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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
Canada Goose

; /t 0630-0815

1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
15
Black Swift

all flying westwards after the rain started

1
Vaux's Swift
20
Rufous Hummingbird
1
Willow Flycatcher
Breeding Code
S7 Singing Male Present 7+ days (Probable)
1
Common Raven
2
Tree Swallow

; /n

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
Violet-green Swallow
2
Barn Swallow

; /n

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
American Robin
1
Brown Thrasher

; 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
European Starling
1
Cedar Waxwing

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

1
Yellow-rumped Warbler

; /cs /h

1
White-crowned Sparrow

; /cs /h

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

; /cf

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
2
Song Sparrow
1
Black-headed Grosbeak
15
Red-winged Blackbird
4
House Finch
1
Purple Finch

; /cs /h

2
American Goldfinch
2
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes