[Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 14:24:15 PDT 2013

Barrow's Goldeneyes made their appearance on the Edmonds waterfront this morning as four landed near the large raft of Surf Scoters near the ferry dock. Both Common and Red-breasted Mergansers have been waterfront fly-bys. Harlequin Ducks are being seen a little more regularly. Up to five have been coming to rest on the lower rocks of the marina's south breakwater. A few days ago there were eleven Black Scoters north of the dive park. The Canvasback has moved on but the Northern Pintail drake was sticking around until today when I could not find it. There was a hybrid Eurasian Wigeon among the American Wigeons a few days ago.

A few Pacific Loons have been seen lately. Horned and Red-necked Grebe numbers are increasing on the Edmonds waterfront. Today was a four-alcid morning: Pigeon Guillemots, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, and Marbled Murrelets. A good number of Heermann's Gulls are still present, as are many Bonaparte's Gulls. Mew Gulls are showing up as California Gulls are moving out.

We've been watching Yellow-rumped Warblers for the last couple of weeks. Yesterday we saw our first-of-fall Townsend's Warblers near the Willow Creek Hatchery. The only bird of interest in the marsh recently was a Dunlin. We are at 175 species for the year.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, Wa

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