[Tweeters] Aufwiedersehen, Skagit!

Alan Roedell alanroedell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 22:46:16 PDT 2022

We'll miss you Gary! You are the top birder in the Northwest. Always
entertaining and accurate. Good luck!
Alan Roedell, Seattle

On Wed, Jul 20, 2022, 9:08 PM Gary Bletsch <garybletsch at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear Tweeters,


> Mrs. Bletsch and I have listed our house for sale. Look for it tomorrow on

> Keller Williams; we're moving to Western New York.


> I might be skirting the bounds of propriety by posting a real-estate

> listing on Tweeters--but there is a connection to birding. The yard list

> here, over the past 19 years and 11 months, has reached 165 species! That

> has included Great Egret, Golden Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk, Rough-legged

> Hawk, Sora, Sandhill Crane, Whimbrel, Caspian Tern, Short-eared Owl,

> nesting Barn Owls, Black-chinned and Calliope Hummingbird, Lewis's

> Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, California Scrub Jay, Bohemian

> Waxwing, Brown Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow,

> Clay-colored Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak,

> Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Grackle, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, and

> Common Redpoll. Not bad for 1.49 acres halfway between Sedro-Woolley and

> Concrete.


> Somehow, we never did get a Mountain Bluebird or a Mountain Chickadee

> here. Go figure.


> Anyway, I hope that whoever buys the place likes birds!


> Thanks to Tweeters for two decades of jolly fun.


> Yours truly,


> Gary Bletsch

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