[Tweeters] massive migration last night
stevechampton at gmail.com
Tue May 17 11:50:58 PDT 2022
Following up. I'm now a believer in BirdCast.
Just got back from KahTai Lagoon, Port Townsend. The place was dripping
with migrants. 61 species smashed my previous best. 25 Western Tanagers and
lots of warblers and vireos, plus Blue-winged Teal and Bullock's Oriole.
Full list at https://ebird.org/checklist/S110486843
On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 7:04 AM Steve Hampton <stevechampton at gmail.com>
> I stepped out my back door this morning and immediately heard Yellow
> Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, and Warbling Vireo. Within seconds, two Western
> Tanagers (calling "wheep") flew over.
> I went inside and checked the BirdCast (https://birdcast.info/) estimate
> from last night. Yep. At least for Jefferson County (and probably for all
> western WA), it recorded the largest migration push of the year last night
> -- by far, about 10x more than a typical night this May.
> I had a Swainson's Hawk over town last night. Birds are moving!
> good birding,
> Steve Hampton
> Port Townsend, WA (qatáy)
Port Townsend, WA (qatáy)
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