[Tweeters] RBSS

Bobn Bernie BobnBernie at outlook.com
Wed Oct 7 09:29:52 PDT 2015

Part of our property is in a wetland and/or buffer. About 20 years ago, a
couple of cottonwood lost their tops in a wind storm. One landed on a
neighbor's house. We petitioned the county to allow us to remove the other
trees that could fall on their house. The county arborist determined the
trees were a danger and gave us permission to remove them.

His report stated, "When cottonwoods reached that age and height, Flicker
make nests in them destroying the structural integrity causing the tops to
break off at the nest site." When we cut up the trees, we found areas that
were as the arborist described.

The trees that were far enough away, were not taken down. Flickers still
nest in them and the tops break off during wind storms.

Bob & Bernie Meyer
BobnBernie at outlook.com

-----Original Message-----
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Christine
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 7:34 AM
To: Larry Hubbell - www.unionbaywatch.blogspot.com
Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu; fbwood at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] RBSS

I have Red-breasted Sapsuckers (RBSA) in my neighborhood (southeast
Shoreline), all year round. After our big windstorm in September, the top
twentyfive feet of the two next door cottonwoods blew off, and now I can see
the RBSAs much easier. I also have a picture of a juvie RBSA
drinking/bathing at my ground bird bath, so there is also some local

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at q.com

On Mon, 5 Oct 2015, Larry Hubbell - www.unionbaywatch.blogspot.com wrote:

> Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:09:04 -0700

> From: Larry Hubbell - www.unionbaywatch.blogspot.com

> <ldhubbell at comcast.net>

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu, fbwood at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] RBSS


> Francis,

> I saw my first RBSS in months, today, by the Montlake Bridge. Larry

> Hubbell




> Sent from my Samsung device



Christine Southwick
Pharmacy Administration
University of Washington Medical Center
Box 356015
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6015
phone: 206-598-7398; fax 206-598-6075

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