[Tweeters] Phainopepla update

Peggy Mundy peggy_busby at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 7 20:48:00 PDT 2018

I have been traveling out of state.  Does the phainopepla continue in Sequim?
Peggy MunyBothell

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On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 7:10 PM, Nan<billnan321 at gmail.com> wrote: We traveled to Sequim to see the continuing Phainopepla. We arrived at 2:15 and by 2:35 we had great looks at it in the elderberry cluster across from the house that sells painted rocks as previously reported. Then it left. We had a long wait and other birders came and went. Bill and another couple were hearing call notes from across the street.  The bird was in a very distant elderberry (behind the sunflowers!). Though really not discernible with binoculars, a scope view was quite good.

The bird was eating a lot of the berries and then sitting still. Since the original cluster of trees is stripped, maybe looking for movement in this tree will be more productive.

Checklist on eBird (photos/description will be added soon)

Bill and Nancy LaFramboise
Richland, WA

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