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Bird Sightings for November 2017

PamPritzl By Pam Pritzl

This column reports submitted sightings. Any rare sightings should be accompanied by detailed written documentation and if possible a photograph. A second person to verify rare sightings is extremely helpful. Do not hesitate to call any observer to help document unusual sightings. Also do not hesitate to call if you need clarification on locations.

Please submit your sightings to Pam Pritzl birdsightings@skagitaudubon.org or 360-387-7024.

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WATERFOWL

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 in field west of Honda dealership, Burlington on 11-6 (JH)

Cackling Goose 2 “Aleutian” mixed in with 100 cacklers in field west of Honda dealership, Burlington on 11-6 (JH)

Trumpeter Swan 3 at Hayton Reserve on 10-27 (NOH); 4 flying over Anacortes neighborhood on 11-3 (KH); 3 adults, 3 juveniles in Burrows Bay, Anacortes neighborhood (NOH)

Northern Shoveler 2 at Skagit WMA, Wylie Slough on 10-27 (NOH)

Mallard x Northern Pintail hybrid 1 at Bingo Hall Lagoon on 11-12 (GB)  

Redhead 1 at Lake Erie on 11-12 (GB)

Black Scoter 3 at Sandy Point, Whatcom County on 11-4 (SAS)

Common Goldeneye 3 males, 5 females in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on 11-5 (NOH)

Hooded Merganser 50 on Lake Erie on 11-11 (NOH)

Common Merganser 200 on Lake Erie on 11-11 (NOH)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 1 at Hayton Reserve on 10-27 (NOH)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 1 at Skagit WMA, Wylie Slough on 10-27 (NOH)

 

PLOVERS

American Golden-Plover 2 at Samish West-90 on 10-22 (GB)

Pacific Golden-Plover 1 at Samish West-90 on 10-22 (GB)

 

SANDPIPERS. PHALAROPES and ALLIES

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1 at Hayton Reserve on 10-28 (JO); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 10-28 and 11-5 (GB)

Rock Sandpiper 1 at Sandy Point, Whatcom County on 11-4 (SAS)

Pectoral Sandpiper 1 at Hayton Reserve on 10-28 (GB)

Wilson's Snipe  2 at Hayton Reserve on 10-27 (NOH); 1 at Skagit WMA, North Fork, Rawlins Road on 11-4 (NOH); 1 in field west of Honda dealership, Burlington on 11-6 (JH)

Lesser Yellowlegs1 at Hayton Reserve on10-28 (GB)

 

ALCIDS

Marbled Murrelet 1 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 10-28 (JB)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 1 at Skagit WMA, North Fork, Rawlins Road on 11-4 (NOH)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 adult at east Fidalgo home on 10-20 (RW)

Cooper's Hawk 1 juvenile and 1 adult at east Fidalgo home on 10-26 (RW); 1 juvenile at Skagit WMA, Wylie Slough on 10-27 (NOH)

Rough-legged Hawk 3 on Samish Flats on 11-6 (NOH); 5 on Samish Flats on 11-9 (NOH)

 

OWLS

Great Horned Owl 1 at Lake Erie on 11-16 (NOH)

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Vogler Lake on 11-27 (GB)

Short-eared Owl 1 at Jensen Access on 11-4 (NOH); 12 on Samish Flats on 11-6 (NOH)

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 at Harry Osborne State Forest on 10-28 (GB); 1 at east Fidalgo home on 11-1 (RW)

 

WOODPECKERS

Hairy Woodpecker 2 females at suet at east Fidalgo home on 10-12 (RW)

 

FALCONS

American Kestrel 1 at Skagit WMA, North Fork, Rawlins Road on 11-4 (NOH); 1 on Samish Flats on 11-6 (NOH)

Peregrine Falcon 1 at Jensen Access that caught a dunlin on 10-27 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 11-4 (NOH)

Prairie Falcon 1 in Edison on 11-10 (GB)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Black Phoebe 1 at Skagit WMA, Wylie Slough on 10-28 (GB); 1 at Skagit WMA, Wylie Slough on 11-1 (JO)

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at Jensen Access on 10-27 (NOH); 1 on Samish Flats on 11-6 (NOH); 1 on Padilla Bay Trail on 11-15 (KR)

 

CHICKADEES

Mountain Chickadee 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mt. Vernon on 10-24 (TM)

 

CREEPERS

Brown Creeper 3 at east Stanwood home on 11-5 (MS)

 

DIPPERS

American Dipper 1 on upper Pilchuck River on 11-6 (JS)

 

THRUSHES

Varied Thrush 1 at east Stanwood home on 11-5 (MS)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

Pine Grosbeak 1 at top of Eagle Cliff, Cypress Island on 10-28 (SP)

 

LONGSPURS and BUNTINGS

Snow Bunting 1 at March Point on 11-12 (GB); 1 at March Point on 11-17 (TM)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

American Tree Sparrow 1 near the mouth of Baker River on 10-27 (GB)

Fox Sparrow 1 at Jensen Access on 10-27 (NOH)

White-throated Sparrow 1 “tan-striped” at east Fidalgo home on 11-16 (RW)

 

WARBLERS

Townsend's Warbler 2 on Lincoln Hill, Mt. Vernon on 10-20 (TM)

 

MAMMALS:

Beaver: 2 at Lake Erie on a night outing on 11-6 (NOH)

Coyote 2 crossing Campbell Lake Road on 10-28 (NOH); 1 in field next to Cederdale Road and I-5 Conway exit on 11-7 (PP); heard at least 3 at Lake Erie on a night outing on 11-16 (NOH)

River Otter 2 in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on 10-25 (NOH); 4 river otters in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on 11-4 and continuing throughout sighting period (NOH)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch;  (JB) Joan Bird; (JH) Joe Halton (KH) Kristi Hein; (TM) Tim Manns; (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (JO) Jeff Osmundson; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (KR) Kerry Rye; (SP) Scott Petersen; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (RW) Regan Weeks

 

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