[Tweeters] Montlake fill (Seattle) game bird? 9/6/2015

Chris Dallara sciguy007 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 21:59:47 PDT 2015

Thanks! I'm completely new to game birds and so I missed this in my field
guide and eBird. It looks spot on compared to photos online and makes
sense for the location. New lifer and first game bird :).


On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:44 PM Hal Michael <ucd880 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Kinda looks like a hen Ring-necked Pheasant




> Hal Michael

> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

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> I've been to Montlake Fill and other Seattle hotspots numerous times and

> have never seen anything like the bird in the album linked below. I didn't

> see it in flight, but a friend that was with us said it was flying and

> landed about 20 feet away from her, which is where I was able to snap

> photos. We were near the southeast corner of the large pond along the

> southern portion of the waterfront trail at about 2pm on Sunday. It was

> crow-sized or a bit larger and looks like a game bird to me, but i don't

> see any records in eBird for any of those. Can anyone help identify this?


> https://imgur.com/a/usk2j


> Chris

> Seattle, WA


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