[Tweeters] Discovery Park birds (Seattle)
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Sun Aug 19 20:16:40 PDT 2018
Spencer Hildie and I had a good day in Discovery Park today. Best was almost first, when I nearly yelled Black-and-white Warbler as we watched a mixed flock near the sand patch in the south meadow. We'd been watching Black-throated Grays, so had good comparison during the brief time this one foraged on trunks and major vertical limbs. And I'd just seen a few while volunteering in the Yucatan peninsula the last few weeks, so perhaps wasn't as shocked as I should have been. Spencer may have a few photo's to back us up. There were lots of migrants in the park, including a half dozen warbler species, four or five flycatcher species, three vireo species, tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeak, Swainson's Thrush, two Black Swifts, a couple of Northern Harriers, three Common Loons, Least and Western Sandpipers. Plus some porpoise, seals, river otters, Pacific chorus frogs, and a garter snake.
As the smoke arrived, we decided to look at T-107 and Herring House on the Duwamish. We saw lots of the same sandpipers, Caspian Terns, and Purple Martins, but nothing new beyond Spotted Sandpiper and Common Merganser.
Good luck to anyone seeking migrants this week.
19 August, 2018,
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