[Tweeters] ANOTHER Earliest FOY Orange-crowned Warbler; and early wake robin

Bob Sundstrom ixoreus at scattercreek.com
Thu Mar 26 16:12:21 PDT 2015

I heard a singing Orange-crowned Warbler yesterday, March 25, near the bike
trail east of Tenino. Checked our annual log of species arrivals back a few
years, and found the earliest in the last five years was March 30 on two
separate years.

Also, a big patch of native Trillium chloropetalum (Giant Wake
Robin/Trillium) is beginning to bloom, earlier than normal by a week or so.


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Tucker,
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:23 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Earliest FOY Orange-crowned Warbler, Lincoln Park

Hi Tweets,

What a great season! Everyone bustling about gathering nest material,
claiming territory, arriving for the spring.

Today I had my FOY Orange-crowned Warblers in Lincoln Park. This was the
earliest in the past few years I've been tracking: April 11 in 2013, April
10 in 2014. (Of course, they might have arrived earlier in those years but I
didn't happen to encounter them.) It's always hard to catch good photos of
those guys high up in the blooming Bigleaf Maples, but here's one:

A nice little flock of Barrow's Goldeneyes has been hanging out at Lowman
Beach as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/16939092211/.

It's hard to make much "progress" along the Lincoln Park bluff trail with
all this happening, but the real progress is how many wonderful things you
notice, not the distance you cover.

Happy spring birding,


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Trileigh Tucker

Lincoln Park, West Seattle

Natural history website: Naturalpresencearts.com

Photography: Flickr.com/photos/trileigh

More information about the Tweeters mailing list