[Tweeters] Samish Gyr

Bud Anderson falconresearch at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 12:17:09 PST 2017


Minor point here, maybe even nit-picking (if so, please forgive me), but I
haven't personally heard of any gyrs on the Samish Flats this year.

Just completed six hawkwatching class field trips there and although we saw
the Prairie a couple of times and multiple peregrines, we never saw or
heard of a gyr on Samish Flats, i.e. the northern third of the Skagit Delta
system.

We also completed our 28th Skagit Flats Annual Hawk Count about 10 days ago
and although we set a new record for raptors (over 1,200, mostly Bald
Eagles), no gyrs showed up on Samish.

There have been confirmed gyr sightings on the Skagit Flats, which we
define as south of Bayview Hill and north of Fir Island, (basically
Tulip-land) which also includes the Telegraph Slough area.

There have also been sightings on Fir Island this winter.

Not sure about the Stilly Flats south of Stanwood.

But Samish? Not to my knowledge.

Bud Anderson

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1. Re: hummer lay (pmattocks at kvalley.com)
2. Dawn Chorus: Skagit Delta Birds...Uneasy Alliances (Hal Opperman)
3. Horned Lark continues (Joshua Glant)
4. Re: Horned Lark continues (Mason Flint)
5. RE: Horned Lark at Marymoor (Adrian Wolf)
6. RE: Planet Earth ll- S1 Ep 2-Islands on this
evening-9:00PM-Comcast 647 BBCHD TV (Josh Adams)
7. Has anyone seen the Samish Gyr today? (Rohan Kamath)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:44:24 -0800
From: pmattocks at kvalley.com
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] hummer lay
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Greg, How easy is it for you to go back and get more info on the next egg,
incubation, etc.? Or maybe directions to the particular 5th floor waiting
room?

Phil

pmattocks at kvalley.com

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From: "Greg Pluth" <gjpluth at gmail.com>
To: "tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 02:11 AM
Subject: [Tweeters] hummer lay


Hello Tweets -

I had occasion this past Friday to note a female Anna's egg-laying.

Gazing out from a fifth floor waiting room at GroupHealth Capitol Hill,
Seattle, I gleefully discovered an active humming bird nest in a nearby
tree down at third floor level! In the course of five minutes I watched my
feathered attraction return to the same perch three times. My attraction
became suspect of more when I noticed a bit of a knob at the spot of the
perch. A Nest!

It was about 10:50am. Within seven minutes I'd fetched with my binoculars
from my car. I watched her sit a minute or so between a handful of flights.
Another woman in the waiting area enjoyed the show with me. We had a steep
angle of view down to the nest so when vacant it was easy to tell the nest
was empty. In the binoculars the finished nest was a ring of sage green
lichens, a bit of fuzz on one side. She would come and go, and so, after a
while, I just settled into a Sudoku.

Her doctor's appointment complete, I told my friend I had a surprise. She
is a budding birder and has never seen a hummingbird nest. I handed her the
binoculars, instructing where to look. She looked and I looked again - and
even with the naked eye we could see a white spot not seen before in the
nest. Between 11:05 and 11:25 an egg had been laid! A more intimate birding
experience for me, for sure!

I began to wonder about the time of day and all the flying forays in the
forty minutes preceding. Do hummers commonly lay late morning? Could the
prior coming and going in many short trips be more than simply feeding? I
will do some research, but any feedback regarding these issues would be
appreciated.

Greg Pluth

University Place, WA


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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:49:41 -0800
From: Hal Opperman <hal at catharus.net>
Subject: [Tweeters] Dawn Chorus: Skagit Delta Birds...Uneasy Alliances
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Nice piece on Skagit Flats...

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/19/1635447/-Dawn-Chorus-Skagit-Delta-
Birds-Uneasy-Alliances

Hal Opperman
Seattle, WA
hal at catharus.net


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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:00:19 -0800
From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Horned Lark continues
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Hello Tweets,

The Horned Lark continued at 2 PM this afternoon at the SE corner of Lot B
at Marymoor Park. Though a bit wet, the bird was photogenic and allowed for
a few nice shots as I sat down nearby on the gravel for a low angle.

Good birding, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA

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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:36:20 +0000
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Horned Lark continues
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Still there. Near pay stations.

Mason Flint
Bellevue

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Hello Tweets,

The Horned Lark continued at 2 PM this afternoon at the SE corner of Lot B
at Marymoor Park. Though a bit wet, the bird was photogenic and allowed for
a few nice shots as I sat down nearby on the gravel for a low angle.

Good birding, Joshua Glant
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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:19:26 -0800
From: Adrian Wolf <awolf at cnlm.org>
Subject: [Tweeters] RE: Horned Lark at Marymoor
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Were you able to tell if the Horned Lark was a Streaked Horned Lark?
Anyone get a photograph?
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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:23:14 -0800
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx at gmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Planet Earth ll- S1 Ep 2-Islands on this
evening-9:00PM-Comcast 647 BBCHD TV
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This really is an amazing series and I highly recommend that everyone
watch it. Some of the footage they got, especially the Snow Leopards,
almost made me fall out of my chair. That said, for all the work they
did filming amazing video, I was a bit disappointed to hear the
repeated songs of Eastern Wood-Pewee, Red-Eyed Vireo and a high
pitched warbler (probably Black and White Warbler) while they showed
video of Fairy Terns in the Seychelles.

Josh Adams
Cathcart, WA


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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:57:04 -0800
From: Rohan Kamath <rohankamath88 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Has anyone seen the Samish Gyr today?
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
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Been looking around the Little Indian Slough all morning but no luck. Has
anyone seen it today and if so any pointers?
Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

- Regards,
Rohan

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