Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2004/05/12

Michael Hobbs hummer at isomedia.com
Thu May 13 13:35:12 PDT 2004


Tweets - the 4th Annual Marymoor Big Morning was a success yesterday. There
were eleven birders, and we split into 4 groups and really birded the park.
We managed a total of 71 species for the day, even though the day wasn't
particularly "birdy". My thanks to all those who came out!

Highlights:

Common Loon 1 alt. plumage bird flew N over 520
Green Heron Several sightings - maybe 3 birds
Wood Duck Ollie found F with ducklings at RC pond
Northern Harrier Female seen over East Meadow
Red-tailed Hawk 2 fluffy young visible on odd-snag nest
California Quail 7 along East Lake Samm. Trail
Virginia Rail 1 heard
Mourning Dove Houston spotted one
N. R-wing Swallow 4 at mouth of Bear Creek
Swainson's Thrush 1 heard "whit"ing
Cedar Waxwing Many back
Western Tanager A few seen, males & females
Western Meadowlark 1 in East Meadow
Bullock's Oriole 1-2 near mansion
Purple Finch Seen/heard by several groups

The bird list for the morning was rather odd, with several "winter" birds
seen for the first time in weeks (Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant,
Hooded Merganser, Ring-billed Gull), but with almost no new migrants or
summer birds (except Cedar Waxwing). We had only 4 warbler species (Yellow,
Yellow-rumped, Wilson's, and Common Yellowthroat), and NO FLYCATCHERS (ok,
ok - a couple of "maybes"), after a 3-flycatcher week last week.

We did add 2 species to the year list: California Quail and Northern
Rough-winged Swallow, for a total of 118 species for the year.

== Michael Hobbs
== Kirkland, WA
== http://www.scn.org/fomp/birding.htm
== hummer at isomedia.com






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