[Tweeters] Skagit birding 10.05.22

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Thu Oct 6 13:48:14 PDT 2022

Highlights from Fir Island and farther north on 10.05.22:

Snow Goose - 150 on Maupin Rd on Fir Island
Snow Goose - 1 of the 150 with a bill the size of a Ross's, but otherwise a Snow; likely a hybrid
Cackling Goose - many, many skeins of minima heading south
Merlin - female Taiga on Wylie Rd
Peregrine - 2 at Hayton
American Avocet - 2 continuing at Hayton
Pacific Golden-Plover - close overhead at Hayton, IDd to which GP by sound
Semipalmated Plover - Hayton
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1 at Hayton; videos
Long-billed Dowitcher - few at Hayton & 300 at Channel Drive
Greater Yellowlegs - few at Hayton & CD (Channel Drive)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3 at CD
Western Sandpiper - few at Hayton; none at CD
Least Sandpiper - few at hayton; none at CD
Dunlin - none anywhere I went
Pectoral Sandpiper - 39 & more at Hayton; only 1 at CD; did not see sharp-tailed again at CD; videos from Hayton
Great Horned owl - well heard before light at Wylie (now open)
Barn Swallow - several locations; 20 along Maupin Rd
American Pipit - 2 at Hayton (only 2)
Northern Shrike - 1 juv at CD; first of season for me
White-crowned Sparrow - both pugetensis & gambelii singing at CD
Western Meadowlark - 1 seen at Hayton

Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

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