[Tweeters] Everett Ross's Goose, etc.

Josh Adams xjoshx at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 13:09:41 PDT 2015


Hello Tweets,
This morning I followed up on an eBird report of a Ross's Goose seen just
north of the Everett Sewer Plant yesterday (and apparently related to him
by an unnamed birder who found it Sunday). I found the Ross's with a group
of Canada's and Cacklers (taverners? They were larger than minima) in a
horse pasture just past where 12th St NE turns to gravel. There's enough
little dips in the pasture that the bird can be invisible for several
minutes at a time, but if the other geese are still present it may still be
there. If you go, be sure to park as far to the side of the gravel road as
possible since I believe the city uses this road to access various parts of
the treatment plant.

I birded various spots along the Snohomish valley. Nothing notable, but
Caspian Tern, Osprey and both Barn and Cliff Swallows are around in good
numbers now. Greater Yellowlegs were around in good numbers at various
seasonal ponds in agricultural fields, but still no Lessers or Least
Sandpiper.

Yesterday I had a singing Hermit Thrush in Yost Park in Edmonds and another
non-singing bird at the hatchery. I never have any luck with this species
in the winter, but they seem to migrate through in good numbers in mid-late
April.

Josh Adams
Lynnwood, WA
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