[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2007-06-21

Christine Southwick clsouth at u.washington.edu
Fri Jun 22 08:28:33 PDT 2007

Last year I had two White Crowned Sparrows (WCSP) that fledged in my yard (assume nest is nearby) a parent (or two) was around for a while but left before the hatch years did. I've been thinking that it is about time to start seeing them again...

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at comcast.net

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, carenp wrote:

> fyi -- i have had a few WCSPs at my feeder the past week; i'm on the

> sammamish plateau above marymoor, and i was more than a bit surprised to see

> them around, and then to find them around every day since...


> 00 caren

> http://www.parkgallery.org

> george davis creek, north fork




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> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA)

> 2007-06-21


> This late June period is characterized by the presence of our breeding

> birds, with just a hint of post-breeding dispersal beginning. Today we had

> our first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW after six weeks without. The Pea Patch

> featured a couple of sightings of an immature bird, still retaining juvenal

> plumage. For whatever reason, WCSP seem to prefer to breed in the parking

> lots at Microsoft (and other similar places) over the verdant green of

> Marymoor; we usually have only distant heard-only WCSP during the peak of

> breeding season. The rest of the year, though, they like Marymoor just

> fine. Today marked the first sign of their return.



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