Posted by: atowhee | April 8, 2023


Several crows were carrying nesting material on our Seattle hillside. A Song Sparrow was in song. A Townsend’s Warbler was gleaning in still-bare trees. Bloomers included daffodils and jonquils, currants, dandelions, plum and cherry trees, camellias, hyacinths. The botany of Hitt’s Hill Park is deeply foresty–Doug-firs, cedars, bigleaf and vine maples, mahonia, currants, spruce, dense understory of osoberry and blackberries and sword ferns and a small-leafed manzanita.

This unexpected creature was crouched in a backyard–feral domestic rabbit?

Towhee and the weirdest winged creature of the morning walk:

North Carolina nester, photo from Mike Lund:

Here is Lee French video of feeding Greater Yellowlegs.

Lee included the following note: “In The Crossley ID Guide. Western Birds Richard Crossley describes the Greater Yellowlegs like this: ‘Runs around crazily, trying to catch up with small fish. Suddenly it stops, hurriedly it peers down from side to side, head at all angles-nothing is safe! Jabs, skims or sometimes picks from surface’.”

Another video–Alaskan mooselet enters hospital for lunch. Not wearing a mask. Click here.

Click here for King County checklist.

Seattle-Columbia City, King, Washington, US
Apr 8, 2023
17 species

Western Gull  1
Bald Eagle 2 fly-over
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  2
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  20
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Bushtit  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  X
American Robin  2
House Sparrow  X
House Finch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Townsend’s Warbler  1



  1. That yellow legs dance is a keeper. Thanks

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