[Tweeters] First of the year birds

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 05:38:39 PST 2017


hello elizabeth, philip, and everyone,

as in most years since i've relocated to germany, my first bird of the year
was a giant flock of carrion crows, Corvus corone, as they flew over the
roof of my 13th-floor flat on their way from their night roost to where
ever they go to forage during the day.

next year, i am hoping to see bohemian waxwings, Bombycilla garrulus, as my
first bird of the year. they apparently love the large silver birch tree,
Betula pendula, that stands in the yard of the house that my spouse & i
just bought in Norway, where we are relocating. (the former owner of our
house showed us some photos of waxwings crammed into that tree & asked us
to not chop it down. like, NEVER!!)

may you all have a birdy new year!


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On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 11:00 PM, Philip Dickinson <pdickins at gmail.com>
wrote:


> Anna's was waiting for me this morning in Lake Stevens. Then about 20

> Goldfinches with a lone Pine Siskin among them.

>

> Phil Dickinson

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

> > On Jan 1, 2017, at 1:29 PM, ELIZABETH THOMPSON <calliopehb at comcast.net>

> wrote:

> >

> > Happy New Year! I was thrilled to have a Pileated Woodpecker at my

> feeder this morning. I haven’t seen one in my yard for quite a long spell.

> > Stellar's’ Jays, Chestnut Backed Chickadee’s, Black-Capped Chickadee’s

> and American Crows were all within sight and sound. The Anna’s

> Hummingbirds were buzzing, chortling and zipping around near the feeder

> dutifully protecting their food source.

> > It’s a great start to the year.

> > Happily birding

> > Beth Thompson

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