[Tweeters] Western tanager sighting

madalama at comcast.net madalama at comcast.net
Sun Jul 3 12:31:46 PDT 2016

The reported sighting of a western tanager in Redmond didn't come as a huge surprise to me since there has been one in my back yard fr about two weeks. His bright color has been a real treat. This is the first one I have seen in Mountlake Terrace during the 24 years I have lived here. Their presence may have something to do with the "normal" weather we have been having thhis year. Terry
Terry Dunning
Mountlake Terrace, WA
madalama at comcast.net
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Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 11:46:04 -0700
From: Izzy Wong <gobirder at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Evans Creek Preserve
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Briefly checked out Evans Creek Preserve in Redmond yesterday morning. Birds were very active.

We were a bit surprised to find a nice male Western Tanager. This time of year, I expect them at higher elevation.

Quite the summer chorus out there, with Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warblers, Warbling Vireo and a very actively vocal Townsend���s Warbler. The Swainson���s Thrushes were loud and clear, too.

Not to be outdone, three flycatcher species made their presence known vocally: Willow, Western Wood-pewee and Pacific-Slope.

Large flocks of Cedar Waxwings were busy clearing out the berries.

In a grassy area, I mentioned aloud that I would expect Savannah Sparrow, but hadn���t heard one yet. I guess just to accommodate me, one popped up and sang. Thank you.

Nice varied habitat here, with pine forest, open fields and meadows, and riparian.

Good birding to all,
izzy wong
seattle, wa
gobirder at gmail.com


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