[Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia

Wally Davis wallydavis3 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 18:55:59 PST 2016


I was simply pointing out that the bird is listed as less than 5 records on the Washington Birder checklist. Obviously the footnote needs to be changed. There’s no doubt in my mind that the birds were seen.



Wally Davis

Snohomish



From: festuca at comcast.net [mailto:festuca at comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 6:01 PM
To: Wally Davis
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia



Hi Wally,



I imagine that the species is 'regular' but uncommon in the County. The eBird map shows quite a number of records in Thurston County, mostly this time of year (February & March) as the early migrants pass through the region.



This bird was on top of a 6-story building, and I lucked into seeing it because I was looking out the 6th-story window of an adjacent building. I went downstairs 20 minutes later to try to re-find it, as did a couple other Olympia birders, but to no avail. It was raining this afternoon; I don't know if that will speed its migration, or slow it down.



Cheers,

Jon. Anderson in OlyWA



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From: "Wally Davis" <wallydavis3 at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 2:35:46 PM
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Say's Phoebe in Olympia



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



Wally Davis

Snohomish





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