[Tweeters] Great day at Juanita Bay Park (aka Owls by Day)

Ryan Merrill rmerrill27 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 15:42:52 PDT 2007


I had my best day ever at Juanita Bay Park today with a personal best of 76
species.  There were many highlights including two new species for the park
and two species of owl (both during the day!).  I also missed several birds
that have been around this week including DC Cormorant, Hooded Merganser,
Cooper's Hawk, Western Gull, RB Sapsucker, Warbling Vireo & Dark-eyed Junco.

8:30-10:30am & 12:00-3:00pm
Pied-billed Grebe - 8
Western Grebe - 2
Great Blue Heron - 3
Green Heron - 2, adult & juv
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - 1 continues with the Canadas
Canada Goose - 45
Wood Duck - 15
American Wigeon - 8
Gadwall - 55
Green-winged Teal - 12
Mallard - 70
Northern Pintail - 3
Northern Shoveler - 5
Ring-necked Duck - 3
Common Merganser - 6
Osprey - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1 adult
California Quail - at least 5
Virginia Rail - 12+
American Coot - 12
Killdeer - 8
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Ring-billed Gull - 30
California Gull - 10
Glaucous-winged Gull - 3
Bonaparte's Gull - 1
Rock Pigeon - 15
Band-tailed Pigeon - 1
WESTERN SCREECH-OWL - I whistled back and forth with one for fifteen minutes
in the middle of the afternoon.  It was calling from a dense patch of
willows and blackberries at the end of 108th so I was never able to see it.
BARRED OWL - 1 perched in the open all day along Forbes Creek Drive
Vaux's Swift - 2
Anna's Hummingbird - at least 10, my new personal high count here
Rufous Hummingbird - still 2
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Downy Woodpecker - at least 7
Northern Flicker - at least 8 including four mobbing the Barred Owl
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Purple Martin - just 1
Violet-green Swallow - 5
BANK SWALLOW - 1 seen very well over the bay for awhile during the morning,
new for the park
Barn Swallow - 100+
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2
Cedar Waxwing - 10
Bewick's Wren - 15
Winter Wren - 1
Marsh Wren - 5
Swainson's Thrush - 12 including four mobbing the Barred Owl
American Robin - 15 including eight mobbing the Barred Owl
Bushtit - 20
Black-capped Chickadee - 25
Chestnut-backed Chickadee - 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Brown Creeper - 1
Steller's Jay - 8 including five mobbing the Barred Owl
American Crow - 10
European Starling - 30
Hutton's Vireo - 1 mobbing the Barred Owl
RED-EYED VIREO - 1 mobbing the Barred Owl
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Yellow Warbler - 1
MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 5
Wilson's Warbler - 2
Western Tanager - 2 including one mobbing the Barred Owl
Spotted Towhee - 5
Song Sparrow - 25
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
White-crowned Sparrow - 5
Black-headed Grosbeak - 3 including one mobbing the Barred Owl
Red-winged Blackbird - 25
PURPLE FINCH - 1 continues
House Finch - 80
American Goldfinch - 15
EVENING GROSBEAK - 1 flyover, new for the park
House Sparrow - 8

Good birding,
Ryan Merrill
Kirkland, WA
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