[Tweeters] "Dream Chases"

Blair Bernson blair at washingtonadvisorygroup.com
Tue Mar 31 06:32:31 PDT 2015

Last year Neah Bay provided a "Dream Chase".
Granted a very long drive but on the perfect day
it was possible on a single day to have seen the
following Washington rarities: Cattle Egret,
Eurasian Hobby, Orchard Oriole, and Brambling plus
some other very nice birds including Bullock's
Oriole, Pygmy Owl and Palm Warbler. On one
particular morning it was also possible to hear a
Lucy's Warbler (although I believe the Hobby was
gone by that time). Incredible birds...

Here is another much closer "Dream Chase" - not
yet done but at least potentially doable given the
great relatively close birds seen lately. Not
necessarily in this order but... Start the day in
Tacoma at the 11th Street Bridge seeing the Slaty
Backed Gull; then to Sapphire Road for the Acorn
Woodpecker at the Golf Course; then off to
Issaquah for the Brambling; next stop Bothell for
the Black Throated Blue Warbler; then off to
Monroe finding the Glaucous Gull and Franklin's
Gull; and the last stop would be to Moberg Road
for Ross's Goose. Again incredible birds - all
here right now. And since it is just dreaming and
it is my dream. on the way back home I would stop
off at the Edmonds Pier and swimming right there,
close-in and with good light would be ... a Smew.

-- Blair Bernson Edmonds

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