[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2007-09-13

mattxyz at earthlink.net mattxyz at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 13 20:24:42 PDT 2007


Hi Tweets -
I filled in for Michael Hobbs today at the Marymoor weekly walk.
Apparently, Michael wasn't the only one off to the coast early for
the WOS Conference. We had 3 people on the walk, and only 2 for the
majority of the walk.

Despite that, it was a very birdy day, mirroring the report Michael
sent yesterday. Nothing rare showed up, but we had a great time with
the warbler flocks and others.

Highlights:
5 woodpecker species, including nice looks at a PILEATED WOODPECKER
in the snags just northeast of the viewing platform and a
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER by the Mansion.

5 warbler species including:
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - 15-20, maybe more. They were in several
small groups throughout the park.
YELLOW WARBLER - 5-7 - mixed in with the Orange-crowned flocks
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER - 1 or 2
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS - about 5 or so
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT - many, in all plumage variations.

RED-EYED VIREO - excellent close up looks at one in approximately the
same spot Michael reported it yesterday, on the sw edge of the east
meadow.

WARBLING VIREO - 6-8 moving around frantically in the same area as
the Red-eyed Vireo

PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER - 1, a bit after the viewing platform

SWAINSON'S THRUSH - 6 or so, a little past 'dog central', including
one staying very close to an American Robin, not chasing each other,
but flying around together as if paired....

GREEN HERON - 2 adults across from the rowing club

WESTERN TANAGER - 2 or more, along the slough


BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK - 1 adult male

LINCOLN'S SPARROW - back in force, both around the sparrow piles
[north end of the east meadow] and elsewhere in smaller numbers.

Non-bird highlights included:
COYOTE - across the slough from the weir
SALMON - big big salmon moving through the slough
DEER - 1 in the east meadow, early

For the day, we had 56 species, with the most notable departures
missing from our list seeming to be Western Wood-pewees & Willow
Flycatchers. We also had several 'perhaps' heard-onlys on Fox Sparrow
& Ruby-crowned Kinglet, but alas nothing solid enough to confirm
they'd returned.

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA




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