[Tweeters] Pine Grosbeaks at Dungeness
bboek at olympus.net
bboek at olympus.net
Thu Nov 11 11:53:36 PST 2004
The Fall Bird class from the Dungeness River Audubon Center also saw 3
female-type Pine Grosbeaks at the Dungeness Recreation Area on 11/5.
They flew in with a group of about 60 Robins, sat a few minutes at the
top of a Doug Fir for good scope-looks, then moved on when the Robins
flew. Their call "cheeve-li?" as they landed gave us the hint that
there were more than Robins in the flock. Makes us wonder - how often
to PIGRs travel in Robin flocks?
We had one other report of Pine Grosbeaks in the lowlands near Joyce
this fall, so keep an eye and ear out - could it be a fall/winter for
On Nov 8, 2004, at 12:00 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu
> From: "Brad Waggoner" <wagtail at sounddsl.com>
> Date: November 7, 2004 6:30:08 PM PST
> To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Pine Grosbeaks at northern end of Kitsap Peninsula
> Hello Tweets,
> Given some reports of Mountain Chickadees earlier in the week for the
> Hansville area of Kitsap County, I thought I would take advantage of
> the lovely weather this afternoon and see if I could locate some.
> Although I had no luck finding Mountain Chickadees, seeing another
> mountain species was my reward for my efforts.
> I drove along the neighborhood roads of Driftwood Keys listening and
> looking for chickadee flocks and sparrow flocks (it's a good place for
> sparrows) . Driftwood Keys is about a mile south of Twin Spits Road on
> Hood Canal Drive. On a road on the hillside above and to the east of
> Hood Canal Drive I heard and then spotted a beautiful bright male
> singing at the top of a fir tree. It then flew into a Madrona Tree
> where I could not re-find it until it flew out with two others. They
> flew into another Madrona Tree where I was able to scope a female
> feeding on berries. As they seem to keep moving to the South I am not
> sure that they will remain in the area but who knows.
> I had three Ancient Murrelets in the waters near the Hansville store.
> Vic Nelson reported to me a Pomarine Jaeger (I could not re-find) that
> he observed yesterday.
> So once again we have some pretty cool birds showing up over here in
> Kitsap County.
> Good Birding.
> Brad Waggoner
> Bainbridge Island, WA
> mailto:wagtail at sounddsl.com
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