[Tweeters] Gray Catbird, Pierce County

Diane Yorgason-Quinn avosetta at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 13 16:43:22 PDT 2015

Directions should read: Take 512 east and take the Steele St exit, then turn LEFT (south) on Steele. Otherwise as below (except it's Cross-Base road, not cross basin).

Diane Yorgason-Quinn
Gig Harbor, WA
Avosetta at hotmail.com

From: blabar at harbornet.com
To: Tweeters at u.washington.edu
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:43:06 -0700
Subject: [Tweeters] Gray Catbird, Pierce County

Today, while birding Spanaway Marsh, I was able to find a Gray Catbird. I
heard it singing and making a bunch of racket before it appeared. All gray bird
with black cap and rufous undertail coverts. I was able to get 5 other Pierce
county birders out there and all were successful on finding the bird.
Directions: I 5 to Hwy. 512. Take 512 east and turn right on Steel street.
Follow Steel for about 4 or 5 miles. When you come to the end before it turns
into the Cross Basin Hwy, turn right into a dead end road which is 176 street.
Park by gate, and walk asphalt road down hill past the pond on the right.
Continue up the hill and the road levels off and the large second pond becomes
visible on your left. At that spot is where the catbird was feeding in the choke
cherry bushes.
I believe this is a first record for Pierce county!
Bruce LaBar
Tacoma, WA.

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