[Tweeters] Five-Kestrel-Day in the Snoqualmie Valley today

Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 9 19:16:22 PST 2022

Hi all,
Delia Scholes and I found 5 Kestrels in the Snoqualmie Valley today, in a drive from Preston to Carnation, Stillwater, Sykes Lake and back through the Carnation marsh.
I was modestly encouraged by this! I don't remember seeing that many ever and we drive through often, although I'm sure other birders have a better handle on how many are actually normal there.  (Could they be moving this early?) 
I worry about Kestrels. I remember the many years when they were regularly visible in Seattle from Elliott Ave on the drive through Interbay, and I remember them breeding regularly in Everett. I remember the sad day when Roger Orness reported the death of the male of the at-that-time-lone (last?) breeding pair in the Kent Valley, while defending his young.
So were happy to have a good Kestrel Day!
Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com Beacon Hill Seattle

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