[Tweeters] LHG Bellevue Redpoll update

Pterodroma at aol.com Pterodroma at aol.com
Mon Jan 25 09:32:26 PST 2016

12 Common Redpolls in the birch cluster in the Lake Hills Greenbelt (LHG)
this morning at 0845hrs. Already present and conspicuously in place when I
arrived (instant gratification again) but suddenly departed as a noisy
group flying east just a couple minutes later.

I dipped on them yesterday (Sunday) as did many who turned out late morning
to early afternoon but I see this morning on 'tweeters' that Marv Breece
sighted and videoed some at some point during the day. In any event, the
Redpolls here like about anywhere anytime are definitely hit or miss but at
least this cluster of birches seems to be a 'must hit' for now on their
daily circuit. If the Redpolls aren't in these birches just west of the "Teen
Center" as previously described, there's a number of other well endowed
catkined birches scattered about in the scrubby wooded area northeast of of
Larsen Lake which are all adequately viewable although a bit more distant
from the paths up that way. Although I've neither seen nor heard any
sighting reports from that area this year, those scattered birches were indeed
part of the regular circuit during the LHG redpoll visit in Feb-Mar 2013.

Richard Rowlett
Bellevue (Eastgate), WA
Pterodroma AT aol.com

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