[Tweeters] Area World Birder Reaches 3000

Etta Cosey ettacosey at comcast.net
Mon May 2 13:42:26 PDT 2016

As reported in Birding, on Monday, November 16, 2015, ... In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Faye Adams Hands saw her 3000th world bird. Congratulations Faye!

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Today's Topics:

1. The Birdbooker Report (Ian Paulsen)
2. Doves and quail in unusual places (mary hrudkaj)
3. timing is everything ! - Raptor cams in Israel (Barbara Deihl)
4. FOY Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Townsend's Warbler, West
Seattle (Tucker, Trileigh)
5. Census Count: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark
County, Washington on May 01, 2016 (ErikKnight05 at gmail.com)
6. Whatcom Birding (Adam Crutcher)


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 12:13:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker at zipcon.net>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Birdbooker Report
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This week's titles are:

1) Birds in Trouble


2) Audubon


3) Cheats and Deceits



Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Visit my BIRDBOOKER REPORT blog here:


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Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 19:47:12 +0000
From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096 at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Doves and quail in unusual places
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Jeff Gibson's posting on doves reminded me of the unusual place I saw two Mountain Quail yesterday morning on the way into Belfair on North Shore Rd. A pair of quail were on the uphill (non-shore side) of the road and darted out across the road as I approached. The brakes on my car work well so the quail were not harmed in the making of this story. What was odd about the quail was that they were headed to the shore. Maybe a bit of early morning beach combing? Checking to see what the gulls were up to? Trying to figure out what all that water was about??? One normally equates mountain quail out in this area with dry brushy ridgetops or deeply remote hillsides, certainly not out for a walk to the beach.

The one Eurasian Collared Dove that's came in the with the Band-tailed pigeons is still around from time to time. Fortunately it has never found a mate so I rarely hear it coo-ing.

A year ago when wandering roads just east of Cle Elum we encounted a California quail perched on a stub about 12 feet up in a poplar, singing away on the roadside. We watched it and it watched us before we both left in opposite directions.

Isn't nature amazing?

Mary Hrudkaj

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Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 13:59:27 -0700
From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl at comcast.net>
Subject: [Tweeters] timing is everything ! - Raptor cams in Israel
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Yes, Israel time is 10 hrs ahead of ours here in Seattle... early morning and evening there are good times to watch these 24-hr. cams.

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
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Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:53:51 +0000
From: "Tucker, Trileigh" <TRI at seattleu.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] FOY Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Townsend's
Warbler, West Seattle
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Hi Tweets,

Yesterday morning I was delighted to hear my FOY Pacific-slope Flycatcher in woods above Lowman Beach in West Seattle. That alone would have made my day, but then a bit later as I was walking through Lincoln Park, I caught a quick glimpse in binocs of a Townsend’s Warbler. I wonder if the south breezes of the previous few days helped bring a few migrants north?

Good birding to you,

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Trileigh Tucker
Pelly Valley, West Seattle
Natural history blog: naturalpresence<naturalpresencearts.com>arts.com<naturalpresencearts.com>
Photography: flickr.com/photos/trileigh
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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 23:28:38 GMT
From: ErikKnight05 at gmail.com
Subject: [Tweeters] Census Count: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge,
Clark County, Washington on May 01, 2016
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This report was mailed for Erik Knight by http://birdnotes.net

Date: May 1, 2016

Location: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Washington

Wind direction: E

Prevailing wind speed: < 1 km/h gusting to: 6-11 km/h

Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 0%

Precipitation: none

from 11:14AM to 4:50PM.

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Canada Goose 50 [1]

Wood Duck 5 [2]

Gadwall 102

American Wigeon 40

Mallard 54

Cinnamon Teal 20 [3]

Northern Shoveler 304

Northern Pintail 30

Green-Winged Teal 100

Redhead 2 [4]

Ring-necked Duck 90

Lesser Scaup 30

Bufflehead 30

Hooded Merganser 1 [5]

Ruddy Duck 33

Pied-billed Grebe 8

American Bittern 1 [6]

Great Blue Heron 15

Great Egret 2

Turkey Vulture 3

Osprey 3

Bald Eagle 9 [7]

Northern Harrier 2

Red-tailed Hawk 5

American Kestrel 2

Peregrine Falcon 1 [8]

Virginia Rail 8

Sora 12

American Coot 106

Sandhill Crane 1 [9]

Killdeer 2

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Least Sandpiper 30

Common Snipe 1

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 [10]

Mourning Dove 1 [11]

Belted Kingfisher 1 [12]

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 4

Warbling Vireo 1

Western Scrub-Jay 6

Tree Swallow 100

Barn Swallow 15

Black-capped Chickadee 6

Bushtit 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Brown Creeper 2

Bewick's Wren 9

House Wren 4

Marsh Wren 13

American Robin 10

European Starling 15

Orange-crowned Warbler 7

Yellow Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 16

Black-throated Gray Warbler 4

Common Yellowthroat 33

Wilson's Warbler 4

Spotted Towhee 12

Savannah Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 42

Black-headed Grosbeak 1 [13]

Red-winged Blackbird 45

Yellow-headed Blackbird 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 6

Purple Finch 3

House Finch 5

American Goldfinch 10


[1] adults & 19 goslings, River S Unit

[2] drake on Carty Unit, pairs on River S Unit

[3] River S Unit

[4] adult pair, Ruddy Lake

[5] Carty Unit

[6] Kiwa Trail

[7] adult & juvenile - Carty Unit

Adults & juvenile - River S Unit

[8] Ruddy Lake

[9] South Big Lake

[10] River S Unit

[11] Carty Unit

[12] Carty Unit

[13] Carty Unit

Total number of species seen: 70


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Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 20:40:47 -0700
From: Adam Crutcher <acrut44 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Whatcom Birding
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Today, Mitch Blanton and I birded Whatcom county. We started off from
bellingham and headed north to semiahmoo. Started off at 7:30 and ended
around 4:30. Weather was great all day and we had lots of fun. Here are the

Greater White-fronted Goose- 12 on Lummi Flats
Osprey and Coopers hawks nests at Whatcom Falls Park
Sora- responding to playback at Sandy Point
Whimbrel-around 50 on drayton harbor
Cassin's Vireo-still one on Sehome Hill Park
All expected Swallows
House Wren- 3 in clearcut near semiahmoo golf course
Yellow Warbler- 2 in areas that I can't find on google maps so, sorry
Black-headed Grosbeak- 1 at Fairhaven Park

So, we ended up with 112 species for the day which is pretty good for not
going from dawn till dusk, in my opinion. Dark-eyed Junco was the last bird
added to the list when I heard it outside of my dorm at 7 tonight.
Certainly put a scar in us the whole day.

Mamba Out
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