[Tweeters] Washtucna today [Sun 9/11/22] - Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 11 21:00:35 PDT 2022

Hi Tweets -
Quick report from Washtucna today - Both a Chestnut-sided Warbler and a Blackpoll Warbler made an appearance today - It was much birdier than last weekend, but apparently not nearly as active as yesterday. The Chestnut-sided made a couple brief visits - first to the 'magic bush’ along the creek and then up in the sycamores, around 11:15. Then, about an hour later, a/the Blackpoll Warbler [seen the previous 2 days as well by others] popped in briefly. Thanks go to Brian Pendleton for spotting both.

Otherwise, we otherwise enjoyed many Wilson’s Warblers, a couple Yellow, an Orange-crowned and a couple Yellow-rumped. A couple folks also saw a MacGillivray’s. A few Hammond’s Flycatchers were around, as were a couple Western Wood-Pewees and Western Tanagers. I opted today to withstand my normal mode of wandering around and just watched that bush in Bassett Park for pretty much all of the 6 hours I stayed there - lucky change of plans!

That Blackpoll has long been a nemesis bird in the state, so many celebrations ensued.

Good fall birding —

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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