[Tweeters] Goldfinch and shrike at Montlake Fill
constancesidles at gmail.com
Tue May 4 11:56:02 PDT 2021
Hey tweets, the Lesser Goldfinch continues in same spot as yesterday: about 50 pages north of the wooden bridge on the west end of Wahkiakum Lane, on Canal Road, on the slough side. He sings a bit, eats a bit, flies down to the road for a bite of grit, sometimes flies off for 15 or 20 minutes but returns. Gorgeous guy, and a record for the Fill.
Also on view, a rare Loggerhead Shrike seen briefly on Canoe Island about an hour or so ago. Perched on the back side of one of the bare tree/bushes on the island for 5 or 6 minutes, then flew off. I could not relocate during the short time I had left. Records note: Loggerhead Shrikes have been seen at the Fill before in the spring, but not according to any pattern I can identify: May 25, 1975; April 10, 1989; March 31, 2004; April 12, 2008; March 4 and 5, 2009; April 5, 2011.
Also reported: Yellow Warblers at a couple of different spots, including near Main Pond and in Yesler Swamp. - Connie Sidles, Seattle
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