[Tweeters] Purple Finches breeding in Seattle

Ed Dominguez edomino.ed at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 17:29:49 PDT 2013


There are at least two pairs of Purple Finches in Seward Park. I've seen
them and heard them singing for the past two weeks. First time I have
observed them here in the park.

Ed Dominguez
Seward Park Audubon Environmental Learning Center


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM, Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart at gmail.com>wrote:


> After David Hutchinson found Purple Finches singing in Discovery Park and

> asked if others are finding them as a breeding bird within the city limits:

>

> I was pleasantly surprised when I started noting the Purple Finches at

> Lincoln Park here in West Seattle, maybe 2 or 3 years ago or so. There is

> a good group there in some of the prime habitat singing through the

> breeding season. It would be easy to miss at the tops of the conifers if

> you didn't know their song. I still consider it a relative rarity in the

> city, but don't quite know where else in the city they nest. Any more

> reports within the city limits?

>

> -Stewart Wechsler

> West Seattle, WA

> ecostewart at gmail.com

>

>

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