[Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup - March 2021

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 18:35:25 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,

We ended February with 106 well documented species for our Edmonds 2021 collective year list. We added six species in March. A California Quail (code 3) was reported from Edmonds marsh on 3-3, as was a Greater Yellowlegs (code 3). A single Evening Grosbeak (code 3) was heard calling and then seen in flight ion 3-4 n the Lake Ballinger neighborhood of Edmonds. The first Rufous Hummingbird (code 2) was reported from the Perrinville neighborhood on 3-9. Tree Swallows pushed through the marsh on 3-23 and are continuing. The first Osprey (code 2) arrived at the Hwy 99 cell tower nest on 3-31. Its mate has not yet been seen at the nest site.

Our big misses so far are American Coot (code 2) and Western Meadowlark (code 3), both of which are usually reported by now. Expect peeps to arrive in the marsh around April 20th. It is interesting that they are reported in more northern parts of Snohomish County before they arrive in our local mud.

We are at 112 species for the year. As always, I appreciate it when birders get in touch with me to share sightings, photos, or audio. It helps us build our collective year list. If you would like a copy of our 2021 city checklist, please request it at checklistedmonds at gmail dot com. If you bird in Edmonds, I would encourage you to get the checklist so that you can see which birds are less likely to be seen here than in other parts of Snohomish County. It can help you decide when it might be appropriate to add documentation or to let me know about your observation. The 2021 checklist is posted in the bird information box at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station at the base of the public pier. I will update it periodically.

Good birding,

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA
cariddellwa at gmail dot com

Abundance codes: (1) Common, (2) Uncommon, (3) Harder to find, usually seen annually, (4) Rare, 5+ records, (5) Fewer than 5 records

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