[Tweeters] Possible sage thrasher/Northern mockingbird Everett sewage lagoon

Daniel Lipinski dano135 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 11 08:00:51 PDT 2019

Clarification - I wasn't implying a hybrid - just couldn't distinguish between these two possibilities. I could have used an "or" rather than a slash. For hybrids i typically see people use an "x". For example Mallard x Pintail. When relocated the bird in question, It looked much more juvenile Northern shrike in appearance that was very brightly lit by the sun.

dano135 at htomail.com
From: Daniel Lipinski <dano135 at hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:45 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Possible sage thrasher/Northern mockingbird Everett sewage lagoon

Seen today 1:30pm. Everett sewage lagoons- seen from the dike east of sewage lagoon looking towards spencer island area- on small shrubs in tidal area. Just north of two tall fir/conifer snags. Just at edge of binoculars range. Brown/gray bird- larger than a robin. Thought it was a shrike at first but no visible eyeline and bill not too thick. Long tail. White on tail tip, possibly sides. I did not see white wing patches like I’m familiar with in mocking birds. Was chased by a crow but came back to its perch. Caught an insect out of the air. Only other bird I can think of would be a Townsend solitaire- but I didn’t get that gist- hopefully someone can relocate and ID.

Dano135 at hotmail.com
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