[Tweeters] Ordinary birds

Tim Brennan tsbrennan at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 9 18:30:17 PST 2015


Interesting evening in Renton! First off, there were a dozen Cedar Waxwings hanging about, which got me wondering when exactly they skip town. I still want to get them on the Christmas Bird Count, but they seem to run off at the last minute!

3 billion starlings flocked together around 5:00. Okay maybe only a couple thousand, but I don't see this happen often. Does this happen year round? It was stunning to see them clouding the sky.

The evening crow commute caught my eye too. Hundreds of them passed through downtown Renton and I came to think of it as an Interstate... But not the only one! In my head it seemed like one could just about map out the morning and nightly movement of the crows through South King County.

Hmm.

Tim Brennan
Renton


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