[Tweeters] Olive-Sided Flycatcher and six warblers at Rattlesnake Lake, May 3, 2015

Andrew McCormick andy_mcc at hotmail.com
Sun May 3 21:59:22 PDT 2015


Hello Tweets,
Our Eastside Audubon field trip was a lot of fun on a beautiful spring day in the Cascade foothills. The highlight was an early sighting of an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER on the trail to Christmas Lake. We all had excellent views of the bird as it sang from a perch above the trail. We had one singing PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHER and a debate about another that did not sing. We had six species of singing warblers seeing at least one of each species. The full list of birds follows.
Andy McCormick
Bellevue, WA


> Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 00:45:13 -0400

> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu

> To: andy_mcc at hotmail.com

> Subject: eBird Report - Rattlesnake Lake, May 3, 2015

>

> Rattlesnake Lake, King, US-WA

> May 3, 2015 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM

> Protocol: Traveling

> 2.5 mile(s)

> Comments: Eastside Audubon Society Field Trip. Thirteen birders joined leader Andy McCormick for a field trip. The weather was clear and sunny with temperature rising to 69F. The wind was calm. We walked from the main parking lot along a path east of the lake shore to the waterfall toward the southern end of the lake. We returned staying close to the lake shore. Then walked north parallel to the Cedar Falls Rd SE and followed the trail to Christmas Lake, and finally returning to the main parking lot.

> 42 species (+1 other taxa)

>

> Canada Goose 5

> Mallard 9

> Great Blue Heron 1 Seen by Emily

> Turkey Vulture 1

> Osprey 2

> Bald Eagle 3

> Least Sandpiper 2

> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5

> Rufous Hummingbird 6

> Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

> Downy Woodpecker 2

> Hairy Woodpecker 1

> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Seen clearly through scope at close range by everyone in the group. The bird was also singing.

> Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1

> Empidonax sp. 1 The bird was seen at close range but it moved quite a bit and did not vocalize. It was mostly gray with a gray throat and belly. The eye ring was faint. Its chest had some greenish-yellow color. It did not flick its tail.

> Steller's Jay 2

> American Crow 3

> Tree Swallow 5

> Violet-green Swallow 1

> Black-capped Chickadee 3

> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Heard in different parts of the park.

> Brown Creeper 1 Singing.

> Pacific Wren 3 All three were singing.

> Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 Heard only.

> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

> American Robin 7

> Orange-crowned Warbler 1

> Common Yellowthroat 1

> Yellow Warbler 1

> Yellow-rumped Warbler 4

> Black-throated Gray Warbler 5 One seen. Others heard singing in various places in the park

> Wilson's Warbler 3

> Spotted Towhee 2

> Song Sparrow 2

> White-crowned Sparrow 4

> Golden-crowned Sparrow 5

> Dark-eyed Junco 2

> Western Tanager 1 One heard across Christmas Lake

> Red-winged Blackbird 2

> Brown-headed Cowbird 2

> Purple Finch 1

> Red Crossbill 1 Flyover heard by Luann

> Evening Grosbeak 1

>

> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23215254

>

> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




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