[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2009-04-30

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Apr 30 13:10:48 PDT 2009

Tweets - A cold morning warmed nicely to a gorgeous day. Only 37 degrees to
start, though, and it didn't really get warm until we were nearly done. It
wasn't all that birdy, but things are definitely switching over from winter
to summer birds.


Matt heard and saw a SORA at the lake platform well before 6:00 a.m. We
searched the area during the normal walk, and saw nothing. However we did
get two whinny calls in reply to the iPod.

Other firsts for 2009:

Caspian Tern Matt heard 1 while watching the Sora
Vaux's Swift 1 or 2 over the East Meadow
Purple Martin 2 checking out the gourds
Yellow Warbler 2 singing males
Wilson's Warbler 2 singing males

We also had the first ducklings of the year, a female WOOD DUCK with 8-9
small ones, seen from the lake platform. (I was going to say they were at
the "mouth of the slough", but isn't the mouth the place where a river flows
*into* a lake? What's the name for the other end of a lake-to-lake river?)

Lots of BUSHTITS around nesting. We also had 3 looks at HAIRY WOODPECKER.

Otherwise, it was pretty quiet. Most of the ducks are gone, as well as the
grebes, and cormorants. No Wilson's Snipe, and only one gull. No
Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

Our last bird of the day, though, was a nice HERMIT THRUSH at the Rowing

For the day, 58 species. For the year, we're at at 124.

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

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