I drove down to see a gorgeous male breeding plumage BTBW. It was at a private home with lovely owners. This was the 12th state record of this bird in WA! He flew right into the suet in front of me and perched briefly on this tree branch.

This photo was published in the new book "The Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: A Complete Guide" by Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman. You can buy it HERE

After this I dipped on the nearby Brambling in Issaquah because I had to rush back to Vancouver, BC for an appointment.

Black-throated Blue Warbler in Bothell, WA - Photo: Melissa Hafting


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