[Tweeters] American Dippers in Seattle area

Evan Houston evanghouston at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 20:44:21 PDT 2015


American Dippers right in the Seattle area seem to be very rare, so it's
interesting to think about Dippers as a "vagrant"! Here are a few more
notes that came to my mind about Dippers in the Seattle area while reading
this thread:

- The one reported today at the Montlake Fill is, to my knowledge, the
first one ever reported there. This is likely the single spot in the
entire state most visited by birders, so pretty amazing to have one show up!

- One was seen on 10-5-2010, and 8 days later, at the UW Fish Hatchery (now
defunct) on the south side of the UW Medical Center.

- There are 2 records on eBird of American Dipper at the Cedar River Mouth
down in Renton, one in November 2009 and one in February 2015.

- The 2 Green Lake sightings (one from yesterday, and Martin's from 1989)
are particularly interesting to think about - I wonder if they followed
streams to get there, or if they flew in from higher up. That would be a
shocker to be at a random spot and have a Dipper fly by!

Evan Houston
Seattle, WA
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