[Tweeters] Bell's Vireo at Skagit WMA

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Thu Sep 27 19:43:10 PDT 2007

Greetings All

Today at about 10:30 there was a Bell's Vireo, most likely of the eastern
race, at the Skagit WMA. Park at the boat launch parking lot, walk on the trail
along the river. It comes to a T in about a mile, or maybe less. If you were to
go left, you'd be soon at the edge of Skagit Bay. Instead turn right, heading
back towards the parking lot where the maintainance buildings, etc are (and
eventually back to your car). The bird was 200-300 meters down this trail,
foraging with RC Kinglets and BC Chickadees.

Look for a small vireo, with narrow dull white spectacles, and a clear pale
to medium intensity yellow wash on sides. It has two wingbars, but the upper
wingbar would sometimes disappear, depending on how the bird held its wings.

This bird appeared much like the photo at

Note there is pheasant hunting going on and you need a WA WMA parking pass to
park at the Skagit WMA game range (this is the one at the end of Wiley Road).

Steven Mlodinow
Everett WA

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