[Tweeters] Frigatebird in eastern WA

Bill and Nancy LaFramboise billnanl at verizon.net
Mon Nov 5 19:19:28 PST 2007

So, does anyone have access to the journal The Murrelet 57:43? It has an
account of the frigatebird seen and photographed on July 1, 1975 near
Plymouth WA. Now we are curious about that one. We found the journal
online but it has restricted access.

Bill and Nancy LaFramboise
Richland WA

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Charlie
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 5:50 PM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Frigatebird in eastern WA

I thought it would be worth mentioning that the ID of a frigatebird here
should not be assumed, especially this time of year. These birds are known
for outstanding vagrancy and there is precedent now for both Great and
Lesser Frigatebirds on the West Coast (both in California; Great in October
and March, Lesser in July). Great Frigatebird has also occured in the
interior, with a specimen record from Oklahoma in November.

Photos are highly desirable to confirm an ID, since few of us in WA are
experienced with separating frigates!

Charlie Wright
Bonney Lake, Washington

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