[Tweeters] Palm Warbler and Scrub Jay at Ocean Shores

Scott Downes downess at charter.net
Sun Sep 16 20:44:40 PDT 2007

Today I decided to do some "free" birding heading home from the WOS
conference. I hadn't birded the ocean shores game range yet for the weekend
so I hit it. I ran into Matt Bartels group, but had my best success in the
bushes at the end of Tonquin Ave before hitting the game range. From
8:00-8:40 I birded the shrubby area extensively and managed decent amounts
of yellowthroats, orange-crowned, fox sparrows, spotted towhee and finally
managed to pish out a skulking PALM WARBLER. Shortly after this a SCRUB JAY
came in from the east, perched atop a spruce briefly calling and then flew
on to the east towards the jetty. I don't know the current status of Scrub
Jay in Ocean Shores but haven't personally seen one west of Aberdeen myself.
Rain hit about 8:30 and left a soggy day. I hope all of the field trips
today went well.

Scott Downes
downess at charter.net
Yakima WA

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