[Tweeters] Ragged birdies at feeder and Black Phoebe at River S

Rick Tyler rhtyler at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 17:15:12 PDT 2018

Interesting. My Redmond-based chestnut-backed chickadees and juncos are fat
and sassy.


On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 4:55 PM Michelle Maani <lamoustique at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have noticed that the birds coming to my feeder in the last few days

> look very ragged, more so, I believe, than usual for molting birds. One

> little chickadee seems to be just barely making it, she is so thin! She

> didn't even move away from the food when I approached her. All the adults

> seem to have had the oomph taken out of them this nesting season. I think

> the heat was a lot for them to deal with.


> In better news, I saw a Black Phoebe with juvenile plumage at the River S

> unit of Ridgefield NWR, near the tree and marker that are between marker 5

> and the hunters blind, on the left. It flew in the direction of the water

> on the other side of the road.


> Michelle Maani

> Salmon Creek

> Vancouver, Washington

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