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Checklist S30221120

 
Location
8170 Healy Road, Skagit County, Washington, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Observers:
Gary Bletsch
Species
24 species total
8

; /t 0630-0815

1
15

all flying westwards after the rain started

1
20
1
Breeding Code
S7 Singing Male Present 7+ days (Probable)
1
2

; /n

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
2

; /n

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
1

; Brown Thrasher in yard about five minutes at 0630

This bird was the first one I saw upon arising today. Fortunately, I had forgotten to leave the kettle on the stove, so I went to the sink to get it, having left it there the previous night. Looking out the kitchen's west-facing
window, I immediately saw a bird on the lawn, four meters from me. At first, I thought it was a Swainson's Thrush, but a second later I realized it was a Brown Thrasher! I observed it with the naked eye for about a minute, at this
close range, then ran to another room to get binoculars and camera. I looked at the bird for a few moments through binoculars, but then it flew about twenty meters westwards, into a plum tree on our west fenceline. I then took a few bad photos of the bird as it perched in the plum. Soon, though, it flew south another twenty meters, into a Douglas fir, where it disappeared into the foliage, not to be seen again. Bob Kuntz, Keith and Jan Wiggers, and Kraig Kemper all came over thirty or so minutes later, but the bird was not around. Ryan Merrill also came by later, but he missed it, too. It started raining lightly a few minutes after the Thrasher disappeared, and rained much of the day thereafter.

Roughly the size of an American Robin. Cinnamon-rufous above, including head, neck, back, and tail, all of which appeared concolorous. Very long tail. Pale irides. Bold lines of elongated, teardrop-shaped spots, darker than color of back, on white breast, flanks, and belly. Two white wingbars. Grey face. Long, decurved bill is dark. Long tail obvious, tipped up as bird hops on lawn, foraging.

© Gary Bletsch

© Gary Bletsch

8
1

; spotted by Jan Wiggers as she and a few others searched for the BRTH

4
1

; /cs /h

2
1

; /cs /h

Breeding Code
S7 Singing Male Present 7+ days (Probable)
2

; /cf

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
2
15
1

; /cs /h

1
2
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes