[Tweeters] Fir Island Cliff Swallow

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Sun Nov 11 09:46:51 PST 2018


Yesterday (11.10.18) there was a single CLIFF SWALLOW at Hayton Reserve on Fir Island in Skagit County. The bird flew low enough to allow confident ID.

Dunlin murmurations at Hayton were spectacular and seemed to be initiated by a variety of birds of prey including: BALD EAGLE (!), PEREGRINE FALCON, MERLIN and NORTHERN HARRIER.

Other shorebird species seen at Hayton yesterday: BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS (at least 20). Also at Hayton were: SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, COOPER'S HAWK, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and a SHORT-EARED OWL.

On the Samish Flats were a dark morph HARLAN'S RED-TAILED HAWK and a NORTHERN SHRIKE. And an ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD in Edison. There was a WILSON'S SNIPE at the West 90.

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Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

"what are the costs to a society of an entire population conditioned to spend so much of their waking lives not in concentration and focus but rather in fragmentary awareness and subject to constant interruption?" - The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu

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