[Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup - October 2021

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 13:07:15 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,

We have added five October species to our year list: Lapland Longspur (code 4), 2 at Marina Beach 10-12-21; American Coot (code 2), 7 at the marsh 10-17-21 and following; Ruddy Duck (code 3), 1 on the Edmonds part of Lake Ballinger 10-29-21; Northern Shrike (code 3), 1 in Edmonds Lake Ballinger neighborhood 10-30-21; Canvasback (code 4), 1 from the waterfront 10-30-21.

Other sightings of interest of species already on our year list include:

A California Scrub-Jay (code 4), 1 in a neighborhood adjacent to Pine Ridge Park 10-2-21.

Two reports of Western Meadowlarks (code 3), 1 at Water Street 10-3-21 and 2 at the marsh 10-17-21.

Two reports of Turkey Vultures (code 3) near Pine Ridge Park, 7 on 10-6-21 and 1 on 10-10-21.

A Mourning Dove (code 3) has been reported several times in a yard on Puget Drive.

An Eared Grebe (code 4), 1 from Water Street 10-20-21.

Two reports of White-throated Sparrow (code 3) in north Edmonds yards, 1 on 10-20-21 and 1 on 10-27-21.

We have 188 species on our 2021 year list as of October 31st. I am always grateful to those of you who share your Edmonds sightings with me. It helps us keep an accurate count of our year birds and our rare birds. Thank you! If you would like a copy of our 2021 city checklist, please request it at checklistedmonds at gmail.com <mailto:checklistedmonds at gmail.com>.

The checklist of year birds is updated and available for viewing in the bird information box on the wall of the Olympic Beach Visitor Station.

Good birding,

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

Abundance codes: (1) Common, (2) Uncommon, (3) Harder to find, usually seen annually, (4) Rare, 5+ records, (5) Fewer than 5 records

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