as to where to go and what he might
> encounter while birding in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee area.
>
> A Birder's Guide to Washington, Second Edition, is now online and provides
> exactly this kind of information about all parts of the state.
>
> Mike, to see a discussion of the best places to bird and what to expect
> in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee areas, go to:
>
> http://wabirdguide.org/stevens-pass-to-wenatchee/
>
> And after you've birded this territory, please be sure to post a comment
> on this same web page if you find anything that has changed or is worth
> letting other birders know about!
>
> Jane Hadley
>
> Seattle, WA
>
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Date: 6/25/17 8:08 pm
From: Hilary Barnes <habarnes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Not a bird...
Hello Rick-

Sounds like your guest is a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus). It will probably not stay long- we had one for a day or so last summer. There's useful information in "Living With Wildlife" PDF series provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00605/

which indicates that this behavior is typical of young bats just learning to fly.

There's also more interesting information posted by Bats Northwest:

http://www.batsnorthwest.org/

Bat poop can look a lot like mouse droppings- there were bats roosting under the eaves at our cabin rental in Manzanita- this can be a health hazard, causing a lung disease (histoplasmosis). But bats nearby are more beneficial than not, and help keep the mosquitoes vacuumed up.

This little guy was a Bellevue Master Naturalist's previous "Species of the Year." Some of our group continue to be active with Bats Northwest, and have conducted bat surveys in the Mercer Slough. I have emailed one of them (also a C.O.B. Volunteer Naturalist and a birder), who may have more information for you.

May we ask where you are located?

Hilary Barnes
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Date: 6/25/17 6:43 pm
From: Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Banded Slinkeroo
I've been watching plankton the past couple of days off the Marine Science float here in Port Townsend and in the vast array of plankton floating by I discovered a new (to me) species - I call it the Banded Slinkeroo.

What is a Banded Slinkeroo? Well it's a mystery to me and I love a nature mystery . At first I thought it was


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Date: 6/25/17 6:41 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"
There is a songbird rehab - if you're within driving distance of Enumclaw -
Kelley whom runs it really knows her birds and the facility is excellent.
It's called Featherhaven and it is ONLY for songbirds.
PAWS is also good if that's much closer for you.
I've brought Pine Siskins here when they've gotten sick.
Good luck. Btw, bread and milk are really bad for most birds (except
crows). I'd buy some suet for it in the meantime. All my local birds love
suet as a feeder for their babies
Best of luck,
Nadine

*Nadine Drisseq*
*Biologist, **Bear Smart WA*

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On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 12:43 PM, Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> Unfortunately, my son brought a baby bird back to his Seattle apartment
> yesterday, from a trail near Lake Talapus, off 90 near the pass.
>
> As of yesterday evening the bird was in a cardboard box, and was feeding
> on milk with bread mixed into it. A photo is below to estimate age - it
> has not fledged, and there were no adults or other birds in the area when
> my son found it. Maybe it's a Gray jay?
>
> Any suggestions on what to do?
>
> Thank you very much!
> Lynn
>
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Date: 6/25/17 5:18 pm
From: Jc dipper <dipper2c...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Not a bird ... BCI bat site
batcon.org resources will help.

http://www.batcon.org/resources/media-education/species-profiles

Bat Conservation International.
Check the videos, also.

As for relevancy to a bird list, these fellow insect-eaters and
pollinators are valued enough that Central Texans contributed funds to save
the Bracken property around the cave from housing development.

The Nature Conservancy lands are monitored for endangered nesting
Golden-cheeked Warblers. I helped survey the Bracken property several
years, seeing a diversity of bird species, including Merlin, Red-tailed
Hawk, and Barred and Great-horned Owl at bats' emergence.


Julie Crouch
Central Texas
near Bracken

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Date: 6/25/17 4:59 pm
From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine
About 2 weeks ago, in Lincoln Park, West Seattle, I was interested to note
that the Black-headed Grosbeaks were eating the Red Elderberries when the
fruits were still green! I question whether the seeds were ripe enough
for the plant to benefit from this.

While it didn't surprise me, it was interesting to hear that the Pileated
Woodpeckers were also eating the ripe berries! While I haven't witnessed
it lately, I would be surprised if the American Robins weren't among the
birds also eating Red Elderberries. I did catch the Band-tailed Pigeons at
Lincoln Park in the act of eating them just yesterday!

-Stewart
www.stewardshipadventures.com


> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:59:10 -0700
> From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine
> To: <tweeters...>
> Message-ID: <792E1333-ACEC-4E2E-B44F-42B233966E21...>
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>
> Tweeters,
>
> Can you name three local species of birds which eat elderberries? You will
> if you read this week’s post.
>
> By the way, I forgot to mention that I also saw cedar waxwings eating the
> elderberries. So now you are still trying to thing of three other,
> additional species besides the waxwings. Good Luck!
>
> http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/elderberry-whine.html <
> http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/elderberry-whine.html>
>
> Have a great day on Union Bay!
>
> Larry Hubbell
> ldhubbell at comcast dot net
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Date: 6/25/17 1:42 pm
From: Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Baby bird - thank you!
Thanks to several tweeters for the PAWS information.

Much appreciated!

Lynn

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Date: 6/25/17 12:55 pm
From: Louise Rutter <louise.rutter...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"
Take it to a certified wildlife rehabilitation organisation such as PAWS or
Sarvey:

https://www.paws.org/wildlife/found-a-wild-animal/

http://www.sarveywildlife.org/contact-us.aspx

Louise Rutter
Kirkland

On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 12:43 PM, Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> Unfortunately, my son brought a baby bird back to his Seattle apartment
> yesterday, from a trail near Lake Talapus, off 90 near the pass.
>
> As of yesterday evening the bird was in a cardboard box, and was feeding
> on milk with bread mixed into it. A photo is below to estimate age - it
> has not fledged, and there were no adults or other birds in the area when
> my son found it. Maybe it's a Gray jay?
>
> Any suggestions on what to do?
>
> Thank you very much!
> Lynn
>
> _______________________________________________
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Date: 6/25/17 12:45 pm
From: Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...>
Subject: [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"
Hi -

Unfortunately, my son brought a baby bird back to his Seattle apartment
yesterday, from a trail near Lake Talapus, off 90 near the pass.

As of yesterday evening the bird was in a cardboard box, and was feeding on
milk with bread mixed into it. A photo is below to estimate age - it has
not fledged, and there were no adults or other birds in the area when my
son found it. Maybe it's a Gray jay?

Any suggestions on what to do?

Thank you very much!
Lynn

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Date: 6/25/17 12:23 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) RSPB Spotlight Kingfishers

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title_20.html

2) Guide to Seabirds of Southern Africa

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title_22.html

sincerely
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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Visit my BIRDBOOKER REPORT blog here:
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Date: 6/25/17 10:53 am
From: Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eastern Kingbird at Spencer: Great trip! Bring hand-clippers!!!
Hi all,
Delia and I had a wonderful trip to Spencer Island yesterday by Everett today, where there was an Eastern Kingbird on the north trail on the Spencer Island side. Delia posted results to ebird.

This Kingbird was seriously good-looking, scroll down to the bottom of this link to see the photo, plus some shots of sunbathing Barn Swallows.
http://ednewbold.com/spring-shooting-season-2017/


As per usual with areas that have been preserved for nature in this wonderful Puget Sound Basin, very few people are visiting this area. 

Delia and I have a nice pair of hand-clippers for trimming vegetation, at many points we wished that we had thrown it into the backpack, it would have helped defend against the encroaching blackberries and rose branches and would be more or less necessary for trying to follow the trail that goes north on the Eastern side of the island..
Best wishes,
Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...>







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Date: 6/25/17 9:13 am
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] trip to NE Wash

>From June 17 thru June 22 I visited the Northeast corner of our state with friends John McMillan and Mary Manning. Our list of birds, mammals and flowers was ample; I'll mention a few here.


06.17.17 Calispell Lake, Pend Oreille Co.
55 species during a short visit including:
American White Pelican - 4
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs - 1 in alt plum
Wilson's Phalarope - pair
Red-eyed Vireo
Gray Catbird
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush





06.18.17 Sullivan Lake & Mt Salmo, Pend Oreille Co.
A few common passerines around the lake. Couldn't reach Mt Salmo due to snow on the road. We made it to about 5800' elevation and didn't see much in the way of boreal species. Did see a Showshoe Hare and heard a Gray Jay.


06.19.17 Waitts Lake, Little Sweden Rd & Little Pend Oreille NWR, Stevens Co.
Waitt's Lake
Red-necked Grebe - 2 ; 1 likely on nest
Little Sweden Road - 21 species at one stop
Black-chinned & Rufous Hummingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
American Redstart
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Little Pend Oreille NWR
arrived late in the day; had a few good birds
Bufflehead - female w/ 4 young
Common Nighthawk - several
Black-chinned Hummer - male at headquarters feeder
Calliope Hummer - male at hdqtrs feeder
Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 female
Snowshoe Hare


06.20.17 Colville STP, Stevens & Friedlander Meadows, Ferry Co
Colville STP - the gate was being opened as we arrived
Eared Grebe - 5
all 3 teal
Redhead - lost count; 20 or more
Common Goldeneye w/ 2 young
Bufflehead - 1 male
Yellow-headed Blackbirds - many
Bobolink - seen in neighboring field
Friedlander Meadows - we were distracted from birding by 2 Black Bears in the meadow.
videos at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/34649238134/in/datetaken/


06.21.17 Sherman Pass, Ferry County
The birding was very good, but none of the sought after boreal species to report.
The highlight appeared on Hwy 20, just a bit west of the summit when a cow Moose with calf ran in front of our moving vehicle. It was a close call, but all escaped unharmed. There was no time for photos.


06.22.17 - Okanogan County
On the way home we saw a few Bobolinks at Aeneas Valley Road and a Golden Eagle at Pateros.











Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
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Date: 6/24/17 9:49 pm
From: Jason Vassallo <Jason.Vassallo...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Boreal Chickadee Report
Thank you to everyone that helped with details on Boreal Chickadees in Okanogan Co.! I was very successful this morning. Heading up from Conconully, I was only about 2 miles past Salmon meadows campground when I heard some chickadees calling from back in the forest. I started doing some pygmy owl tooting and then the chickadees rushed into the tree in front of me. There was a large number of Mountain Chickadees, but at least one Boreal with them. The trick definitely seems to listen for chickadees and hope to find a Boreal within the flocks, as others mentioned too. The stretch from the Campground to the top seems to be the best place to look (Road conditions were rough).
Given what people had said about how tricky it is to find Boreal Chickadee I had allotted a whole mornings work to try to find them. I got one in about 10 minutes. I believe I was exceptionally lucky, not to mention the great views.

The chickadee has competition for the highlight of the trip however, as I also enjoyed amazing views of one of the Hawk Owls that have nested in Ferry Co. (Exact location will not be given out for safety of the Owls).

Some pictures of both birds and some others from the trip can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100720286@N08/

Good birding,
Jason Vassallo
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Seattle

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Date: 6/24/17 6:48 pm
From: Rick Tyler <rhtyler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Not a bird...
Anyone here a bat expert? I have a very small brown bag perching over my
front door, and when I approached it did not move. It's there now but was
not there at around 3pm. I have pictures of anyone wants to see them. It's
definitely alive but that's all I can tell.

What should I know about bats on my porch?

Rick Tyler

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Date: 6/24/17 4:25 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
Mike Stropki asked for suggestions as to where to go and what he might
encounter while birding in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee area.

A Birder's Guide to Washington, Second Edition, is now online and
provides exactly this kind of information about all parts of the state.

Mike, to see a discussion of the best places to bird and what to expect
in the Leavenworth and Wenatchee areas, go to:

http://wabirdguide.org/stevens-pass-to-wenatchee/

And after you've birded this territory, please be sure to post a comment
on this same web page if you find anything that has changed or is worth
letting other birders know about!

Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA


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Date: 6/24/17 2:05 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Elderberry Whine
Tweeters,

Can you name three local species of birds which eat elderberries? You will if you read this week’s post.

By the way, I forgot to mention that I also saw cedar waxwings eating the elderberries. So now you are still trying to thing of three other, additional species besides the waxwings. Good Luck!

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/elderberry-whine.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/elderberry-whine.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay!

Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comcast dot net
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Date: 6/24/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 25, 2017
Hello, Tweeters,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* A Rufous in the Rain
http://bit.ly/19S4Rs4
* Megapodes - Mound-Builders
http://bit.ly/2rrGrmB
* Do Woodpeckers Harpoon Their Prey?
http://bit.ly/1IBQ5q4
* Summer Solstice - Dawn Songs
http://bit.ly/2sno5Vk
* Three Buntings - Indigo, Lazuli, and Painted
http://bit.ly/JLmNJU
* Robins Are Very Choosy Nesters
http://bit.ly/1dlfsl3
* White-headed Woodpecker
http://bit.ly/1nRWBfx
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View the photos and links for next week's shows:
http://bit.ly/2rNqO9t
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Did you have a favorite this week? Please let us know.
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episodes and more than 900 videos in the archive.

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Date: 6/24/17 10:58 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Virginia rail, Edmonds marsh 6-23-17
Friday afternoon (6/23) I saw a juvie Virginia rail once again at the Edmonds marsh. It was foraging in the small, circular mud flat off the boardwalk about halfway between the #1 (far west) and #2 (main) viewing platforms.   This juvie may be one of the babies that were photographed by friend earlier this year at the same location when they were just walking, fuzzy 8 balls.
Scroll down page 13 for photos:http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?14796-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA-2017/page13

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 6/24/17 10:21 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ooops...Spotted it is!!
Sorry T's I had my Spots all in a tizzy and it really IS the Spotted Towhee. I'll have to scold my husband for confusing me!! (Guess I had it reversed...)
It was really just a test for all the new master birders out there! HA!

Thanks, Eric!! ;-))

Caryn / Bird name challenged in Wedgwood

On Jun 24, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Eric Kowalczyk wrote:

> Did they change the names AGAIN??? Here in the west they are called Spotted
> towhees...in the East...they are called Eastern towhees......But as I do not
> keep up on things as regularly as I should.....names may have gone back to
> Rufous-sided????
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <tweeters-bounces...>
> [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Caryn
> Schutzler
> Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:18 AM
> To: <tweeters...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Red Breasted Sapsucker, Baby Towhees, etc. / Caryn /
> Wedgwood
>
> Good early morning, Birders, (sorry, I just can't bring myself to use the
> word containing the "T" word these days...)
>
> Heard a flicker on the telephone pole across the street yesterday and today
> but then this morning I heard a different "hammering" and looked over and a
> Red Breasted Sapsucker was drumming on the same spot! It then flew on to the
> next pole and was able to get a shot of it with my new superzoom (2000mm!)
> to confirm.
>
> Then in the back yard my husband "spotted" the first baby Rufous sided
> Towhee. He'd been calling it a Spotted Towhee and had to update him on the
> name change. He is a great spotter!!
>
> We also had a couple of rats beneath the feeder (they've been quite happy
> beneath the suet with all the "droppings"). Needless to say I did not take a
> "shot" of them! Would have liked to!! Any way to notify the owl they are
> here? I did hear him a couple of weeks ago - but too far away...guess I'll
> try ringing the dinner bell!
>
> Stay cool out there!
>
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Date: 6/24/17 10:13 am
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Goldfinch in Mountain Bluet at Lake Joy

>
> The birds love it when we don't dead-head our flowers. In this video an American Goldfinch feasts on Mountain Bluet seeds.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34697533693/in/dateposted/
>
> Hank Heiberg
> Lake Joy
> N.E. of Carnation, WA
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> Sent from my iPad

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Date: 6/24/17 8:20 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Red Breasted Sapsucker, Baby Towhees, etc. / Caryn / Wedgwood
Good early morning, Birders, (sorry, I just can't bring myself to use the word containing the "T" word these days...)

Heard a flicker on the telephone pole across the street yesterday and today but then this morning I heard a different "hammering" and looked over and a Red Breasted Sapsucker was drumming on the same spot! It then flew on to the next pole and was able to get a shot of it with my new superzoom (2000mm!) to confirm.

Then in the back yard my husband "spotted" the first baby Rufous sided Towhee. He'd been calling it a Spotted Towhee and had to update him on the name change. He is a great spotter!!

We also had a couple of rats beneath the feeder (they've been quite happy beneath the suet with all the "droppings"). Needless to say I did not take a "shot" of them! Would have liked to!! Any way to notify the owl they are here? I did hear him a couple of weeks ago - but too far away...guess I'll try ringing the dinner bell!

Stay cool out there!

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Date: 6/24/17 7:58 am
From: Darwin O.V. Alonso <dalonso...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI: Whistler Squamish info.
I'm going on a climbing trip to Squamish (SW British Columbia), and I'm
looking for good birding locations in that neck of the woods. Do you all
have any recommendations for areas near Squamish or Garibaldi Park?
Gray-cheeked Thrushes are out of the question, right?What about Veeries
(Veerys?). We're willing to drive on rest-days.

Thanks,
Darwin

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Date: 6/23/17 10:51 pm
From: Mike Stropki <stropkimike...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding in Leavenworth and Wenatchee area
Hello,

I am from Whidbey Island and will birding this area for the first time. I
would appreciate if you could provide me some suggestions where to go and
what I may encounter (hopefully).

Thanks.

Mike
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Date: 6/23/17 8:25 pm
From: Nan <billnan321...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk - Seattle
I am visiting Seattle near the airport. Had one or two Common Nighthawks overhead last night.

Nancy LaFramboise
Still a Tweeter, Florida.

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> On Jun 23, 2017, at 2:22 PM, Ed Dominguez <edomino.ed...> wrote:
>
> I heard one at 4:00 AM Wednesday the 14th at my home in Madrona....it was magical!
>
> Ed Dominguez
> Lead Naturalist
> Seward Park Audubon Center
>
>> On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Izzy & Kendrick <gobirder...> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Sorry for this delayed report. On Wednesday evening, at about 9 pm, we heard the familiar “peent” call of a Common Nighthawk while at Sunset Hill in Ballard (Seattle). We saw one flying over Shilshole Bay. I realize these birds are occasionally seen/heard in town, but this was a first for us. Nice of it to show up as we watched the solstice sunset.
>>
>> Might be worth it to remember that they still visit this area this time of year.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> izzy wong
>> seattle, wa
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Date: 6/23/17 6:12 pm
From: Ed Swan <EdSwan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] field trip today to Whatcom Land Trust properties
I led a WOS field trip to the Catalyst, Riverstead, Ladies of the Lake and
Samish River headwater properties/preserves of the Whatcom Land Trust. It
was a pretty good day but the heat really dampened activity after 11am or
so. Some highlights were a Lazuli Bunting at the Catalyst area, the Barn
Owl using the barn there, two American Bitterns at the Samish River
headwaters and a heard of elk with some very young calves at Catalyst.



Lake Whatcom LW (extreme SE corner)

Ladies of the Lake LL

Samish Headwaters SH

Catalyst CA (south side of Rothenbuhler Rd)

Riverstead RI (north side of Rothenbuhler Rd)

Barker Property BP (north of Acme)



Canada Goose LW (just seen be a few where Alger/Cain Rd
hits the lake)

Wood Duck SH

Common Loon LW (seen by Ed Thursday scouting)

American Bittern SH 2

Turkey Vulture at each location

Bald Eagle RI

Virginia Rail SH heard

Spotted Sandpiper RI, CA one chick at RI with adult

Band-tailed Pigeon CA, LL

Mourning Dove CA, RI, LL

Eurasian Collared-Dove CA, RI

Barn Owl RI

Black Swift RI

Rufous Hummingbird everywhere

Belted Kingfisher everywhere

Red-breasted Sapsucker everywhere

Hairy Woodpecker CA

Northern Flicker several spots

Western Wood-Pewee RI, CA, SH

Willow Flycatcher everywhere

Hammond's Flycatcher CA

Pacific-slope Flycatcher CA, RI, LL

Warbling Vireo CA, RI, LL

Red-eyed Vireo CA, RI, LL

Steller's Jay LL

American Crow RI, CA

Common Raven RI, CA

Tree Swallow BP, SH

Violet-green Swallow several locations

Northern Rough-winged Swallow CA, LH

Barn Swallow several locations

Black-capped Chickadee several locations

Chestnut-backed Chickadee RI

Bushtit LL

Bewick's Wren BP

Swainson's Thrush everywhere

American Robin ditto

European Starling several locations

Cedar Waxwing everywhere

Yellow Warbler BP, SH, LL

Yellow-rumped Warbler RI, CA

Black-throated Gray Warbler BP

Common Yellowthroat everywhere

Wilson's Warbler LL, Alger Park and Ride

Western Tanager LL

Black-headed Grosbeak everywhere

Spotted Towhee LL

Savannah Sparrow CA, LL

Song Sparrow everywhere

White-crowned Sparrow CA, LL

Lazuli Bunting CA

Red-winged Blackbird everywhere

Brown-headed Cowbird several places

Bullock's Oriole CA

Purple Finch BP

American Goldfinch CA, RI, LL



Elk heard with several this season calves at Catalyst





Ed Swan

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Date: 6/23/17 3:57 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Merlin / Wedgwood
Just had Merlin 3:51 fly over house south to north. Calling while flying.
Caryn / Wedgwood

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Date: 6/23/17 2:25 pm
From: Ed Dominguez <edomino.ed...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk - Seattle
I heard one at 4:00 AM Wednesday the 14th at my home in Madrona....it was
magical!

Ed Dominguez
Lead Naturalist
Seward Park Audubon Center

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Izzy & Kendrick <gobirder...> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Sorry for this delayed report. On Wednesday evening, at about 9 pm, we
> heard the familiar “peent” call of a Common Nighthawk while at Sunset Hill
> in Ballard (Seattle). We saw one flying over Shilshole Bay. I realize these
> birds are occasionally seen/heard in town, but this was a first for us.
> Nice of it to show up as we watched the solstice sunset.
>
> Might be worth it to remember that they still visit this area this time of
> year.
>
> Thanks,
> izzy wong
> seattle, wa
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Date: 6/23/17 1:35 pm
From: Izzy & Kendrick <gobirder...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Common Nighthawk - Seattle
Hi,

Sorry for this delayed report. On Wednesday evening, at about 9 pm, we heard the familiar “peent” call of a Common Nighthawk while at Sunset Hill in Ballard (Seattle). We saw one flying over Shilshole Bay. I realize these birds are occasionally seen/heard in town, but this was a first for us. Nice of it to show up as we watched the solstice sunset.

Might be worth it to remember that they still visit this area this time of year.

Thanks,
izzy wong
seattle, wa
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Date: 6/23/17 12:49 pm
From: Dayna yalowicki <dlwicki...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black-throated Gray Warbler?
Walking around the yard, I spotted a bird feeding a chick inside of a large rhodie. When the adult left, I looked inside the bush and right into the face of the chick. I grabbed my binos and parked on the grass a ways away to wait for the mom to come back, which looks like a Black-throated Gray Warbler. I was unable to see a yellow spot near the eye and admittedly I am not very knowledgable about less common backyard birds but have examined my bird books and it seems a match. The almost constant call while back and forth with food was a chit chit chit similar to a Junco. Having never noticed this bird in the yard before, is it fairly common in the area?

Dayna Yalowicki
Bothell, Wa



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Date: 6/23/17 7:32 am
From: Matthew D <matt.dufort...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] MAWA at Discovery Park - No
Hi Tweets,

Despite lots of searching yesterday and some this morning, as far as I know
the Magnolia Warbler has not been seen since yesterday morning.

Good birding,
Matt Dufort


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> Hi Tweets,
>
>
> I seem to have found a Magnolia Warbler at Discovery Park this morning.
> It was perched 3m up in a small deciduous tree behind the chapel when I saw
> it at ~8:15am. Sorry for the delay but I was there for some time and just
> got a chance to look at my pictures. I initally thought it was a TOWA but
> the throat markings and partial white eyering indicate MAWA. See my eBird
> list for images.
>
>
> Happy birding!
>
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> MD Candidate Class of 2019
> University of Washington School of Medicine
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Date: 6/22/17 6:33 pm
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Hybrid chickadee?
They seem to be pretty brown backed, but also black capped.

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How are they odd looking?



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We've got both species in our yard, and some odd looking fledglings. Any chance they're hybrids?

Josh currently at green lake

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Date: 6/22/17 6:29 pm
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Hybrid chickadee?
How are they odd looking?



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We've got both species in our yard, and some odd looking fledglings. Any chance they're hybrids?

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Date: 6/22/17 6:05 pm
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hybrid chickadee?
We've got both species in our yard, and some odd looking fledglings. Any chance they're hybrids?

Josh currently at green lake

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Date: 6/22/17 3:40 pm
From: David Olsen <orbicularisoculi...>
Subject: [Tweeters] MAWA at Discovery Park
Hi Tweets,


I seem to have found a Magnolia Warbler at Discovery Park this morning. It was perched 3m up in a small deciduous tree behind the chapel when I saw it at ~8:15am. Sorry for the delay but I was there for some time and just got a chance to look at my pictures. I initally thought it was a TOWA but the throat markings and partial white eyering indicate MAWA. See my eBird list for images.


Happy birding!

David G. Olsen
MD Candidate Class of 2019
University of Washington School of Medicine


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Date: 6/22/17 1:04 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-22
Tweets – Our summer solstice edition of the survey was gorgeous, sunny, windless, birdy, and a rather chilly 45 degrees to start! Baby birds were everywhere. We had a very enjoyable, relaxed pace walk, and we spent a long time trying to get looks at birds. Still managed to hear-but-never-see several species.

Highlights:

a.. Wood Duck – 2 adult females and ~5 ducklings at lake
b.. Hooded Merganser – first since April; eclipse male at Rowing Club
c.. Rufous Hummingbird – probably ten juveniles noted, plus some adults
d.. Spotted Sandpiper – two adults and a downy baby below weir
e.. CASPIAN TERN – three flew down the slough – First of Year
f.. Great Blue Heron – fledged young all around the park, nests active with a variety of ages of young
g.. Green Heron – adult and juvenile seen from Lake Platform
h.. Barn Owl – Matt heard young in windmill *again* – 3rd clutch???’
i.. Red-breasted Sapsucker – One fledged baby and one still in the nest in snag near east end of boardwalk, both being fed
j.. All 5 common woodpecker species
k.. MERLIN – flew through Tree Swallow swarm over Pea Patch
l.. Pacific-slope Flycatcher – heard singing, eventually saw west of Dog Meadow
m.. All 6 common westside swallow species
n.. Orange-crowned Warbler – one, looked to have bathed recently, possible juvenile
o.. Wilson’s Warbler – one heard singing near Rowing Club building
Babies/juveniles were noted of the following species: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Rufous Hummingbird, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Red-breasted Sapsucker, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, and Red-winged Blackbird.

For the day, 67 species.

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Date: 6/22/17 8:37 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds marsh Virginia rail 6-21-17
Wednesday evening I photographed what I believe is a juvie Virginia rail.  It was in the same location off the #1 (far west) viewing platform where I usually photograph snipes.  Going back through my old photos, I think it is the first rail I have seen at the marsh in five years.  I know they are out there, I have just never been able to spot them.
Scroll down page 13 for photos.
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?14796-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA-2017/page13

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 6/21/17 9:49 am
From: Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser <whitney.n.k...>
Subject: [Tweeters] John Marzluff student seeks suet feeders in Seattle for project
Hey, tweets. See below...

Cheers,
Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser

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Subject: Spy on the birds at your feeder, volunteer feeder sites needed ASAP

Cc: "Nikki E. Furner" <nfurner...>



Have you ever wondered what kinds of birds you can attract with suet
feeders? Do you find yourself pondering what types of sneaky visitors
snack from your suet cakes when you aren’t looking? Perhaps you already
know who your regulars are; but wouldn’t you find it interesting to
contrast your feeder visitor log with who visits feeders in different
ecosystems (areas that are wilder, more urban, or simply covered with
different amounts of trees)? If so, then you will be interested in this
unique opportunity to participate in a suet-eating bird survey. For a few
weeks in July and October, we will be setting up multiple motion-detecting
cameras at suet feeders throughout the Seattle area. These sites will be
distributed all along the Urban-Wildland gradient in diverse landscapes. Once
the collection period is over, these images will then be used to determine
the species richness as it is distributed in many parts of Western
Washington in both Summer and Winter seasons. It certainly is exciting,
but we need your help! We need avid bird feeders who are willing to lend
us their feeding space as a data collection site for the two collection
periods. All that we require is that you agree to *allow us to set up a
camera* during the two collection periods and also *allow us access to the
site* to set up the cameras before data collection and to take them once
data collection is complete (for July and October). Of course, so we do
not miss out on any one of the amazing avian visitors, due to a
disappointing lack of food, we will also need you to *keep their suet
feeder filled* throughout the two data collection periods. For your
support, you will be given access to images from the camera at your feeder
as well as information about the study. Your privacy will be strictly
protected.

To volunteer for this project, please contact Nikki Furner, at
<nfurner...> as soon as possible. We need at least 10 volunteers within
a ten-mile radius of UW campus. Others outside of that range are also
encouraged to apply (< 1.5 hr. drive). This project will be conducted by
ESRM Senior student, Nikki Furner, under the direction of wildlife expert,
Professor John Marzluff. Thank you for your attention.

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Date: 6/21/17 3:05 am
From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Anna's Hummingbird and my hair !
No more encounters of the hair kind, but, in response to those of you who sent ideas and stories: 1. Yes, it could have been that the bird was attracted to my deep-pink T-shirt as well as the white hair; 2. No noticeable nest was lodged within the maple; and, 3. The hummer did not attempt to gain access to either of my nostrils (see Penny Koyama's tale from Portal, AZ - Tweeters 6/19/17 !!!).
Thanks for the thoughts and entertainment :-)

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
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Date: 6/20/17 9:45 pm
From: T.L. Stokes <tlstokespoetry...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Crow Kills Young Rabbit
It is interesting to hear about the crow vs young rabbit. About a week ago, a friend who lives near Ames Lake watched a squirrel grab a young rabbit by the ear, try to kill it and then dragged it across the yard into bushes.

T. L. Stokes
Redmond, WA

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Date: 6/20/17 9:05 am
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Battle Ground Red-eyed Vireo and Sunday Common Nighthawk
Hi Tweeters,

On Sunday night, I heard my first ever Common Nighthawk for Clark County
and it flew over my Battle Ground yard! This morning's treat was a singing
Red-eyed Vireo which continues my string of 8 consecutive years for this
species recorded from my yard. A quick analysis of arrival dates shows
that this is only about two days earlier than average.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward!

Jim
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Battle Ground, WA
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Date: 6/20/17 12:07 am
From: Will's Email <yekramw...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] osprey chicks at the Montlake Fill?
Great post! I wish I could have seen seen how with a cigar in his beak!

Will Markey
General Adjuster
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> On Jun 19, 2017, at 22:31, William Driskell <bdriskell...> wrote:
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> Tweets!
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> This evening I noted a couple of changes in the behavior of the nesting female osprey. At first I noticed she was more active, standing and looking down into the nest rather than her usual brooding self. And when she chirped for the male to bring her fish takeout, there was a series of muted buzzy afternotes coming from the nest. When the male finally arrived with dinner, she fiddled about on the edge of the nest, then flew off as usual but instead of sitting on the distant lighting pole and consuming it, she returned bringing the fish. She did this a couple of times (usually she's just gone with the meal). Might this suggest the beginning of chick feeding? The final clue was papa watching it all from the perch... and smoking a cigar. I was astounded; how could he even light a cigar with those talons?
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Date: 6/19/17 10:37 pm
From: William Driskell <bdriskell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] osprey chicks at the Montlake Fill?
Tweets!

This evening I noted a couple of changes in the behavior of the nesting
female osprey. At first I noticed she was more active, standing and
looking down into the nest rather than her usual brooding self. And
when she chirped for the male to bring her fish takeout, there was a
series of muted buzzy afternotes coming from the nest. When the male
finally arrived with dinner, she fiddled about on the edge of the nest,
then flew off as usual but instead of sitting on the distant lighting
pole and consuming it, she returned bringing the fish. She did this a
couple of times (usually she's just gone with the meal). Might this
suggest the beginning of chick feeding? The final clue was papa
watching it all from the perch... and smoking a cigar. I was astounded;
how could he even light a cigar with those talons?

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Seattle WA

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Date: 6/19/17 7:56 pm
From: Ed Swan <Edswan2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Crow kills young cottontail


Just now a crow caught a good sized young cotton tail bunny and pecked it to
death. My wife saw it fly over to the yard with the bunny still squirming,
grabbed by the neck. The crow then pounded it with its beak. There are a
number of bunnies that run around along the sides of the sidewalk and front
yards in our West Seattle neighborhood. This one was definitely at least a
month or so old. It seems like a very large prey item for a crow.



Ed



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Date: 6/19/17 6:41 pm
From: Paul Baerny <pbaerny...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Father's Day birding, Bethel Ridge
My nearly 19 year old daughter, Emma, went birding with me yesterday for
Father's Day. She likes camping, so we went to Bethel Ridge so that I might
pick up Flammulated Owl, Black-backed and American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
Emma is not a birder! But occasionally is up for humoring her dad. Despite
herself, she is developing a nice list of bird's.
Emma's highlights:
Indigo Bunting: Audubon Rd. (She found the bird while I was gabbing with
another birder). I was very proud!
Lewis's Woodpecker, Lazuli Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat: Oak Creek Rd.
At Bethel Ridge Rd.
Black-backed Woodpecker feeding Young at nest cavity. (Just before MP.1.5
left side, heading up road).
Common Nighthawk:
Flammulated Owl: (heard this morning from camp) Just past MP. 4.5
She also picked up Sooty Grouse (heard), Chipping Sparrow, Hermit Thrush
and Townsend Solitaire, while avoiding helping setting up camp.
Birds Emma missed:
Common Poorwill: Landed at campsite after Emma turned in for the night.
American Three-toed Woodpecker and Prairie Falcon: (while Emma slept in).

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Date: 6/19/17 11:57 am
From: Merce & Michael <owlright...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American White Pelicans, Protection Island, Discovery Bay
My wife & I were hostess & host for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's boat trip out to Protection Island, Discovery Bay, yesterday afternoon, Sunday 6.18. We saw 13 adult American White Pelicans loafing on the shore, a first for the Island's bird list.

Cheers!

Michael Tarachow & Merce Dostale,
Port Townsend
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Date: 6/19/17 11:47 am
From: <plkoyama...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird & my hair !
Barb,

I can't say why it was attracted to you, but when David and I were in Portal
AZ in April, we were at Bob Rodriguez's place (formerly Dave Jaspers') for
the Streak-backed Oriole. When he was walking us to the bird feeding area,
a Broad-billed Hummingbird flew up to him and proceeded to probe his nostril
with its bill. He stood right there and let the bird go at it. He didn't
seem shocked, but we were, so much so that we didn't ask him anything about
it!! His nose was not red and it did not seem to have nesting material!

Penny Koyama, Bothell
plkoyama at comcast dot net

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From: Barbara Deihl
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Subject: [Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird & my hair !

Yesterday morning as I was looking around the yard for the source of the
honey-sweet scent, a hummingbird drew me to it - a honeysuckle winding
through a Japanese maple! The moment I arrived at the location of the
flowers, out popped a hummer, heading toward my head. How did it know I was
as intent on sipping on those little tubules as it was ? ! Was it trying to
compete with me, OR, was it, as once happened a few years ago, attempting to
gather up some of the soft, white wisps of my hair, to line a nest ? Or
...?
Anyone else have this sort of encounter with one of the little spitfires?
I'd love to hear any tales or thoughts on the whys of it's attraction to
me - and no, I had not applied any flowery scent to myself .
I can't wait to try this again this morning - such a delicious and
delightful immersion into an almost-summer morning :-)

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
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Date: 6/19/17 10:33 am
From: Isaiah n <isaiahn0919...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bellingham American White-Pelicans
Hi Tweets,
There's currently 26 American White-Pelicans in Bellingham Bay off Marine
Dr Park.

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Date: 6/19/17 2:13 am
From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird & my hair !
Yesterday morning as I was looking around the yard for the source of the honey-sweet scent, a hummingbird drew me to it - a honeysuckle winding through a Japanese maple! The moment I arrived at the location of the flowers, out popped a hummer, heading toward my head. How did it know I was as intent on sipping on those little tubules as it was ? ! Was it trying to compete with me, OR, was it, as once happened a few years ago, attempting to gather up some of the soft, white wisps of my hair, to line a nest ? Or ...?
Anyone else have this sort of encounter with one of the little spitfires?
I'd love to hear any tales or thoughts on the whys of it's attraction to me - and no, I had not applied any flowery scent to myself .
I can't wait to try this again this morning - such a delicious and delightful immersion into an almost-summer morning :-)

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
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Date: 6/18/17 9:57 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Trumpeter swan still in Snohomis
It has been there for many weeks. It can move between the main duck pond and another wet area to the south closer to the hillside. There were two for awhile but only the one since early or mid-April. Last year, a pair summered-over at Bob Heirman Preserve south of Snohomish.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

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> For those of you looking for something odd at this time of year....
> there is a Trumpeter Swan at the Fobes Road wetland area. The swan is unable to fly but can walk, swim and flap both wings (the right one is damaged). You can see it off Fobes Road going north. There is a brown house on the east side and it is the water area out in the marsh. You will need a spotting scope.
> There are also some great duck viewing opportunities, hummingbirds and more out in this area.
> If you observe the swan over the next week or two and it appears to have changed from OK to something else, please let me know. At this time the area is too difficult to attempt a capture as it is swampy mud, and the bird can still swim and escape into areas less safe than this one from predators.
>
> Thanks.
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> www.facebook.com/nwswans
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Date: 6/18/17 9:35 pm
From: <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI - Joshua Rudolph
I’m hoping to get in touch with Joshua about some photos, but I don’t seem to have his email. Can anyone help me get in touch with him?

Thanks

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Date: 6/18/17 8:47 pm
From: Jason Vassallo <Jason.Vassallo...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI: Okanogan Boreal Chickadees
Hey tweets,


I am planning to go looking for Boreal Chickadees in the Tiffany Mountain area sometime soon. I see where some people have reported them on ebird up there, but I am wondering if anyone has any secret spots, good places to look, good areas to walk around to look for them, or any other helpful information regarding this species in the area. Let me know if you do!


Also, if anyone has any helpful information for Spruce Grouse in the area, I will gladly accept that too!


Thanks!


Jason Vassallo

Seattle

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Date: 6/18/17 8:12 pm
From: Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Trumpeter swan still in Snohomis
For those of you looking for something odd at this time of year....
there is a Trumpeter Swan at the Fobes Road wetland area. The swan is
unable to fly but can walk, swim and flap both wings (the right one is
damaged). You can see it off Fobes Road going north. There is a brown house
on the east side and it is the water area out in the marsh. You will need a
spotting scope.
There are also some great duck viewing opportunities, hummingbirds and
more out in this area.
If you observe the swan over the next week or two and it appears to have
changed from OK to something else, please let me know. At this time the
area is too difficult to attempt a capture as it is swampy mud, and the
bird can still swim and escape into areas less safe than this one from
predators.

Thanks.
and check out our Facebook page for photos of our recent foster cygnets
from Northwest Trek Zoo.
www.facebook.com/nwswans

Martha Jordan
Executive Director
Northwest Swan Conservation Association
425-787-0258
206-713-3684 cell
www.nwswans.org
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Mill Creek, WA 98012

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Date: 6/18/17 7:01 pm
From: <ErikKnight05...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Census Count: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington on June 18, 2017
This report was mailed for Erik Knight by http://birdnotes.net



Date: June 18, 2017

Location: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington



Wind direction: Variable

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

Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 30%

Precipitation: none



from 11:09AM to 4:30PM.



Birds seen (in taxonomic order):



Canada Goose 30

Wood Duck 7

Gadwall 27

Mallard 31

Cinnamon Teal 2

Pied-billed Grebe 7 [1]

American Bittern 1

Great Blue Heron 10

Great Egret 1 [2]

Turkey Vulture 8

Osprey 8

Bald Eagle 3 [3]

Virginia Rail 5

Sora 6

American Coot 5

Killdeer 1

Common Snipe 4

Mourning Dove 6

Great Horned Owl 1 [4]

Anna's Hummingbird 1

Rufous Hummingbird 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 4

Northern Flicker 2

Western Wood-Pewee 13

Willow Flycatcher 6

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1

Western Scrub-Jay 5

American Crow 5

Purple Martin 2

Tree Swallow 80

Barn Swallow 5

Black-capped Chickadee 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Brown Creeper 6

Bewick's Wren 7

House Wren 9

Marsh Wren 12

Swainson's Thrush 8

American Robin 15

European Starling 40 [5]

Cedar Waxwing 30

Orange-crowned Warbler 2

Yellow Warbler 8

Black-throated Gray Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 46

Spotted Towhee 17

Savannah Sparrow 9

Song Sparrow 52

Black-headed Grosbeak 14

Red-winged Blackbird 40

Yellow-headed Blackbird 3

Brown-headed Cowbird 7

Purple Finch 5

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 20



Footnotes:



[1] 1 on Carty Unit

[2] Carty Unit

[3] adult & 3rd year bird on Carty Unit, adult on

River "S" Unit

[4] Auto Tour Route between markers #9 and #10

[5] River "S" Unit



Total number of species seen: 57



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Date: 6/18/17 4:01 pm
From: AnnMarie Wood <amw.5737...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
Avocet still present at 3:15 on the other side of the Dike. Be prepared for
a long wet walk to the access point. Hanging out with a bunch of Gadwals.
Scopes and boots recommended.

Ann Marie Wood


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> And still in the large pond by the temporary dike at noon.
>
> Thanks Steve!
>
> Rick
>
> Rick Taylor
> Everett, WA
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> The Code 5 Avocet continues as of 11:30. Thanks Steve!
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> Tom Mansfield moving on
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> On Jun 18, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...> wrote:
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> There is an American Avocet calmly foraging in the main pond at Eide Rd
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Date: 6/18/17 2:08 pm
From: <dlmoor2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] gull I.D. needed
Hey Tweets:

The daughter of a raptor surveyor took two good photos of what she
believes could be an Iceland Gull feeding on a dead elephant seal, but
since it was taken on the Long Beach peninsula last week, that seems
highly unlikely. She would like to know what others think.

If you are interested, I will forward the photos...about 8 mb worth.

Dianna Moore

Ocean Shores
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Date: 6/18/17 12:31 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Collecting Evolution

2) Wild by Nature

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-titles.html

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Date: 6/18/17 12:05 pm
From: Rick Taylor <taylorrl...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
And still in the large pond by the temporary dike at noon.

Thanks Steve!

Rick

Rick Taylor
Everett, WA
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The Code 5 Avocet continues as of 11:30. Thanks Steve!

Tom Mansfield moving on

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 18, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...><mailto:<jfsgiles01...>> wrote:


There is an American Avocet calmly foraging in the main pond at Eide Rd this morning. It was still there when I left at 10 AM.

Good birding

Steve Giles

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Date: 6/18/17 11:59 am
From: Matthew D <matt.dufort...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wenas Indigo Bunting continues
Hi tweets,

I'm not sure if this bird has been reported to Tweeters, though it's been
reported daily on eBird since it was found last weekend by Jason Fidorra.

It was singing this morning right by the road at the first yellow gate on
Audubon road, before you reach the Wenas campground. This is off Wenas
Road in Yakima County. Still singing constantly when I drove by again at
11:30.

Lots of other birds in the varied habitats nearby. The ponderosa pine
forest along Wenas Road around Ellensburg Pass east was full of Gray
Flycatchers; I heard them at every stop and saw several.

Good birding,
Matt Dufort

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Date: 6/18/17 11:37 am
From: Tom Mansfield <birds...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
The Code 5 Avocet continues as of 11:30. Thanks Steve!

Tom Mansfield moving on

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 18, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...><mailto:<jfsgiles01...>> wrote:


There is an American Avocet calmly foraging in the main pond at Eide Rd this morning. It was still there when I left at 10 AM.

Good birding

Steve Giles

Camano Island

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Date: 6/18/17 11:19 am
From: H Heiberg <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snoqualmie Valley Western Kingbird
The ongoing Western Kingbird is on a wire in front of the slaughterhouse right now.

Hank Heiberg
Lake Joy
NE of Carnation

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Date: 6/18/17 9:57 am
From: Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sno Co Am Avocet
There is an American Avocet calmly foraging in the main pond at Eide Rd
this morning. It was still there when I left at 10 AM.

Good birding

Steve Giles

Camano Island

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Date: 6/18/17 9:41 am
From: Rachel Lawson <rwlawson...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Is anyone going to Tanzania?
Is anyone planning a trip to Tanzania? Joseph and I neglected to exchange
our local currency when we left the country, and now we find ourselves with
a substantial pile of Tanzanian shillings that can't be exchanged in the US.
If you will be in need of Tanzanian currency, maybe we can work something
out.



Rachel Lawson

Seattle

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Date: 6/18/17 9:37 am
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black Swifts over Lake Sammamish
For the past hour or so, I have watched at least 6 Black Swifts flying over Bellevue near Lake Sammamish.  Perfect low cloud conditions.  Even got some photos.  Amazing flyers.
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Date: 6/18/17 7:11 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] corrections to my norway feeder birds (beware my lyin' eyes)
hello everyone,

norwegian has just informed me that i made some errors in my birdie IDs in
my previous email.

my killdeer are not killdeer. at this point a couple weeks out from those
observations, binocular-less and without an appropriate field guide
in-hand, i cannot explain what they were, so i won't even try.

my kittiwakes are probably common gulls -- a species that someone else told
me a few weeks ago was uncommon to rare here in summer, so it was unlikely
that i was seeing any kittiwakes. anywho, i defer to the IDs provided by
native norwegians, since they know more than i do.

last, i was also told that bullfinches are not small, not as small as i
described them to be. i observed these two birds on my deck a meter or so
away for several hours, as they pigged out on seeds. these birds often
stood within a few centimetres of my other birds, which usually included a
crowd of house sparrows, since it is difficult, even for me, without any
binoculars, to misjudge the size of birds that are standing next to each
other, whilst also standing so close to me, i am somewhat confused.
especially when i was fully expecting bullfinches would be larger than what
i saw. so, i dunno what to make of that error, especially seeing as how i
was not drinking and birding whilst watching them (alcohol is too insanely
expensive in norway to afford, unless you make your own, hence, dandelion
wine.)

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Date: 6/18/17 4:03 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] greetings from my bird feeder in norway (longish)
hello everyone,

this morning had an interesting beginning: after i'd finished feeding all
my birds -- these include the wild ones as well as those i keep and breed
-- i walked into the kitchen to hear a bird trapped behind my orchids,
fluttering against the window glass. i quickly grabbed the bird -- a house
sparrow (Passer domesticus). i inspected its wings and legs to make sure it
hadn't injured itself, and then took a minute or so to pet the bird on the
head and to be impressed with the softness of its plumage. the wee thing
regarded me with surprising calm through its black eyes. the yellow corners
of its beak were still plainly visible, indicating this was a fledgling.
i've got at least 2 pairs of house sparrows that visit my feeders, and at
least one of those pairs had only recently started bringing their
youngsters with them to my feeders, so this bird was just a few days out of
the nest.

the great spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major) are common visitors at my
feeders, especially since i hung some sticks coated with seeds from the
bottom of another of my feeders. recently, the female has been a
near-constant visitor, whereas the male only pops in every few days. the
female also feeds differently than the male: she gloms on to the
seed-covered sticks, banging away for food, whereas the male drills holes
in my peanut bags. i've not been able to find any more peanut bags, so
these are almost gone, which may be the reason the male doesn't come around
as much as he used to. anywho, this difference in feeding strategies at my
feeder between woodpecker sexes makes me wonder if these birds pursue
feeding strategy differences when they forage in the wild.

in my last message, i forgot to mention that there are some European robins
(Erithacus rubecula), who pop out of my hedges occasionally. i think they
are nesting nearby, but since i'd not put out any live insects to attract
them, i've only ever caught brief glimpses of these birds (but i do hear
them singing from waaay up high in my birch tree.)

the most unusual bird that has shown up at my feeders since i last wrote
was the pair of common (Eurasian) bullfinches (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). not only
is the male brilliantly coloured -- his red chest is an almost neon scarlet
-- but they are surprisingly small -- the beak-to-head ratio deceived me
into thinking they were somewhere close to the size of house sparrows, or
maybe larger. (I've seen this species before, waaay up in a very tall tree,
in the dead of winter in finland, with no other species sitting nearby to
provide a useful size comparison.) these birds are smaller than house
sparrows, and barely much larger than Eurasian siskins (Spinus spinus).

the bullfinches had a different feeding strategy to the other birds at the
feeder: the male would sit quietly on the railing, whilst the female would
feed. sometimes, he would join her, but usually, he would sit up high, and
observe. sadly for me, these lovely birds only spent one day at my feeders
before moving on.

the siskins are nearly always present. you might think their tiny size
means they are the last to get anything to eat, if they get any at all, but
these small birds (half the size of house sparrows) are incredibly
aggressive. whenever they show up at the feeders, everyone else moves out
of their way and lets them have whatever they want. having bred a close
relative, endangered venezuelan red siskins, in captivity for a number of
years, i can tell you from bloody experience that siskins have incredibly
sharp, stabby beaks and they know how to use them.

whilst picking dandelions to make dandelion wine one afternoon, i was
surprised to spot a lone glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) flying
overhead. "surprised" because i didn't know they were here.

whilst out walking, i see quite a few shorebirds in the area, as you might
expect. for example, i see lots of common ringed plover (Charadrius
hiaticula), a few killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), a few bar-tailed godwit
(Limosa lapponica), and one exquisite pair of Eurasian curlew (Numenius
arquata), that hang around in a farmer's field near my house. i've come to
feel quite protective of these curlew and always feel happy when i see
them. i also spied a number of Eurasian oystercatchers (Haematopus
ostralegus), and watched one poke around on the steeply sloped roof of a
house that is a stone's throw from the fjord.

the most common small gull here is the Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus
ridibundus), although i do see at least some of what i believe to be are
black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla). the most common large gull here
appears to be the European herring gull (Larus argentatus).

but do keep in mind that i've not yet managed to find and unpack my
binoculars, and only recently unpacked and shelved my gull (and other
eurasian birds) field guides, so i will have to spend some time studying
these birds further before i am confident in my IDs. sadly for me, i've not
discovered a place that is frequented by numerous gulls of a variety of
species, as seattle's ballard locks were, so i've not got a place where i
can make easy side-by-side comparisons between species and years.

and speaking of gulls, i am still wishfully looking for a Ross's gull
(Rhodostethia rosea).

well, that's all for now, although i've undoubtedly forgotten to tell you
some story or another that i meant to share. hopefully, i'll remember these
forgot niblets of adventures the next time that i write about my feeder
birds in norway.

have a great rest-of-the-weekend and may all your birds be identified!

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Date: 6/17/17 10:36 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Terns in Edmonds
Common Tern is possible

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 8:56 PM, Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...> wrote:

> Dropped my daughter at a friend's house in Edmonds, down by the ferry
> terminal, and went for a stroll along the waterfront. Nothing really
> shaking on the bird front, but there were a fair number of terns working
> off the fishing pier. It seemed to me that they were coming in two distinct
> sizes, but they certainly all looked like Caspians to me. Is there any
> possibility of somewhat miniature Caspian terns in the area, or is this
> just natural variation in size?
>
>
> There was also a robin that followed me around the path around the Edmonds
> Marsh, with a large salmonberry clutched in its beak, as if to show it off
> to me. Check me out! I have a berry! it seemed to say.
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> -Josh in the gloaming Licton Springs
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Date: 6/17/17 10:17 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Terns in Edmonds
During high tide Caspian terns have been hunting fish in the Sound off Sunset Ave.  Does anyone know how far a tern will fly from its nesting colony in search of food?
 Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

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Date: 6/17/17 8:58 pm
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Terns in Edmonds
Dropped my daughter at a friend's house in Edmonds, down by the ferry terminal, and went for a stroll along the waterfront. Nothing really shaking on the bird front, but there were a fair number of terns working off the fishing pier. It seemed to me that they were coming in two distinct sizes, but they certainly all looked like Caspians to me. Is there any possibility of somewhat miniature Caspian terns in the area, or is this just natural variation in size?


There was also a robin that followed me around the path around the Edmonds Marsh, with a large salmonberry clutched in its beak, as if to show it off to me. Check me out! I have a berry! it seemed to say.


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Date: 6/17/17 4:56 pm
From: Kim Middleton <kim...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American White Pelican off Marches Point near Anacortes


About 50 pelicans seen on the low sand bar islands in Padilla Bay. Visible from Marches Point road. Kim Middleton


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Date: 6/17/17 1:49 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Eaglets At Play
Tweeters,

The young 520 eaglets are getting close to leaving the nest. You may want to drive with extra care when crossing the 520 bridge.

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/eaglets-at-play.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/eaglets-at-play.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay, where eaglets are learning to play!

Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comcast dot net
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Date: 6/17/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 18, 2017
Hello, Tweeters,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* Grosbeaks and Monarchs
http://bit.ly/MVBnhs
* The Auklet's Whiskers - Not Just for Show
http://bit.ly/1RY0miT
* Urban Cooper's Hawks
http://bit.ly/2sIwBAG
* Hoatzin!
http://bit.ly/NC8eVZ
* Turkey Vultures and Gas Pipelines
http://bit.ly/1BaaDX0
* Fairy-Wrens - To Duel or Duet?
http://bit.ly/2rpFj3a
* Red Knot Migration
http://bit.ly/1dnIKPE
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Date: 6/16/17 4:09 pm
From: Debbie Mcleod <skepsou...>
Subject: [Tweeters] birding tour JAN 23 to FEB 3 2018
Sounds great!
I took a a private birding tour in Yelapa with Claudia and Carlos. They, and their work, are wonderful.
http://www.macawforever.org/

Debbie in Kirklandia

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Date: 6/16/17 2:38 pm
From: Christine Southwick <clsouth...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
So, don't buy them in the garden store areas. Lady beetles are a great aphid destroyer, if one can get them to stay in their yard.

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
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> Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:24:47 -0700
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> To: "'Tweeters, Dear'" <tweeters...>
> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
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> Exotic mantids have become quite common in the south Puget Sound region, particularly in grasslands such as native prairie. I dont think anyone has a clue about their impacts
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Date: 6/16/17 2:29 pm
From: Kelly McAllister <mcallisters4...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
Exotic mantids have become quite common in the south Puget Sound region, particularly in grasslands such as native prairie. I don’t think anyone has a clue about their impacts on native fauna, vertebrate or invertebrate. I’m curious how frequently they’re being seen in other regions.



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Date: 6/16/17 2:10 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Photo of Praying Mantis Capturing a Hummingbird
A pretty amazing photo is making the rounds of the Internet. This photo
was apparently taken by Tom Vaughan, a photographer in Silver City, New
Mexico.

A Swiss professor, Dr. Martin Nyffeler, asked Vaughan for permission to
use the photo to accompany a paper Nyffeler is co-authoring for the
Wilson Journal of Ornithology entitled "Bird Predation by Praying
Mantises: A Global Perspective."

Apparently the paper will report that most of the predation reports are
from the US and often are of hummingbirds frequenting feeders or plants
in gardens. The species most frequently reported to be captured by
mantids is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

You can see the picture at: https://goo.gl/N4iQUX

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Seattle, WA




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Date: 6/16/17 12:31 pm
From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stillwater American Redstarts
Hello Tweets,

I am currently listening to two different American Redstarts singing at the Faye Rd. Unit of the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area! There's an adult male and a first-summer male, each with a distinct song type; I got visuals of both and a photo of the adult. I'll upload my recording on eBird! These redstarts require a bit of a trek for sure, but it's worth it for such a gorgeous warbler.

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Date: 6/16/17 9:33 am
From: Twink Coffman <wilber4818...>
Subject: [Tweeters] birding tour JAN 23 to FEB 3 2018
http://parrotstowarblers.weebly.com

*Parrots to Warblers: Birds of Pacific Slope Mexico*


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Date: 6/15/17 9:29 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wagner Swifts
With the rain all day a lot of Vaux’s Swifts took shelter in the Monroe Wagner roost site. The in chimney camera, which you can’t see until Frontier gives us more upload speed and WildEarth gets straightened away, shows around 4000. This is almost a yearly mid-June sort of thing.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah

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Date: 6/15/17 9:01 pm
From: Amy Powell <schillingera...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black Swifts in Renton
Today around 5:40pm I observed 7 Black Swifts flying very low (25 ft up) over the Cedar River near the Renton Library at Liberty Park. What a treat to see them so close!
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Date: 6/15/17 8:37 pm
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 6-15-2017
Tweeters,


Although we birded in the rain, the six of us managed to see the typical species we have at the Eagles Pride Golf Course for this time of year. (I had to cut out after close to 2 hours, leaving the tallying duties to Jon Anderson and the rest of the group -- thanks Jon for submitting the eBird summary for the remainder of the trip, which I've incorporated into this total summary.) Highlights included 6 warbler species and a new species for the count: EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE. We've been expecting the latter to show up sometime (they're in the Dupont area, as well as on the Ft. Lewis part of JBLM), but this is the first time we've sighted it on the golf course. The HOUSE WREN is still nesting in the light fixture near the maintenance offices, and we could hear chirping from the young. (We also stumbled (literally) across a Dark-eyed Junco nest with four eggs in it at the cut-through between the 4th hole and the Dupont housing area/16th tee box.) Despite the weather, it was a good day birding!



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:

July 20

August 17

September 21

Anyone is welcome to join us!


48 species (+8 other taxa)



Mallard (Northern) 13 Hen with 12 ducklings of at least 2 different ages at Hodge Lake

Hooded Merganser 1 Could have been two, but the flyover may have been the same bird at two different times.

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Rock/Band-tailed Pigeon 2

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 - new species for this count area

Mourning Dove 3

Rufous Hummingbird 5 Male & a female/immature during second stage of walk

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1 Alongside 17th tee box.

Northern Flicker 3

woodpecker sp. 1

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1

Western Wood-Pewee 6

Willow Flycatcher 5

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3

Empidonax sp. 1

Steller's Jay (Coastal) 1 Saw one; might have heard a second?

California Scrub-Jay 1 On Dupont side of Hodge Lake -- missed this last month.

American/Northwestern Crow 5

Tree Swallow 2

Violet-green Swallow 4

Barn Swallow 7

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10

Bushtit 10

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

Brown Creeper 4

House Wren 1 Saw one adult - young are at nest inside a light fixture at the maintenance office area.

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Swainson's Thrush 10

Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed) 2

American Robin 47

European Starling 10

Cedar Waxwing 8

Orange-crowned Warbler 4

Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) 1

MacGillivray's Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Alongside 17th tee box

Black-throated Gray Warbler 6

Wilson's Warbler 4

warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2

Chipping Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 12

White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) 12

Song Sparrow 22

Spotted Towhee 13

Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) 1

Western Tanager 5

Black-headed Grosbeak 3

Red-winged Blackbird 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 18

Purple Finch 2

Red Crossbill 2

Pine Siskin 1

American Goldfinch 1



View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37612513


May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis


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Date: 6/15/17 6:29 pm
From: <heapbigdoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] OT: update on Lesser Prairie-Chickens, CO & KS
Hi Tweets-

We've been on a birding trip to Eastern Colorado with a brief detour into western Kansas. I'm planning a longer boring summary for later, but for now I wanted to pass on some info that might be interesting to people thinking about traveling to Colorado to look for fancy chickens.

First, the Greater Prairie-Chicken leks near Wray still seem to be going concern, although as expected the dancing season was over before we got here on 6/7 (darn work and family commitments).

The bad news is the status of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. If you have looked into this at all, you probably already know that the lek near Campo in Baca County, CO has been closed for several years due to population decline. But according to all the sources I could find before this trip, the lek in the Cimarron National Grassland north of Elkhart, KS was still a possibility.

Figuring that it was unlikely but not impossible that we might see birds, we spent a morning in the area. No luck as expected. But then we stopped by the Cimarron NG Ranger station in Elkhart where we found out that the birds are gone from the area. The drought that started in 2007 destroyed too much sand sage habitat. The National Grassland took down some of the pages related to the lek, but they still have a page about the chickens and haven't posted anything saying "don't bother". So here's my news - for now, don't bother trying to find Lesser Prairie-Chickens in the Elkhart Area.

There is a ray of hope. Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas had a very wet spring. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist we met on Baca County Road M on our way back toward Campo (continuing the search for Blue Grosbeaks) was tracking radio collared LPCHs and told us that there were several nesting pairs in Baca County. Obviously I didn't ask where (I hope she wouldn't have told me) but the birds are there and if the drought has broken for real, she's optimistic.

Roy Myers, Electric City, WA

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Date: 6/15/17 1:19 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-15
Tweets – weather was pretty similar to last week, with mist and mizzle, and with light rain starting about 10:00 a.m. It was a bit birdier perhaps, but not much. Definitely a lot of baby birds.

Highlights:
a.. Common Nighthawk – Matt heard one about 4:00 a.m. – FOY
b.. Black Swift – 2 or 3 over NE corner of lake
c.. Great Blue Herons – babies are very large, many look about to fledge
d.. Bald Eagle – we didn’t have a scope, but the nest looks to have 2 babies
e.. Barn Owl – Matt had what looked to be an adult and a juvie over East Meadow, early
f.. Hairy Woodpecker – one near Lake Platform – first since early May
g.. American Crow – babies abound
h.. Tree Swallow – 1-2 fledged young seen
i.. House Finch – adult feeding young in Pea Patch
j.. White-crowned Sparrow – adult feeding young in Pea Patch
k.. Red-winged Blackbird – several fledged young
We had an unusual mammal sighting – a myotis bad was flying low over the slough, actively feeding, for many minutes around 6:30 a.m.

For the day, we had 61 species, with Common Nighthawk new for the year.

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Date: 6/15/17 12:33 pm
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 6/14/17
Tweets,

Sorry for the short post but my computer has been giving me fits lately.

Let's start again.

Yesterday 40 of us enjoyed a nice walk at Nisqually. It was mild and
calm but the birds weren't as cooperative as I would have liked. We
had a -0.6 low tide at 3:34 and the vegetation is getting very high so
things were either hidden or way out.

Highlight of the day is the active BULLOCK'S ORIOLE nest in the
parking lot near the ed center. Both parents were bringing food to the
nest that is high in a lone cottonwood tree between the access road
and the parking lot.

We also had great looks as a VIRGINIA RAIL scurrying back and forth
across a little mud flat feeding young.

Another good sighting was a female WOOD DUCK with 9 ducklings on the
pond behind the visitor center. There was a pair if GADWALL on front
of the visitor center and a couple of female HOODED MERGANSERS on the
refuge, none with young.

CEDAR WAXWINGS and BAND-TAILED PIGEONS were feeding on the elderberry
bushes and there were several WILLOW FLYCATCHERS about.

For the day I had40 species. Mammals seen included BLACK-TAILED DEER
and COTTONTAILED RABBITS.

Until next week.....

Phil Kelley
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Lacey, WA
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Date: 6/15/17 12:22 pm
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 6/14/17
Tweets,

Yesterday 40 of us enjoyed a nice day at Nisqually. It was mild and
calm but the birds were not as cooperative
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Date: 6/15/17 10:52 am
From: Pterodroma <pterodroma...>
Subject: [Tweeters] crows mobbing bear cub in Bellevue-Eastgate

Last week's yard wildlife highlight, the flying squirrel, this week and yesterday afternoon, a black bear cub. Working in the back yard yesterday afternoon tidying up planting some things, a swarm of crows suddenly erupted in an utterly obnoxious disturbing racket which after a few minutes was starting to drive me crazy. I went to the fence line at the edge of the wooded ravine and stream known at "Squibbs Creek" to try and find whatever presumed hawk or owl that the crows had found. They were swarming all over and swooping down low. I tried making some noise and clapping my hands loudly hoping to dislodge whatever the crows had found and make all just fly away and leave me in peace, that all to no avail. The ruckus continued and I continued to clap loudly. Useless. After about ten minutes of this a tiny little black bear cub emerged from the shrubbery and under the crow swarm just below 152nd Ave SE (a few hundred yards south of the Eastgate Elementary School on the corner of SE Newport Way and SE 152nd) and began ambling south along the bank and up the stream/ravine, the crows in hot pursuit. It wasn't just crows in the mob scene but also included Flickers, Steller's Jays, and at least one hummingbird. With a small bear cub running 'loose', I figured momma must be nearby but I never saw nor heard anything to suspect that she was. This makes at least the THIRD bear sighting that I am at least aware of down in this seemingly unlikely ravine in the past 25 years. Last year there was an adult running loose in late summer which invaded the yard presumably through a gate to the ravine which I inadvertently left open, knocked over the heavy base weighted bird feeder and ripped down the suet cake feeder that I had secured firmly (screwed) to the tree trunk 10 feet above the ground which was later found abandoned in the far corner of the yard.

Richard Rowlett
Bellevue (Eastgate), WA
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Date: 6/15/17 8:39 am
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Heermann's gulls, Edmonds, 6-14-17
Wednesday afternoon and evening I saw some Heermann's gulls in breeding plumage perched on the tethered log at the underwater dive park at Brackett's Landing.  Is it a bit early for these gulls to be returning to Puget Sound?

Scroll down page 12 for photos.http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?14796-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA-2017/page12
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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Date: 6/14/17 11:01 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Steigerwald Eastern Kingbird
All,

As of about 2:45 this afternoon, the Eastern Kingbird was still working the
fence line at the eastern end of the dike trail at Steigerwald, NWR, Clark
County.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim Danzenbaker

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> I just saw an Eastern Kingbird from the gate at the east end of the dike
> at Steigerwald NWR.
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Date: 6/14/17 6:45 pm
From: Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelets continue at Richmond Beach
Marbled Murrelets continue in good numbers at Richmond Beach in Shoreline.

This morning I spotted 9, and according to his eBird report, David Poortinga saw 10 this afternoon.

My favorite viewing spot is about 200 yards north along the beach. A scope will help, but lately some murrelets have popped up fairly close to shore.


In case anyone is interested, Ive just added about 10 images to my flickr site. Most of my recent additions were taken at Richmond Beach Park.
To check them out, click on:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweeneyfit/


Joe Sweeney
NE Seattle
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Date: 6/14/17 12:56 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Redstart and catbird
Still present at same locations in Oso and Darrington, respectively

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

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Date: 6/14/17 10:40 am
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Steigerwald Eastern Kingbird
Hi Tweeters,

I just saw an Eastern Kingbird from the gate at the east end of the dike at
Steigerwald NWR.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

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Date: 6/13/17 9:20 pm
From: Eric Ellingson <abriteway...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 55 American White Pelicans in Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA - video
Coming home today I saw a large white flock of birds near a guy and his dog walking out in the shallow water of Birch Bay near 'stinky corner'. Putting my binocs on the flock I was quite surprised. Headed home to get the camera & tripod. Walked thru the water from Birch Bay Village toward the flock to get good lighting for some video / photos. Met up with Marcia who picked me up at the road and we watched them for a good bit before the took flight and headed south toward the Ferndale refinery area.


https://flic.kr/p/UuvwJC

[X]American White Pelicans<https://flic.kr/p/UuvwJC>
counted between 50-60 in Drayton Harbor (Blaine WA). Watched them for half hour before the flew off heading toward Ferndale.

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/34453175464_e1e5818da6_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/34453175464/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/34453175464_e1e5818da6_b.jpg]






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Date: 6/13/17 6:05 pm
From: Jeff Kozma <jcr_5105...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions
DNR has put large crushed rock down on the road all the way to the campground and beyond it on Audubon Road. It should be okay for a passenger car, but you’ll have to take it slow to avoid flats.



Jeff Kozma



Yakima



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Subject: [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions



Hello Tweets, I was curious what Audubon road traveling to the Wenas campground is like right now? I remember last year it was rather rough, especially right before the gate to get in, has it gotten worse? Like, could a front wheel drive vehicle handle it? Was thinking of trekking over that way next week, weather permitting...

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Date: 6/13/17 1:47 pm
From: Todd Wren <catherpes.mexicanus...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions
As of Memorial Day weekend, the road was in better shape this year than in recent years. I think you would get in fine in a passenger car.

Sent from my iPhone

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> Hello Tweets, I was curious what Audubon road traveling to the Wenas campground is like right now? I remember last year it was rather rough, especially right before the gate to get in, has it gotten worse? Like, could a front wheel drive vehicle handle it? Was thinking of trekking over that way next week, weather permitting...
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Date: 6/13/17 12:45 pm
From: Steve Pink <pirangas...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gray Catbird continues in Darrington
Hi,


The Gray Catbird continues to be seen this morning in Darrington.


Looked for the American Redstarts on Oso Loop Road but did not find today.


Thanks to both Ryan Merrill for the reporting the Catbird and to Tom Mansfield for the Redstarts.


Cheers and good birding,


Steve


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Date: 6/13/17 12:43 pm
From: Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Wenas road conditions
Hello Tweets, I was curious what Audubon road traveling to the Wenas
campground is like right now? I remember last year it was rather rough,
especially right before the gate to get in, has it gotten worse? Like,
could a front wheel drive vehicle handle it? Was thinking of trekking over
that way next week, weather permitting...

Christopher Clark
Sumner, WA

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Date: 6/13/17 8:14 am
From: Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Dungeness and Sequim, 2017-06-03
It was a nice but overcast day last Saturday as I poked around the Dungeness
and Sequim area. Nothing too unusual, but fun and relaxing.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/marklfilteau/albums/72157681767477574












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Date: 6/13/17 7:53 am
From: Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RE: request: help identifying a peep
Thank you to Ken, Brian, and Christopher for helping clarify this as a
Semipalmated sandpiper. The bill was the telling point. I didn't think
this area was in their range.



From: Mark Filteau [mailto:<marklfilteau...>]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 18:34
To: '<tweeters...>' <tweeters...>
Subject: request: help identifying a peep



Hello,



I'm new at identifying shorebirds. I think this is a western sandpiper, but
I'm not 100% sure. These pictures were taken at 3 Crabs on Saturday the
3rd. Size is about 6 inches, +/- 1 inch. No sounds while I was watching.
I was shooting into the wind but couldn't get closer because the bird was on
private property.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/marklfilteau/34325783364/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/marklfilteau/35233674456/



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Date: 6/13/17 7:09 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Songbirds' Musical Preferences Are Written In Their Genes
hello everyone,

one of the many things that fascinates me is speciation. Since songbirds
learn their songs, it would seem they are in the most challenging of
situations for establishing and maintaining species barriers. yet, somehow,
they manage this, and beautifully. a study was just published that examines
sister species of flycatchers and finds something interesting: the ability
to distinguish between different songs is based in genetics. i wrote about
this paper and described how the researchers figured this out:

Songbirds' Musical Preferences Are Written In Their Genes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/06/13/songbirds-musical-preferences-are-written-in-their-genes/

i hope you enjoy reading about this study.

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Date: 6/12/17 9:08 pm
From: Christina <cjt37...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Potholes wildlife area
Hi fellow birders, I would like to learn more about access at the potholes and the number of birds that are there. I was there Sat and only saw 3 snowy egret, was it my timing?
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Date: 6/12/17 9:06 pm
From: Mike <strix.nebulosa1987...>
Subject: [Tweeters] LPO field trip
Good Evening everyone,



Just wanted to remind everyone that I am doing a WOS field trip this
Saturday at the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. There is still
plenty of room so if anyone is interested check out the trip description on
the WOS web site.



Mike Munts

Colville


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Date: 6/12/17 7:22 pm
From: Jack Nolan <jacknolan62...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skull ID
Greeting Tweeters,

Anyone want to take a Gander at this? (see what I did there!?) ID please?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B53RG2aM8iIMcS0yR09xTDQ2T2s/view?usp=sharing

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Date: 6/12/17 6:36 pm
From: Mark Filteau <marklfilteau...>
Subject: [Tweeters] request: help identifying a peep
Hello,



I'm new at identifying shorebirds. I think this is a western sandpiper, but
I'm not 100% sure. These pictures were taken at 3 Crabs on Saturday the
3rd. Size is about 6 inches, +/- 1 inch. No sounds while I was watching.
I was shooting into the wind but couldn't get closer because the bird was on
private property.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/marklfilteau/34325783364/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/marklfilteau/35233674456/



Thank you,

Mark


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Date: 6/12/17 2:02 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
A thank you to both Jane Hadley and Philip Dickinson for their suggestions and information in response to my request.

It turned out that my friend had never birded Marymoor Park in Redmond and, since I had not been there for years, that is where we ended up going this past weekend.
We realized that late morning on a Saturday was not optimal, but nevertheless we had some rewarding sightings and the cool, intermittently sunny weather made for an enjoyable walk.

Right near the start (from the west side of parking lot D) while watching swallows, we had nice close views of a Spotted Sandpiper, pointed out to us by a photographer who wanted help identifying it, which I was happy to do.

We will certainly visit again when we can go earlier, and on a weekday (and can linger more along the way...we went a bit more quickly at times to get away from noisy areas, than I prefer). We know there was/is more to be seen and heard under better circumstances, but even so, it was pleasant and we aren't disappointed with our "for-sure" list:
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Bald Eagle
Osprey
Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Purple Martin
Vaux's Swift
Black-Capped and Chestnut-Backed chickadees
Song Sparrow
Marsh Wren
Red-Winged Blackbird
Black-Headed Grosbeak
Cedar Waxwing
Robin
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Flicker
Red-Bellied Sapsucker
Spotted Towhee (by call)
Swainson's Thrush (by call)

Dee Warnock
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Date: 6/12/17 11:57 am
From: Byers <byers345...>
Subject: [Tweeters] A week in the Omak, Colville area
Hello Tweeters,

Bill and I spent last week on a quest to find grouse and
owls. We had limited success with the owls, but none whatever with the
grouse. Nonetheless, we visited a number of our favorite places-Conconully,
Sinlahekin Wildlife area, Molson-near Omak and Little Pend Oreille NWR and
the Pend Oreille River around Calispell Lake near Colville. I put our best
pictures into the Flickr album below. In the bird pictures are a series of
three Northern Shovelers that we found at dusk on Cameron Lakes Road. The
two males were first displaying for the one female, then got into serious
bird quarreling. I like the way the shovelers always look like they are
smiling even when they are probably agitated. The bird pictures come first
and then I put in a few photos of the actual places we visited-they are so
beautiful!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157682716854851



Happy birding, Charlotte Byers, Seattle


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Date: 6/12/17 11:30 am
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird-day Gift! / Caryn / Wedgwood
Hello Birders!

Today is my hubby's bird-day and I was just getting ready to go to the store and putting a bag by the door; I looked down and can't believe it - I found a hummingbird feather! I think the dog staying with us must have brought it in (on her feathers?) since she lies down on the deck beneath where the hummers feed. I had found a feather there a few years ago, too. It does look like they are in molt.

But it was perfect today since his mother too loved hummingbirds!

Finding such a tiny feather is such a wonderful gift! (Like when he found a hummingbird nest - I told him it was better than a diamond!!)

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Date: 6/12/17 8:23 am
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] When is it safe to prune?
We have laurels that I want to prune severely. I suspect that hummingbirds may nest in the laurels in our yard. We have both Rufous and Anna's. What would be the safest month to prune so that I don't accidentally cut down an active hummingbird nest? Taking into account all possible bird species what month would be best?

Thanks for any input.

Hank Heiberg
Lake Joy
N.E. of Carnation, WA

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Date: 6/12/17 12:59 am
From: Pterodroma <pterodroma...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bellevue Eastgate flying squirrel...., but which species????


With that subject line, I can imagine all you smarties out there, eyes a rolling, moron, of course, what else around here but Northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus). But wait, not so fast, ...and don't call me moron. Maybe, but, maybe not. Turns out and just published hot off the press ("Journal of Mammalogy", May 30, 2017), there is a "new" west coast species of flying squirrel and North America's newest mammal called Humboldt's flying squirrel (Glaucomys oregonensis) to join the roster of North American mammalian wildlife. Over most of it's range from the Central California Sierra, Northern California, through Western Oregon and Western Washington, it replaces the previously presumed G. sabrinus. However, only in the Puget Sound area and the inland Northwest, the two species apparently overlap but since G. oregonensis is something scientist's describe as a "cryptic species" (a species hiding in plain sight but virtually indistinguishable other than DNA), it begs the question as to which one I currently hold in my possession.



Yes, good news but also and simultaneously bad news/sad news. Living at this residence in Bellevue Eastgate (1 mi south of I-90 off 150th Ave SE) for nearly 25 years now, I recorded my first ever yard record for a flying squirrel this past Saturday morning. That's the good news part! The bad news / sad news is that I found it dead in a snap rat trap I had set for Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) which have taken to infesting this neighborhood only in recent years. I have been exercising rat control for years, every summer, and until now without unplanned incident, I usually get two or three of those uglies especially when the salal berries are ripe later in the summer. Last year however between just mid August and mid September, there was an unprecedented rat outbreak around here during which time I trapped out an astonishing 24 in just that one month period using the same snap trap over and over and over and hardly ever having to even rebait it!! After that things settled down until now as the rattery seems to be ramping up again. I am always very careful and meticulous with this in that the trap is set ONLY at dusk after the birds and Douglas Squirrels have all gone to bed and picked up at first light so as to NOT risk accidentally catching something unintended. So, Saturday morning in the dim twilight of dawn (4:30am), at first I wasn't sure what I had, certainly not a targeted rat, and I feared the worst, a bird or a Douglas Squirrel. Turns out it was even worse than that, a flying squirrel!! OH NO!!! I felt utterly sick! I had no idea that there were even any flying squirrels in this neighborhood or anywhere in the Seattle metro region anywhere or any more. No one ever seems to mention them. As this region grows and habitats become increasingly fragmented and compromised, even in these suburban areas, mammal life that was once regular around here are long gone and I figured flying squirrels were likely long gone with it along with the Bigfeet and Wooly Mammoth. The last chipmunk I had in the yard was way back in the summer of 1993 and I have no expectations of ever seeing another one here. The steady degradation extends to songbirds too, and perhaps you have noticed that in your neighborhood as well, but that's another story for another time.


The fact that this flying squirrel was captured in a trap on the GROUND in an area of considerable but managed English Ivy, in addition to rhododendrens, and other shrubbery at the base of a large mature Douglas Fir where my suet cake feeder is attached to the trunk 10 feet up was indeed a surprise. What's a flying squirrel doing on the GROUND, especially in that spot?!? Otherwise, the immediate adjacent habitat consists of a deep ravine with year round running stream in a narrow greenbelt consisting of a mix of mature Douglas Fir, Big Leaf Maple, and some hemlock. Regardless of species, flying squirrels are absolutely gorgeous animals. Fur is thick and soft unlike any other mammal save maybe a mole. Tiny tiny delicate feet, how they can even scamper around on the trees is pretty remarkable. Strictly nocturnal, flying squirrels are not usually ground dwellers at all and are most at home in the tree tops and forest canopy gliding from tree to tree. In old growth forests, they make up a significant part of the diet of the Spotted Owl. Back in the early 1990's, you could sometimes find them high in the Okanogan (only G. sabrinus occurs there) by tapping on the boreal owl nest boxes placed by Andy Stepniewski along the forest road between Tiffany Spring and Long Swamp way back then so many years ago.



Way back some 45+ years ago while still young and dumb and full of spunk when living in the Washington DC area and working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Mammal Division at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, I had the occasion to possess a Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) captured in the woods around DC which I kept for a short while as a rather unique "pet" of sorts. Wow, what a fun "pet" that was! I kept him in a box and for fun, turned him loose to "fly" about the living room. From atop a piece of piece of furniture or lamp fixture, he would glide clear across the room landing on my head or shoulder or those of a friend who might be visiting for a little morsel of reward. Gosh, totally adorable!

So anyway, I have this specimen now of an unidentified flying squirrel, excellent condition, skull intact, tagged and double bagged in the freezer, and given what we know now, plus a 2017 Seattle metro area record I would think should be a very desirable contribution to science, most likely I suppose, the Burke especially since judging from what I read in link #2 below, Humboldt's flying squirrel is no stranger there and both that and the Northern flying squirrel do overlap here.


For some interesting reads regarding Humbolt's flying squirrel, please see:
(1) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/flying-squirrel-new-species-north-america/
(2) http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/06/06/hiding-in-plain-sight-new-species-of-flying-squirrel-discovered/

Richard Rowlett
Bellevue (Eastgate), WA
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Date: 6/11/17 9:20 pm
From: Eric Ellingson <abriteway...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Redstart Hwy 20, Whatcom Couunty
A good day today realizing how much I'm missing out on birding by not knowing their call/songs. Something to strive for for sure. A forest singing with song and not recognizing much other than the tohee and a couple others. Spent the day with a highly skilled birder Phil Calise who 'sees' the birds in his head before with his eyes thru their song.


An American Restart in two different locations. One male and another juvenile. Not bad for my first viewing. Also made a bit of progress with identifying flycatchers and vireos ... those often heard but seldom seen and easy to confuse birds.


An Eastern Kingbird topped off the end of the day along Hwy 9.


https://flic.kr/p/V7R2eA
[X]American Redstart<https://flic.kr/p/V7R2eA>
Juvenile. Hwy 20, Whatcom. Record shot.

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4239/34864372320_b14f371a77_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/34864372320/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4239/34864372320_b14f371a77_b.jpg]



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Date: 6/11/17 7:54 pm
From: Luke Hanes <lukeandharmony1997...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lark Sparrow continues at Steigerwald (Clark Co.)
Seen at 7:30 PM tonight just west of the fish ladder in the mowed grass on
the north side of dike. It then flew to the entrance of the seasonal trail
and then to a small snag near the fish ladder.

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Date: 6/11/17 5:37 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Red Hot Poker birding hotspot in Sequim

>
> Recently we took a little birding road trip Marymoor -> Redmond Retention Ponds -> Edmonds Waterfront -> Hurricane Ridge -> Ediz Hook - > Sequim. In Sequim on the way to 3 Crabs there is a Red Hot Poker garden at the SW corner of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Collins where we often see a nice variety of birds. Here are some photos from about 5 minutes spent at that spot on this most recent trip.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34803851330/in/dateposted/
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34803851290/in/photostream/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34803851250/in/photostream/
>
> Here is the album of all photos from the trip.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/sets/72157681762468683
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> Hank & Karen Heiberg
> Lake Joy
> N.E. of Carnation, WA
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Date: 6/11/17 1:11 pm
From: Tom Mansfield <birds...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Darrington Sunday morning
There are also 2 American Redstart singing away on Oso Loop Rd just north of the bridge across from Mystic Mountain Nursery.

Tom Mansfield headed home to Seattle

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> I made a run up to Snohomish County to follow up on a number of birds seen recently. The ebird pin actually for a Gray Catbird led me to a House Wren (!) and circling the block, I was able to find the Catbird singing away. The start of the White Horse Trail in town gave me some other nice new year birds for the county: Willow Flycatcher, Chipping Sparrow, and Red Eyed Vireo.
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Date: 6/11/17 1:05 pm
From: Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Darrington Sunday morning
Hey Tweets!

I made a run up to Snohomish County to follow up on a number of birds seen recently. The ebird pin actually for a Gray Catbird led me to a House Wren (!) and circling the block, I was able to find the Catbird singing away. The start of the White Horse Trail in town gave me some other nice new year birds for the county: Willow Flycatcher, Chipping Sparrow, and Red Eyed Vireo.

Happy Birding!

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Renton
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Date: 6/11/17 1:01 pm
From: Diane Weinstein <Diane_Weinstein...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour
My little Douglas Squirrels are also planting nuts and seeds in with my potted plants.


I have a large pot of Swiss Chard on the deck. In the past, the Gold Finches and Pine Siskins would dine on the Swiss Chard, but I have not seen them in quite some time and didn't think they would be removing entire leaves. I finally found out who it was when I saw a Douglas Squirrel chomping off big leaves and devouring them.


Diane Weinstein

Issaquah

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Subject: [Tweeters] Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour


Was just talking to a neighbor who also feeds and enjoys birds. But, she's been having trouble the past few days with a rather aggressive red squirrel who has been digging up all her potted plants and planting Douglas fir cones in the pots. She doesn't know it it's female or male. It has also been chewing holes in her garage and she's had to remove 2-3 squirrel nests from the garage so my bet is on female. I know squirrels will cache cones for the winter but I've never heard of them planting them in flower pots. I told her about using cayenne pepper on the soil so maybe that will help some. So far the little bugger hasn't bothered my in-ground plants my garden areas.


Mary Hrudkaj

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Date: 6/11/17 12:58 pm
From: Alan Roedell <alanroedell...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] O. T. .Mammal Big Year
Excellent article. Who knew there were so many mammals.
Alan Roedell

On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 11:13 AM, <sremse...> wrote:

> I thought some of you might be interested in Kathryn True's write up of my
> Mammal Big Year. She did a great job of capturing the essence of project!
> Thanks to all who sent me suggestions last year.
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> http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/whidbey-island-
> nature-lover-enriches-travels-with-a-mammal-big-year/
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Date: 6/11/17 12:37 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Beaked Whales

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title_6.html

2) Birds of New Guinea

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title_10.html

sincerely
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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Date: 6/11/17 11:17 am
From: <sremse...>
Subject: [Tweeters] O. T. .Mammal Big Year
I thought some of you might be interested in Kathryn True's write up of my Mammal Big Year. She did a great job of capturing the essence of project! Thanks to all who sent me suggestions last year.

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/whidbey-island-nature-lover-enriches-travels-with-a-mammal-big-year/


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Date: 6/11/17 11:02 am
From: Tom Mansfield <birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Darrington Gray Catbird
As of the time of this post the GRCA found yesterday by Ryan Merrill is up and singing across from the Episcopal Church at 840 Commercial in Darrington. Code 5 for Snohomish County!

Tom Mansfield with Ryan on site.

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Date: 6/11/17 10:21 am
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour
Was just talking to a neighbor who also feeds and enjoys birds. But, she's been having trouble the past few days with a rather aggressive red squirrel who has been digging up all her potted plants and planting Douglas fir cones in the pots. She doesn't know it it's female or male. It has also been chewing holes in her garage and she's had to remove 2-3 squirrel nests from the garage so my bet is on female. I know squirrels will cache cones for the winter but I've never heard of them planting them in flower pots. I told her about using cayenne pepper on the soil so maybe that will help some. So far the little bugger hasn't bothered my in-ground plants my garden areas.


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Date: 6/11/17 8:53 am
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: [Tweeters] a dying crow
is in my backyard, with several other crows flying from perch to perch and
calling in a very agitated manner. very distraught behavior.

Chris Kessler
Seattle

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Date: 6/11/17 12:45 am
From: Rick Forsman <rjforsman...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Nighthawk over Renton


Bird On !!!

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> On Jun 10, 2017, at 9:45 PM, Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> wrote:
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> Just heard a Common Nighthawk making a few peents through the open front window and then from the deck. Not a bird that I get from home every year, and the first of the year for me. :)
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Date: 6/10/17 11:09 pm
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Nighthawk over Renton


Bird On !!!

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> On Jun 10, 2017, at 9:45 PM, Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...> wrote:
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Date: 6/10/17 9:49 pm
From: Tim Brennan <tsbrennan...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nighthawk over Renton
Just heard a Common Nighthawk making a few peents through the open front window and then from the deck. Not a bird that I get from home every year, and the first of the year for me. :)

Tim Brennan
Renton

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Date: 6/10/17 5:41 pm
From: Nathaniel Peters <ncpeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American White Pelicans heading south over Carkeek Park at 10:50AM
Howdy Tweets,

We ended the Seattle Audubon neighborhood bird walk at Carkeek Park this
morning with a walk along the beach, and were pleasantly surprised by a
flock of ~33 American White Pelicans heading south over the train tracks
towards Golden Gardens and Discovery Park. The massive birds circled
slowly, providing excellent views from from all angles, and then continued
south. These were life birds for several of the attendees. What an
unexpected and delightful treat!

Nathaniel Peters
University of Washington
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Date: 6/10/17 12:45 pm
From: RW Hamlyn <xtenter...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Whimbrel
Several weeks ago, Dory and I were out in Tokeland and were fascinated with a Whimbrel along the beach looking for food. I shot some video and Dory got some photos. I just posted the video on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tXDSFQ17r0 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tXDSFQ17r0>.

If the link doesn’t work, google Whimbrel Ray H

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Date: 6/10/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 11, 2017
Hey Tweeters,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* The Meadowlark and Water Ouzel
-- Featuring Gordon Hempton
http://bit.ly/UnpFEu
* Golden-crowned Sparrows in the Klondike
http://bit.ly/2sd91fK
* Eavesdropping on Babies
http://bit.ly/115dsWV
* How Much Do Birds Sing?
http://bit.ly/Mk9kV0
* Helpers at the Nest - Brown Jays
http://bit.ly/116LftF
* Gannets and Dolphins
http://bit.ly/2t4GN3j
* Meadowlarks and Grasslands
http://bit.ly/1fievos
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Date: 6/10/17 11:21 am
From: Mike Charest <mcharest...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Chestnut-sided Warbler
Just had a singing male Chestnut-sided Warbler on the upper Umptanum Creek Trail . About 100 yards past the wooden plank bridge at a spot where the trail overlooks the creek.

Have a great day,

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Tacoma, Washington
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Date: 6/10/17 10:53 am
From: Twink Coffman <wilber4818...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bird Fest Edmonds
Puget Sound Bird Fest Sept 15 -17 go to www.pugetsoundfirdfest.org


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in Whatcom County
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Date: 6/10/17 10:17 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Baby Bird Fossil Discovered Caught In Amber 100 Million Years Ago
hello everyone,

this manuscript popped up on twitter a couple days ago, whilst i was
working on another piece. the moment i'd finished and published that piece,
i began working feverishly on this one, which discusses the spectacular new
baby bird fossil discovered embedded in a chunk of Burmese amber. but
instead of showing pictures with few general explanations, i opted to
develop the story a bit (there's still plenty of pictures though!) and i
focused on what we can learn about ecology and behavior from just one small
fossil:

Baby Bird Fossil Discovered Caught In Amber 100 Million Years Ago
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/06/10/baby-bird-fossil-discovered-caught-in-amber-100-million-years-ago/

i hope you enjoy the piece.

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Date: 6/10/17 10:05 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Franklin's gull, Shillipoo Lake, Clark Co, WA
At 0900 there are no gulls in the fields.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

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> The ongoing adult was seen by me this morning at 6:00 am you will need a scope it is far out north of the lake in a field. Bonaparte's gull not seen.
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Date: 6/10/17 6:21 am
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Franklin's gull, Shillipoo Lake, Clark Co, WA
The ongoing adult was seen by me this morning at 6:00 am you will need a scope it is far out north of the lake in a field. Bonaparte's gull not seen.

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Date: 6/9/17 9:37 pm
From: tredick christina <cjt37...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Burrowing owl nest near potholes/othello
Hey tweets I thought I'd try again I would like detailed directions for the owls. I tend to get lost. Nest? You can message me offline thank you so much Christina Woodinville

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Date: 6/9/17 7:52 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Chestnut-backed Chickadee family / Caryn / Wedgwood
Good evening, birders,

I've been seeing a CBCH (?) family around our feeders and in the trees. Still haven't figured out where their nest is located - but guess it's too late to find that now. I was out doing some weeding tonight and heard one young one just above my head scolding me for interrupting its dinner. But they don't seem to mind me being too close.

Have a great birding weekend!

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Date: 6/9/17 7:49 pm
From: Patti Loesche <loes...>
Subject: [Tweeters] eastern kingbirds at Skagit WMA/Wylie Road
Today at Skagit Wildlife Area/Wylie Road, two eastern kingbirds flushed from the ground into snags. One was also reported there on 6/5 by David Poortinga (ebird).

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Date: 6/9/17 6:33 pm
From: Larry <engles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Updated thanks
If I'd looked at my email before sending the thanks, I would have found several
more correct replies. Thanks to you all.



- Larry

Web site: Larry Engles Photography <http://www.larryenglesphotography.com/>




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Date: 6/9/17 6:31 pm
From: Larry <engles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Unidentified bird - identified
It is a juvenile starling. I had no clue. Thanks to Connie Bickerton as the
first one to identify it.



- Larry

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Date: 6/9/17 5:53 pm
From: Larry <engles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Help with bird identification at Juanita Bay Park
Today, just before the rain started, I spotted a bird in the top of a tree quite
some distance away. I took several shots against a white sky (did I mention the
rain?). After severely cropping the photo, I still have no clue.



The first of 4 severely cropped photos is here:
http://www.larryenglesphotography.com/p379355954/h8CEE4515#h8cee4515 . Any help
would be appreciated.



I did get to see Red-breasted Sapsuckers feeding their young and a family of 4
eagles (2 adults, 2 1st year juveniles).



- Larry

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Date: 6/9/17 4:29 pm
From: Megan Lyden <meganlyden...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay pair in Seattle

I am in Wallingford every week I see the scrub jays (there's a pair of them) almost every week. They are often in the trees behind the building at 4444 Woodland Park Avenue N building, or around that neighborhood. You will probably hear them.

Megan Lyden
Bellevue, WA

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Date: 6/9/17 2:02 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
Hal Opperman reminds me that A Birder's Guide to Washington, Second
Edition also covers birding sites in Edmonds, Snohomish County.

To see these go to: http://wabirdguide.org/seattle-and-vicinity/

Scroll down about halfway to get to the Edmonds subsection.

Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA


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Date: 6/9/17 12:31 pm
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
Dee Warnock asks for recommendations of places to bird primarily in
western Snohomish County from the middle of the county southward.

The 613-page book "A Birder's Guide to Washington, Second Edition",
which describes the best locations for birding throughout the state, is
now online and free for all to consult. http://wabirdguide.org

Probably the main reason the guide (published in August 2015) has been
put online is so that it can be kept updated with the latest information
from all birders about birding spots mentioned in the book. Birders can
both get and give updated information at this website.

Dee, to get suggestions for the Snohomish County areas you're interested
in, go to: http://wabirdguide.org/snoqualmie-valley-to-everett/

Scroll about halfway down to the subsection called "Snohomish Flats" and
read down from there. Other subsections are Everett Sewage Treatment
Ponds, Spencer Island, Everett Waterfront, and Tulalip Bay.

And if, after you've birded any of these sites, you discover anything
other birders would be interested to know, be sure to post a comment on
this Snoqualmie Valley to Everett section of the website!

And good birding!

Jane Hadley
Seattle, WA


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> A friend and I would like to head out for a day of birding this weekend and are looking for recommendations of places primarily west half, and south-to-mid Snohomish County that don't require too much strenuous hiking (weak knee) or too remote. Can walk and mild up and down for several miles is okay. Just looking for pleasant day where good chance to see variety, if possible, with a safe place to leave the car. Of course we know no guarantees possible! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Date: 6/9/17 11:27 am
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
A friend and I would like to head out for a day of birding this weekend and are looking for recommendations of places primarily west half, and south-to-mid Snohomish County that don't require too much strenuous hiking (weak knee) or too remote. Can walk and mild up and down for several miles is okay. Just looking for pleasant day where good chance to see variety, if possible, with a safe place to leave the car. Of course we know no guarantees possible! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Dee Warnock
Edmonds
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Date: 6/9/17 9:46 am
From: Mark Ahlness <mahlness...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tree removal in Lincoln Park, Seattle
Seattle Nature Alliance just sent in a request that Seattle Parks and
Recreation delay its removal of 91 trees in Lincoln Park. We are asking
them to wait until after Labor Day. A major concern is disruption to
nesting birds. Here's a link to our letter: https://goo.gl/znRmbU

Mark Ahlness
https://seattlenaturealliance.org
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Date: 6/8/17 8:33 pm
From: Gary Wiles <wilesharkey...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI: Bank Swallow colonies in western Washington
Tweeters, Kelly McAllister and I are again conducting an inventoryof nesting colonies of Bank Swallows in western Washington this year. We’re interested in obtaining breeding colony records in this half of the statefrom readers of Tweeters who haven't already posted their observations oneBird.  We’d like to receive information on the locations of colonies (asexact as possible so that we can visit the sites), as well as dates visited andnumbers of burrows counted for 2017 and any past years.  Data from pastyears will help inform us of how long specific sites have been occupied. So far, nearly all of our known colonies are located in the counties flankingthe western Cascades, thus we’re especially interested in hearing about sitespresent in Pacific, Wahkiakum, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam,Island, and San Juan counties.  Please contact me with your information <atwilesharkey...>  Thanks for your help.  Gary WilesOlympia, <WAwilesharkey...>
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Date: 6/8/17 4:57 pm
From: D R <somegum2...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay In Wallingford

Hi Steve,
There is a pair that lives in my Wallingford neighborhood. I see them along Whitman from 45th down to 40th, but mostly near the corner of Whitman and Allen. The chickadee-eating tree was at Whitman and Motor. Maybe this is officially East Fremont, but is essentially in Wallingford.
Dave Robichaud
Wallingford




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I’ve never seen a Scrub Jay in Wallingford. Where did you see it? Stellar Jays are quite common, though.
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Date: 6/8/17 4:33 pm
From: Steve Krival <stevekrival...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay In Wallingford
I've never seen a Scrub Jay in Wallingford. Where did you see it? Stellar Jays are quite common, though.

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Date: 6/8/17 3:09 pm
From: Maxine Reid <baconmf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: am. White pelicans at Tulalip bay.
Sadly they flew north from the bay...
Maxine Reid

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Date: 6/8/17 2:49 pm
From: Maxine Reid <baconmf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Am. White pelicans i. Tulalip bay now-2:45pm, june8
Hi tweeters
50-60 seen sitting about 200 yards away n front of our house at east end of the bay.
On the small spit easily seen from tribal center or along Mission beach road.
Cheers,Maxine reid

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Date: 6/8/17 1:38 pm
From: Christine Southwick <clsouth...>
Subject: [Tweeters] COLLECT DATA WHICH PROTECTS SONGBIRD HABITATS!
Weekender Bander Class Aug 18, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2017

Training by Puget Sound Bird Observatory banders

PSBO President, Christine Southwick, will teach a beginners banding course at the Willow Creek Hatchery in Edmonds, Washington where on-site native plant gardens and the nearby Edmonds Marsh support a variety of resident and migrating birds.

Instruction follows the North American Banding Council (NABC) guidelines and includes

Five full days of classroom/field instruction.

This is an introductory course which covers netting and trapping techniques, safe removal of birds from mist nets, proper handling, processing (including biometrics, ageing, sexing, and skulling), data management, relations with the public, and the American Birding Association's Banders Code of Ethics.

For more info go to: pugetsoundbirds.org

or email: <contact...> or myself.

Christine Southwick
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Date: 6/8/17 1:02 pm
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-08
Tweets – we had nothing but light rain and drizzle today, and it really hid the birds. Low species count for the day, and many of those heard-only. Just not that many birds wanting to be found.

Highlights:
a.. Wood Duck – female sitting on a pile of ducklings at Rowing Club, same as last week
b.. Band-tailed Pigeon – at least 20
c.. BLACK SWIFT – perhaps a dozen, despite the drizzle
d.. ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER – in dying cherry trees along trail below the weir – strange location
e.. Wilson’s Warbler – one heard near east end of boardwalk. Probably won’t have another until the end of July, as they don’t nest in the park
f.. Lazuli Bunting – male chasing female around the north edge of the East Meadow
The baby GREAT BLUE HERONS are getting very large at the heronry.

The highlights list was rather short today, and the species count was just 54 (down from 71 last week).

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Date: 6/8/17 11:29 am
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Vaux's Happening
At least 100, maybe twice that, Vaux’s Swifts are holed up in the Wagner roost waiting out the rain. I can see them with a remote ip camera view but you can’t because our WildEarth live streamer is having all kind of problems. Some rainy days in the second week of June the roost will have thousands.

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Date: 6/8/17 11:17 am
From: Joan Miller <jemskink...>
Subject: [Tweeters] ID Help, Female Cowbird?
Hi Tweets,

This bird showed up at my feeder just now and it really stumped me. Look at
that bill! I knew that would be the telling clue. I guessed it was a female
or juvenile something, in the Icterid family. Perusing my Sibley, I focused
on the cowbirds. I believe it's a female Brown-headed, Pacific/Mexican.
I've never seen cowbirds in my yard before!

Here are some shots:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103959334@N02/albums/72157684724036416

Also, last night I thought I suddenly heard a nighthawk flying by.
Unfortunately, it only happened once. Anyone else hear or see any in
Seattle? I really miss them, having moved from the east coast.

Joan Miller
West Seattle
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Date: 6/8/17 9:10 am
From: Mike Fite <fitemf...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay eats Chickadee
Hello Tweets,
Several years ago I saw in my yard a Blue Jay fly by with a Carolina Wren’s fledgling in its mouth.
Fish Crows readily raid the nests of other birds here. This behavior seems to be typical of family Corvidae .
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> 4. need a good documentary on owls (Theresa Simendinger)
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> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 14:53:18 -0700
> From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's
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> Hello Tweets,
> House Wren has been a pretty uncommon bird in Snohomish county,
> traditionally. WABirder checklists list it as a 3 (harder to find,
> usually seen annually) which is its status in most western Washington
> counties. Typically it is found on the margins of the county in places
> like Darrington, Stanwood, and in clearcuts around foothills of the
> cascades. Last year Dave Slager found a singing male on his breeding
> bird survey route near Fobes road in northeast Snohomish, which at the
> time seemed like a fairly random, but appreciated, deviation from the
> norm.
>
> In mid-May of this year after a successful trip to Fobes Rd looking
> for the first Eastern Kingbirds of the season, I happened upon a
> singing House Wren a few miles from Dave's sighting last year. Last
> week I drove the area again and found at least two more singing males.
> Dave found another on his BBS route last Saturday, and this morning I
> found yet another. So as of today there are five singing males on
> territory in this area. Given that my survey method of driving around
> slowly with my windows open will only find males that happen to be
> singing close enough to the road to be heard within a fairly small
> window, I suspect this may only be a small sample of the birds
> present. Presumably there are females present as well.
>
> It'll be curious to see if this species maintains or increases its
> foothold in the next few years,
>
> I also found a couple Lazuli's singing, which seem to be another
> uncommon species with a fairly good foothold in this area.
>
> Josh Adams
> Cathcart, WA
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> Subject: [Tweeters] Renton Boeing Falcon.
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> Observed one of our resident Peregrins taking a ride on an overhead crane. Saw the bird settle on one of the cranes safety railings. I figured as soon as the crane moves then the bird would fly off. Nope. Just sat there and enjoyed the ride. Even when the crane cab came past the bird It remained happy to sit on the railing giving the crane operator great looks. If only we were allowed cameras.
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> From: "Betty " <bettinab39...>
> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's
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> I am a ways from Snohomish county. I am in Chimacum, Jefferson county. I have a house wren nesting in one of my bird houses!
> First time I have had one in the 26 years that I have been here.
> Betty
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> Hello Tweets,
> House Wren has been a pretty uncommon bird in Snohomish county, traditionally. WABirder checklists list it as a 3 (harder to find, usually seen annually) which is its status in most western Washington counties. Typically it is found on the margins of the county in places like Darrington, Stanwood, and in clearcuts around foothills of the cascades. Last year Dave Slager found a singing male on his breeding bird survey route near Fobes road in northeast Snohomish, which at the time seemed like a fairly random, but appreciated, deviation from the norm.
>
> In mid-May of this year after a successful trip to Fobes Rd looking for the first Eastern Kingbirds of the season, I happened upon a singing House Wren a few miles from Dave's sighting last year. Last week I drove the area again and found at least two more singing males.
> Dave found another on his BBS route last Saturday, and this morning I found yet another. So as of today there are five singing males on territory in this area. Given that my survey method of driving around slowly with my windows open will only find males that happen to be singing close enough to the road to be heard within a fairly small window, I suspect this may only be a small sample of the birds present. Presumably there are females present as well.
>
> It'll be curious to see if this species maintains or increases its foothold in the next few years,
>
> I also found a couple Lazuli's singing, which seem to be another uncommon species with a fairly good foothold in this area.
>
> Josh Adams
> Cathcart, WA
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> Subject: [Tweeters] need a good documentary on owls
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> Hello Bird Fans:
> Does anyone know of a good documentary film on Owls?
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> From: Dayna yalowicki <dlwicki...>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Great Horned Owl Ruckus
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> A Great Horned Owl is sitting in a tree in some woods by my house and crows have been harassing it since 6:30 this morning, never letting up, squawking and dive bombing all day, it's now 6:00 p.m. Is the time length of this harassment normal? Just wondering if he might be injured and unable to fly away.
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> Here's one for the Chickadees... This morning from inside my house I saw a moth trapped between my window and screen. I went outside through my back door, removed the screen, and the moth quickly flew out, zipped away to the north. I came back inside. About 15 minutes later my husband, Jerry, walks up to the same back door and says "Who's this?" Evidently the moth had zipped into the house and sort of collapsed on the floor. Jerry picked up the moth and gently gave the moth flight back into the yard. As the moth was just taking wing a chickadee swooped in and nailed the moth. The chickadee landed in a rhododendron with the moth. Over the past several days we have had chickadee parents, both Chestnut-backed and Black-capped feeding their young in the trees around our feeders. One lucky chickadee family shared the unlucky moth.
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> -Marcy D'Addio
> Redmond, WA
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> Hi Tweets.
> I was walking with my dog here in Wallingford when a scrub jay flew past carrying something. He landed in a low tree and I saw that he held a dead chickadee! I watched him pulling off feathers. At one point the chickadee's head broke off. The jay had one foot on a branch and one foot holding the chickadee body and the head in his beak. I wondered what he would do next: eat the head whole? Drop the head to continue working on the body? I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when he leaned over and tucked the head into the crook of a branch. Satisfied that the head was not going anywhere, he turned his attention back to the body. Yummy red stuff in there! The bird flew off but retuned later for the head which it carried away.
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Date: 6/8/17 8:45 am
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nighthawks and Poorwills
Last night I visited Robinson Canyon hoping to find Common Nighthawks and Common Poorwills.  Great start when I got to the closed gate and another birder was there opening it.  Turned out it was Steve Pink who was there with wife Connie.  Three Edmonds birders intersecting 100 miles from home.
At about 8:45 we heard our first Nighthawks calling overhead.  I thought I had heard one 15 minutes earlier as I was leaving the paved road but not sure.  We saw two flying overhead and heard a third at the same time so I am sure there were three and probably 4 or more.  I think these may be the first Nighthawks at Robinson Canyon at least per Ebird this year.  My earliest Nighthawk in Washington was on June 3rd in both 2014 and 2015.
At about 9:10 we heard our first Common Poorwill call from the canyon walls.  We heard at least 3 and probably 4 call at the same time from a different spot after we moved ourselves.  Later on the way out I heard another 2 or 3 Poorwills calling at different spots including one very close to the road where the paving starts.  I had no visuals but a bit later Steve and Connie had one on the road.  Best guess is that there were at least 6 and maybe 7 Common Poorwills.  I have had them in Washington before as early as May 16th.
There were tons of flying insects including moths at Robinson Canyon.

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Date: 6/8/17 8:25 am
From: Randy Hill <re_hill...>
Subject: [Tweeters] swan at Ridgefield NWR
There have been several reports of the continuing swan at the River S Unit
of Ridgefield NWR. In April there were two lingering swans, but to my
knowledge there is only one remaining since early May. Sun position,
distance, muddy head, etc. have contributed to uncertainty. The last photos
that I am aware of were posted to ebird by Glenn Etter to the following link
and indicate Trumpeter Swan, verified by Gary Ivey who banded many at
Malheur NWR.




22 May 2017 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37082734>



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Date: 6/8/17 7:53 am
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] NIsqually NWR 6/7/17
Tweets,

Yesterday 30 of us enjoyed a good walk at Nisqually. It was mostly sunny
and warm and pretty vocal. Lots of bird noises which was good because
things were hard to see in all the foliage. We had a -0.7 low tide at 11:28
so lots of mud in the reclamation area.

Highlights included GREAT HORNED OWLETS, lots of FLYCATCHERS, and great
views of BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK. There was a significant lack of waterfowl
on the refuge.

The GREAT HORNED OWLETS are moving around quite a bit and were seen inside
the boardwalk in the stand of big leafed maples just past the woodland stub
along the east side of the refuge. Two young were seen and it was reported
that one of the adults flew by before the group got there.

We had several sightings of both WILLOW FLYCATCHERS and WESTERN WOOD
PEEWEES and Jon heard an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER calling on the west side of
McAllister Creek.

The BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS were seen near the picnic area near the twin
barns and also from the viewing platform at the twin barns.

The only waterfowl seen were some CANADA GEESE with young, MALLARDS and
female HOODED MERGANSERS. The goslings were the only baby waterfowl seen.

For the day I had 41 species and still have 112 for the year. Mammals seen
included DOUGLAS SQUIRREL, GRAY SQUIRREL, COTTONTAILED RABBIT, and MUSKRAT.

Until next week,,,

Phil Kelley
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Lacey, WA

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Date: 6/8/17 7:25 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] In Search of the Elusive Pink-Headed Duck
hello everyone,

here's an interesting story about a man who has spent years trying to find
the extinct (?) pink-headed duck. lots of pretty pictures. no live ducks,
though!

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pink-headed-duck-search-lost-species-extinct

“I inherited my grandfather’s instincts as an explorer,” he says. “I think
a lot of it was … I wasn’t doing very much. I didn’t really feel fulfilled.
The pink-headed duck is like some sort of mythical thing. It is so iconic
and beautiful.” The idea of finding something missing for so many years
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Date: 6/8/17 7:17 am
From: Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Chats as Night Singers | BirdNote
Here's some background on why it is thought chats sing at night.

Bob Sundstrom

http://www.birdnote.org/show/night-singers




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Date: 6/8/17 2:29 am
From: <notcalm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Return of the Magnificent Nighthawks
Tweeters,
I saw many nighhawks flying, calling, interacting and feeding Tuesday evening in several areas of Eastern WA. The previous evening, I heard one, well after sunset.
For me, they are the official start of Summer. One of my very favorite species. I tried to film them for awhile and finally stopped and watched them through my binocs for a long time. Really magnificent bird.
Also, many chats were on their territories- belting out their many interesting songs- even in the middle of the night. I have often heard them call though out the night at this time of year.
Dan Reiff

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Date: 6/7/17 11:05 pm
From: Steve Pink <pirangas...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White faced Ibis over North Potholes

Hi,

Connie and I observed 6 White-faced Ibis flying very high over North Potholes. They circled and kept going east.

Cheers and good birding

Steve

Steve Pink, Edmonds


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Date: 6/7/17 10:33 pm
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: [Tweeters] No crossbill
Sorry if anyone tried to find the Red Crossbill that showed up on my eBird
list this morning. Just a mistake on my eBird mobile. I just caught the
error and deleted it from my checklist.

Phil Dickinson

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Date: 6/7/17 2:37 pm
From: Joe Sweeney <sweeneyfit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marbled Murrelets @ Richmond Beach
In case youve been wanting to see some MARBLED MURRELETS, they have been consistently present during the past 3 weeks at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline.

If you scan the waters of Puget Sound and dont spot any, be patient. They may be submerged, so give them time to pop up into view. A scope is always helpful, of course, if you have one, yet this morning the murrelets were surprisingly close to shore.

Between 9am and 10am this morning, I observed 7 Marbled Murrelets, the most Ive ever seen anywhere.

To view a few photos, click on my eBird checklist below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37455492

Joe Sweeney
NE Seattle, WA
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Date: 6/7/17 12:05 pm
From: Lorna Tangren <kloshe...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia warbler singing in our East Wenatchee yard just now (5/7/2017). Heard the song, but had trouble tracking it down as it stayed near the tops of the spruce and fir trees. Finally got a glimpse of the bird with heavily black streaked yellow underparts and a grayish head. I also recorded about two minutes of the song with an iPhone.

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Date: 6/7/17 8:24 am
From: tredick christina <cjt37...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Burrowing owls of e wa

Hi tweeters I am planning a trip over to e wa and would like directions to the burrowing owlsHope you have a lovely birding dayChristina Woodinville
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Date: 6/6/17 9:44 pm
From: Tim Billo <timbillo...>
Subject: [Tweeters] 14 American White Pelicans at UW Seattle Campus
14 American white pelicans soaring over UW Seattle campus and Lake Union,
June 6th 12PM.



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Date: 6/6/17 7:29 pm
From: JERRY D AND MARCENE D'ADDIO <jmdaddio...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay eats a bird
Here's one for the Chickadees... This morning from inside my house I saw a moth trapped between my window and screen. I went outside through my back door, removed the screen, and the moth quickly flew out, zipped away to the north. I came back inside. About 15 minutes later my husband, Jerry, walks up to the same back door and says "Who's this?" Evidently the moth had zipped into the house and sort of collapsed on the floor. Jerry picked up the moth and gently gave the moth flight back into the yard. As the moth was just taking wing a chickadee swooped in and nailed the moth. The chickadee landed in a rhododendron with the moth. Over the past several days we have had chickadee parents, both Chestnut-backed and Black-capped feeding their young in the trees around our feeders. One lucky chickadee family shared the unlucky moth.

-Marcy D'Addio
Redmond, WA
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Hi Tweets.
I was walking with my dog here in Wallingford when a scrub jay flew past carrying something. He landed in a low tree and I saw that he held a dead chickadee! I watched him pulling off feathers. At one point the chickadee's head broke off. The jay had one foot on a branch and one foot holding the chickadee body and the head in his beak. I wondered what he would do next: eat the head whole? Drop the head to continue working on the body? I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when he leaned over and tucked the head into the crook of a branch. Satisfied that the head was not going anywhere, he turned his attention back to the body. Yummy red stuff in there! The bird flew off but retuned later for the head which it carried away.
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Date: 6/6/17 6:09 pm
From: Dayna yalowicki <dlwicki...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Horned Owl Ruckus
A Great Horned Owl is sitting in a tree in some woods by my house and crows have been harassing it since 6:30 this morning, never letting up, squawking and dive bombing all day, it's now 6:00 p.m. Is the time length of this harassment normal? Just wondering if he might be injured and unable to fly away.

Dayna Yalowicki
Bothell, Wa

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Date: 6/6/17 5:53 pm
From: Theresa Simendinger <cowgirltns...>
Subject: [Tweeters] need a good documentary on owls
Hello Bird Fans:
Does anyone know of a good documentary film on Owls?
or flying night creatures…Owls, bats


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Date: 6/6/17 4:34 pm
From: Betty <bettinab39...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's
I am a ways from Snohomish county. I am in Chimacum, Jefferson county. I have a house wren nesting in one of my bird houses!
First time I have had one in the 26 years that I have been here.
Betty
Chimacum Wa.

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Subject: [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's

Hello Tweets,
House Wren has been a pretty uncommon bird in Snohomish county, traditionally. WABirder checklists list it as a 3 (harder to find, usually seen annually) which is its status in most western Washington counties. Typically it is found on the margins of the county in places like Darrington, Stanwood, and in clearcuts around foothills of the cascades. Last year Dave Slager found a singing male on his breeding bird survey route near Fobes road in northeast Snohomish, which at the time seemed like a fairly random, but appreciated, deviation from the norm.

In mid-May of this year after a successful trip to Fobes Rd looking for the first Eastern Kingbirds of the season, I happened upon a singing House Wren a few miles from Dave's sighting last year. Last week I drove the area again and found at least two more singing males.
Dave found another on his BBS route last Saturday, and this morning I found yet another. So as of today there are five singing males on territory in this area. Given that my survey method of driving around slowly with my windows open will only find males that happen to be singing close enough to the road to be heard within a fairly small window, I suspect this may only be a small sample of the birds present. Presumably there are females present as well.

It'll be curious to see if this species maintains or increases its foothold in the next few years,

I also found a couple Lazuli's singing, which seem to be another uncommon species with a fairly good foothold in this area.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA
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Date: 6/6/17 4:17 pm
From: mark girling <markgirling...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Renton Boeing Falcon.
Observed one of our resident Peregrins taking a ride on an overhead crane. Saw the bird settle on one of the cranes safety railings. I figured as soon as the crane moves then the bird would fly off. Nope. Just sat there and enjoyed the ride. Even when the crane cab came past the bird It remained happy to sit on the railing giving the crane operator great looks. If only we were allowed cameras.
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Date: 6/6/17 2:57 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fobes Hill (Snohomish Co) House Wren's
Hello Tweets,
House Wren has been a pretty uncommon bird in Snohomish county,
traditionally. WABirder checklists list it as a 3 (harder to find,
usually seen annually) which is its status in most western Washington
counties. Typically it is found on the margins of the county in places
like Darrington, Stanwood, and in clearcuts around foothills of the
cascades. Last year Dave Slager found a singing male on his breeding
bird survey route near Fobes road in northeast Snohomish, which at the
time seemed like a fairly random, but appreciated, deviation from the
norm.

In mid-May of this year after a successful trip to Fobes Rd looking
for the first Eastern Kingbirds of the season, I happened upon a
singing House Wren a few miles from Dave's sighting last year. Last
week I drove the area again and found at least two more singing males.
Dave found another on his BBS route last Saturday, and this morning I
found yet another. So as of today there are five singing males on
territory in this area. Given that my survey method of driving around
slowly with my windows open will only find males that happen to be
singing close enough to the road to be heard within a fairly small
window, I suspect this may only be a small sample of the birds
present. Presumably there are females present as well.

It'll be curious to see if this species maintains or increases its
foothold in the next few years,

I also found a couple Lazuli's singing, which seem to be another
uncommon species with a fairly good foothold in this area.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA
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Date: 6/6/17 10:28 am
From: Sasha McGuire <mcguires...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Connie Sidles: Bird Babies
Connie Sidles will be teaching a class on "Bird Babies" next month at the UW Botanic Gardens (Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle).

Here is the information:

Bird Babies
Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:30pm

June is baby month in the Union Bay Natural Area (aka Montlake Fill), and it isn't the stork that brings us bundles of joy. It's Ospreys, Bald Eagles, sparrows, waterfowl, wrens, and a host of other avian species. Come hear master birder and author Connie Sidles tell you about how birds raise their young from egg to adult. Connie's one-hour talk will conclude with a walk out to see the Osprey nest pole on the Loop Trail at the Fill. It's an easy, mostly flat walk of about 1/4 mile. Wear appropriate walking shoes, bring binoculars if you have them, and be prepared to be wowed by the abundance of nascent life in the wilds of our city.

Instructor Constance Sidles is a master birder, former board member of Seattle Audubon Society, co-chair of Seattle Audubon's Urban Nature Work Group, and an award-winning nature author. Cost: $15



Register online: http://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Bird-Babies-P1531C265.aspx

or call 206-685-8033



Hope to see you there!

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Date: 6/6/17 9:29 am
From: D R <somegum2...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Scrub Jay eats a bird
Hi Tweets.
I was walking with my dog here in Wallingford when a scrub jay flew past carrying something. He landed in a low tree and I saw that he held a dead chickadee! I watched him pulling off feathers. At one point the chickadee's head broke off. The jay had one foot on a branch and one foot holding the chickadee body and the head in his beak. I wondered what he would do next: eat the head whole? Drop the head to continue working on the body? I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when he leaned over and tucked the head into the crook of a branch. Satisfied that the head was not going anywhere, he turned his attention back to the body. Yummy red stuff in there! The bird flew off but retuned later for the head which it carried away.
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Date: 6/6/17 8:01 am
From: Rick Tyler <rhtyler...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Marymoor Eastern Kingbird and Ash-Throated Flycatcher
I couldn't find either bird this morning at Marymoor. Michael Hobbs was
arriving as I was leaving, so perhaps he will have more success.

Rick

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> Hello Tweets,
> Neither of these were my discovery, but I wanted to make sure they
> made there way here. Earlier today Jacob McGinnis reported an
> ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and EASTERN KINGBIRD in the east meadow of
> Marymoor Park in Redmond. Joshua Rudolph found them still there this
> afternoon. He was leaving when I arrived and pointed me in the
> direction he'd last seen the flycatcher. I got a couple brief looks,
> but couldn't relocate it after that. The kingbird was much more
> obliging. I ran into Kazuto Shibata who had photographed the
> Ash-Throated yesterday and today, so it may be worth trying to
> relocate in the morning.
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Date: 6/5/17 10:09 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Eastern Kingbird and Ash-Throated Flycatcher
Hello Tweets,
Neither of these were my discovery, but I wanted to make sure they
made there way here. Earlier today Jacob McGinnis reported an
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and EASTERN KINGBIRD in the east meadow of
Marymoor Park in Redmond. Joshua Rudolph found them still there this
afternoon. He was leaving when I arrived and pointed me in the
direction he'd last seen the flycatcher. I got a couple brief looks,
but couldn't relocate it after that. The kingbird was much more
obliging. I ran into Kazuto Shibata who had photographed the
Ash-Throated yesterday and today, so it may be worth trying to
relocate in the morning.

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Cathcart, WA
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Date: 6/5/17 9:13 pm
From: <festuca...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Keystone Breeding Bird Survey
No, not THAT Keystone - the one in eastern Washington!



Hi folks,



Yesterday, I ran the “Keystone” Breeding Bird Survey Route in Adams and Lincoln Counties (yes – there is a Keystone in eastern Washington!). I love getting over into the sagebrush steppe and wheat country, and getting the opportunity to go “Birding With A Purpose”.



Each year during the height of the avian breeding season, June for most of the U.S. and Canada, participants skilled in avian identification collect bird population data along roadside survey routes. Each survey route is 24.5 miles long with stops situated 1/2-mile apart. At each of the 50 stops, a 3-minute point count is conducted. During the count, every bird seen within a 1/4-mile radius or heard is recorded. Surveys start one-half hour before local sunrise and take about 5 hours to complete. Over 4,100 survey routes are located across the continental U.S. and Canada. For those wanting more information on the Survey (and potentially to volunteer for one of the vacant routes), I suggest going to the BBS Web Page at https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/



I stay in Ritzville for the night, as this count starts at Cow Lake, about 10 miles east of town, at 4:26 a.m. Driving out to the lake, there was lightning flashing on the horizon to the south & east, but the weather was perfect for the count – overcast so that it was not too hot, and light breeze with just a sprinkle of rain early on. The dawn song always impresses and delights me, and this year the curlews’ calls carried across the steppe, mingling with everything from Marsh Wrens, Coots and Yellow-headed Blackbirds to Meadowlarks, Sage Thrashers and Grasshopper Sparrows!



This has been a wet Spring in the Channeled Scablands, following a winter with lots of snow. There is water in ponds and potholes that have been dry for the past several years, and this is reflected in waterfowl and waterbirds seen in low spots between the "mima" mounds. Northern Pintails were new for this count, and I saw this species while scouting the area and birding after the count, so they may be breeding here in greater numbers than usual? I "missed" getting Avocets at Stop #17, where I'd seen them the evening before the count, and also missed getting Wilson's Phalaropes on the count - although I saw a pair along the roadside in-between stops, as well as while birding the area afterward.



The moisture is reflected in tall, full heads of wheat in the croplands, tall grass in the meadows and hayfields, and luxurious growth and beautiful flowers in the native sagebrush steppe. Curiously, this is the first time in years that I didn't see or hear coyotes along the route. Perhaps they are sleeping off meals of mice & voles - the fields and steppe have lots of the voles' holes and runways. I saw fewer deer along the route this year, perhaps reflecting the tough, cold winter they experienced.



Every few years, I have one of the local farmers spot me stopping and "glassing their homes, livestock and farm equipment". They hop in their pickups and roar out of the farmsteads or across the wheat stubble to check me out, citing issues with vandals and thieves. I always give them a quick briefing of my survey is about (noting that it is a timed count), sympathize with their concerns (noting that I grew up in farm country and understand their issues), and give them my name and phone number along with a printout from the BBS explaining the Survey. The gentleman who 'investigated' me this year was quite surprised when I told him I've been doing this route for over 20 years . . . "Huh! Never seen you here before this...."




In any event, it was a great day to spend birding!!



Best,

Jon. Anderson

OlyWA



Species list for the point count:



Gadwall - 7 at 5 stops

Mallard - 7 4

Northern Shoveler - 1 1

Northern Pintail - 4 2

Cinnamon Teal - 2 1

Redhead - 9 2

California Quail - 2 2

Ring-necked Pheasant - - 15 13

Rock Pigeon - 41 3

Eurasian Collared-Dove - - 3 2

Mourning Dove - 14 9

Common Nighthawk - 3 1

American Coot - 8 3

Killdeer - 3 2

Long-billed Curlew - 2 1

Ring-billed Gull - 52 17

California Gull - 2 1

Double-crested Corm. - 5 2

American White Pelican - 5 2

American Bittern - 1 1

Black-cr. Night-Heron - - 1 1

Swainson's Hawk - 12 9

Red-tailed Hawk - 2 2

American Kestrel - 2 2

Western Wood-Pewee - - 2 2

Willow Flycatcher - 2 2

Say's Phoebe - 6 3

Western Kingbird - 7 7

Eastern Kingbird - 1 1

Common Raven - 10 8

Horned Lark - 130 40

Violet-green Swallow - - 3 2

Bank Swallow - 3 1

Cliff Swallow - 54 7

Barn Swallow - 12 6

House Wren - 2 2

Marsh Wren - 2 1

American Robin - 5 5

Sage Thrasher - 2 2

European Starling - 119 9

House Sparrow - 5 2

House Finch - 2 1

American Goldfinch - 1 1

Brewer's Sparrow - 5 5

Vesper Sparrow - 34 21

Savannah Sparrow - 43 27

Grasshopper Sparrow - - 15 13

Red-winged Blackbird - - 36 10

Western Meadowlark - - 97 34

Yellow-headed Blackbird - 23 2

Brewer's Blackbird - 25 8

Brown-headed Cowbird - - 11 5

Total Species: 52 Total individuals: 860



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Date: 6/5/17 7:11 pm
From: rohan kamath <rohankamath88...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Great Gray Owl Video
Hi Tweeters,
Just wanted to share this video of the Great Gray Owl that I made over
Memorial Day weekend.
https://youtu.be/xC0cPa_z5IY

Thanks.


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Date: 6/5/17 11:41 am
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Correction -not COLE
Common Yellowthroat courtship observed at Magnuson -sorry for typo
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Date: 6/5/17 11:37 am
From: Dave Templeton <crazydave65...>
Subject: [Tweeters] sno falls peregrines
hi-

scott dodson posted video from yesterday of 4 eyasses at the falls on you
tube. fairly advanced age but have been well hidden in their iv[or]y
tower. if the link doesn't show/work, one can search four peregrine falcon
chicks snoqualmie falls june 4, 2017 and get the link that way. the
initial part of the video shows where the scrape is. the birds have used
that nest site often over the years, but the addition of ivy on the rock
wall makes it harder to find them.

as an (to me, at least) interesting aside, i read yesterday that the lip of
the falls used to be down at peregrine point and erosion has moved it well
upstream to the present location. in another 7,500 years or so the river
will finally hit softer ground and the falls will be replaced by rapids.
those geologists think in loooong terms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smPFhVhJ_cM

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t

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Date: 6/5/17 11:30 am
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Chat
Scott Ramos is oh so correct that patience is needed to locate this bird. (June 2 Tweeters).
The bird is present today seen late morning in 2-3 perching locations. Patience was aided today by long (60 min.) observation of COLE pair in courtship activity, as the Chat vocalized intermittently .
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Date: 6/5/17 9:10 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] An Old World Bird in a New World Rainforest
Hello everyone,

a piece that I wrote for nonprofit Think Tank, the Evolution Institute,
published today in their free online magazine, This View Of Life. My piece
is about a very perplexing songbird that lives in the Neotropics, but whose
closest genetic relatives live in Southeast Asia! How the heck did this
happen?

An Old World Bird in a New World Rainforest
https://evolution-institute.org/article/an-old-world-bird-in-a-new-world-rainforest/

i hope you enjoy this story.

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Date: 6/5/17 8:28 am
From: <cgluckman...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Malheur NWR
We're planning our 4th photo trip to Malheur at the end of this week. Anyone see anything unusual or have advice? Please reply off site.Thanks.


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Date: 6/5/17 2:44 am
From: Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] A Pectoral Sandpiper question, and Lesser pair very consistent now
Hello, I took the photo linked below at Thule Lodge in the Wrangell
Mountains when Mark and I were on our four day adventure....
I thought it was a Pectoral and it has been id'd as such, but after some
thought, how could it be a juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, when I took the
photo mid May, in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska, shouldn't it be in
breeding plumage by mid-May?
Any insight would be appreciated...
Vicki Biltz
Buckley, WA 98321

https://www.flickr.com/photos/saw-whets_new/34896949992/in/dateposted-public/

the Lesser Pair continues to feed off and on all day, sometimes the male
shows up alone...but the female is of course still very present. But for
those interested in seeing them, it can be off and on, so if you wanted to
get them on the Pierce County list, it would depend on how much time you
had to sit on a deck in Buckley to get it...



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Date: 6/4/17 9:17 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS Picture Night - Monday June 5
Tomorrow night, Monday June 5, is the last Washington Ornithological Society meeting for the season.  Bring your favorite pictures and stories to share.  A thumb drive would be great.
WOS meets the first Monday of the month at the Urban Horticultural Center at the Union Bay Natural Area.  All are welcome.  Social time starts at 7:00 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30.
Blair Bernson


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Date: 6/4/17 6:05 pm
From: Eric Ellingson <abriteway...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Redhead, Canvasback & banded Harlequin, Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA
OMG a Redhead! No it was only a Canvasback sitting close up on a log next to a Harlequin Duck and a scaup. Looking further out into the marina another red headed duck. This one was with a scaup and was a Redhead. A first in this county for me.


To add further interest the Harlequin Duck next to the Canvasback has a silver band and appears in a couple photos to have a wire transmitter off its tail.


https://flic.kr/p/UfmQ5R

[X]Redhead<https://flic.kr/p/UfmQ5R>
Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA. New county bird for me!

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4265/34293046873_15a2d8ed80_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/34293046873/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4265/34293046873_15a2d8ed80_b.jpg]



https://flic.kr/p/VtW5F4
[X]Canvasback<https://flic.kr/p/VtW5F4>
Drayton Harbor, Blaine WA. The Harlequin Duck looks to have a silver band and a wire transmitter off it's tail too.

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/35103005865_12056c776d_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/35103005865/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/35103005865_12056c776d_b.jpg]








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Date: 6/4/17 12:22 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/05/new-title_30.html

2) Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title.html

3) Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title_1.html

4) A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-title_3.html

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Date: 6/4/17 9:02 am
From: Tom Mansfield <birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Mason County Chats
As of the time of this post (Sunday 6/4) Terry Sisson and I are listening to 2 Yellow-breasted Chat at the location near Shelton described by Matt Bartels in his post last night. Congrats to Matt for this County First record.

Tom Mansfield on site

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Date: 6/3/17 10:17 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 2 June 2017
After missing regular walks at Magnuson for 4 weeks, it has been fun to get back into the swing of things with so many recent arrivals of both the expected and surprising sort. And the meadows have started to dry to the point that waterproof footwear is no longer necessary. New and notable include:

California Quail - heard or seen in 3 different locations; could have several families this year
Ring-necked Pheasant - continues; NOAA meadow
Cooper’s Hawk - their nest is so high in the trees this year, we can’t always see if anyone is at home, but activity continues on Promontory Point
Barn Owl - it seems only the community center box has a family this year; the fledglings are showing their curiosity of the world outside the box:
https://youtu.be/zjwSx0w-juc <https://youtu.be/zjwSx0w-juc>
Flycatchers - Western Wood-Pewee, Willow and Pacific-slope Flycatchers were all seen/heard today
Warblers - Orange-crowned and Yellow Warblers were foraging with Chestnut-backed Chickadees at the Entrance Pond; also, several Common Yellowthroat
Western Tanager and Black-headed Grosbeak are back (as well as Bullock’s Oriole—third-hand report)

But the star of the week has been the rare appearance of a Yellow-breasted Chat. It first made its presence known a week ago
https://youtu.be/dT9TRhK9pr0
and was still being heard today. Recordings of different call sequences are included in the checklists for last Friday (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37152836 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37152836>) and this morning (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37335972 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37335972>).

For the day 58 species. Mammals included squirrel, bunnies (lots!) and Coyote.
Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37336011 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37336011>
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Date: 6/3/17 8:45 pm
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Yellow-breasted Chat in Mason Co [6/2/17]
Hi al -
Amidst a fun day of birding around southern Mason County, I came across a Yellow-breasted Chat singing away - apparently a county first!
The Chat was singing away on Deegan Rd, right where the power line cut comes through —this is about 8/10 of a mile south from the road to Matlock off 101, just south of Shelton.

Good birding,

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Date: 6/3/17 5:42 pm
From: J <grunt365...>
Subject: [Tweeters] King Co. Ash Throated Flycatcher, YES
Connie, Ryan, and I were fortunate to relocate the Ash throated flycatcher (reported earlier) at Montlake Fill. It has been flying in the general vicinity of the osprey nest pole and the pond just adjacent to the west. Photos to be posted with ebird report.

Good birding,

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Date: 6/3/17 5:29 pm
From: Bruce LaBar <blabar...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Added pelagic trip, June 25, 2017, Westport Seabirds.
Our regular scheduled pelagic trip on June 24 is sold out. Phil and Chris Anderson have added another on the 25th because of demand. There are still some spaces left for this trip.
If interested please check our website for reservations and information. www.westportseabirds.com
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Date: 6/3/17 2:13 pm
From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Yellow-breasted Chat
Hello Tweets,

The Yellow-breasted Chat called briefly for me in the rose bushes at the southeast corner of Field 5 in Magnuson Park about 40 minutes ago. Nice King lifer! The microhabitat was remarkably similar to the riparian bushes where I saw a couple Chats at Wenas just this past weekend.

A brief check for the possible Bobolink revealed nothing, but nesting Pied-billed Grebes are always a joy to see.

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Date: 6/3/17 1:45 pm
From: William Driskell <bdriskell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] ash-throated flycatcher at Union Bay/Montlake fill
A single ash-throated flycatcher was observed and photo'd near the loop
trail on the southwest corner of center pond (in the scrub just west of
the drainpipe under the path). It was also atop the single trees on the
grassy knoll towards the osprey nest. Mutually observing, photographing
and surging adrenalin were Inge Watson and Chris xx.

Current hotspot reports show them only appearing around Yakima.
WABirder's King Co list gives them a Rare (5+).

Also, a yellow-headed blackbird female, first spotted last Sunday, was
seen this morning in the same general area (grassy knoll and SW center
pond).

flycatcher photos pdf at
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wr9xv5k01vb9jwy/ash-throated%20flycatcher_Montlake%20fill.pdf?dl=0

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Date: 6/3/17 1:22 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Playing With Fire
Tweeters,

Do not be confused. Even though this post is primarily about crows and the food they eat it is NOT about crows learning to cook. That would require more than a single post. Crows cooking would probably require a full book to do the concept justice. I hope you enjoy the post!

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/playing-with-fire.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/playing-with-fire.html>

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

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Date: 6/3/17 12:06 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of June 4, 2017
Hello, Tweeters,

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* Oxpeckers -- Helpful or Otherwise?
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* Sky Lark - With Aretha Franklin
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* Bird Songs Reflect the Environment
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* Snow Melting into Music
-- Featuring the Work of Gordon Hempton
http://bit.ly/T065gL
* Which Bird Has the Most Feathers?
http://bit.ly/2sootlY
* Hermit Thrush, Ethereal Singer
http://bit.ly/1IkkFUZ
* The Arctic Plain in June, With Gerrit Vyn
http://bit.ly/1SSB8od
* Nest Building - A Big Job!
http://bit.ly/1q5TG5U
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Date: 6/3/17 9:49 am
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] B.C. Bullfinch update
HI ALL:
Saw this posted on the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook page (via Josh
Adams): Update from the BC RBA page: "Update: It is banded and has a red
metal band that reads CACC 15 and is most likely an escapee from the
Canadian Association of Coloured Bred Canaries. I will contact them to
confirm it."

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Date: 6/3/17 8:17 am
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eurasian Bullfinch
Being seen at same location in Vancouver B.C. this morning.

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Date: 6/2/17 9:26 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BC Rare Bird Alert: RBA: EURASIAN BULLFINCH in Vancouver - June 2nd
http://bcbirdalert.blogspot.com/2017/06/rba-eurasian-bullfinch-in-vancouver.html
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Date: 6/2/17 8:42 pm
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Bobolink - ?
To clarify my previous posting, I failed in the attached post to say where
I was -- this sighting took place in Magnuson Park in Seattle WA this
morning. I see range maps showing breeding populations in eastern &
east-central Washington, but still a couple of ecological zones & a
mountain range from where this sighting was.

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 4:27 PM, J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
wrote:

> this morning I saw what appeared to be a male Bobolink fly over the
> eastern most of the Promontory Ponds, right over the Pied-billed Grebe. It
> flew from south to north, into the trees on the north edge of the pond.
> I'm an eastern birder, and familiar with Bobolink, and the back pattern of
> the make is pretty unique, but this bird would be way out of range, and I
> only got a 2 second glance. what else might it have been?
>
> Chris Kessler
>
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Date: 6/2/17 7:49 pm
From: <johntubbs...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Acorn Woodpecker at Lyle-Balch Cemetery
Hi folks,

Trisha and I spent several days in the Columbia Gorge (Maryhill State Park) birding various locations. One of my favorite places in Klickitat County is Lyle-Balch Cemetery, near Balch Lake. It has always been birdy when I've visited and is in the area where Acorn Woodpeckers are a possibility. Until this trip, I had not been fortunate enough to find one. This trip, Thursday June 1st, we were almost finished birding the location when I saw a woodpecker fly from the direction of Balch Lake past the 'back' side of the cemetery (opposite the road and gate). The pattern of the woodpecker was striking and I immediately thought Acorn Woodpecker. I hadn't seen where it landed but upon looking, found it on top of a wood power pole behind the cemetery, out in the open. It cooperated for photos, which are included in my ebird checklist for that visit. I'm in the process as I write this of adding additional ebird reports - we didn't have sufficient connectivity to upload lists the same day. We also spent a great morning birding Rock Creek Road/Canyon, which produced some interesting species as well.

The ebird checklist containing the Acorn Woodpecker is at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37344088 .

John Tubbs
Lacey, WA
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Date: 6/2/17 4:29 pm
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bobolink - ?
this morning I saw what appeared to be a male Bobolink fly over the eastern
most of the Promontory Ponds, right over the Pied-billed Grebe. It flew
from south to north, into the trees on the north edge of the pond. I'm an
eastern birder, and familiar with Bobolink, and the back pattern of the
make is pretty unique, but this bird would be way out of range, and I only
got a 2 second glance. what else might it have been?

Chris Kessler

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Date: 6/2/17 3:38 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Western Field Ornithologists conference this August in Pueblo, Colorado
All,


Here's information on an upcoming annual Western Field Ornithologists
conference this August in Pueblo, Colorado:

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Western Field Ornithologists Ornithology Conference @ Pueblo, Colorado
August
16-20, 2017

WFO returns to Colorado for the first time in many years, where there are
many species that don’t occur in the Far West, including many species of
workshop and field trip leaders! Within Colorado, a wide variety of
habitats and species near Pueblo is one of the main reasons this venue was
selected for WFO’s annual conference. Another reason is accommodations at
the Marriott Hotel. It is located by a walkway to the Pueblo Convention
Center, where all activities will be held--workshops, banquet, reception,
and exhibitors.

Dr. Lauryn Benedict, an expert on animal communication and social behavior,
will be our keynote speaker, speaking on “He Sings, She Sings: Female
Songbirds in Your Backyard.” Her main research is of bird song for
understanding how signals evolve in nature. To understand song function,
she examines how individuals use vocal signals within environmental and
social contexts. She also studies larger patterns of song evolution by
measuring how songs vary through time and space, both within and between
species. Some of her current projects examine the function and evolution of
song and duets among Colorado wren species, New World sparrows, and Old
World warblers. Lauryn is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the
University of Northern Colorado. Lauryn also will be giving a workshop,
“Birds from the Inside Out,” which will focus on how avian anatomy produces
identifying characteristics.

Furthering our understanding of birdsong, Nathan Pieplow’s workshop is
“Identifying Birds by Their Sounds.” Nathan is the author of the recently
released Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. He
also will be presenting his annual “Bird Sound Identification: Team
Challenge.” Of course, to learn identification visually, Ed Harper will be
presenting his Bird Photo ID Panel.”

Other workshops will focus on how to find birds by learning “What do Birds
Eat?” by entomologist Dave Leatherman, “How to Make, Edit, Share, and
Publish Bird Vocalizations” by Ted Floyd, “The Ins and Outs of eBird: from
the Basics to Advanced Use and Application,” by Scott Somershoe, and
“Identification of Shorebirds,” by Jon Dunn.

*Registration for WFO's 42nd Conference, **16-20 August 2017** in Pueblo,
CO, is now open. To register go to the Annual Conference page on our web
site (http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php
<http://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=4JNuY&mc=I9&s=Rx6E5&u=BYPG&y=U&>)*

Frances Oliver
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Date: 6/2/17 3:29 pm
From: <festuca...>
Subject: [Tweeters] eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Wednesday May 31, 2017
Hi all, sorry for not getting this out sooner. To follow up on Phil Kelley's report: No rarities were seen on the estuary section of the weekly Wednesday bird walk at Nisqually Refuge, but we were treated to the view of a raccoon and a coyote foraging along the west bank of McAllister Creek.

I heard that several folks drove south up the Nisqually cut-off road about 2 miles to Hartman Road to get good views of the Lazuli Buntings and Lesser Goldfinches that have been seen there. This is a county-maintained gravel lane, but dead-ends in private yards, so please bird the area with courtesy and respect to the local residents; stay on the main road, etc.

Best,
Jon. Anderson
OlyWA

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Subject: eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, May 31, 2017

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
May 31, 2017 7:56 AM - 3:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly Wednesday walk, from visitors' center to the orchard, then north on the east side of the Twin Barns Trail to the barns, thence west along the dike to the estuary boardwalk and out to the overlook, and returning along the west side of the "twin barns" boardwalk trail. The estuary walk was during the high ebbing tide; the high 10.31-foot tide was at 10:18 a.m. Temperatures were 52-71° F, and it was mostly cloudy with some sun breaks, with 3-8 knot winds from the north, northwest. Mammals seen included numerous eastern cottontail, eastern Gray squirrel, Townsend's Chipmunk, a beaver at the Visitors’ Center pond, and a raccoon & a coyote foraging within 20 yards of each other along the west bank of McAllister Creek.
61 species (+6 other taxa)

Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) (Branta canadensis moffitti/maxima) 24
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1 Female
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 1 Drake
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas) 115
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) 1 Drake
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 4
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 12 Three young seen with 2 adults in Nisqually River
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 55
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 38
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1 Eating a fish in estuary
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 15
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 3
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1 Vocalized
American Coot (Fulica americana) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 80
California Gull (Larus californicus) 26
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 8
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) (Larus occidentalis x glaucescens) 1
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus occidentalis/glaucescens) 25
gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 40
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 30
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 1
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) 2 Two young seen on east side of Twin Barns Loop, near spur trail to Riparian overlook
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 9
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 Female at McAllister Creek
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific) (Picoides pubescens gairdnerii/turati) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens/villosus) 1 Drumming
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) 1 At least one, West of McAllister Creek, vocalizing
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) 9
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 6
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
Steller's Jay (Coastal) (Cyanocitta stelleri [stelleri Group]) 1 West of McAllister Creek
American/Northwestern Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos/caurinus) 7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 2
Purple Martin (Progne subis) 10 Two at snag in surge plain, others at nest boxes at Luhr Beach
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 60
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) 4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 36
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) 25
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group]) 5
Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) 1
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 8
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 2
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 28
Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed) (Catharus ustulatus [ustulatus Group]) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 14
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 40
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 18
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (Oreothlypis celata lutescens) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 26
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 34
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 7
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 7
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 28
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 2
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 8
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 35
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 16
Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 0 Vocalization heard by Whittier J. Nest in cottonwood tree in east parking lot
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 32 Male & female seen passing food back-and-forth

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37295291

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Date: 6/2/17 2:21 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson Park Chat
The Yellow-breasted Chat continues at Magnuson Park, keeping mostly to the dense brush south of the rugby field. This bird is quite the skulker, rarely coming out for views. And it vocalizes very infrequently (which it was doing early this morning). So, if you intend to chase, you will need a dose of patience, waiting for it to eventually call and give an idea as to location.

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Date: 6/2/17 4:09 am
From: Devon Comstock <devonc78...>
Subject: [Tweeters] LEWO on Chelan Butte
Yesterday I found a nesting pair of Lewis's woodpeckers on Chelan Butte
near the hang gliding launch

Devon Comstock
Wenatchee

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Date: 6/1/17 7:26 pm
From: Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Male Lesser shows up alone just now, oops! There she is!!!
We've had a few crazy days with lots going on, and although I've watched
for long periods of time here and there, I just now spotted the Lesser
Goldfinch male, at the niger feeder that has sunflower chips, and just now
the female flew onto the sunflower feeder on the same station Looking
good!
We've had a crazy female Coopers, she's just huge, I'm thinking she should
go after my squirrels instead
She almost got one of my tanagers yesterday

Vicki Biltz
Buckley, Wa 98321
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Date: 6/1/17 6:09 pm
From: birdmarymoor <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-06-01
Tweets - it was overcast, and then the mist began, which turned into rain for about a half an hour.  It cleared up a bit after 9.  But it was birdy.
Highlights:
Wood Duck - female with 10 small ducklings at the Rowing ClubGreen Heron - one from the Lake Platform Spotted Sandpiper - three below weir, some displays Black Swift - 2 twice or 4; first of 2017Red-breasted Sapsucker - many sightings -7 birds?Six Swallow Species - missing only Bank; Martin in one of the gourds BREWERS SPARROW - 3rd time this year!  On fence between Dog Meadow and East Meadow Lazuli Bunting - male chasing female near Viewing MoundDark-eyed Junco - first juveniles of the year
Matt heard 3 species of owl pre-dawn: 2 juvenile Barn Owls, one on the far side of slough, Great Horned Owl somewhere near the nest we found last week, and Western Screech-Owl near the east end of the boardwalk.
Last Friday, a 2-week-old owlet was found under the nest, and taken to a wildlife center.  The nest was empty today.
The Anna's Hummingbirds near the start of the boardwalk fledged yesterday, we heard from a photographer.
For the day, 71 species, with Black Swift new for the year.
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Date: 6/1/17 4:20 pm
From: Michelle Maani <lamoustique...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Frenchman's bar and Vancouver lake
An afternoon drive to the lake and park did not yield any unusual sightings. I saw a Western Grebe on Vancouver  lake, and the usual denizens of Crows, California Scrub Jays, Starlings, Brown-headed Cowbirds, American Robins, Tree Swallows, and Brewer's Blackbirds.  Driving to Frenchman's bar I saw a couple of Turkey Vultures and an American Kestrel.  At Frenchman's bar I saw what I think (but am not sure) was a Townsend's warbler.Although I could hear a lot of birds singing I only sighted Song Sparrows and  American Robins until a chattering up in the tree tops caught my attention and I managed to get a photo of a Bullock's Oriole.   https://www.flickr.com/photos/11815777@N07/34876236992/in/dateposted/
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Date: 6/1/17 4:09 pm
From: Phil Merritt <merrittp...>
Subject: [Tweeters] California Quail
Several times over the last two days I have seen a male California Quail in
Kingston.



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Date: 6/1/17 3:33 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] quick correction
I apologise for the umpteenth post. I wanted to make the correction and
clarify that this Hooded Oriole has not yet been accepted and registered as
the 11th to be found. The ID has simply been confirmed by Matt Bartels.
Apparently, the record of the sighting will be reviewed by the WA Bird
Records Committee in Fall and they will decide whether to accept or reject
the sighting.

In my defence for all my current and recent mistakes, I'd just like to
mention that I am very new to birding, and apologise for any incongruities
on my part. I'm learning as I go a long.
I do appreciated the kind responses from those who are helping me along the
way! :)

Ps. The Oriole still has not made an appearance today yet, but we now have
oranges and grape jelly and we remain hopeful.

BB,
Nadine

<Have been watching the feeder and yard since 9am. It did get registered as
the 11th sighting of an Hooded Oriole in WA since records began, and
several people managed to come out and see it yesterday. I will post again
if I see him; if I do not you can presume he hasn't been observed.


Best birding,

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Date: 6/1/17 1:04 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hooded Oriole Update
The Oriole has not made an appearance today yet. Have been watching the
feeder and yard since 9am. It did get registered as the 11th sighting of an
Hooded Oriole in WA since records began, and several people managed to come
out and see it yesterday.
I will post again if I see him; if I do not you can presume he hasn't been
observed.

Someone asked me about my feeder set-up. It's nothing special. I do have an
massive Empress tree by the house so I speculate that that may have been
the major attractant (and my yard just happens to be bird-accommodating and
right next to it).

Best birding,

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Date: 6/1/17 12:25 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Edmonds Caspian terns and turkey vulture 5-31-17
Scroll down page 11 for photos of a pair of Caspian terns engaging in courtship behavior below Sunset Ave. and a turkey vulture circling Edmonds. 

http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?14796-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA-2017/page11
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Date: 6/1/17 12:04 pm
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American White Pelican at Eide Rd.
Twelve circling overhead at this time.
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Date: 6/1/17 3:48 am
From: Phil Kelley <scrubjay323...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR 5/31/17
Tweets,

Yesterday 25 of us enjoyed a good walk at Nisqually. It was less active
than I expected, but productive none the less. We had a 10.30 high tide at
10.18 so there was still lots of water out in the estuary.

Things have really grown and leafed out in the last couple of weeks and
there is lots of growth on the pond behind the visitor center so
waterfowling was poor.

The highlight of the day was viewing two of the three GREAT HORNED OWL
chicks. They have moved from the nest site to the stand of big leaf
maples east of the visitor center. They are still inside the boardwalk
about 200 yards from the visitor center near just before the woodland trail.

We also found a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE nest in a lone cottonwood tree between the
parking lot and the access road near the education center. There is some
blue twine in the nest. but the nest is well hidden near the top of the
tree.

As the tide dropped GULLS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, and GREAT BLUE HERON
lined up to feed as their prey became concentrated in the narrowing
channels. There were 36 GBHs in one line waiting for the dinner bell to
ring.

Eric spotted a WHITE PELICAN flying over the refuge but it flew off before
I got to the twin barns viewing platform to see it.

Jon Anderson walked the estuary boardwalk so he may report other sightings
that I missed.

We did have a good day with flycatchers, with several WESTERN WOOD-PEEWEES
and WILLOW FLYCATCHERS being seen and heard. I also had my FOY KILLDEER on
the refuge.

For the day I had 40 species and now have 112 for the year. Mammals seen
were BEAVER, GRAY SQUIRREL, and lots of COTTONTAILED RABBITS.

Until next week.....

Phil Kelley
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Lacey, WA

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Date: 6/1/17 1:59 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] greetings from norway! (somewhat longish)
hello everyone,

although some of you may still remember me from when i lived in seattle and
birded the montlake fill daily, i have since relocated to a number of
places. my latest (and probably last) major relocation has been to norway,
where i live halfway up the coast on the Norwegian Sea, on the fjords, and
my kitchen window faces north -- now if only the northern lights would
occur when the sky is clear!

i just thought you might enjoy reading about some of the birds i get at my
bird feeders, especially since many of them are quite different from those
that were regular visitors in seattle, where i lived near the WPZ.

after living on the 13th floor of the tallest building in frankfurt germany
for years (and before that, in manhattan) -- neither place was where birds
would venture -- i now live in a house with a garden and wide decks near a
small town. the house is located on the side of a rather steep wooded hill
with several creeks.

i have installed a bunch of bird feeders outside my windows on the railing
of my deck, where i always provide a large quantity of peanuts in a mesh
bag, black-striped sunflower seeds (in shell) in a tube feeder, and suet
balls coated with peanut hearts in a suet "cage" feeder. i put out dried
cat food on the top of the deck railing every morning for "my" Eurasian
magpies (Pica pica) -- at least one family group, and likely two, are
regular visitors -- and hooded crows (Corvus cornix). i also put out
leftover seeds from my flock of captive birds that i breed -- this is a mix
of four or five sorts of millet, niger, rapeseed, oats, popcorn, peanuts,
sunflower and safflower as well as small pellets. i feed this leftover seed
on the "floor" of my deck in a very large flat dish (a plant pot drain
tray), which attracts a large variety of birds.

i am contemplating what other food items i can offer "my" birds -- i have a
mealworm ranch that i cultivate to feed to my flock of captive songbirds,
and since mealworms are prolific after they become established, i am trying
to mastermind a method for feeding mealworms to my birds. suggestions, if
you have any, are welcome.

my most common visitors are Eurasian blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). these
tiny but incredibly curious and bold birds were the first to discover my
feeder, in fact, within hours of me placing it on my deck in front of my
windows. i also get great tits (Parus major), which are noticeably larger
than their blue cousins, but which have surprisingly different feeding
habits from them -- great tits tend to feed father down than blue tits,
which tend to feed high up in trees. in contrast, i often spy great tits
feeding on the ground or within a foot of the ground, especially inside my
hedges.

i also get house sparrows (Passer domesticus) and Eurasian tree sparrows
(Passer montanus). i still am not quite sure how to distinguish females of
these two species, especially at on a quick glance, but the tree sparrows
are much more cautious than house sparrows, so i assume, at this point,
that a flighty female is probably a tree sparrow.

recently, i have been getting European greenfinches (Chloris chloris),
Eurasian siskins (Spinus spinus), and on one particularly grey and snowy
morning roughly a month ago, a male yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
showed up. this gorgeous bird was as brilliantly coloured as any yellow
warbler, and, seen against the grey sky and white snow, he emblazoned an
especially singular memory into my mind's eye. unfortunately, he departed
after a meal about half an hour later, and i've never seen him again.

my magpies are absolutely a delight. i realise many people don't much like
them because they eat other birds' eggs and chicks, but i love watching
their "baggy white pants" swagger as they parade around on the deck in
their white-tie attire, searching for anything edible. they come for the
cat food, which they pack away in their throats and beaks to cache
elsewhere, but they return and eat anything else -- a variety of seeds and
peanuts -- and they also are unabashed in their desire for suet -- hanging
upside down by their feet and in a wide variety of other undignified poses
in their quest to bite off large chunks. something about magpies makes me
think they've got a sense of humour. and their size ... ! these guys dwarf
my congo grey parrots in size (my congo greys weight roughly 425 grams
each), and these parrots are substantially large birds in their own right.

and whilst i am writing this, a magpie was hanging by its beak from the bag
of peanuts. the bird's weight caused the bag to break and fall, scattering
roughly 2 cups' worth of peanuts all over the deck. i swear, the magpie,
who flew off into my willow tree to make sure the danger was over, sat in
the branches and laughed in triumph. now, a few minutes later, there's now
a huge bird feeding frenzy on my deck. guess it's time to buy more peanuts.

in contrast to the magpies, the crows have only recently started showing up
at my feeders. these crows are everywhere (reminiscent of seattle,
actually, although their markings are different) but they are far less
outgoing than their magpie cousins. i am hoping they'll gain confidence and
become frequent visitors to my humble abode.

last weekend, a great spotted woodpecker (or more than one at separate
times?) arrived at my feeder and -- surprisingly -- ignored the suet but
absolutely *pulverised* the peanut bag. this bird (or this bird and its
friends) ended up eating a huge amount of peanuts in the course of just a
couple days, before disappearing. i replaced the peanut bag with a new one
that's bulging with peanuts this morning, so i am hoping they'll return.

there also is a Eurasian kestrel (falco tinnunculus) that seems to live
around the side of a house across the street. i see it bomb-diving my birds
on occasion, but it disappears, always following the same route, before
anyone gets hurt.

i am still searching through boxes for my binoculars, and am hopeful that
i'll discover them in time for when "my" birds bring their children around
to visit my feeders.

cheers,

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Date: 6/1/17 12:08 am
From: Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hooded Oriole
Better photos again!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.420496968331023&type=1&l=bb5c2bff33

What are your thoughts?

I submitted photos to Matt Bartells, E Bird and WA Rare Bird ABA.

If the bird is around tomorrow, and you are interested in seeing it, text
me on 206 779 2805 and I will send you my address. Viewing times are likely
to be between 2 and 7pm. The bird and I like our sleep and privacy. It is
best viewed from inside the house. The driveway is now off limits as it
scares the bird off and stops it from feeding. Knock on the door or text me
bc the doorbell is disconnected.

Also, please bring offerings of California or Florida oranges and Grape
Jelly for the bird as a Thank you. We will have an HO Oriole party!

Best birding,
*Nadine Drisseq*
*Biologist, **Bear Smart WA*

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Date: 5/31/17 11:52 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White-headed Woodpecker @ Sleeping Lady Resort

>>> Today Karen and I headed east of the mountains to bird and saw one of our favorite birds, a White-headed Woodpecker at Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, WA. The White-headed Woodpecker has a nest in a snag that can be found by going to the Tony Angell sculpture of ravens:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34637325400/in/photostream/
>>>
>>> and then heading southeast to the nearest building. The snag is in front of that building. The nest is on the building side of the snag about four feet from the top. Here is a video of the woodpecker in action.
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34638322490/in/photostream/
>>>
>>> The Wenatchee River was in rare form. Here is a video of the river.
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/34181493344/in/photostream/
>>>
>>> Here is the album from today.
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/sets/72157681447742454
>>>
>>> Also seen at Sleeping Lady were California Quail, Gray Catbirds, Say's Phoebes plus others. Along the way at Stevens Pass we saw Gray Jays, a Western Tanager, Evening Grosbeaks, Varied Thrushes (heard only) plus others.
>>>
>>> Hank Heiberg
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Date: 5/31/17 10:41 pm
From: Marv Breece <marvbreece...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fir Island, Skagit County
Today there was a grazing flock of 37 SNOW GEESE in a field next to Jensen Access on Fir Island. It is late for Snow Geese. Also, a female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at Hayton Reserve.


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Date: 5/31/17 10:37 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Redstarts, Red Eyed Vireos and Willow Flycatchers
Steve Pink and I had a fun excellent day in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties - mostly around Highway 20 today.  Our main quest was to look for American Redstarts and Red Eyed Vireos and to hit some spots for Steve's Snohomish County year list.  Although Ebird keeps track for me, "County Listing" is not an ailment I have at this time, but it is great to be out with Steve or others who do and in their hands I see places that are new and unfamiliar to me.  No long details, but we had at least 5 and probably more American Redstarts at the Agg Ponds in Whatcom County and at least 2 at the very close by Agg Ponds in Skagit County - both near Newhalem.  We also had a Ruffed Grouse and a Red Eyed Vireo at the former.  We had started the day with three Red Eyed Vireos singing loudly and nonstop at Steve's go to spot for them in Snohomish County- on the Whitehorse Trail near Arlington.  I just saw my first Willow Flycatcher a couple of days ago - incidentally when at the Off Leash Area at Marymoor Park.  Today they were at almost every stop - their fitz bew calls a great aid in finding them.  We probably had close to a dozen all told.  Beautiful scenery and weather and excellent birds.
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Date: 5/31/17 6:37 pm
From: Gina Ames <boisecreekfarm...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lazuli Bunting
We have had Several sightings of the beautiful Lazuli Bunting in Enumclaw over the past few days, perhaps due to the unusually warm weather.

Bob and Gina Ames
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Date: 5/31/17 6:33 pm
From: Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Finally FOY Rufous/Fitz-bew call and Anna's Update / Caryn / Wedgwood
Hi Birders,

Just had a Rufous peek in my kitchen window at 6pm. Dinner time! I looked out and found it feeding on the weigela. It's probably been here before now, but this was the first time I'd seen it.

Last evening, I heard a "fitz-bew" call. Think I've heard it a few times already, but comparing it to a Willow Flycatcher call online it wasn't as raspy. Is there another bird it could also be? Otherwise, FOY Willow Flycatcher, too.

Biggest news of the day - the Anna's hummers fledged. Must have been quite early this morning. Unless they snuck out in the middle of the night - since they were still on the nest about 8pm or so. I could tell they were getting ready - like a couple of fighting teenagers. I'm thrilled they made it. Guess the Rufous came just in time. But I'm sure there are other nests out there somewhere nearby.

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Date: 5/31/17 5:17 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hooded Oriole
We're getting very close to being 99.5% sure this is a Hooded Oriole,
though immature male.
He's been here all day flying back and forth.
People are welcome to come this afternoon/evening till 8pm. Bird goes to
bed early fyi.
Pls text me for address as I can't check my email so often.
I'll be sending the photos to Cornell and Eastside Audubon as well as the
Matt registry guy.
Posting much better pics to Facebook and flickr tonight!

*Nadine Drisseq*

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Date: 5/31/17 4:05 pm
From: Dusty Bleher <TweeterReader...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Recommendations for portable birding lists
G'day all;
I was hoping that someone reading here had a good source for local birding
lists. I don't mind printing them up and/or cutting them down and making
them for myself. I was hoping for something that would make a good
yard-birds list for the central Washington area (Snohomish county) as well
as close-in surrounding areas too.

Most of the ready-to-go lists are just too large, and/or the print is too
complex and small, to make a good compact, carry-along list to keep track of
my little feathered guys. I've seen the list from www.wabirder.com, but
just don't want to go to the hassle of having to hand transcribe it all.

Surely there must be a source of such a list that's easier to come by. And
yes, if need be, I'll pay for such thing. I just thought that with all the
birders posting to Tweeters, that surely someone already knows of such a
thing. As an aside, some compact and convenient way of carrying it and a
writing instrument would also be welcome.

Take care and be well all,
Dusty
Lake Stevens, WA









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Date: 5/31/17 1:17 pm
From: Becky Uhler <buhler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] please unsubscribe
please unsubscribe me from the tweeters list. i've enjoyed it in the 9 years since i moved away from washington, but i need to pare down my emails.
Thank you,
Becky

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Date: 5/31/17 1:01 pm
From: B B <birder4184...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Grackle near Potholes State Park
I just got a call at 12:50 from Carol Riddell who has a Grackle...probably Great Tailed at the Public Fishing area just​ south and east of entrance road to Potholes SP  ( basically across from the store I think).  Anyone nearby go take a look.

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Date: 5/31/17 12:30 pm
From: Nadine Drisseq <bearsmartwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Possible Hooded Oriole
Hi Tweets,
I am pretty sure I have an immature male Hooded Oriole drinking from my
hummingbird feeder. (This is day 2 and I just saw him again.) There is
debate between some of us on Western WA Birders on whether he is a Hooded,
Orchard or Bullock's Oriole with the consensus going to Hooded.
Avid Tweeters are welcome to come visit my back yard. The feeder is
viewable from the short driveway and garden gate as well as the rear
windows of the house. Email or text me if you are interested in coming
today. (I cannot plan for tomorrow until it arrives.) I do live a ways out
of Seattle - at Lake Kathleen. Apart from the Oriole there is decent
birding to be had here - we have the lake, the woods, and small meadow
areas with hedgerow. The other week I saw a Pacific Slope Flycatcher. It is
a pleasant 1 mile walk around the lake.

I took photos of the bird using a 24-105 lens (because my 600mm is in for
repair) and this is what I have to show you:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011121705070&sk=photos&collection_token=100011121705070%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.419956958385024.1073741838.100011121705070&type=1&l=a8dcd46ca3&hc_location=ufi

I have been told that there have only been 8 instances of Hooded Orioles in
Western WA.
The bird could do with a confirm on the ID and Tweets are welcome to come
visit as I am at home right now.

Best Birding,
Nadine - cell - 206 779 2805
Ps. 6pm - pre-bedtime seems to be a preferred time to have supper for the
Oriole as per yesterday's performance. He can be on the feeder for a good
10 minutes and he's as skittish as a Towhee so not too scaredy-bird.

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Date: 5/31/17 11:53 am
From: William Driskell <bdriskell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: probable white-faced ibis flyover at Skagit wildlife refuge (Conway)
Tues evening under rainy skies. I initially thought this was a distant
gull (heavy flight) but silhouette showed curved bill. Photo blowups
show legs longer than expected (beyond tail) negating alternative id of
whimbrel/curlews. So, with Connie Sidles and Louis Kreemer weighing in
on the (bad) photo ID, we're going with white-faced ibis.

Bird flew across outer refuge levy (near the river) and then north along
the PS shoreline. It was getting too dark and with attending non-birder
spouse, too close to dinner happy hour to pursue at other Fir Island
levy sites.

flyover sequence photos (mostly extreme blowup silhouettes) in pdf on
dropbox at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1m2vofev0jtlmb/Skagit%20Ibis%20flyover.pdf?dl=0

(best viewed with Disney Fantasia soundtrack)

Other random spottings: Swainson's thrush, lots of Cedar Waxwings,
common merganser pair, cinnamon teal pairs, widgeon, wood duck, marsh
wrens and no eagles on the nest.

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Seattle WA

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Date: 5/31/17 12:17 am
From: Kyle Leader <kchuckles11...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cooper Point Quarry
Hello Tweets, I have a question to my fellow Olympia birders about the Cooper Point Quarry. Plenty of recent checklists have popped up on e-bird at this location, but the quarry is fenced off with numerous no trespassing signs. Are people bending the rules, or is there a way to get permission to bird the area? Thanks.
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Date: 5/30/17 9:27 pm
From: Bill Anderson <billandersonbic...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Green Herons Moving to the Suburbs
Over the past several years I have observed green herons in several locations I would consider Seattle suburbs: Edmonds (marsh), Lynnwood (Sprague Pond, Scriber Lake, Scriber Creek Park), and Mountlake Terrace (Lake Ballinger Park).

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

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Date: 5/30/17 8:49 pm
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eide Rd Variations
Hello all,
I was at Eide Rd this morning a couple hours before Carol's report and
ran into Blair Bernson and Jim Pasola. We found a pair of Wilson's
Phalaropes, a few Dunlin, Western Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs,
Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeer and Black-Bellied Plovers. After they
left I waited out a short rain shower and checked the fields again and
was able to add a Short-Billed Dowitcher to that list. We had good
numbers of Blue-Winged Teal in various areas, but on my final walk I
found 24 (almost all males) in one single pond. I also had a Virginia
Rail making lots of noise as it walked around in the open.

Sadly we did not find the Pectoral Sandpipers that Carol found shortly
after I left, nor did we find the Red Knot, Pacific Golden Plovers or
Bar-Tailed Godwit seen over the long weekend. Eide Rd is an odd place.
I was there last Thursday and the only shorebird I found was a single
Killdeer.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA
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Date: 5/30/17 8:36 pm
From: Snell Margaret <masnell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Green Herons Moving to the Suburbs
Hi, Tweeters, I just returned from a family visit in the Chicago area. While staying with some relatives in the town of LaPorte in northwest Indiana, I was sitting on the deck in the early evening, when I heard strange croaks from the top of one of the two sugar maples shading the deck. My relatives informed me the croaks were from two green herons, which had nested there last year and had returned again this year. Last night a second pair came in and began snapping off twigs from the interior of the tree and carrying them to the top of the second tree, where they were installing them in another nest location. It was quite fun to watch, because the herons would come down to eye level, work to snap a branch, and then climb up the branches until they had to fly up to the nest location, about 30-35 feet off the ground in the tree canopy. But we all wondered, why are they coming into town? The house is in a small subdivision on the edge of town with other houses to the side and behind, with a small pond about 1/4 mile away. Any ideas?_______________________________________________
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Date: 5/30/17 8:33 pm
From: <offthehookflyshop...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Memorial Weekend Eastern Washington Birding Trip
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Date: 5/30/17 4:57 pm
From: Dee Dee <deedeeknit...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Hawaii (Maui) bird question
I lived on Maui for 5 years a while back and was there regularly for several years prior to that...am guessing that what you saw was a Mejiro (Japanese White-eye), ~4.5". They are small and quick-- can behave somewhat like Chickadees do when they hunt around the house eaves or garden here. Although described as olive green, they can appear brownish.
The only other candidate would be a Japanese Bush-warbler but they are an inch larger in size and not as frequently seen around houses, etc. Mejiro are quite common. Had a youngster hunker down and camp out on our 6th-floor lanai furniture for a whole day when the weather was nasty.
Hope this helps.

Dee Warnock
Edmonds



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> (home above Makawao, elevation ~2900 ft) I watched a very small brownish
> bird hover in the eves and apparently eat spiders -- the bird most
> resembled an Elepaio, but all the guides (print & on-line) indicate that
> Elepaio does not occur on Maui. I'd appreciate any thoughts on what this
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Date: 5/30/17 2:49 pm
From: Constance Sidles <constancesidles...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fill phalaropes and plover
Hey tweets, thanks to the eagle eyes and kind heart of Jeff Bryant, who located a pair of Wilson's Phalaropes and a very special plover, I scurried down to the Fill today to find his phalaropes and a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER on Main Pond. What glorious creatures to drop out of the sky and spend a little time awing us with their beauty. This is only the fifth time a Semipalmated Plover has been seen at the Fill, and only the second time I've ever seen them there. I saw 3 on August 7, 2000, so it's been a mere 17 years' wait. And well worth it, I might add. This little guy was in bright breeding plumage, with his orange bill matching his legs, spanking-white breast contrasting with ebony black breast band, and the quizzical look these birds always seem to me to have, probably because of their slanting white eyebrows. The Killdeers in the area took a distinct dislike to him and chased him whenever he foraged too closely or (I suppose) in too irritating a fashion - I never know what sets Killdeers off, but they do seem to have short fuses before they start yelling.

Meanwhile the pair of Wilson's Phalaropes foraged in a calm but hasty way, as though they had missed many a meal and were trying to make up for it. The female was in particularly fine plumage; her consort a pale shadow of her luminous feathers.

Also present today: a Black-headed Grosbeak singing in the alder grove, and a Ruddy Duck out on the lake. Yesterday, there were at least 10 Blue-winged Teals in the various ponds - I've never seen so many gathered together in my life before. I could find only one female, however, and she seems to have picked her mate. Perhaps with the new hydrology at the Fill, courtesy of WSDOT, they will be encouraged to nest. To my knowledge, Blue-winged Teals have never nested at the Fill, though Cinnamon Teals do so abundantly (up to 12 pairs in the past).

Our Ospreys, Chester and Lacey, are on eggs, we're pretty sure. It won't be long before we'll be able to see baby Osprey heads poking up out of their stick nest. Swallows were abundant today, a circumstance that made me smile as they swept down low just above my head, so close I could hear the whistle of their little wings. Many gave a squeak as they flew past, though whether it was a welcome or a warning, I cannot say. - Connie, Seattle


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Date: 5/30/17 2:15 pm
From: Paul Baerny <pbaerny...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Eastern Washington Memorial Day Weekend
I returned late this morning from birding Eastern Washington over the
weekend. I was able to add 24 new birds to my year list. I covered a lot of
area. I missed on the Sprague lake Ibis and the Oak Creek W.A.
Ash-throated Flycatcher.
Highlights:
Liberty: Northern Goshawk and Williamson Sapsucker
Umptanum Creek: Yellow-breasted Chat and Lazuli Bunting
Wenas Area: Least Flycatcher (Maloy Rd), Black-chinned Hummingbird and
White-breasted Nuthatch
North Potholes Reserve: Forster's Tern and Lark Sparrow
Sprague lake(Max Harder Rd): Franklin's Gull (around 20) and Black-crowned
Night Heron
Calispell lake: American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Gray Catbird and
Bobolink (about 10 at Cusick Meadow Rd)
Also: Grasshopper Sparrow at Cottonwood Creek Rd. near Davenport.
Clay-colored Sparrow at Stroup Rd. near Reardon. Black Tern at Ames lake.
And Veery at Bullfrog ponds.
Paul Baerny, Kent

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Date: 5/30/17 1:01 pm
From: Diann MacRae <tvulture...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swainson's thrush
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Date: 5/30/17 12:53 pm
From: William <wrboyington...>
Subject: [Tweeters] More from Montlake Fill
Tweeters,

After viewing phalaropes and semipalmated plover at west edge of the Main Pond, I spotted a male Lazuli Bunting briefly perched in the larger of two leafless and presumed dead trees located in that part of the meadow between the east side of the loop trail and the riparian area along the creek. It flew down and I did not relocate it. This was around 12:15 pm.

Bill Boyington
Shoreline, WA

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Date: 5/30/17 12:37 pm
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [Tweeters] SnoCo Pectoral Sandpipers Continue
I was at the top of Eide Road about a half hour ago. By scope I could see well two continuing Pectoral Sandpipers in the large patch of mud with some water. In the way of shorebirds, there were also two Killdeers and one Long-billed Dowitcher.

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Date: 5/30/17 12:05 pm
From: Andrew McCormick <andy_mcc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bald Eagle harrassed by drone
Hello,

I am with Eastside Audubon and would like to make contact with Mathew Schwatz who made the original posting on this incident.

Please contact me off line.

Thanks,

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Date: 5/30/17 10:57 am
From: Jeffrey Bryant <jbryant_68...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fill shorebirds
No Pectorals for me, but currently watching a Semipalmated Plover and two WILSON'S PHALAROPES on south edge of main pond

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Date: 5/30/17 9:49 am
From: Derek Matthews <Derek.Matthews...>
Subject: [Tweeters] VARC spring blog!
Hi Birders and Banders,

I've just uploaded the VARC spring blog with all the activity from a very busy period of monitoring and banding at Colony Farm.
Included in this blog are a photo essay on confusing Empid Flycatchers, the transformation of American Goldfinches, thoughts on the Audubon's Myrtle Warbler split, lots of information on molt and ageing of spring wood warblers, studies of Yellow Warblers and Black-headed Grosbeaks and to pique your interest information on a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker!

http://www.birdvancouver.com/blog_spring_2017.html

Happy summer birding and banding!

Derek

Derek Matthews
Vancouver Avian Research Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Date: 5/30/17 9:25 am
From: J Christian Kessler <1northraven...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Hawaii (Maui) bird question
I recently had a short vacation on Maui, and while staying with friends
(home above Makawao, elevation ~2900 ft) I watched a very small brownish
bird hover in the eves and apparently eat spiders -- the bird most
resembled an Elepaio, but all the guides (print & on-line) indicate that
Elepaio does not occur on Maui. I'd appreciate any thoughts on what this
bird might have been.

Chris Kessler

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Date: 5/30/17 9:13 am
From: Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Kestrel nest live streaming
Hi,
This camera was on a wood duck nest and now that the babies have
jumped, they relocated the camera to a nest of Kestrels - 5 youngsters.
Really nice to see something different.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rrgc

Enjoy.

Martha Jordan
Everett, WA

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Date: 5/30/17 7:49 am
From: Christine Southwick <clsouth...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Thanks for the pictures
Once again, I want to thank all the people who took the time to find pictures for my latest article,
"Little Brown Jobs"

http://www.shorelineareanews.com/2017/05/for-birds-little-brown-jobs.html

Tweeters is such a supportive and informative listing. And thanks to the monitors who occasionally have to remind people to stay on friendly terms.

I enjoy this list.

Good Birding,

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N Seattle/Shoreline
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Date: 5/29/17 7:16 pm
From: Joseph Higbee <jvhigbee...>
Subject: [Tweeters] more FOY yard birds
Today was great! I had a Western Wood Peewee and a Black-throated Gray
Warbler for the first time this year. AND the Western Tanagers were more
numerous, at least in appearances, than the juncos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21876608@N02/?

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Spanaway, WA

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Date: 5/29/17 5:12 pm
From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] link to photo album that goes with the CWA ditty !
Guess I forgot to post this link - here you be ! :

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1GCorr

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood
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Date: 5/29/17 4:29 pm
From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] RFI Bethel Ridge Road
I just visited Bethel Ridge yesterday. The ridge is snow-free all the way up to the burn area on FR 324 where the forest transitions to alpine scree; there, the snow on the road is too high to reach the second bend and go up to the microwave tower area, but you can park just before. The road seems to have been recently graded and is of good quality, with only a couple areas where the car vibrated a bit going over some uneven gravel.

Good luck, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA

> On May 29, 2017, at 3:21 PM, <magma1306...> wrote:
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> Has anyone been up Bethel Ridge Road off of Highway 12 this weekend? Hoping for a road condition report before I head that way on Wednesday.
> Thanks!
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Date: 5/29/17 3:57 pm
From: Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Got Lessers listed thanks for fast replies
Hi, I got a lot of replies quickly and was able to get it to work by
looking for the species rather than going through pierce cty checklist


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Date: 5/29/17 3:41 pm
From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] some birds found in central WA Sun. 5/28
2:30p.m. - 1:30 a.m.:
Birds on air; rocks and trees,
A ninety-degree breeze aimed to please.
An oriole made a bright orange flash,
Osprey ate their fishy catch,
5 vultures from the cliff,
Met briefly for a sniff (?)
Redtails posed later in the day,
Didn't see many birds just out to play
Cle Elum Bakery was closed.
I made do with some Cheetos,
3 Falcons of the Prairie didn't let a hawk tarry
In their MP4 nest area
Nighthawks didn't show
Mosquitos did, though
Canyon Wrenlets practiced liquid notes
Some folks sped by on rubber floats
Crickets drowned out the birds,
Canyon Rd. vehicles were worse.
Many old favorites did I miss
Like the Barn Owls and their hiss.
But there still was bliss when the moon my eyes did kiss !
Sitting in my chair,
I was glad I was there !


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Date: 5/29/17 3:25 pm
From: <magma1306...>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI Bethel Ridge Road
Has anyone been up Bethel Ridge Road off of Highway 12 this weekend? Hoping for a road condition report before I head that way on Wednesday.
Thanks!
Jennifer Standish
Bainbridge Island, WA
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Date: 5/29/17 3:13 pm
From: Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] how do I get e-bird to register the Lesser Goldfinches?
​I was told I need to keep them updated on e-bird, but it won't allow me,
saying I need a confirmation...How do I do that, if it doesn't let me
submit any information on these birds???

Signed,
Very Frustrated in Buckley, WA
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Date: 5/29/17 12:44 pm
From: Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Lesser Goldfinches continue, now at least one breeding pair
I have photos on the link below, I have several photos of a male, could be
different ones, could be one going into breeding plumage...searching
further down in my photos is the initial male that I photographed May 13,
altho I had seem him several days before, that was my first photo op.
They are NOT good photos, all taken through glass windows, or when it was
dusk...

I will continue to keep an eye out, not sure what is keeping them here but
I am not complaining!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/saw-whets_new/?

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Date: 5/28/17 10:17 pm
From: Kelley Ward <featherhavennsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Cliff Swallows
Can someone tell me if the Cliff Swallows are nesting at the Barns at Fort
Steilacoom Park? I have a couple of overwintered CLSW ready for release.
Thanks in advance.

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Date: 5/28/17 7:49 pm
From: Twink Coffman <wilber4818...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pearrygin Lake Campout and Field Trips June 1-4
*Pearrygin Lake Campout and Field Trips June 1-4*

*Steven Harper, Secretary*

Our tenth annual NCAS Campout will be held at Pearrygin Lake State Park
group camp Thursday afternoon, June 1 – Sunday morning, June 4 with great
people, great weather and of course great birding. There is lots of room
for people with tents. Vans or pickup toppers are allowed in the parking
area. RVs and trailers are not allowed. Picnic tables and grates are
available for cooking (bring your own food) and water and a toilet are on
site. A swimming area is also on site to enjoy after a warm day of
birding. Showers and full service bathrooms can be accessed 1 ½ miles away
in the main campground. Anyone not enamored with or unable to stay in the
group camp site can make reservations in the main campground or stay at a
motel in the Winthrop area.

Of course the primary focus of the campout is birds. Field trips, led by
leaders familiar with the area, will be scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
Campers are free to roam on their own on Thursday and Friday. There will be
plenty of time for lounging and enjoying the sunny and clear weather and
for visiting. In past years a number of people have brought their musical
instruments and we have had a sing along each evening. Cost is $10/night
for each party.

*Reservations are required*. If you want to make a reservation or if you
have any questions please email or call Steven Harper at
<stevenharper2...> and 360-650-9065.


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Date: 5/28/17 6:17 pm
From: Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Melanistic Great Blue Heron (?) Snohomish
Today at Ebey Slough (Fobes Rd. area) in Snohomish at around 12:30pm, I saw
an unusually dark Great Blue Heron. It flew up, settled in a canal, then
flew up again and left the area, flying southeast. The entire bird looked
quite uniformly dark. Googling "Melanistic Great Blue Heron" produces
images very similar to that bird. I hope someone else sees it to confirm!
Also, there was a Little Brown bat (Myotis) resting in an alder by the
path, about ten feet from the ground.

Lynn Wohlers
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Date: 5/28/17 2:51 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone...>
Subject: [Tweeters] crows harassing a large (exotic?) bird on Lake City Way near 117th
Hey, Tweets,

Just heard an unfamiliar bird being harassed by crows behind the
TacoTime on the west side of Lake City Way around 117th. Could barely
see it, but when it flew it seemed to be a parrot or somesuch.

I have a recording, if you need it to ID the bird.

I have no idea where all to report it, in the hope of finding its home.
I haven't heard of any of the Seward Park parrots/parakeets being up
this way for many years.

Thanks for any advice you have; offline is fine.

Thanks,
Ellen Blackstone, Wedgwood

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Date: 5/28/17 12:49 pm
From: Steve Giles <jfsgiles01...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pectoral Sandpipers
At noon today there were 9 Pectoral Sandpipers at Eide Rd. They were in the
muddy depression closest to the highway. With them were 2 Spotted
Sandpipers, 1 Semi Plover 4 Westerns and 2 Killdeer.

Good birding
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Camano Island

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Date: 5/28/17 12:41 pm
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
HI ALL:
This week's titles are:

1) The Australian Bird Guide

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/05/new-title_25.html

2) Early Humans (New Naturalist series)

https://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/2017/05/new-title_26.html

sincerely
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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Date: 5/28/17 12:39 pm
From: Dan McDougall-Treacy <danmcdt...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sunday Montlake Fill
Today two Pectoral Sandpipers seen in the same location so ably described by Louis Kreemer in yesterday's Tweeters post. Briefly distracting us was a Virginia Rail strolling right to left across our viewing range.
Later one female Yellow-headed Blackbird seen feeding in the grass on west shore of Main pond.
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Date: 5/28/17 12:37 pm
From: Josh Hayes <Coralliophila...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Stellers jay fledged
I don't think they've bed in my yard before, but both parents are keeping an eye on two adorable fuzzy jays as the kids bumble around, falling off things. All four pretty much ignore us, so we can be right in the midst of it ask. Lotsa fun!

Josh in sunny Licton springs

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Date: 5/28/17 11:25 am
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Sabine's Gull
Hello all,

Phil Bartley found an adult breeding plumage Sabine's Gull on the Snake
River at Hood Park in Walla Walla county yesterday - Jason Fidorra just
posted that it is still there as of this morning.

It does fly across the river to Franklin Co. as well. That is one lost bird!

Have a birdy day, M&ML


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Date: 5/28/17 9:35 am
From: Margee Cooper <margeecooper...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bald Eagles fledge in West Longview and Barlow Point
Happy Memorial Day all!

I have been monitoring two Bald Eagle nests near my home hoping to catch
the first flight of the eaglets but just this morning I saw 4 young ones
winging overhead. Missed the fledge (2 in each nest) but was thrilled to
them in flight!

Margee Cooper
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Date: 5/28/17 7:41 am
From: Joseph Higbee <jvhigbee...>
Subject: [Tweeters] flycatchers in yard
Saturday morning a Pacific-slope Flycatcher was here for a while and in the
afternoon a Willow Flycatcher was here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21876608@N02/

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Date: 5/27/17 9:26 pm
From: Rohan Kamath <rohankamath88...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Need help with Great Gray at Jasper Mountain in Walla Walla
Hi Tweeters,
I've been looking for the Great Gray at Jasper Mountain in Walla Walla all day after seeing Mike Denny's recent eBird lists but had no luck locating the bird or the nest. The area is massive and we are absolutely new to it. Will be looking again in the morning and would really appreciate any tips or pointers. It's a life bird and I've been searching for many years now but keep dipping in it.

Thank you so much guys. Appreciate it.

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Date: 5/27/17 8:09 pm
From: Mason Flint <masonflint...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Really exciting visit to Marymoor with photos
I stopped by Marymoor late this afternoon to walk my dog and brought my camera along. As I walked along the slough I saw 2-3 Spotted Sandpipers that I tried to photograph. Then I saw something much more surprising a Pectoral Sandpiper. I got very excited, took about 200 photos and sent my wife running to get my phone at home so I could post on Tweeters in case anyone else wanted to see the bird. She begrudgingly agreed to do it.

Well, after she brought me my phone and as I prepared to send a note to Tweeters I saw that I was late to the game. The bird had been seen and reported. Repeatedly. Cest la vie but awesome bird for Marymoor regardless.

The photos didnt turn out great with pretty strong sunlight from the wrong direction but I got a few that are half decent. You can find them here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1zKspV

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Date: 5/27/17 6:10 pm
From: <whitney.n.k...>
Subject: [Tweeters] White-throated swift colony
Hi, tweets. Does anyone know the status of the white-throated swift colony at The Petroglyphs on Powerhouse road, just outside of Yakima? We were just there, and there were lots of Cliff Swallows and a V-G swallow, but no swifts.

Thanks,
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Date: 5/27/17 5:21 pm
From: Hal Michael <ucd880...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Off-topic: Lenses for Galapagos?
We were there in April. I had a fixed 300 with a 1.4 extender. My wife had a 1-400 variable. I got good shots with mine but a 70-300 (perhaps with extender) would probably have been better. Sometimes animals were "too close".





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Olympia WA
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Hi Tweets,

I should have thought to ask this when I asked for guidebook recommendations a couple of weeks ago. (Thanks for your excellent recommendations!) I’m debating which lenses to take on our upcoming Galapagos trip. I understand that the birds are often literally at your feet, but I’d like to have a zoom for flight shots, etc. I have the following in addition to my kit 18-55 lens; which lens or combo would you recommend bringing for bird photography?


* 70-300 (light and newer but less reach)
* 300 fixed (best focus, least flexibility)
* 80-400 (older and a bit slow but more reach)
Thanks very much once again,
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Date: 5/27/17 4:29 pm
From: B&PBell <bellasoc...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pectoral Sandpiper at Marymoor 3:45
The Pectoral Sandpiper was still feeding along the Sammamish River this
afternoon at 3:45. If you park in the dog lot near the Eastside Audubon
kiosk, and walk out to the end of the fence along the river, it was feeding
across from the large tree on the fence about 100 ft. closer to the weir. A
Killdeer was also in the area.



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Date: 5/27/17 4:00 pm
From: Louis Kreemer <lpkreemer...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Pectorals at Fill
Hi Tweets,

There were three Pectoral Sandpipers hiding in the grass just to the south
of South East Pond at the Fill this morning. They were feeding in the
marshy ground flooded with lake water, often obscured by grass and cut-off
blackberry stalks. Also a Black-headed Grosbeak singing away and a male
Blue-winged Teal.

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Date: 5/27/17 3:28 pm
From: Tucker, Trileigh <TRI...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Off-topic: Lenses for Galapagos?
Hi Tweets,

I should have thought to ask this when I asked for guidebook recommendations a couple of weeks ago. (Thanks for your excellent recommendations!) Im debating which lenses to take on our upcoming Galapagos trip. I understand that the birds are often literally at your feet, but Id like to have a zoom for flight shots, etc. I have the following in addition to my kit 18-55 lens; which lens or combo would you recommend bringing for bird photography?

* 70-300 (light and newer but less reach)
* 300 fixed (best focus, least flexibility)
* 80-400 (older and a bit slow but more reach)

Thanks very much once again,
Trileigh

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Date: 5/27/17 1:25 pm
From: William <wrboyington...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Pectoral Sandpiper continues
Seeing now 1:20 pm foraging in mud along slough just north of where fence ends, north of off-leash area.

Bill Boyington
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Date: 5/27/17 12:49 pm
From: Hubbell <ldhubbell...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Union Bay Watch } Cottonwood Seeds
Tweeters,

Besides initiating new trees and allergies what is the value of cottonwood seeds? Do some birds prefer them? See the photos in this week’s post:

http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/05/cottonwood-seeds.html <http://unionbaywatch.blogspot.com/2017/05/cottonwood-seeds.html>

Have a great day on Union Bay where it is snowing cottonwood seeds.

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Date: 5/27/17 12:05 pm
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellen...>
Subject: [Tweeters] BirdNote - Last week & the week of May 28, 2017
Hey, Tweets!

Here are the BirdNote stories from last week:
* Ruddy Duck Breeding Display
http://bit.ly/1FKt1rg
* Swainson's Warbler - The Shy One
http://bit.ly/KauNU3
* Mark Twain and the Tropicbirds
http://bit.ly/JHGoLq
* Birds of the Ponderosa Pine Savanna
http://bit.ly/KVngEm
* Great Horned Owl Family
http://bit.ly/1GOJ1p0
* City Ravens
http://bit.ly/2qlbAMj
* Oxpeckers and Mutualism
http://bit.ly/1AMKFTG
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