[Tweeters] Birdy but not Rosy - Discovery Park this afternoon

Jon Houghton jon.houghton at hartcrowser.com
Sat Nov 18 21:01:07 PST 2017


Hi Tweets - Made a trip to Discovery Park this afternoon to get in shape for the Alakai Swamp trail next week - oh, and to try to find the Gray-crowned Rosy-finch that's been reported. (Thanks to Jordan Gunn for the location of those concrete steps!). On the Loop Trail to the North Beach Trail, and on the descent to the water, we ran into some nice mixed flocks of the usual forest birds, most of which were remarkably approachable. At the wooded pond along the North Beach Trail we were treated to a flock of about 50 Pine Siskins flitting back and forth until finally descending en masse to the pond shore right in front of us for a quick succession of drinks. We had excellent looks at a whole lot of siskins, but couldn't find any with rosy caps. Also, neither we nor others we talked to, could find the Rosy-finch. The balmy sunny weather may have been too much for this cold-loving bird! Happy birding!! - Jon Houghton, Edmonds


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