[Tweeters] Migration?

Doug Santoni dougsantoni at gmail.com
Thu May 13 21:50:28 PDT 2021

With regards to lack of migrating songbirds (especially warblers), it has seemed VERY slow to me this year here in Seattle. I generally stick to my neighborhood walk, visiting Foster Island and the Arboretum. Last year, I had many Yellow-rumped and Townsend’s Warblers, as well as Wilson’s, Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, and Nashville. This year, I’ve seen only a handful of Yellow-rumped. Last year, there was a flowering bush that for two weeks attracted 6-10 Western Tanagers every time I visited it. This year, none.

It’s a minor consolation, but today I did get to see a coyote and a raccoon on my late morning walk in the Arboretum.

A very strange spring…

Doug Santoni

> On May 13, 2021, at 9:13 PM, Zora Monster <zoramon at mac.com> wrote:


> I’ve noticed the lack of birds as well. We usually have a variety of warblers when the apple tree blooms, but not this year. All I’ve seen this spring is a Wilson’s warbler; perhaps it is the same one you saw as we are both on phinney ridge.


> Zora


> Sent from my iPhone


>> On May 13, 2021, at 9:08 PM, BRAD Liljequist <bradliljequist at msn.com> wrote:



>> Alan Grenon mentioned this last week - but I am really feeling the dearth of birds right now - sort of feel like there's been almost no migration. But, maybe the nice weather has kept birds high over the City, flying at night, etc.?


>> Migration so far this year:

>> A couple of Western Tanagers, heard not seen, Phinney Ridge

>> This morning, a very welcome Wilson's Warbler at our Phinney Ridge bird bath.

>> Last weekend on Obstruction Island, a few Orange Crowned and 3-4 Townsend's Warblers.

>> That's it. I really keep my ears open this time of year, windows rolled down, etc.. I'm just not seeing or hearing it.


>> Any thoughts or reactions?


>> Brad Liljequist

>> Phinney Ridge

>> Seattle, WA

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