Western Bluebird -- arrival date?

Eugene Hunn enhunn at attbi.com
Thu Mar 14 19:50:48 PST 2002


Wayne,

There are no resident bluebird populations in this area.

Gene.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne C. Weber" <contopus at shaw.ca>
To: "MICHAEL HOBBS" <hummer at isomedia.com>
Cc: "TWEETERS" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: Western Bluebird -- arrival date?



> Michael,

>

> I am wondering about the basis for your statement that the WESTERN

> BLUEBIRD sighting at Juanita Bay Park "seems early to me by about a

> week".

>

> To the best of my knowledge, WESTERN BLUEBIRD populations west of the

> Cascades are largely or entirely non-migratory. Even in the Okanagan

> Valley of B.C., east of the Cascades, a sizable percentage of the

> Western Bluebird population remains all winter.

>

> Do you have some information on "arrival dates" of Western Bluebirds

> in the Puget Sound area? If so, I'd be interested in seeing it.

>

> Wayne C. Weber

> Kamloops, BC

> contopus at shaw.ca

>

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Michael Hobbs <Hummer at isomedia.com>

> To: Tweeters (E-mail) <TWEETERS at u.washington.edu>

> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 6:38 PM

> Subject: Western Bluebird at Juanita Bay Park yesterday 3/11/2002

>

>

> > Tweets - Ernie Brown, a ranger at Juanita Bay Wetlands Park in

> Kirkland

> > photographed one of two Western Bluebirds he saw there on Monday,

> 3/11/2002.

> >

> > I've put the picture on the web at

> http://www.wos.org/images/Bluebird.JPG

> >

> > To our knowledge, this is the first time this species has been

> recorded in that

> > park. It also seems early to me by about a week.

> >

> > == Michael Hobbs

> > == Kirkland WA

> > == hummer at isomedia.com

> >

>




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