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    I thought some on this list might be interested in this sighting on Monday. Scott R ... From: Sarah Schmidt To:
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2011
      I thought some on this list might be interested in this sighting on Monday.

      Scott R

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      From: Sarah Schmidt <one4bats@...>
      To: tweeters@...
      Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 12:47:02 -0700
      Subject: [Tweeters] Brown Thrasher at Potholes State Park campground
      Hi Tweets,

      While camping at Potholes State Park campground from May 26-28 we were
      serenaded each day by a singing Brown Thrasher. As a native New Englander,
      he is for me a familiar old friend. As I sought to track down the singer, I
      kept thinking, "Sounds just like a Brown Thrasher. I didn't know they were
      in eastern WA." What a delight to locate him perched at the tip of the
      Lombardy Poplars: reddish-brown dorsal, brown streaks on white front and
      sides, long tail, long curved bill, yellow eye, singing away in his repeated
      phrases in threes (and occasionally twos and fours)!

      Hiking in Columbia NWR south of Soda Lake Dam we also watched a
      Black-crowned Night Heron wade out into the water at lake side and swim its
      way many yards along the shore! Other highlights of the region for us
      Whidbey Islanders were Lark Sparrows, Lazuli Buntings, and Prairie Falcons
      -- including three youngsters walking around at the edge of their
      cliff-ledge nest looking ready to fledge.

      Sarah Schmidt

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      Sarah Schmidt
      243 Rhodena Drive
      Coupeville, WA 98239
      (360) 678-8396
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      Scott R
      Yakima, WA
      mryakima at gmail dot com

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