[Tweeters] Darrington YB Sapcucker yes

Gary Bletsch garybletsch at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 5 16:39:13 PDT 2013


Dear Tweeters,
 
Thanks to Steve and Gail Aslanian, Ryan Merrill, and Tom Mansfield for getting the word out about this bird. I was able to see this Yellow-bellied Sapsucker today, 5th April. Also present here were close to ten White-winged Crossbills and a Common Yellowthroat. The birding was pretty good here, despite persistent rain.
 
The previous posts have good directions, but I want to thank Tom for mentioning the old newspaper box. There are lots of trees to search for this quiet woodpecker, but once I found the old newspaper box lying in the swamp, I knew where to concentrate the search. Another landmark here is a busted orange reflector on the white line at the east edge of the Mtn Loop Highway's pavement. The spot is, just as earlier described, 2.3 miles south of Darrington's main intersection (the intersection where the Mountain Loop Highway goes off to the south, and 530 goes to the north).
 
Martin Road was a bit slow, but there was a Northern Shrike in the parking area.
 
Yours truly,

Gary Bletsch

Near Lyman, Washington (Skagit County), USA

garybletsch at yahoo.com

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