Subject: Seattle Audubon bird hotline for 11-19-94 by E. Hunn Date: Nov 21 09:34:32 1994 From: Eugene Hunn - hunn at u.washington.edu
Hello birders, this is the Bird Brain, voice of Seattle Audubon's Bird Sightings Hotline for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1994, at 9 AM.
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For sick or injured birds call the Wild Bird Clinic at 941- 2174 [or PAWS at 743-3845 or 743-1884].
The adult male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER remained a regular visitor at Marilyn & Bill Hatheway's Mercer Is. feeder through Nov. 18. Call ahead at 232-6199 to arrange a visit as long as it lingers. This is the 3rd Washington state record.
A YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Ilwaco near the mouth of the Columbia River Nov. 13. It was seen off the boat landing at Ft. Canby. A CLARK'S GREBE was identified with WESTERNS nearby.
A BLUE JAY has been a regular visitor to a Kitsap Peninsula feeder for several weeks. Call the Cobbs at 876-6523 to arrange a visit.
A pair of PEREGRINES delighted observers as they took turns pursuing a SANDERLING off Alki beach Nov. 16. Two SURFBIRDS had returned to the rocky beach south of Alki Pt. Nov. 17.
A SNOW BUNTING reappeared at Magnuson Park Nov. 12-17. It was thought by some to be a different bird than the one there 10 days before. Look for it near the old ammo shed or on NOAA property near the wind chimes. Also at Magnuson Park Nov. 17 was a PALM WARBLER, flushed by a NORTHERN SHRIKE. It flew from near the NOAA entrance gate to the sw so could be there anywhere in the scot's broom & brambles.
Also noted at Magnuson Park Nov. 17 was a SHORT-EARED OWL, perhaps the same one that has been reported sporadically at the Montlake Fill on the UW campus over the last several weeks, most recently Nov. 5. Also at the Montlake Fill of late was a N. HARRIER, a DUNLIN, several LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and a N. SHRIKE plus lots of waterfowl. A GREEN HERON was still present there Nov. 13.
At least one WHITE-THROATED SPARROW may still be found at the Kent Ponds. An immature SWAN thought to have been a TRUMPETER was there Nov. 13. This fits the report of a flock of TRUMPETER SWANS that touched down at dusk on Cedar Falls Reservoir in the Seattle watershed Nov. 12.
Two immature FRANKLIN'S GULLS, several EARED GREBES, and an OLDSQUAW were at the Everett STP through Nov. 1. Penn Cove on Whidbey Is. Oct. 30 had 140 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES and 430 BLACK TURNSTONES.
Pt. No Point on the north tip of the Kitsap Peninsula produced a PALM WARBLER and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR Nov. 12 and a GLAUCOUS GULL Nov. 7.
Ocean Shores has been productive. On Nov. 10 two PALM WARBLERS were seen at the base of the Damon Pt. peninsula in scot's broom thickets near the public restrooms and another was at the Ocean Shores STP Nov. 13; also Nov. 10 & 11produced a SHORT-EARED OWL and 3 SNOW BUNTINGS near the jetty; the jetty itself had 3 ROCK SANDPIPERS, 15 SURFBIRDS, and 5 BLACK TURNSTONES. An AMERICAN BITTERN was spotted at the Cabana Pool and three PEREGRINES and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were hunting over the Game Range. Two MARBLED GODWITS were at Bowerman Basin Nov. 11.
Seven GREAT EGRETS were seen near Vancouver Lake at Vancouver, WA and ten were tallied at the south unit of Ridgefield NWR near Woodland Nov. 5.
A PINE GROSBEAK was near Phil Mattock's house in Ellensburg at 4th and Maple Nov. 2. Twenty BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen along Reecer Canyon Rd. nw of Ellensburg Nov. 5 and four TRUMPETER SWANS were nearby in a field that same day. An owl roost at Kahlotus Lake held six LONG-EARED, six BARN, and two SHORT-EARED OWLS Nov. 2.
The Raptor Rehabilitation Center at the Zoo is threatened with closure. For more information call Julie Crick at 364- 6584 or 298-7215.
For SAS field trips, or for information on conservation and education issues please call the office at 523-4483 during office hours, 10-4 Monday through Friday and 10-2 Saturday.
That's all for now. If you have news to report, wait for the tone, then give your name, phone number, and the details. Thanks and good birding.