[Tweeters] Late Kittitas County Migrants

Walter Szeliga walter.szeliga at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 21:43:43 PDT 2011

Dear Tweeters,
A quick walk around the BLM paths on Ringer Loop south of Ellensburg
today (10/6) revealed some interesting migrant passerines. The
swelling influx of Ruby-crowed Kinglets was joined by a small number
of Golden-crowned Kinglets. Adult White-crowned Sparrows are
beginning to appear, joining the numbers of immature birds that began
arriving over the past week and a half. Most notable was a single
adult female Townsend's Warbler and two very yellow, Empidonax sp.
with bold eyerings. These last two species seem fairly late-ish. Non-
passerine additions included two Turkey Vultures (getting late as
well) and a single immature Golden Eagle. An odd omission was
American Robin, which was present along the loop on Sunday (10/2) in
colossal numbers!

Walter Szeliga
Ellensburg, WA

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