[Tweeters] FOY Swainson's Thrush

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Tue May 9 10:30:11 PDT 2017

I heard the "whit" call of a Swainson's along the Centennial Trail on
Sunday. Today, I found a Solitary Sandpiper in a vernal puddle in the
Native Growth Protection Area close to my Lake Stevens home. Photo in my
ebird checklist. They are a level 3 species around here, but I also saw
one last year at the Fobes Rd. marsh.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:14 AM, Josh Adams <xjoshx at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Tweets,

> Last night I stepped outside after dusk and heard a whit call from a

> seasonal stream next to my home. I was wary of being fooled by a Song

> Sparrow, which I hear giving a similar whit call year around, but a few

> whit immatations produced a Swainson's Thrush out of hiding. This morning I

> walked around a bit and found at least three hanging around. One was

> warming up his song a bit, but I think it'll still be a bit before they're

> singing much.


> Lots of other migrants arriving. Sunday brought my FOY Bullock's Oriole. I

> had a silent Western Wood-Peewee on 5/5, trying my earliest record for the

> county.


> Josh Adams

> Cathcart, WA


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