Six observed in partial breeding plumage, foraging in a brackish lagoon on a calm, sunny evening.
Twenty observed close to the cliff shore, diving and preening. A few were molting into their red necks and gold ear tufts.
Many flowering plants observed on rocky bald habitat, north-facing slope in association with grasses, mosses, and reindeer lichen.
One male cat-calling continuously in front yard. Habitat is open with one large Western red-cedar, a few salmonberry and salal plants.
One perched on the yard fence.
One observed running along the edge of the road in conifer forest.
One observed briefly as it ran into the salal near the end of the Sunset Trail in Odlin County Park, near the junction with Long Lane.
One observed flying and resting in the campground opening surrounded by conifer forest. Many nettles (larval host plant) nearby.
Several flying over marsh north of Hummel Lake with Violet-green Swallows. Approximate arrival date.
Male observed singing in plum tree at Odlin County Park. Arrival date.
Eight observed foraging on pebbly beach north of Otis Perkins Day Park; two flew across the road to Fisherman's Bay. Approximate arrival date.
One male and one female observed perched. This is close to the arrival date for this species on Lopez Island.
Several flying over meadow along Airport Rd. This is close to the arrival date for this species on Lopez Island.
Several heard and seen singing from fences along roads bordered by pastures. This is close to their arrival date for Lopez Island.
I'm unsure if these are the same species or not.
The brown ribbed one. Blue object is a guitar pick for scale.
The bleached white one. Blue object is a guitar pick for scale.