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13 Jun: @ 20:47:16  union Bay Watch - The First Step - AMCR, RACC [Hubbell]
13 Jun: @ 20:23:28  Snowy Egret SW E. Humorist Rd 1:20pm [Eric Snyder]
13 Jun: @ 05:50:24  McNary Snowy Egret [Eric Snyder]
13 Jun: @ 04:56:53  Klickitat Co. Grasshopper Sparrows and more [Dave Hayden]
12 Jun: @ 19:04:57  BirdNote, last week and the week of June 13, 2021 [Ellen Blackstone]
12 Jun: @ 18:38:46  My unidentified pheasant was...The National Bird of Japan! [john dantoni]
12 Jun: @ 17:15:23 Re: Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County [Carl Haynie]
12 Jun: @ 15:27:13  Vaux's Happening [Larry Schwitters]
12 Jun: @ 14:59:39 Re: Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County [John Puschock]
12 Jun: @ 13:56:32  Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County [John Puschock]
12 Jun: @ 12:09:00 Re: Chicago birders/ Red-breasted Sapsucker [Jaculin Bowman]
12 Jun: @ 00:54:40  Edmonds Roundup - May 2021 [Carol Riddell]
12 Jun: @ 00:05:18  Untanum Creek Trail [Pamela Okano]
11 Jun: @ 22:02:01  Big Bend Wildlife Area - Douglas County [Tim Brennan]
11 Jun: @ 19:28:37  Lazuli Bunting at Lake Crescent [James David Greene]
11 Jun: @ 18:49:55  Thanks to all for looking at the photo for bird i.d! [john dantoni]
11 Jun: @ 18:37:51  another King Cty. House Wren [pan]
11 Jun: @ 17:35:22  Online program tonight: Snohomish PUD Natural Resource Protections [Brian Zinke]
11 Jun: @ 17:12:05  Merry Marymoor Morning [Joshua Glant]
11 Jun: @ 16:43:05  Smith Cove Friday AM, Harlequin Duck [elc]
11 Jun: @ 13:08:11  No sign of Ovenbird - West-crest Park - Friday morning [Matt Bartels]
11 Jun: @ 12:50:41  Chicago birders/ Red-breasted Sapsucker [Jaculin Bowman]
11 Jun: @ 02:05:57  Olive-sided Flycatcher (Late?) [Doug Santoni]
11 Jun: @ 01:58:27  Peregrine Falcon [Nelson Briefer]
11 Jun: @ 00:43:27  summary of suggestions re bees at hummer feeders [Gary Bletsch]
11 Jun: @ 00:13:11 Re: Ovenbird - Westcrest Park - West Seattle [Joshua Glant]
10 Jun: @ 23:33:17  May 2021 turkey vulture report (long) [Diann MacRae]
10 Jun: @ 23:10:47  Help with hen pheasant I.d. please [john dantoni]
10 Jun: @ 20:47:49  Ovenbird - Westcrest Park - West Seattle [ED DEAL]
10 Jun: @ 20:28:02 Re: Possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fort Worden SP [Steve Hampton]
10 Jun: @ 19:34:11  Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-06-10 [birdmarymoor]
10 Jun: @ 17:32:16 Re: Possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fort Worden SP [Stephen Chase]
10 Jun: @ 17:22:09  Possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fort Worden SP [Scott Downes]
10 Jun: @ 16:35:31 Re: Big Ditch access closed [Beverly Choltco-Devlin]
10 Jun: @ 16:07:57  Big Ditch access closed [Martha Jordan]
10 Jun: @ 15:17:02  Swarovski Spotting Scope for sale [Alan Knue]
10 Jun: @ 05:03:23  Douglas County Blog updates [Tim Brennan]
10 Jun: @ 02:46:38  Sooty shearwaters on Long Beach shoreline [Bob]
09 Jun: @ 23:11:26  PEOPLE: Father Swan Cares for Baby Swans Following Mother's Death a Week After Giving Birth [Dan Reiff]
09 Jun: @ 20:35:35 Re: Eagle eating heron while getting harassed by oriole at Marymoor [Ray Newman]
09 Jun: @ 20:08:05  question about honeybees at hummingbird feeders [Gary Bletsch]
09 Jun: @ 18:30:05  Billy Frank Jr. closure [Dan McDougall-Treacy]
09 Jun: @ 15:41:17 Re: hummingbird impersonator [Twink Coffman]
09 Jun: @ 15:32:35  Eagle eating heron while getting harassed by oriole at Marymoor [mombiwheeler]
09 Jun: @ 04:19:21  Common Nighthawks over Edmonds [B B]
09 Jun: @ 03:19:29  hummingbird impersonator [Gene Beall]
08 Jun: @ 13:02:12  Plastic, Bubbles and Birds: CNN: A 'Bubble Barrier' is trapping plastic waste before it can get into the sea [Dan Reiff]
08 Jun: @ 05:07:38  NPR: Apparently, Crows Love Luxurious Ant Baths. This Is What It Looks Like [Dan Reiff]
07 Jun: @ 22:41:50  Partially leucistic black-capped chickadee [Mark Rodgers]
07 Jun: @ 21:16:03  Spotted sandpipers at Levee Ponds in Fife [jmyb@aol.com]





Subject: union Bay Watch - The First Step - AMCR, RACC
Date: Sun Jun 13 2021 20:47 pm
From: ldhubbell AT comcast.net
 
Tweeters,

This week’s post includes a quick discussion of crows before heading in a non-avian direction. I hope you find the small deviation refreshing.

https://unionbaywatch.blogspot...

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

Sincerely,
Larry Hubbell
ldhubbell at comcast dot net



Subject: Snowy Egret SW E. Humorist Rd 1:20pm
Date: Sun Jun 13 2021 20:23 pm
From: guideon72 AT hotmail.com
 
The Snowy is currently feeding along some pelicans in the SW pond off the road. Distant but open viewing

-Eric S

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Subject: McNary Snowy Egret
Date: Sun Jun 13 2021 5:50 am
From: guideon72 AT hotmail.com
 
While chasing around McNary Wildlife Refuge this weekend, I managed to inadvertently confirm an uncommon visitor; a lone, Snowy Egret, taking a break along the flyway. We had spotted a Great Egret fly into the area we were exploring, but hadn't seen it land. When we got down to the ponds, I noted a med/large, white bird out in the distance and a debate ensued around it not looking large enough to be the Great, but maybe just being a perspective issue due to the distance. This is not a normal stomping ground for either of us; but, about 30min later we encountered another couple who asked if we were there for the Snowy Egret…well, that answered the debate, other than Snowys being too common in these parts…

So, waited until the distant guest wandered out of the reeds and into line of sight, using the 800 + 2x TC as a makeshift spotting scope, and was able to indeed confirm the telltale, black bill and legs :D. So, as of this afternoon, around 3:30pm, there was a Snowy Egret in the Eastern ponds off of Humorist Rd, in McNary NWR, just outside Pasco. Will link confirmation photos once I reach a PC and can convert.

-Eric S

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Subject: Klickitat Co. Grasshopper Sparrows and more
Date: Sun Jun 13 2021 4:56 am
From: dtvhm AT nwrain.com
 
Sherry and I planned to hike Swale Canyon today, but the trail is now closed until mid October due to fire danger.
So we walked the 2.5 mile riparian portion of the Klickitat Trail eastward from Harms Rd. to Centerville Hwy.
We had a pair of CINNAMON TEAL, a family of SAY'S PHOEBES, several WESTERN KINGBIRDS, 1 LAZULI BUNTING, 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, lots of WESTERN MEADOWLARKS and HORNED LARKS, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, and 1 SWAINSON'S HAWK soaring eastward. We also had a Western Rattlesnake and 2 Coyote pups that were very curious of us.
After our hike we decided to take Harms Rd. north to Horseshoe Bend Rd. and follow it back west to Hwy 142.
Just past where Randall Rd. crosses Harms Rd. we had 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS sitting on the fence wires. Along Horseshoe Bend Rd. we had LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS, WESTERN BLUEBIRDS, and LARK SPARROWS, and 1 WESTERN GRAY SQUIRREL. 

Dave Hayden
Centralia, WA
dtvhm AT nwrain.com



Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of June 13, 2021
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 19:04 pm
From: ellenblackstone AT gmail.com
 
Hello, Tweeters,

Heard last week on BirdNote:
* Choosing Where to Nest
http://bit.ly/1uyoChu
* Great-tailed Grackles on the Move
http://bit.ly/1hpCsjN
* How to Count Three Billion Birds
https://bit.ly/3wgu7XS
* Robins Are Very Choosy Nesters
http://bit.ly/1dlfsl3
* The Baddest Birds on the Block
https://bit.ly/2TlzAhI
* Sapsuckers
https://bit.ly/3xko0lk
* How Nestlings Leave the Nest
http://bit.ly/19et0LD
========================Next week on BirdNote: Helping Birds See Windows,
The Value of a Dust Bath, The Regal Baltimore Oriole,
Eavesdropping on Babies... and more!
https://bit.ly/3gcdO8V
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Ellen Blackstone, BirdNote



Subject: My unidentified pheasant was...The National Bird of Japan!
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 18:38 pm
From: dantonijohn AT yahoo.com
 
Thanks to all who wrote in with their view on what type of pheasant mysteriously showed up here in Malaga.  Ms. Diane Yorgason-Quinn has Green Pheasants on the island where she resides and  therefore is my expert identifier.  Merlin the app also said it may be a Green Pheasant and although most of the photos I found showed a much, much, lighter colored bird I did see one photo that was much darker and looked exactly like the bird in question.  In addition, Diane said the females were darker than female ring-necked pheasants.  If you would like to see the photo go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/... In the comments I also included a link to a great male Green Pheasant photo from a different Flickr photographer.
Best,John D'AntoniWenatchee/Malaga



Subject: Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 17:15 pm
From: hayncarl AT gmail.com
 
Bird continues as of a few minutes ago near an Elderberry at the south end
of the east meadow in Marymoor Park (fide Alan Grenon). Heard singing more
than seen.

Coordinates of bird approximately here: 47.656280, -122.109270

Carl Haynie
Sammamish

On Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 7:59 AM John Puschock wrote:

> The location link in the last email may have been incorrect. Here's
> another try
> https://www.google.com/maps/pl...
>
> John Puschock
> ------------------------------
> *From:* John Puschock
> *Sent:* Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:55 PM
> *To:* Tweeters Tweeters
> *Subject:* Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County
>
> There's a Gray Catbird currently singing at Marymoor Park where the paved
> trail between the dog meadow and east meadow meets the mowed grass trail
> southeast of the dog meadow. This link should give you the location.
> https://www.google.com/maps/pl...
>
> John Puschock
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Subject: Vaux's Happening
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 15:27 pm
From: leschwitters AT me.com
 
5,000 Vaux’s Swifts roosted in the Monroe Wagner Center last night. Inside camera showed an empty chimney at 8 AM. Anyone see what time they left? Takes about 14 minutes for that many to do that.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
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Subject: Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 14:59 pm
From: g_g_allin AT hotmail.com
 
The location link in the last email may have been incorrect. Here's another try https://www.google.com/maps/pl...

John Puschock
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From: John Puschock
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:55 PM
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Subject: Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County

There's a Gray Catbird currently singing at Marymoor Park where the paved trail between the dog meadow and east meadow meets the mowed grass trail southeast of the dog meadow. This link should give you the location. https://www.google.com/maps/pl...

John Puschock



Subject: Gray Catbird at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 13:56 pm
From: g_g_allin AT hotmail.com
 
There's a Gray Catbird currently singing at Marymoor Park where the paved trail between the dog meadow and east meadow meets the mowed grass trail southeast of the dog meadow. This link should give you the location. https://www.google.com/maps/pl...

John Puschock



Subject: Chicago birders/ Red-breasted Sapsucker
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 12:09 pm
From: jaculinb4 AT gmail.com
 
Thank you to each of the tweeters who took the time to reply to my request
for Red-breasted Sapsucker location. It was a real joy to open my email
when our flight landed from Chicago to find several notes with excellent
information. Despite the rain we donned our raincoats and headed out to
Marymoor Park, and with all your help I was able to photograph my #700 ABA
bird species, the Red-breasted Sapsucker! Now we're looking forward to
what the next 5 days of our time here in Washington will yield us.

With much gratitude, Jackie

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 5:49 AM Jaculin Bowman wrote:

> Thank you all for all the tips on the Black Swift’s. We’re just about to
> board our flight to Seattle and we have one more request. We see many
> reports for the nesting Red-breasted sapsucker at Marymoor Park near the
> lake. Does anyone have more specific location information? I’m on my
> quest for photographing my 700th ABA bird species and these two species are
> in my sights.
> Jackie Bowman
> Geneva, IL
>
> Sent from my iPhone



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Subject: Edmonds Roundup - May 2021
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 0:54 am
From: cariddellwa AT gmail.com
 
Hi Tweeters,

Migration seemed thin this year. These are the May birds that we have added to the Edmonds year list.

Semipalmated Plover (code 3) Marsh 5-4

Swainson’s Thrush (code 2) Yost Park 5-8

Olive-sided Flycatcher (code 3) Chase Lake 5-9

Long-billed Dowitcher (code 3) Marsh 5-10

Hammond’s Flycatcher (code 2) Yost Park 5-10

Black-headed Grosbeak (code 2) Yost Park 5-10

Northern Pintail (code 3) Marsh 5-16

Western Wood-Pewee (code 2) Yost/Pine Ridge Parks 5-16

Blue-winged Teal (code 3) Marsh 5-22

Vaux’s Swift (code 3) Marsh 5-26

Wilson’s Phalarope (code 4) Marsh 5-26

Western Kingbird (code 4) Marsh 5-30

Interesting additional year observations: A Great Horned Owl was heard calling in a neighborhood near Southwest County Park late morning on May 2 and then several days later from the Seaview neighborhood. A Whimbrel was foraging in the grass near the Boys and Girls Club building at Civic Field on May 5. A second Turkey Vulture of the year was circling over the Pine Ridge neighborhood on May 30.

Late reports: Our first Red-naped Sapsucker was reported in mid-April at a private residence about a mile north of Yost Park. It is the 277th species that we have documented in Edmonds. It is in the eBird public data with photos. A Nashville Warbler (code 4) was seen (and well described) in a yard in the Edmonds Lake Ballinger neighborhood on April 21.

Big misses: We are surprised to not have a credible sighting of an American Coot or sightings of Cinnamon Teal and Eurasian Wigeon. There will still be opportunities before the end of the calendar year to get the coot and the wigeon. We are probably not going to see a Cinnamon Teal in Edmonds this year since we haven’t had one by now.

We ended May with 159 species on our 2021 year list. We have omitted two species that were noted in two eBird checklists with no description or photograph by birders we don’t know. These were single person sightings. One was a code 2 species and the other was a code 5. They are species on the county basic checklist but as birds are not evenly distributed within their range, they are uncommon or rare for our specific locale. I am always grateful to those of you who share your Edmonds sightings with me. It helps us keep an accurate track of our year birds and our rare birds. Thank you! If you would like a copy of our 2021 city checklist, please request it at checklistedmonds@gmail.com .

Good birding,

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

Abundance codes: (1) Common, (2) Uncommon, (3) Harder to find, usually seen annually, (4) Rare, 5+ records, (5) Fewer than 5 records



Subject: Untanum Creek Trail
Date: Sat Jun 12 2021 0:05 am
From: pokano AT comcast.net
 
Untanum Creek Trail is now open, with a rebuilt bridge and repaved parking lot. There is significant fire damage near the start of the trail, but vegetation is coming back quickly.

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Subject: Big Bend Wildlife Area - Douglas County
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 22:02 pm
From: tsbrennan AT hotmail.com
 
Hey birders,

I wrapped up the final entry from the weekend at www.douglascountybirding.blogspot.com. This one covered a good morning of birding at Big Bend Wildlife Area. This is in the Northeast corner of the county, and was established recently enough that it doesn't even show up on Google Maps, as far as I know. I had good luck with grouse up there (ruffed and dusky) but not the grouse I was hoping for (Sharp-tailed)! The search was fun, and it's really an amazing area - I hardly got very far in from either of two entrances, and still found 50 species or so, including 5 new ones for my year list. If you are trying to find this place, try a plain old Google Search, rather than Maps, and do let me know if you want any other information on this spot - it's pretty special.

Cheers!

Tim Brennan
Renton
tsbrennan at hotmail dot com
Douglas County Birding
A dozen or so birding trips to Douglas County in Washington State in 2021, featuring stunning landscapes, decent pictures of food, and forgettable images of birds.
www.douglascountybirding.blogspot.com



Subject: Lazuli Bunting at Lake Crescent
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 19:28 pm
From: merlinblu AT yahoo.com
 
Sorry for the late notice but I got a Lazuli Bunting at Log Cabin Resort. It was the Wednesday evening around 7:00 at the east end of the Resort in the clearing  and parking lot. It gave me some great looks, feeding on the ground with a family of juncos. What a treat!


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Subject: Thanks to all for looking at the photo for bird i.d!
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 18:49 pm
From: dantonijohn AT yahoo.com
 
The photo got lots of views but just one guess of perhaps a Golden Pheasant.  I'm going to guess it is an in-bred ring-necked pheasant since there are not many of them in this area.  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Best regards,John D'AntoniMalaga, WA  (just outside of Wenatchee)



Subject: another King Cty. House Wren
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 18:37 pm
From: panmail AT mailfence.com
 
Hi, Tweets,

At least one of the reported pair of House Wrens found by Eric H. a couple days ago continues singing and investigating possible nest holes this morning in snags near Frager Road in Kent, around 150' north of the road block at Cottonwood Grove Park. It's a pleasantly birdy spot.

11 June, 2021,

Alan Grenon
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Subject: Online program tonight: Snohomish PUD Natural Resource Protections
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 17:35 pm
From: zinke.pilchuck AT gmail.com
 
Hi everyone,

Please consider yourselves invited to Pilchuck Audubon's monthly program
tonight at 7pm. This is a free program and all are welcome to attend,
details below:


*Snohomish PUD Natural Resource Protections*
Presented by Laura Zorick

*"The PUD aims to maintain our properties, lines and facilities in the most
sustainable way possible. Supporting biodiversity ensures a healthy
environment. Whether it’s installing a fish screen at a hydroelectric
project, adjusting water temperatures to ensure proper fish development,
leaving snags on our properties for birds and critters, or adding
reflective materials to our power lines. Each project we undertake takes
into consideration the environmental impact."*

You can find the Zoom registration link on our Monthly Programs
page.

Thanks!
Brian Zinke

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Subject: Merry Marymoor Morning
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 17:12 pm
From: josh.n.glant AT gmail.com
 
Hello Tweets,

I just wrapped up a nice morning at Marymoor Park. It’s been a while since I got up at dawn and gave a park a thorough shakedown, and today was a satisfying way to get back into it!
62 species around this morning, the best of which included the continuing House Wren singing across the river, a nice low flock of 16 Black Swifts, oodles of Lazuli Buntings, a surprisingly late and singing (!) Lincoln’s Sparrow in East Meadow, and last but not least, not one but two Eastern Kingbirds between Field 8/9! They acted like a pair, following eachother from perch to perch — breeding maybe? We can hope!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

Hope everyone else is enjoying Juneuary aka lowland Black Swift season,

Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA



Subject: Smith Cove Friday AM, Harlequin Duck
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 16:43 pm
From: elc AT uw.edu
 
At least as of 9AM (and for 20 minutes before), there’s an adult male Harlequin Duck feeding at Smith Cove (viewed best from the Park), just off shore, next to the “Phoenix” which is docked in the West slip (Terminal 91).  Couple a photos and a video:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Elaine
elc at uw dot edu
Seattle
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Subject: No sign of Ovenbird - West-crest Park - Friday morning
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 13:08 pm
From: mattxyz AT earthlink.net
 
Hi all — I hung out at westcrest park (Seattle, king county) beginning at 515 this morning— no singing ovenbird to be found in about 45 min of listening

Might still be worth a visit later in the morning to mirror the time Ed heard it yesterday, but the odds are long for a day two re-find

Matt Bartels
Seattle wa

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> On Jun 10, 2021, at 5:16 PM, Joshua Glant wrote:
> ?For some reason, no one has updated Tweeters, so here I am. Several birders have looked, but no Ovenbird is anywhere to be found this PM. Perhaps it’ll be heard again in the morning, if it hasn’t already moved on? We can hope!
>
> Good birding, Joshua Glant
> Mercer Island, WA
>
>
>> On Jun 10, 2021, at 1:47 PM, ED DEAL wrote:
>> ?
>> Yo Tweets,
>>
>> I heard a singing, out of range, Ovenbird at 1000 this morning in Westcrest Park. I've birded extensively in Cape May County, NJ, so this is a familiar bird for me. Just to make doubly certain I pulled up the ovenbird call on my phone and matched it to the live singing bird.
>>
>> Directions - Park on Cloverdale SW & 5th in or near the off-leash area parking lot. Walk to the east end of Cloverdale and enter the park thru a gate. Turn left and walk about 75 feet to a run down fence. Take the right fork, go about 150 ft and start listening. On the left side of the trail there is snow-drift fencing enclosing the area where the bird was heard. If you get to the chainlink fence enclosing buildings that service the resesrvoir, you've gone too far. Good luck, these skulkers are much easier heard than seen.
>>
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Subject: Chicago birders/ Red-breasted Sapsucker
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 12:50 pm
From: jaculinb4 AT gmail.com
 
Thank you all for all the tips on the Black Swift’s.  We’re just about to board our flight to Seattle and we have one more request.   We see many reports for the nesting Red-breasted sapsucker at Marymoor Park near the lake.   Does anyone have more specific location information?   I’m on my quest for photographing my 700th ABA bird species and these two species are in my sights.
Jackie Bowman
Geneva, IL

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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher (Late?)
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 2:05 am
From: dougsantoni AT gmail.com
 
I just saw an olive-sided flycatcher on Foster Island in Seattle. It was perched about 50 feet up in a dead birch tree just north of the footbridge leading from the Foster Island parking lot toward Foster Point.  It provided good views, but did not vocalize.

Doug Santoni
Seattle
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Subject: Peregrine Falcon
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 1:58 am
From: nrieferb AT gmail.com
 
One Peregrine Falcon circling at about 400 feet altitude, near Saint Mary’s
Church, Anacortes. Nelson Briefer - Anacortes.



Subject: summary of suggestions re bees at hummer feeders
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 0:43 am
From: garybletsch AT yahoo.com
 
Dear Tweeters,
Thanks again to all of the Tweeters who have responded to my questions about honeybees and hummingbird feeders. Here is a brief summary of the suggestions.
1. Move the feeders. The bees take a while to find the feeders after they've been moved.
2. Obtain PAM original cooking spray; spray it on "a piece of wax paper, then use your fingertip to spread the oil onto the feeder ports." No, I am not making this up.
3. Get bee-guards.
4. I forget.
I just ran out and bought some PAM. Normally, this is the absolute last thing in the world I'd use to lubricate my precious cast-iron skillets, but the bees are driving me crazy. Before I try this method, though, I will have to run a planning session with the Joint Chiefs of Feeder Staff. We have to figure out which method to try first, second, and third.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch



Subject: Ovenbird - Westcrest Park - West Seattle
Date: Fri Jun 11 2021 0:13 am
From: josh.n.glant AT gmail.com
 
For some reason, no one has updated Tweeters, so here I am. Several birders have looked, but no Ovenbird is anywhere to be found this PM. Perhaps it’ll be heard again in the morning, if it hasn’t already moved on? We can hope!

Good birding, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA


> On Jun 10, 2021, at 1:47 PM, ED DEAL wrote:
>
> ?
> Yo Tweets,
>
> I heard a singing, out of range, Ovenbird at 1000 this morning in Westcrest Park. I've birded extensively in Cape May County, NJ, so this is a familiar bird for me. Just to make doubly certain I pulled up the ovenbird call on my phone and matched it to the live singing bird.
>
> Directions - Park on Cloverdale SW & 5th in or near the off-leash area parking lot. Walk to the east end of Cloverdale and enter the park thru a gate. Turn left and walk about 75 feet to a run down fence. Take the right fork, go about 150 ft and start listening. On the left side of the trail there is snow-drift fencing enclosing the area where the bird was heard. If you get to the chainlink fence enclosing buildings that service the resesrvoir, you've gone too far. Good luck, these skulkers are much easier heard than seen.
>
> Ed Deal
> falcophileATcomcast DOT net
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Subject: May 2021 turkey vulture report (long)
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 23:33 pm
From: tvulture AT gmx.com
 
Hi, Tweets


This would have been a tiny bit earlier but my computer decided to eat my almost-done list. Fortunately, I have a son who is much more computer-wise than I am. So . . . following is the May 2021 list of turkey vultures sighted in Washington including a “few” from earlier months. All appreciated!

February

25 -- 2:30PM (1) Craig’s Hill, Ellensburg, soaring W into stiff breeze of an approaching front.

March

11 -- One overhead flying west over the Swinomish Channel.

16 -- One overhead at Fox Road, Mount Vernon.

25 -- 7 turkey vultures overhead at Fox Road, Mount Vernon.

30 – 4:30pm (5) soaring over Ellensburg at Main St & 8th Ave.

April

02 -- One overhead at Northern State Recreation Area.

05 -- One overhead at Rasar State Park.

06 -- one overhead at Michael Place, Burlington.

10 -- One overhead at Northern State Recreation Area.

11 – 6PM (1) soaring over Craig Hill, Ellensburg (at about Maple x 5th).

13 -- One overhead at Swinomish Channel; One turkey vulture 6 miles NW of Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula, circling and flying low at eras 250 feet.

14 -- Six turkey vultures overhead at Marblemount Boat Launch.

16 -- 7PM (1), Craig’s Hill, Maple x 3rd Ave, Eburg.  Sailing in low from the East along 3rd Ave, to the row of conifers at 3rd x Chestnut that has often been used as a roost.  Made a close circle of those trees, then dipped in toward the back side & out of sight.

20 -- A single turkey vulture on Queen Anne Hill just north of the television antennas heading north.

21 -- Two overhead at Frailey Mountain at Lake Cavanaugh.

23 -- Two overhead at Howard Miller Steelhead  Park.

26 -- Two overhead at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough.

May

01 – 4:40PM (1), over Dryden exit off US 2, Chelan Co.; 5PM (8), over mp 168, dead deer in ditch on west side of Hwy 97, Kittitas Co.; 5:20PM (4), over mp 151, N of First Creek, Kittitas Co.

02 -- One overhead at Northern State Recreation Area.

03 -- 11:30am (1), over US 97 mp 98, at W end of Kittitas Valley.

04 -- 5:00pm (3), over west side of Craig’s Hill, Ellensburg. Circled the row of conifers roost site 3-4 times then moved off to the south.

06 -- One overhead at Brezeale Interpretive Center; three overhead at Green Road slough, Burlington.

07 -- Three overhead at Brezeale Interpretive Center; 3:25pm (1), Hwy 97 at Camas Creek Rd. Chelan Co.; 3:35pm (1), along Hwy 2, at Pinnacle St Park, Chelan Co.

08 -- 6:00pm (4), on a dead deer 30’ off the E side of Hwy 97 at mp 173.

09 -- One TUVU in flight just west of Concrete WA at a few minutes before noon today; two turkey vultures soaring over Neal Rd. In Fall City around 10 a.m. I’m so glad that these wonderful birds have finally returned!

11 -- One overhead at Corkindale Creek at Highway 20, Marblemount; one overhead at Howard Miller Steelhead Park.

13 – One 6 miles northwest of Sequim, cicrcling and flying low at eras 250 feet.

15 -- Up to 8 TUVU enjoying the thermals over Swauk Road.

16 -- 55 turkey vultures heading across the strait to Whidbey from Port Townsend. (unsure of date)

17 -- Eight vultures circling over The East 90 - Skagit Wildlife Area Samish Unit at about 1pm.

18 -- Seven heading from Port Townsend over to Whidbey; one drifting north alongside a broad-winged hawk.

21 – One overhead at Corkindale Creek at Hyw.20; one overhead at Marblemount boat launch; one overhead at Barnaby Slough.

22 – Six turkey vultures overhead at Green Road Slough.

24 – Two overhead at Alpine River Inn, Leavenworth; one overhead at Leavenworth Fish Hatchery.

26 – Five turkey vultures kettling over Flaming Geyser State Park around 5:30pm.

27 – One seen at Vancouver Lowlands, end of Lower River Road – sunny w/strong south wind.; One overhead at Pearrygin State Park, Winthrop.

29 – One overhead at Fox Road, Clear Lake.

 

     Thanks so much for all the sightings. Include as much information as you like with your reports. Everything may be valuable - some day.

Cheers,


Diann MacRae

Olympic Vulture Study

22622 - 53rd Avenue S.E.

Bothell, WA 98021

tvulture@gmx.com

 



Subject: Help with hen pheasant I.d. please
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 23:10 pm
From: dantonijohn AT yahoo.com
 
Hi Tweeters!This girl walked across my driveway today with 5 chicks.  I don't believe it is a ring-necked pheasant.  Your thoughts please?https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Thank youJohn D'AntoniWenatchee/Malaga



Subject: Ovenbird - Westcrest Park - West Seattle
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 20:47 pm
From: falcophile AT comcast.net
 
Yo Tweets,

I heard a singing, out of range, Ovenbird at 1000 this morning in Westcrest Park. I've birded extensively in Cape May County, NJ, so this is a familiar bird for me. Just to make doubly certain I pulled up the ovenbird call on my phone and matched it to the live singing bird.

Directions - Park on Cloverdale SW & 5th in or near the off-leash area parking lot. Walk to the east end of Cloverdale and enter the park thru a gate. Turn left and walk about 75 feet to a run down fence. Take the right fork, go about 150 ft and start listening. On the left side of the trail there is snow-drift fencing enclosing the area where the bird was heard. If you get to the chainlink fence enclosing buildings that service the resesrvoir, you've gone too far. Good luck, these skulkers are much easier heard than seen.

Ed Deal
falcophileATcomcast DOT net



Subject: Possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fort Worden SP
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 20:28 pm
From: stevechampton AT gmail.com
 
Yes, that is correct. The possible Scissor-tailed/Fork-tailed Flycatcher
was chased down immediately by about 7 local birders. We quickly deduced it
was this bizarre Barn Swallow with a gull or heron feather attached to its
tail. It was flying around like this for hours. Pics at
https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

good birding!



On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 10:32 AM Stephen Chase
wrote:

> Funny, the same bird showed on my Facebook feed. It's a barn swallow with
> a feather attached to its tail. Pictures on Western Washington Birders
> Facebook group.
>
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 at 10:22, Scott Downes wrote:
>
>> Tweets,
>> Received a report of a possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Fort Worden
>> SP, Port Townsend near campsite 24. The observer is trying to get photos
>> but wanted to share in case somebody was in the area and wanted to check it
>> out.
>>
>> Scott Downes
>> Downess@charter.net
>> Yakima Wa
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Port Townsend, WA
*Qatay, S'Klallam territory*



Subject: Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-06-10
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 19:34 pm
From: birdmarymoor AT gmail.com
 
Tweets – Today turned out to be an excellent day at the park.  We started off with overcast, and it was none-too-warm.  For a while we had a bit of breeze and a very dark cloud that misted us.  Later, it cleared to sun and clouds.  The birds were pretty cooperative, and there were several surprises.

Highlights:
a.. Wood Duck – I believe we had three females with ducklings
b.. Mourning Dove – one glimpse, and later a really good look at one. Only our 2nd MODO sighting of the year so far
c.. COMMON NIGHTHAWK – Matt and I had one flying silently over the boardwalk around 5 a.m. – First of Year (FOY)
d.. BLACK SWIFT – when the mist started, we had at least FIFTY Black Swifts over the south end of the Dog Meadow. Later, we had a similar number over the Viewing Mound in the sun. Probably a High Count for the park
e.. California Gull – a tight flock of 10 at the lake
f.. Caspian Tern – one seen twice, or two
g.. Merlin – flyby near the weir put the swallows atwitter
h.. EASTERN KINGBIRD – one north of Fields 7-8-9 – FOY
i.. RED-EYED VIREO – one singing (but not seen) at the Rowing Club – FOY
j.. HOUSE WREN – presumably the same bird as last week, singing from a birch snag on the far side of the slough below the weir at 5:45 a.m. My first ever for the park
k.. Red Crossbill – after a few times when Matt thought he heard one/some, we had a single bird flying up the river while we were on the Rowing Club dock. Our latest spring sighting ever
l.. Western Tanager – two at the Rowing Club parking lot
m.. Lazuli Bunting – My best guess was a DOZEN males. I also saw one female. They were all over the East Meadow, but in several other places as well!
Baby birds were plentiful. Beside Wood Duck and Mallard, and the babies at the heronry, we also had many species feeding young, and nests with young, as well as some already independent youngsters around: Red-breasted Sapsucker, Tree Swallow, Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtit, American Robin, House Finch (pretty sure), and Dark-eyed Junco.

Misses today included Common Merganser, Rock Pigeon, Glaucous-winged Gull, Green Heron, and Cliff Swallow.

For the day, 66 species. Adding three today, we’re at 146 species for 2021.

= Michael Hobbs
= www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
= BirdMarymoor@gmail.com



Subject: Possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fort Worden SP
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 17:32 pm
From: schasecredo AT gmail.com
 
Funny, the same bird showed on my Facebook feed. It's a barn swallow with a
feather attached to its tail. Pictures on Western Washington Birders
Facebook group.

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 at 10:22, Scott Downes wrote:

> Tweets,
> Received a report of a possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Fort Worden
> SP, Port Townsend near campsite 24. The observer is trying to get photos
> but wanted to share in case somebody was in the area and wanted to check it
> out.
>
> Scott Downes
> Downess@charter.net
> Yakima Wa
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Subject: Possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fort Worden SP
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 17:22 pm
From: downess AT charter.net
 
Tweets,
Received a report of a possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Fort Worden SP, Port Townsend near campsite 24. The observer is trying to get photos but wanted to share in case somebody was in the area and wanted to check it out.

Scott Downes
Downess@charter.net
Yakima Wa
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Subject: Big Ditch access closed
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 16:35 pm
From: bcholtcodevlin AT gmail.com
 
Thank you for posting this.

It is truly terrible what some unconscionable people do in our region. I
was at the Auburn M Street Marsh two weeks ago and some people had set up a
big tent (gone now), but used the path to the back pond as a human toilet
with feces all over the place. There is dangerous trash all over. I used to
feel comfortable going there, but last week, in the middle of the road, two
cars met in the middle of the road facing in opposite directions, clearly
doing a drug deal. I didn't even get out of my car.

It is sad, because we live in such a beautiful, rich area for enjoying
nature.

Beverly.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:07 AM Martha Jordan wrote:

> Sadly, too many people with bad actions have lead to another summer closer
> of the Big Ditch Access Area in Skagit County. Here is the WDFW press
> release text sent out earlier this week:
>
> *Big Ditch Access Area near Stanwood will close until Oct. 1*
>
> MILL CREEK – Due to significant impacts caused by unlawful activities and
> a need to protect public safety, the Big Ditch Access Area
> along Pioneer
> Highway near Stanwood will be closed June 9 through Oct. 1, 2021. Dike
> district personnel and neighboring farm owners will still have
> administrative access.
>
> Belinda Rotton, wildlife area manager for the Washington Department of
> Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said the site has seen high levels of trash
> dumping, vandalism, and target shooting. Area visitors and neighbors have
> complained about these activities and the local dike district is concerned
> about potential infrastructure damages.
>
> Bird watchers and waterfowl hunters use the site most often for access to
> the Skagit Bay Estuary during the fall and winter.
>
> “Since we’re seeing most of the site challenges in the summer, we think
> the seasonal closure can help address issues with a relatively low
> recreational impact,” said Rotton.
>
> The Big Ditch Access Area is within the Skagit Wildlife Area
> ,
> which contains a little over 16,700 acres of wildlife habitat, including
> open water, island shoreline, tidal mudflats and marshes, forested uplands,
> and managed agricultural (diked) lands. This range of habitats provide
> necessary resources for aquatic and terrestrial species such as ducks,
> geese, swans, raptors, and shorebirds.
>
> By actively managing lands, restoring habitats, and preserving wild
> places, WDFW serves as stewards for Washington’s natural places, protecting
> the state’s land and water for people, fish, and wildlife. WDFW works to
> preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while
> providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial
> opportunities.
> Martha Jordan
> Everett, WA
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Subject: Big Ditch access closed
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 16:07 pm
From: mj.cygnus AT gmail.com
 
Sadly, too many people with bad actions have lead to another summer closer
of the Big Ditch Access Area in Skagit County. Here is the WDFW press
release text sent out earlier this week:

*Big Ditch Access Area near Stanwood will close until Oct. 1*

MILL CREEK – Due to significant impacts caused by unlawful activities and a
need to protect public safety, the Big Ditch Access Area
along Pioneer
Highway near Stanwood will be closed June 9 through Oct. 1, 2021. Dike
district personnel and neighboring farm owners will still have
administrative access.

Belinda Rotton, wildlife area manager for the Washington Department of Fish
and Wildlife (WDFW), said the site has seen high levels of trash dumping,
vandalism, and target shooting. Area visitors and neighbors have complained
about these activities and the local dike district is concerned about
potential infrastructure damages.

Bird watchers and waterfowl hunters use the site most often for access to
the Skagit Bay Estuary during the fall and winter.

“Since we’re seeing most of the site challenges in the summer, we think the
seasonal closure can help address issues with a relatively low recreational
impact,” said Rotton.

The Big Ditch Access Area is within the Skagit Wildlife Area
,
which contains a little over 16,700 acres of wildlife habitat, including
open water, island shoreline, tidal mudflats and marshes, forested uplands,
and managed agricultural (diked) lands. This range of habitats provide
necessary resources for aquatic and terrestrial species such as ducks,
geese, swans, raptors, and shorebirds.

By actively managing lands, restoring habitats, and preserving wild places,
WDFW serves as stewards for Washington’s natural places, protecting the
state’s land and water for people, fish, and wildlife. WDFW works to
preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while
providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial
opportunities.
Martha Jordan
Everett, WA



Subject: Swarovski Spotting Scope for sale
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 15:17 pm
From: temnurus AT gmail.com
 
Hello Tweets,

I have a Swarovski ATS-65mm HD Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece with
Stay-On-Case for ATS-65 HD. It is like new and has only been used 2-3 times
in the months I've had it. Asking $2200 (the scope with case retails
currently for over $2500 plus tax). Send me a personal message if you are
interested in purchasing the scope.

Best, Alan

Alan Knue
Edmonds, WA



Subject: Douglas County Blog updates
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 5:03 am
From: tsbrennan AT hotmail.com
 
Hello!

I have finished up 2 of 3 blog posts for the Douglas County Birding blog at www.douglascountybirding.blogspot.com. I did finish with a few dragonfly photos and a flower that were unidentified in there - would love help with those IDs if anyone has that expertise.

Cheers!

Tim Brennan
tsbrennan at hotmail dot com
Douglas County Birding
A dozen or so birding trips to Douglas County in Washington State in 2021, featuring stunning landscapes, decent pictures of food, and forgettable images of birds.
www.douglascountybirding.blogspot.com



Subject: Sooty shearwaters on Long Beach shoreline
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 2:46 am
From: rflores_2 AT msn.com
 
Thousands of stootys  are are just off the beach forging about a mile north of the Arches access point to the beach.

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Subject: PEOPLE: Father Swan Cares for Baby Swans Following Mother's Death a Week After Giving Birth
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 23:11 pm
From: dan.owl.reiff AT gmail.com
 
Tweeters,
With any of the articles I send: If the link doesn’t open, copy the subject line and search with Google or other browser.
Dan Reiff

Father Swan Cares for Baby Swans Following Mother's Death a Week After Giving Birth
A photographer at the scene called the story both “heartbreaking and heartwarming”
Read in People: https://apple.news/Aj5rprnncTD...


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Subject: Eagle eating heron while getting harassed by oriole at Marymoor
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 20:35 pm
From: ray.newman AT gmail.com
 
As a student of the English language's foibles, I truly appreciate the
clarification about which one of you was sitting in the Cottonwood tree.

As a birder, I am envious of this scene and would have loved seeing it.

Thanks for sharing!

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 8:32 AM mombiwheeler wrote:

>
> Hi tweeters,
>
> I'm watching a Bald Eagle eating an adult Great Blue Heron while sitting
> in a cottonwood tree (the eagle, not me). It's next to the heron rookery at
> Marymoor Park. It's getting aggressively harassed by a male Bullock's
> Oriole that appears to have set up its territory in this tree.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Lonnie Somer
> Seattle
>
>
> Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device
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Subject: question about honeybees at hummingbird feeders
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 20:08 pm
From: garybletsch AT yahoo.com
 
Dear Tweeters,
Maybe I missed something of the recent thread, but I have a question about bees and hummingbird feeders. We've had hummingbird feeders at our place for nearly 20 years now. There have always been times when yellowjackets took over the feeders, but I have always been able to find and destroy most of the yellowjacket nests--not just because of their taking over the feeders, but because they destroy a lot of apples and pears on my trees. Bees have always been infrequent visitors at the hummingbird feeders.
For the last few weeks, though, we suddenly have a large number of honeybees swarming all over our hummingbird feeders, and around our front porch and front door. Last year, we had a few cottonwoods cut down, and there was a beehive in one of them, honeycomb and all, so I know that this spot is a good one for bees. I would never do anything to harm a honeybee, but was wondering if there is some way to encourage them to move to some other food source. We have lots of flowers here, but the bees seem to prefer the sugar water. 
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
 



Subject: Billy Frank Jr. closure
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 18:30 pm
From: danmcdt AT gmail.com
 
If you’re thinking of visiting Nisqually/ Billy Frank Jr, should wait until Saturday. It’s closed 6/7-11 for road maintenance.

Dan McDougall-Treacy

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Subject: hummingbird impersonator
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 15:41 pm
From: wilber4818 AT gmail.com
 
here the Bullock Orioles steal hummer food... I found putting out a tray of
grape jelly fixed the issue... otherwise the weight of the oriole tipped
the hummer dish and emptied in in no time..

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 8:18 PM Gene Beall wrote:

> The other day we noticed the little yellow "flowers" from one of our
> hummingbird feeders scattered on the deck below the feeder. Today my
> wife captured the culprit helping himself to the sweets of the feeder.
> After the hot pepper suet, the hummingbird food must seem like a perfect
> dessert.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
> Gene Beall
> Sammamish
> gene.beall@gmail.com
>
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Ferndale, WA
out on the beach
be kind to one another



Subject: Eagle eating heron while getting harassed by oriole at Marymoor
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 15:32 pm
From: mombiwheeler AT gmail.com
 
 Hi tweeters, I'm watching a Bald Eagle eating an adult Great Blue Heron while sitting in a cottonwood tree (the eagle, not me). It's next to the heron rookery at Marymoor Park. It's getting aggressively harassed by a male Bullock's Oriole that appears to have set up its territory in this tree.Good birding,Lonnie SomerSeattleSent from my T-Mobile 5G Device



Subject: Common Nighthawks over Edmonds
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 4:19 am
From: birder4184 AT yahoo.com
 
At 8:55 Cindy and I were out walking our dog and I heard the familiar "peent" call of the Common Nighthawk.  We looked up and saw two flying high overhead heading north from Point Edward's essentially over the Edmonds Marsh.
Blair Bernson

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Subject: hummingbird impersonator
Date: Wed Jun 9 2021 3:19 am
From: gene.beall AT gmail.com
 
The other day we noticed the little yellow "flowers" from one of our
hummingbird feeders scattered on the deck below the feeder. Today my
wife captured the culprit helping himself to the sweets of the feeder. 
After the hot pepper suet, the hummingbird food must seem like a perfect
dessert.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Gene Beall
Sammamish
gene.beall@gmail.com


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Subject: Plastic, Bubbles and Birds: CNN: A 'Bubble Barrier' is trapping plastic waste before it can get into the sea
Date: Tue Jun 8 2021 13:02 pm
From: dan.owl.reiff AT gmail.com
 
Some more good news:

A 'Bubble Barrier' is trapping plastic waste before it can get into the sea
A stream of bubbles is catching trash in Amsterdam's Westerdok canal, preventing it from ultimately flowing into the North Sea.
Read in CNN: https://apple.news/Az3XQfjpfQi...

Dan Reiff

MI

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Subject: NPR: Apparently, Crows Love Luxurious Ant Baths. This Is What It Looks Like
Date: Tue Jun 8 2021 5:07 am
From: dan.owl.reiff AT gmail.com
 
Apparently, Crows Love Luxurious Ant Baths. This Is What It Looks Like
Canadian photographer Tony Austin captured a crow in the process of "anting" — spreading ants on itself on purpose. At first, he confesses, he had no idea what he was looking at.
Read in NPR: https://apple.news/AvDcPy6a8Rd...


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Subject: Partially leucistic black-capped chickadee
Date: Mon Jun 7 2021 22:41 pm
From: markrodg AT uw.edu
 
Hi Tweeters,

This morning I noticed a partially leucistic Black-Capped Chickadee I’ve
spotted before near the intersection of Fremont Ave and N 75th St in
Seattle. When I’ve seen this individual today and on other occasions, it’s
been on 75th just west of the intersection. It’s a very striking bird!

Best wishes,

Mark Rodgers (he/him)
Lecturer in Music History
School of Music
University of Washington

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this
land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands
within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.



Subject: Spotted sandpipers at Levee Ponds in Fife
Date: Mon Jun 7 2021 21:16 pm
From: jmyb AT aol.com
 
A male and two female Spotted Sandpipers at Levee Ponds in Fife. Also, mother Pied Billed Grebe with two colorful young babies.

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