[Tweeters] Tagged Rough Legged Hawk

walt kochan wkochantx at comcast.net
Fri Apr 21 18:10:58 PDT 2017

We saw a rough legged hawk south of Edison and it had a large OH tag hanging
on its back. How do I find out the history of this bird?

Walt Kochan/Bellingham

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1. West Seattle FOY Western Tanager and new yard bird collared
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3. Swamp sparrow still present (Eric Kowalczyk)
4. Re: Rodents at Bird-Feeders (Jane Hadley)
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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:18:52 -0700
From: "Ed Swan" <Edswan2 at comcast.net>
Subject: [Tweeters] West Seattle FOY Western Tanager and new yard bird
collared dove
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This morning I heard a Eurasian Collared-Dove calling and then saw it land
on the house next door slated for demolition. First time I've seen one in
the Seattle city limits. A Western Tanager was also doing its three note
call from the Fairmont ravine which runs along the back side of our
property. The only other returning migrant I've heard and seen has been
Orange-crowned Warbler but a presumably resident Hutton's Vireo has been
calling quite a bit.


Ed Swan

Nature writer and guide

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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:20:16 -0700
From: Joshua Rosenau <josh.rosenau at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Bushtit nest
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Hi all,

Ive been watching bushtits tend a nest by my back porch for a while, and
would love any suggestions you all have for doing more to monitor events
inside the nest, and for helping my kids (5 and 2) appreciate whats
happening there. Obviously I dont want to disturb the parents or
eggs/hatchlings, and given the shape of the nest, its hard to see inside
without getting really close.

Happy to stick with our leave it be approach, but curious if theres any
noninvasive option for keeping closer tabs on whats happening in that



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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:36:50 -0700
From: "Eric Kowalczyk" <cassidix2005 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Swamp sparrow still present
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Just a FYI (for the "records"), observed the Swamp sparrow several times
this morning (20 April) at South Lake Union. It was secretive and active
amongst the Blackberry, Ivy, Oregon grape on bank just east of the Wooden
Boat ramp. Also seen briefly perched in small Willow.

Eric K.


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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:08:44 -0700
From: Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Rodents at Bird-Feeders
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After seeing a rat on the ground underneath our feeder a number of years
ago, we took down the feeders for a while. But we missed seeing the birds
out our kitchen window, so we tried a different strategy and have had good
luck with it.

It is along the lines that Steve Krival suggested in his post. We actually
throw our seed directly onto the ground but carefully regulate the amount to
make sure that it is all consumed before the day is over.
The squirrels along with the birds eat the seed, but we haven't seen any
rodents. We also have a suet feeder and hummingbird feeders.

By the way, while on the subject of rats, here's an excerpt from an article
that appeared in the Guardian last fall:

> The ratb

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