[Tweeters] Sprague Tennessee Warbler

Isacoff, Jonathan isacoff at gonzaga.edu
Sun Sep 8 16:58:44 PDT 2013

Among many nice migrant passerines today was a first year TENNESSEE WARBLER at Sprague Resort (fee area, East end of Sprague Lake). The bird was moving quickly with many other Warblers so whether or how long it will stick is anyone's guess. Other nice birds included Olive-sided and Hammond's Flycatchers, Warbling Vireo, MacGillvray's, Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumped, and Wilson's Warblers, Spotted Towhee, Chipping, White-crowned, Song, and Lincoln's Sparrow.

Davenport Cemetery had a similar mix of birds (minus Tennessee of course) and with a large group of about 15 Townsend's Warbler's. Best bird at Davenport was a RED-EYED VIREO, not seen very often (if ever) in fall migration in Lincoln Co. Reardan had Killdeer, Pectoral, Western, Least and a late SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, Long-billed Dowitcher, and Red-necked Phalaropes. And a GRAY FLYCATCHER near the parking lot, not an unusual migrant for the region generally but not the place they typically show up! Some photos of the Tennessee and other are at www.flickr.com/photos/isacoff.

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

Jonathan B. Isacoff
Chair, Environmental Studies
Associate Professor, Political Science
Gonzaga University, Box 52
Spokane, WA 99258-0052
isacoff at gonzaga.edu

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