[Tweeters] Townsend's Warbler Freeway Park Friday

Ruth Taylor rutht at seanet.com
Mon Jan 5 21:52:44 PST 2009

Hi All:

I was surprised (and delighted) to spot a female Townsend's Warbler foraging
in Freeway Park in downtown Seattle yesterday around 1:30. Like many of us
who work downtown, I tend to think of the "wildlife" in this park as being
primarily the people who hang out there in warmer weather, but sometime good
things with feathers turn up. The bird was foraging in shrubs immediately
south of the Convention Center; it was low and in the open when I spotted it
and then moved further back in the shrubs. I carry pocket binoculars when I
walk there, but I wasn't able to get a definitive look at other other small
birds way back in the shrubs.
There was also a male House Finch singing loudly in the midst of a bunch of
robins foraging in a flower garden near the Convention Center.

Ruth Taylor
rutht AT seanet dot com

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