mikewile at comcast.net
Thu May 13 23:04:12 PDT 2021
Opposite for me. Yellow rumps were prolific in April and early May. Black throated grays have been ubiquitous for two weeks. A couple Townsends and a solitary Nashville this week. Wilson’s have been a wake up call for the last week as well. Yesterday morning heard my first Swainsons Thrush.
We have been in our house in Redmond (Union Hill area) for 25 years. In my opinion, above average migrants
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> On May 13, 2021, at 9:52 PM, Doug Santoni <dougsantoni at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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>>> 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
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