Subject: Shilshole Purple Martins
Date: Jun 17 19:53:35 2003
From: Grant Hendrickson - g.hendgh at

With the extreme low tides today, I walked out to check out the nest
boxes and gourds at Shilshole. The Martins immediately left! Went back
to the car and set up the scope and got great looks at these gorgeous

By the way, if you have not yet checked out the streaming video of the
Tacoma Peregrines as they are learning to fly, do it now!
( - The streaming video entry is several lines
below the still picture) It was fun today watching one leap into the
air and sprawl with wings spread, sit up, shake himself, and then try

Grant Hendrickson
Redmond, WA
g.hendgh at