[Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup May - June 2022

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 11:12:09 PDT 2022

Hi Tweets,

Sorry to have gotten a little behind. I am combining May and June in this one roundup for Edmonds. We are at 155 species for the year. I am listing the new species by first date seen.

May Species

Wilson’s Warbler (code 1), at Yost Park and the marsh, 5-1-22.

Black-headed Grosbeak (code 2), Yost Park, 5-1-22. Many subsequent reports.

Cinnamon Teal (code 3), a male-female pair at the marsh, 5-2-22.

Common Yellowthroat (code 3), 1 at the marsh, 5-2-22.

Say’s Phoebe (code 4), 1 on the marina breakwater, 5-3-22.

Vaux’s Swift (code 3), 5 reports throughout Edmonds, 5-4-22 and following.

Western Tanager (code 2), first reported in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood, 5-5-22. Many subsequent reports.

MacGillivray’s Warbler (code 4), 1 at the marsh, 5-6-22.

California Quail (code 3), 1 male ran through a birder’s yard near Yost Park, 5-7-22.

Yellow Warbler (code 2), 1 at the marsh, 5-9-22. Subsequent reports.

House Wren (code 5), 1 at the marsh, 5-11-22.

Western Wood-Pewee (code 2), 1 at the marsh, 5-13-22. Multiple subsequent sightings at multiple locations.

Northern Shoveler (code 1), 3 on the waterfront, 5-14-22.

Swainson’s Thrush (code 2), first reported at Pine Ridge Park, 5-15-22. Multiple subsequent reports at multiple locations.

Evening Grosbeak (code 3), 2 in the Pine Ridge neighborhood, 5-15-22. Several subsequent reports at multiple locations.

Spotted Sandpiper (code 3), 1 on the waterfront, 5-16-22.

Olive-sided Flycatcher (code 3), 1 at Yost Park and then at several other locations, 5-22-22 and following.

June Species

Willow Flycatcher (code 3), 1 at the marsh, 6-1-22.

Common Nighthawk (code 4), 1 from a birder’s house in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood, 6-7/8-22.

Brown Pelican (code 4), 1 on the waterfront, 6-11-22.

Heermann’s Gull (code 1), 1 on the waterfront, 6-27-22.

Evening Grosbeak (code 3), 3 at feeders near Pine Ridge Park, 5-15/16-22. Several other mid- to late-May sightings throughout Edmonds.

Late Report: Three American Pipits (code 3) in the marsh, 4-30-22, and several early May sightings.

We reviewed several eBird reports of unusual Edmonds species and declined to add them to our year list at this time. These were single reports by birders unknown to us. The checklists carried no description of critical field marks, nothing about the quality of the observation, and no photograph. We don’t know if these were data entry errors, misidentifications, or good calls. Those species were Northern Harrier on the waterfront, California Scrub-Jay in Yost Park, and Cliff Swallow on the waterfront.

Misses for the year include Western Meadowlark, Blue-winged Teal, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Cassin’s Vireo, and Bullock’s Oriole.

As always, I appreciate it when birders get in touch with me to share sightings, photos, or audio. It helps us build our collective year list. If you would like a copy of our 2022 city checklist, please request it from checklistedmonds at gmail dot com. The 2022 checklist is posted in the bird information box at the Visitor Station at the base of the public pier and is up to date through June.

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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