[Tweeters] Ooops...Spotted it is!!

Caryn Schutzler bluedarner1 at seanet.com
Sat Jun 24 10:18:30 PDT 2017

Sorry T's I had my Spots all in a tizzy and it really IS the Spotted Towhee. I'll have to scold my husband for confusing me!! (Guess I had it reversed...)
It was really just a test for all the new master birders out there! HA!

Thanks, Eric!! ;-))

Caryn / Bird name challenged in Wedgwood

On Jun 24, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Eric Kowalczyk wrote:

> Did they change the names AGAIN??? Here in the west they are called Spotted

> towhees...in the East...they are called Eastern towhees......But as I do not

> keep up on things as regularly as I should.....names may have gone back to

> Rufous-sided????


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> [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Caryn

> Schutzler

> Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:18 AM

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] Red Breasted Sapsucker, Baby Towhees, etc. / Caryn /

> Wedgwood


> Good early morning, Birders, (sorry, I just can't bring myself to use the

> word containing the "T" word these days...)


> Heard a flicker on the telephone pole across the street yesterday and today

> but then this morning I heard a different "hammering" and looked over and a

> Red Breasted Sapsucker was drumming on the same spot! It then flew on to the

> next pole and was able to get a shot of it with my new superzoom (2000mm!)

> to confirm.


> Then in the back yard my husband "spotted" the first baby Rufous sided

> Towhee. He'd been calling it a Spotted Towhee and had to update him on the

> name change. He is a great spotter!!


> We also had a couple of rats beneath the feeder (they've been quite happy

> beneath the suet with all the "droppings"). Needless to say I did not take a

> "shot" of them! Would have liked to!! Any way to notify the owl they are

> here? I did hear him a couple of weeks ago - but too far away...guess I'll

> try ringing the dinner bell!


> Stay cool out there!


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