[Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia

Wally Davis wallydavis3 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 15:30:44 PST 2016

Dated December 2015. http://www.wabirder.com/docs/Thurston_list.pdf

Wally Davis


From: Ryan Merrill [mailto:rjm284 at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 3:08 PM
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Cc: Wally Davis
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia

The county checklist referred to must be out of date. I'm aware of ten Say's Phoebes in Thurston County since 1997, half of which have been in the past five years. Reports of the species in western Washington in general have increased substantially in the past decade or so, which I assume is mainly due to the increased number of birders and it being easier to report sightings than in the past, rather than a real increase in migrants in western Washington.

Thurston County Say's Phoebes:

3/4/2016 Olympia

2/23/2016 Nisqually NWR

1/28-2/26/2014 Black River

4/9/2012 Hawks Prairie

3/13-3/20/2012 Capitol Lake

3/13/2008 Olympia

3/5/2007 Tenino

3/10/2004 Littlerock

12/14/2003 Nisqually

2/18/1997 Olympia

Good birding,

Ryan Merrill


From: Wally Davis <wallydavis3 at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia
To: festuca <festuca at comcast.net>, tweeters at u.washington.edu

The Washington Birder county checklist says there are less than 5 records of Say’s Phoebe in Thurston County.

Wally Davis


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of festuca
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 1:09 PM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia

Hi folks

Just before noon, I saw a bird flycatching atop Office Bldg. 2 at 11th & Washington in downtown Oly WA.

I put my binocs on it & was pleased to see it was a Say'd Phoebe. I watched it for about 5 minutes until it flew to the Licensing Blg. & out of view.

Interestingly, I saw one in the same spot about 10-12 years ago at this time of year.


Jon. Anderson in OlyWA

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