[Tweeters] Renton Palm Warbler - still present Sunday
mattxyz at earthlink.net
mattxyz at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 23 17:26:37 PST 2008
Hi Tweets -
This afternoon at 2:00, I found the Palm Warbler right where Kathy
Andrich left it yesterday , at the mouth of the Cedar River in
Renton. Thanks, Kathy!
The PAWA was moving back and forth between the park-side trees and
the Boeing property fence right around a few cylindrical tanks.
Unfortunately, on my way out of the park, I ran into Grace & Ollie
Oliver and assured them I could take them right to the Palm Warbler
-- we looked all over the place but couldn't relocate it. I imagine
this bird either has a large loop it travels around the park, or it
shifts between very active & very quiet periods. Last year it seemed
the PAWA at the same park was likewise sometime easy to find and
sometime impossible to track down.
>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 17:14:07 -0800 (PST)
>From: Kathy Andrich <chukarbird at yahoo.com>
>To: tweet <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
>I made a stop at the mouth of the Cedar this after noon and found a
>Palm Warbler upriver a bit on the trail from the mouth. The trail
>splits in two and this is where I saw it fly into a small deciduous
>tree and bobbed it's tail. I took a closer look and saw the yellow
>undertail and a strong supercillium, otherwise pretty plain looking
>bird. It was not associating with any other birds. I did not see
>any Yellow-rumped Warblers around. The Palm flew to the Boeing
>property and moved around on some equipment inside the fence. This
>is near a liquid nitrogen tank. I hope it sticks around, one was
>here a couple of years ago and with some effort quite a few birders
>Other notable birds, a good size flock of Canvasbacks towards the
>marina on the right outside the mouth of Cedar and into Lk Wa. The
>overwintering flock of Greater white-fronted Geese were around. A
>lone Ruddy Duck was out there. While humming "I wish they were all
>California Gulls" by the Beach Boys I checked out the gulls. About
>8 Thayer's, a few Herring, a dark hybrid (maybe a Western?),
>Ring-billed, and of course a lot of Glaucous-winged were around. I
>couldn't find a Mew but there was probably one tucked in there too.
>Both Barrows and Common Goldeneyes have arrived and they were what I
>was hoping to see on my trip to the park, but there was so much more!
>Here is a site with info about the park:
>Roosting in Kent, near Lake Meridian
>(chukarbird at yahoo dot com)
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>courtesy, beware, author is directionally challenged and will not
>vouch for them.
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