Recently there have been a pair of red breasted sapsuckers in my birch grove. Yesterday July 21, I noticed a young one with one of the adults. There was also a western tanager higher up on the same tree.
Above comment submitted Jul 21, 2014
Last night I checked the dock piling cavity used by Purple Martins and found several eggs on the piece of cardboard I had provided. I blocked the opening to the recommended max 1 3/16" height to prevent Starlings. About seven mixed adults and young birds cried and dove at me during these procedures. Most of them attempted to enter the hole immediately afterward and two were successful.
Above comment submitted Jul 14, 2014
3 Purple Martins on the Keystone Spit near the pilings across Crockett Lake. ~ 11am 7/12/2014 -Emma Ruggiero
Above comment submitted Jul 13, 2014
At 7:35 a.m. on July 4th, I saw three Bullock's Orioles in cherry and fir trees at the west end of our place southwest of Clinton, one a male, and the other two immature and/or female. A couple hours later, I heard chatter calls in trees at the east end of our field, and when I went to investigate, I saw the three orioles again before they flew off to the north.
Above comment submitted Jul 9, 2014
30 + American White Pelicans in flight, sighted from Fort Casey State Park Beach. They were far off, but clearly predominantly white with black. Photos were taken that confirmed them to be pelicans. They were flying in a westerly direction and probably crossed the island in the vicinity of S. Smugglers Cove Rd. These were sighted in the afternoon of Monday, June 30, 2014
Larry Hooge (camping at Fort Casey)
Above comment submitted Jul 6, 2014
Purple Martin adults and juveniles are bringing nesting materials to at least three dock piling cavities in Lagoon Point neighborhood. They are flying and singing all over the South ends of the canals, and ripping leaves off a crabapple tree to stuff in cavities.
Above comment submitted Jul 1, 2014
I saw a White-tailed Kite at 1550 on 28 June at our home just north of Possession Point Park. The bird engaged in a series of typical WTK swoops over a semi-cleared area along the bluffs facing Mukilteo at eye level with our upper deck, then moved off northward. It lacked the buffy streaks on the breast which are typical of juveniles, so I assume that it was an adult.
Above comment submitted Jun 29, 2014
There's an injured crow in my backyard. It seems to have a broken wing. Is it best to let nature run its course? There's plenty of food there for it and my mom put a couple of bowls of water out. I just don't want to do more harm than good. And we're wondering if we should at least let him out of the yard, but we feel like he's safe here until he heals.
Above comment submitted Jun 22, 2014
Two Heerman's gulls in water off Maxwelton Beach park at 9:15 a.m. On June 21, 2014. Cindy Barrett
Above comment submitted Jun 21, 2014
Congratulations to all who participated in the Bird in the Hand event. A stellar success!
Some photos are posted at our PhotoBucket.
Please join us this Sunday (6/22) and help pick up litter on our chapter's 2 mile section of West Beach Road. We're meeting at 1:00pm at the end of Hastie Lake Road.
Above comment submitted Jun 18, 2014
American Bittern - Ewing Marsh. At least 6 individuals including a male with big white epaulets courting several females (not all at once) by skidding his chin toward them. BIG gallumping calls.
Above comment submitted Jun 15, 2014
Birding In The Neighborhoods - Weekly Field Trips
The trips are every other Thursday and the meeting time varies with the season. If you would like to be notified of the events, contact Phyllis Kind (email).
The trips are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you wish to be notified of the events, contact Jenny Brown (email).
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014: Birding Class
The popular Birds of Whidbey class begins. Classes will continue for nine months, meeting in Freeland on first and third Thursdays, plus Saturday field trips. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for nonmembers. More information . . .