Purple Martin

Kelly Mcallister mcallkrm at dfw.wa.gov
Sat Apr 7 23:09:25 PDT 2001

I believe that April 6 may be the earliest Washington Purple Martin date I've ever heard of.
Anybody know aobut this? Seems two or three weeks earlier than most.

Kelly McAllister
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Olympia, Washington
Reply to: mcallkrm at dfw.wa.gov

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Scott Atkinson wrote:

> Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 07:51:41 -0700

> From: Scott Atkinson <scottratkinson at hotmail.com>

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: Purple Martin



> There was a PURPLE MARTIN near the grain silo-elevator complex at the n. end

> of the downtown Seattle, I believe this is part of the Cargill operation at

> Pier 86, seen at 4 p.m. yesterday. The bird may have been casing the site

> out for nesting possibilities. Pretty slow at the Everett STP thereafter:

> good count on Ruddy Ducks but just a single 1st-winter Thayer's Gull among

> 4-5 gull sp. at the circulating ponds. The martin was about the fourth I've

> had through the years in downtown.


> Scott Atkinson

> Lake Stevens

> email: scottratkinson at hotmail.com

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