[Tweeters] Earliest FOY Orange-crowned Warbler, Lincoln Park
TRI at seattleu.edu
Thu Mar 26 15:23:02 PDT 2015
What a great season! Everyone bustling about gathering nest material, claiming territory, arriving for the spring.
Today I had my FOY Orange-crowned Warblers in Lincoln Park. This was the earliest in the past few years I’ve been tracking: April 11 in 2013, April 10 in 2014. (Of course, they might have arrived earlier in those years but I didn’t happen to encounter them.) It’s always hard to catch good photos of those guys high up in the blooming Bigleaf Maples, but here’s one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/16732678207/.
A nice little flock of Barrow’s Goldeneyes has been hanging out at Lowman Beach as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/16939092211/.
It’s hard to make much “progress” along the Lincoln Park bluff trail with all this happening, but the real progress is how many wonderful things you notice, not the distance you cover.
Happy spring birding,
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Lincoln Park, West Seattle
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