[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2008-02-28

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Feb 28 14:31:08 PST 2008


Tweets - it was misting gently almost the whole morning, occasionally
letting up, and never even getting close to drizzle, so all in all the
weather wasn't bad. Temps in the high 40's to low 50's also were pleasant.
There was certainly a lot of bird song today, and quite a few bird
individuals, but it often felt a bit "quiet". We had, basically, no
surprizes -- we saw pretty much what we expected to see, and had no new
spring arrivals. Next week for sure.

Highlights:

Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 at Rowing Club, 1 drumming
Northern Shrike 1 along southeast edge of East Meadow
Bushtits EVERYWHERE, after missing them
last week
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Constant chorus of song
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2+ at Rowing Club
Purple Finch MANY small groups seen, no red males

Singers included Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Marsh
Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow,
Dark-eyed Junco, and Purple Finch.

Another highlight were two RACCOONS in a tree on the east side of the
slough. The warmth brought both Painted Turtle and Red-eared Slider onto
the logs at the Rowing Club pond.

The Oso Berry (Indian Plum) is beginning to come out in full bloom. The
hazelnuts are dropping catkins. Some of the willows are in full bloom.
Snowdrops were blooming north of the windmill.

For the day, 55 species plus a maybe Lincoln's Sparrow and a maybe Winter
Wren.

== Michael Hobbs
== Kirkland, WA
== http://www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
== birdmarymoor at verizon.net



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