[Tweeters] “If you build it, they will come” - Savannah Sparrows at Fritz Hedges Waterway Park

Nathaniel Peters ncpeters at uw.edu
Fri May 7 13:09:40 PDT 2021

Howdy Tweets!

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday, and greeted again today, by the song
of Savannah Sparrows in the high grass area of the Fritz Hedges Waterway
Park adjacent to the UW Campus on Portage Bay.

This is the first time I have heard or seen Savannah Sparrows right around
my workplace, as it has little to no high grass and is typically dominated
by Song and White-crowned Sparrows, Juncos, and Bewick’s Wrens at this time
of year. Now, there are at least 2 singing Savannah Sparrows within the
small, high grass area.

This is not big bird news, but is a welcome addition to the walking portion
of my daily commute. If you find yourself strolling around this park, keep
an ear out for its new residents!

May the* F*lu*OR*escen*CE* be with you!
Nathaniel Peters Ph.D.
W. M. Keck Microscopy Center Manager
University of Washington
ncpeters at uw.edu
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