[Tweeters] some birds

Eugene and Nancy Hunn enhunn323 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 27 17:38:40 PDT 2010


I slipped out this morning to Duvall before the rain shut things down. One
WESTERN KINGBIRD near where they have nested the past three years along West
Snoqualmie River Rd. (WSRR) about 1.5 miles n of the Woodinville-Duvall
Highway. Also, some 5 TURKEY VULTURES drifting south over the river there.

I found a largish flock of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS at one spot along the WSRR
and they were all gambelii, according to their distinctive songs. I later
heard one pugetensis singing at Stillwater. Curiously, while scouting a WOS
convention route up #2 Canyon near Wenatchee before our WOS Board meeting
Sunday past we heard many gambelii singing but also two pugetensis. It seems
it's a good time of year to compare their songs. In my opinion they should
be split as two species (exactly how, I couldn't say, but they both sing on
territory near Naches Pass every summer and have been documented nesting
there with no evidence of interbreeding).

Also, while on a class field trip yesterday at the Montlake Fill I spotted a

Gene Hunn

Lake Forest Park, WA

enhunn323 at comcast.net

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