[Tweeters] Redwing

Christopher Duke dukec at cc.wwu.edu
Wed Dec 22 17:21:20 PST 2004

Kathy, I think the people-counter was Colin. I liked his setup too, he
was nice enough to let me get some great looks with his scope. Thank you,
Dennys, for sounding the alarm and sending 60 or so people loaded down
with optics sprinting down the road, what a bird!



> Hi Tweeters,


> According to young man in the literal pack of birders

> looking at the Redwing he counted 59 birders!


> I had to beg for the chance to see the bird from my

> coworkers. They are so great, they let me take a 4hr

> plus "lunch" to see the Redwing. (UW to Olympia and

> back). I just didn't know if the bird would be there

> until the upcoming holiday weekend. The area the

> Redwing is in is in general a very birdy area indeed

> and I was impressed with that. I was really focused

> and did not see the Redpolls but did see the

> Red-breasted Sapsucker in a tree that hosted the

> Redwing for awhile.


> I didn't see any of my regular birding buddies but did

> see some familiar faces. I don't even have names to a

> lot of you yet but I recognize the faces and that avid

> birder look!


> The people counting fellow had the neatest little

> Swarvoski scope. I think I know what I want for a

> scope in the future now. Some of the Leica and Pentax

> scopes have incredible clarity but I don't want to

> haul one around that big. His scope was very nice.


> Last year it was the Gyrfalcon for Christmas, this

> year the Redwing, yeah:-)


> Kathy


> --- uglyduckling at comcast.net wrote:


>> Hello Tweets,

>> The people out for the Redwing today sure

>> gave the neighborhood a show. I can honestly say I

>> have never seen 40 some birders barrel up a street

>> with such a possessed intent. I thoroughly enjoyed

>> seeing everyone today, not to mention that

>> incredible bird and the few Common Redpolls around .

>> Since I am going to school at Evergreen down in

>> Olympia it would be awesome if this bird sticks

>> around till I am back at school. Either way I

>> wanted to thank Gene for finding the bird and

>> letting us all know about it. Not many people would

>> subject their neighborhood to loads of birders

>> prowling about with binoculars, scopes, and cameras.

>> Also I wanted to thank Mike and Merry Lynn (excuse

>> me if I spelled that wrong) Denny for relocating the

>> bird this morning on Milroy, because not many people

>> were going quite so far from Rogers St. to look for

>> it. Good luck to everyone who heads out in the

>> future to find it.

>> Just walking around the neighborhood Lee

>> Barnes, Colin Thoreen, and I picked up nearly 30

>> species today, which was a nice addition to a day

>> spent mainly looking at American Robins. Besides

>> the Redwing and the Common Redpolls, we had good

>> views of Peregrine Falcons overhead and one with a

>> starling in its talons. Good Birding Everyone.


>> Brendan McGarry

>> uglyduckling at comcast.net

>> Seattle and Olympia, WA >

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