[Tweeters] redstart seen today in Auburn, King County

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Dec 1 23:13:18 PST 2005

Tweets - I saw Redstart at about 11:30, after a long search. In the same area I also saw YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (nice to get a 3-warbler spot in W. WA in December).

At the Boeing Ponds, in a stiff, cold wind, I failed to find the Say's Phoebe, but there was a juvenile GREEN HERON, another nice bird for December.

American Lake near Fort Lewis featured several CANVASBACK and two REDHEAD, as well as a bunch of other ducks. Lots of CALIFORNIA and RING-BILLED GULLS, but no Bonaparte's, and certainly nothing more exciting.

== Michael Hobbs
== Kirkland, WA
== http://www.scn.org/fomp/birding.htm
== birdmarymoor at verizon.net
----- Original Message -----
From: Marv Breece
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] redstart seen today in Auburn, King County

At 1:00 today the AMERICAN REDSTART was with a flock of birds at the previous location on M Street and 29th NW of Emerald Downs. Other attendees were Black-caped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bushtit and an American Goldfinch. There were no Snowy Owls in the flock.

I agree with Gene H. that the flank patches were orange-yellow. The Peterson Warbler Field Guide describes and pictures this bird as a first fall male.

Marv Breece
Seattle, WA


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