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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.

George Heleker

Above comment submitted Jul 9, 2014



30 + American White Pelicans in flight, White Pelicans photo pic1404680351_zps477c29e9.jpg 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.
Mary Hollen

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.

Lloyd Kiff

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.
----Steve Ellis

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.
Mary Hollen

Above comment submitted Jun 15, 2014

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Birding In The Neighborhoods - Weekly Field Trips

South Whidbey
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).

North Whidbey
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 . . .

Whidbey Audubon Society
PO Box 1012
Oak Harbor,Washington 98277

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