[Tweeters] Nemesis bird

Tim Brennan tsbrennan at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 25 17:21:19 PDT 2015

Ooh. Nemesis bird...

Well, the thing is, there are so many life birds that I could probably get with some effort. Ten years of birding, and I still don't have Red Knot, Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur, White-Tailed Ptarmigan, Northern Hawk Owl, Ross' Goose... Like... Probably twenty birds like that. I haven't tried hard enough to have them really be called a nemesis bird.

County birds though? Oh man. American Crow in Garfield County. My kids tease me about it. It hurts.

This year the nemesis bird is American Coot in Mason. 169 birds for the year and not even a coot to chase. I know some of the county birds are to be taken with generous amounts of salt, but it still makes it harder to see that it's listed as a code one bird.

Burrowing Owl. I've seen one, but it was a bird that was chased (ew) right here in Renton at the post office. I've tried to find them in Eastern Washington and usually failed.

But all in all these birds don't bug me. There's time to find them.

Except that coot... Haha.

Tim Brennnan

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