[Tweeters] authentic Goshawk Whatcom

Rolan Nelson rnbuffle at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 16 19:49:06 PDT 2008


Loiuse, et.al,
 
Are you sure that wasn't a Goshawk that just LOOKED like a Townsend's Warbler?  Wink.
 
-Rolan

Rolan Nelson
Fircrest, WA
rnbuffle at yahoo.com

--- On Fri, 8/15/08, Louise Rutter <louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org> wrote:

From: Louise Rutter <louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] authentic Goshawk Whatcom
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 11:04 PM

Drat! And I was just up that way today, not finding goshawks at the Maple
Pass loop! Lots of Townsend's warblers everywhere, some dark-eyed juncos
and
a few red crossbills, one Clark's Nutcracker. Very pretty and entertaining
warblers, but the diversity was lacking.

Stunning hike, though.

Louise Rutter
Kirkland

-----Original Message-----
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Gary
Bletsch
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 9:56 PM
To: tweeters tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] authentic Goshawk Whatcom

Dear Tweeters,

Three juvenile Northern Goshawks have been hanging around the Thunder Woods
Nature Trail in southeastern Whatcom County. These birds have been closely
observed by competent birders on several occasions; observers have included
at least one ornithologist. The last sighting I know of was on Sunday last.
The birds were flying around the nature trail, and could even be seen from
the signs at the start of the trail ("please stay on trail" and
"thank
you"). The birds have been extremely vocal.

This site is close to Thunder Arm, by Colonial Creek Campground, along State
Route 20, well east of Newhalem and Diablo. Colonial Creek Campground is
near the causeway that crosses Thunder Arm. It is on the boat-launch side of
the highway (not the Thunder Knob side). Park near the restrooms, as if you
were going to the amphitheatre. Walk a very few hundred meters on level
ground, going upstream along Thunder Arm, until you reach the second trail
to the right. The first trail just goes back to the backpackers' tent site
loop. The nature trail is up ahead a short distance, and well signed. The
birds have been seen all along this trail, and also on the tenting loop.
There are at least three juveniles; there may also be an adult, but that is
not clear.

Yours truly,

Gary Bletsch

Near Lyman, Washington (Skagit County), USA   garybletsch at yahoo.com    

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