[Tweeters] Townsend's Warbler spotted in Kenmore. Early?

Adam Sedgley AdamS at seattleaudubon.org
Thu Feb 28 09:30:47 PST 2008

Hi Christy and Dale (and Tweets),

Townsend's Warbler occur in the puget lowlands in winter. A total of 35
were counted during the Seattle Christmas Bird Count this year (a one
day count). Our group had the pleasure of finding two of them and I
don't care how frequent they are; it's always a treat to see a splash of
yellow on the green and gray canvas of our winterscape.

Adam Sedgley
Seattle Audubon

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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Townsend's Warbler spotted in Kenmore. Early?

Christy Jobe wrote:

> Hi Tweets,


> a spontaneous "OH!" when it flew and I saw a bright yellow flash! We

> continued to watch the general area, and were treated to some

> wonderful views of what we later identified as a female TOWNSEND'S



> We found ourselves surprised to see a warbler, and in such full color,

> and maybe especially this one whose range in our books isn't

> necessarily favorable to a visitation here, this early in the year. Is

> this unusual?



I don't know if it is unusual or not, but a male Townsend's warbler has
been coming to my feeders for the last 2-3 months and others have been
reported in the Seattle area on Tweeters over the fall/winter. That
yellow is sure a treat in the winter-time.


Dale Chase
(AKA ravenintherain)
Seattle, Washington
ccorax at blarg.net

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