[Tweeters] Fir Island birding, Skagit County

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Sat Sep 23 12:17:38 PDT 2017


A few arbitrary highlights from birding Fir Island yesterday (9.22.17)


Skagit Game Range (Wylie Slough):
Turkey Vulture - 1
Peregrine Falcon
Short-billed Dowitcher - only 1; a juv
Long-billed Dowitcher - 40 plus, most if not all juv
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper - 11
Mourning Dove - 1
Vaux's Swift - 1
Violet-green Swallow - 20
Barn Swallow - many
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Dark-eyed Junco - 1


Hayton Preserve:
Snow Goose - 6
Merlin - 1 black
Peregrine Falcon - 2 perched
Black-bellied Plover - a few
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe - 1
Long-billed Dowitcher - 6
Greater Yellowlegs
Sanderling - 1 juv
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2
Vaux's Swift - 5
American Pipit - 12
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Sooty Fox Sparrow - 1
Lapland Longspur - 1 well seen; 2 or 3 more seen or heard in fight


It was a good day.



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Videos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138163614@N02/


Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

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