[Tweeters] Be on the lookout for: Seattle Purple Gallinule seen Tuesday [20 July]

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 22 13:26:12 PDT 2021

Hi Tweeters -
Today I received a report , with photo, of a Purple Gallinule in Seattle [King Co].
The bird was apparently seen Tuesday, downtown at the deck near Anthony’s restaurant on Pier 66. Someone checked the area today and the Purple Gallinule was not re-found.

It might be long gone, but I’d definitely keep the option in mind anywhere around the greater Seattle area in the coming days in case it can be relocated.

The only previous record of Purple Gallinule in Washington was from 2017 when the wing of one was found on Hobuck Beach [near Neah Bay].

Keep an eye out, and maybe we can get a glimpse of this vagrant yet!

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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