[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2008-10-16

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Oct 16 15:38:29 PDT 2008


Tweets - the weather was better than we had any right to hope - basically no
rain except for a bit of mist, no wind, fairly warm, overcast but a touch of
blue. It was pretty birdy too, though not terribly diverse.

Highlights:

Cackling Goose 1 or 2 large flocks flying overhead
Western Grebe About 8 at the lake
Northern Harrier 1 hunting the Dog Meadow
Mew Gull First of Fall, about 3 on grass fields
American Pipit Heard 1 near the velodrome early
Cedar Waxwing Many, many, many
Townsend's Warbler 3 at 2 sites around mansion

On my way out, I drove back through the park and found 5 GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE just west of the velodrome - First of Fall

The Compost Piles were more active than they've been recently, with quite a
few sparrows and finches, which then attracted a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK.

The Community Gardens (Pea Patch) was even birdier, with all 8 common
sparrow species represented, plus 3 species of finch and ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD.

A RACCOON paced us on our walk out to the slough, working the far shore at
our same slow trudge. We saw it about 4 times.

For the day, 53 species of bird.

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




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