[Tweeters] Re: Woodpecker quest

ck park travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 19:19:11 PDT 2013

my answer is my porch. it overlooks a little wetland on the sammamish
plateau, and i also have all five locals. the easiest and most regular are
the flickers, followed by pileated, hairy, downy, and unfortunately rarely
(but seen already this year) red-breasted sapsuckers... all of them love
the suet i put out, but i've seen each take their attempt at the sunflower
seed feeder, hanging in all sorts of fascinating ways while trying to eat
the morsels within...

00 caren
george davis creek, north fork

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Tim Brennan <tsbrennan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Tweets!


> First of all, to answer the woodpecker question from a few posts back - my

> favorite spot is Renton Park, especially the north end, near Lindbergh High

> School. I've had the five common species there, with none of them being

> any more reliable than the other. Today it was Pileated and Flicker.


> I actually found a break in the downpour this morning, and stepped out of

> the house with the idea of seeing what I could find on foot with a little

> jogging, a little walking. While my nearest ponds let me down on ducks

> (I've had Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Gadwall and Bufflehead a short walk

> from home), they did have some Red-winged Blackbirds, probably as close as

> they get to home, and more than I've seen there before. Over the course of

> the morning, there were plenty of finches, including House Finch, Pine

> Siskins, Red Crossbills (just type 3 today, but occasionally type 4), FOY

> Purple Finches, and later I had American Goldfinch when I'd made it to the

> Renton Natural Area.


> Renton Park had both chickadees, Bushtit, the aforementioned woodpeckers,

> a briefly singing Hutton's Vireo, Bewicks and Pacific Wren, Golden Crowned

> Kinglets, Robins and Red-breasted Nuthatch, with Golden-crowned Sparrow and

> Brown Creeper on the far end of the Neighborhoods between there and the

> Renton Natural Area added Downy Woodpecker, Cooper's Hawk, Yellow-rumped

> Warbler and Anna's Hummingbird, and the RNA itself added White-crowned

> Sparrow and Rufous Hummingbird.


> The rain started to come down, so I didn't make the side trip to look

> again for the Osprey down at Royal Hills (checked later - there was one on

> the cell tower), and didn't get over to Cascade Shopping Center for

> Brewer's Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk, or the Killdeer I passed there earlier

> in the week. Still a respectable 35 species. May have been the most I've

> found on foot from the house - something to try again in a few weeks for

> sure!


> Tim Brennan

> Renton


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