[Tweeters] Northern Mockingbird in Bothell?

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 08:21:11 PDT 2018

Northern Mockingbird is rare west of the mountains but possible. One was seen briefly near Darrington a few weeks ago. Your description sounds good.

Phil Dickinson

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> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:09 AM, Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124 at gmail.com> wrote:


> Hello tweeters!


> How likely is a Northern Mockingbird in Bothell?


> I just got done with a brief bird walk around a small pond in the North Creek area of Bothell before work. I was wrapping things up, when I saw a gray-brownish bird with what looked to be white wing patches on each wing land in a tree. I got very quick looks at it through binoculars before it changed the position, making it harder to see.


> I chased it for a little bit around the pond, and once again saw two white wing patches as it flitted from ground to a large tree. I was not able to find it again this morning, mostly because I had to go to work.


> eBird lists it as rare for this area, but is there anything else it could have been? Again, it was a light brown-gray bird, roughly robin-sized, with very obvious white wing patches clearly seen as it took off.


> Any help would be greatly appreciated!


> Keep watching the skies,


> Jeremy Schwartz

> Lake Forest Park

> jschwartz1124 at gmail dot com


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