[Tweeters] Snohomish & Skagit birding 9.20.17

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Thu Sep 21 11:57:08 PDT 2017

Very chilly in the AM. Later, it was a coat off, coat on day. Warm in the sun; cold in the wind. No rain all day.
Many birds were on the move yesterday. Highlights:

Boe Road, south of Stanwood, Snohomish County:
Lapland Longspur - 1 on the gravel just outside the Nature Conservancy Gate - photos
American Kestrel - 2
bushes and fields full of various sparrows

Killdeer - a flock of easily 100 birds landed in a field just north of town

Jensen Access, Fir Island, Skagit County:
Savannah Sparrow - everywhere!
Western Meadowlark - 2 in the fields. my FOS in the area
American Pipit - 1 seen; probably more

Hayton Preserve, Fir Island, Skagit County:
Lincoln's Sparrow - a few
Barn Swallow
Violet-green Swallow - several
Peregrine Falcon
Cooper's Hawk

Game Range (Wylie Slough), Skagit County:
Peregrine Falcon
Cooper's Hawk
Black-bellied Plover - 6, unusual for this species at this specific location
Wilson's Snipe - 4
Short-billed Dowitcher - 3 juv, no adults
Long-billed Dowitcher - 15 juv, no adults
Greater Yellowlegs - several
Lesser Yellowlegs - several
Least Sandpiper - 5
Western Sandpiper - 6
Pectoral Sandpiper - 6
Dunlin - 1 in basic, on the early side
Yellow-rumped Warbler - several
Dark-eyed Junco - 1

Images: http://www.pbase.com/marvbreece/new_images
Videos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/

It was a good day.

Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

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