[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-06-17
danmcdt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 23:00:56 PDT 2021
I saw and heard that MacGillivray's on Wednesday as well.
danmcdt at gmail dot com
On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 4:55 PM Jamie Holland <jamietholland at gmail.com>
> My son, Vaughn, and I were at Marymoor (again) this morning and also saw a
> male MacGillibray's Warbler near the Mysterious Thicket singing a Common
> Yellowthroat Song! Vaughn insisted that it was singing the wrong song, and
> I had to agree.
> We spent maybe 30 minutes listening and puzzling over this one little
> bird, who was very difficult to photograph, before moving on, wondering
> what it was we'd seen. He'll be so glad to know that we weren't the only
> ones who saw/heard it today!
> He hypothesized that it was a hybrid (although it looked pure), or that
> perhaps it was just young and was getting his songs mixed up (there were
> quite a few Common Yellowthroats singing around us, too). He wasn't sure
> how these two species learn their songs, but will probably look it up when
> he gets home from riding bikes with his friends. Any thoughts on how this
> happens, or resources we can read to learn more?
> -Jamie Holland
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