[Tweeters] Strange looking Bushtit question

Joe Mackie joemackie.14 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 13 20:29:26 PDT 2017


Sounds like Golden-crowned Kinglet to me. Check it out.

Joe Mackie

Bellingham



From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Steve
Krival
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 4:48 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Strange looking Bushtit question



At Magnuson Park, Seattle from the dike between holding ponds west of the
south-west parking lot, I observed at very close range over several minutes
a bird that appeared be a bushtit with a yellow forehead. There was no other
yellow on the bird. It also had a little rusty color on the back of the
wings. Otherwise it looked just like a Pacific form bushtit. It was is in
the company of other bushtits. I find no mention of this yellow color in
descriptions from various written authorities. Any ideas as to what I was
looking at? And, no, I was not taking any medication that day.

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