[Tweeters] Edmonds: Hutton's Vireo Highlight

Carol Riddell cariddell at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 6 11:59:53 PST 2010

Hi Tweets,

It looks like all of Pugetopolis has awakened to a balmy February
day. Birding in the Edmonds Bowl was very pleasant this morning
although not a lot of activity. The Hatchery/Point Edwards area was
notable for a Hutton's Vireo on the Woodway side of the street and
for the absence of finches. With no rain the water level in the
Marsh is getting lower by the day. There is lots of exposed mud that
would please shorebirds in migration but is not conducive to
wintering ducks. The waterfront is darned near summery. We did not
see Brant this morning but there were a couple of Canada Geese on the
marina breakwater. All three cormorants were seen. The only alcids
around were Pigeon Guillemots, many now having molted to alternate
plumage. One Common Loon was north of the ferry dock.


Canada Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Bald Eagle (2)
Common Loon (1)
Pigeon Guillemot
Killdeer (3 flying)
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
House Sparrow


Green-winged Teal
Anna's Hummingbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Oregon Junco
Black-capped Chickadee

Hatchery/Point Edwards

Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Great Blue Heron (1 in a tree)
Northern Flicker (4)
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow (heard)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hutton's Vireo

Good birding,

Carol Riddell

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