[Tweeters] Whidbey Island Chipping Sparrow

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Sun Apr 20 12:17:33 PDT 2014


Yesterday was a good birding day on Whidbey Island. 95 species showed themselves on a day with a warm, still morning, and a cold, very windy and at times rainy afternoon. Here are a few highlights.


DEER LAKE
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 myrtle
Olive-sided flycatcher


CULTUS BAY & CULTUS BAY ROAD
American Goldfinch - 1
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1 seen & others heard
Caspian Tern -1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 audubon
Greater Yellowlegs - 17
Western Sandpiper - 2 w/ Dunlin flock
Least Sandpiper - flock of 10 or more
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Bonaparte's Gull - numbers in alt plumage
Rufous Hummingbird - several
Anna's Hummingbird - 1 male


EWING ROAD MARSH
American Bittern - 1 heard


USELESS BAY & DEER LAGOON
Black-bellied Plover - 40
Sanderling - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher - 5
Greater Yellowlegs - 8
Caspian Tern


FORT CASEY
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 audubon
no House Wren


SUNYSIDE CEMETERY SW of COUPEVILLE
Chipping Sparrow -2 eating dandelion seeds
Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco - 1 male eating dandelion seeds
White-crowned Sparrows, Purple Finches and Savannah Sparrows also eating dandelion seeds


DUGUALLA BAY
Cackling Goose - 4 minima w/ moffits
Barn, Violet-green, Northern Rough-winged, Cliff and Tree Swallows over pond on Dike Rd


SWANTOWN AREA
Long-tailed duck - 8 in their darker spring plumage






Marv Breece
Seattle, WA
marvbreece at q.com



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