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Old Feb 11, 2020, 1:39 AM   #1
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This is a VERY rare bird in Washington State... only the third recorded sighting in the state. These birds are native to Asia; they breed all across Siberia, and winter in eastern China and Korea. Once in a great while, one will stray during the fall migration, or get blown off course by a storm, and wind up in North America, but only rarely will one be seen in the continental US. This one has been hanging around in southwest Washington, and I went down on Saturday, and again today, to try to get photos. Saturday was cloudy, and the bird was high up in some bare trees, so my first photos were less than satisfactory. I tried again today with nice weather, but alas, only was able to get the bird's head and parts of its body. The little stinker just does NOT like to be seen in the open, it seems... In any case, here are the two best glimpses I got of this super-rare visitor...



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Birds do like to play hard to get Rocky, well done on finding them and getting the shots.
I really like the second one, even though there is less of the bird in sight.

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Old Feb 20, 2020, 1:43 AM   #3
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Birds do like to play hard to get Rocky, well done on finding them and getting the shots.
I really like the second one, even though there is less of the bird in sight.
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Thanks, Mike!
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