[Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup August-September 2021

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 13:08:39 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,

August was a very thin month in Edmonds for new year birds so I decided to combine August and September.

Short-billed Dowitcher (code 4); 2 at Edmonds marsh; 8-15-21.

Baird’s Sandpiper (code 3); several August reports at Edmonds marsh; one at Brackett’s Landing North; 9-22-21.

Short-tailed Shearwater (code 4); 1 at waterfront; 9-2-21; and an additional report of 2 a day or two later.

Brown Pelican (code 4); 1 at waterfront; 8-19-21; 2 at waterfront; 9-3-21.

House Wren (code 5); 1 (plus photo) at Edmonds marsh; 9-4-21.

Cassin’s Auklet (code 4); waterfront; 9-5, 9-7, 9-13, 9-15, 9-20, and 9-22-21. There were either a couple of birds that could occasionally be seen by scope or there was a mini-irruption in Edmonds of this rarer species.

California Scrub-Jay (code 4); Puget Drive yard; 9-7-21.

Eared Grebe (code 4); Water Street; 9-13-21. This is the second Eared Grebe in 2021.

Greater White-fronted Goose (code 3); flock of 20 at waterfront; 9-20-21.

Surfbird (code 4); 1 on marina breakwater; 9-20-21.

Sandhill Crane (code 5); 3 flew over the Lake Ballinger Edmonds neighborhood; 9-20-21. This is our fifth sighting so this species will be a code 4 on our 2022 checklist.

Ancient Murrelet (code 3), waterfront; 9-23-21.

Tropical Kingbird (code 5); 2 at Sunset Avenue (waterfront); 9-25-21. New species #279 for Edmonds.

Some interesting recent sightings of birds already added to our year list include:

A Green Heron (code 3) and a Common Raven (code3) were seen at Edmonds marsh on 8-2-21,
An American Kestrel (code 4) appeared at Edmonds marsh on the morning of 8-6-21.
An Olive-sided Flycatcher (code 3) was at Chase Lake on 8-8-21.
Two American Pipits (code 3) on the marina breakwater on 9-16-21 and one at Brackett’s Landing North on 9-21-21.
A small flock of Snow Geese (code 3) flew along the waterfront on 9-28-21.
A couple of Pacific Loons (code 2), beautiful in their breeding plumage, were back by 9-28-21.
A single male Black Scoter (code 2) was back on the waterfront by 9-27.

There were a couple of September reports of the pair of Great Horned Owls (code 4) vocalizing from Soundview Place (near the waterfront) east to the Seaview neighborhood.

We have continued to miss these expected species: Eurasian Wigeon, Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Common Tern,

We have 183 species on our 2021 year list as of September 30th. 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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