[Tweeters] Everett Ross's Goose - no at 2:45

Doug Schurman doug at bodyresults.com
Wed Apr 15 15:47:56 PDT 2015

I happened to be in Everett today and stopped by. Found the horse pasture but no geese of any color. Greater Yellowlegs were in all the small water areas in the horse field and must have totaled 40-50.

Doug Schurman


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Josh Adams
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 1:10 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Everett Ross's Goose, etc.

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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