[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2009-06-04

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Jun 4 22:41:17 PDT 2009


A gorgeous summer day, EXCEPT FOR THE MOSQUITOES! The summer birds were
singing, but mostly invisible. Lots of babies about, though.

Highlights:

Ring-necked Pheasant Male sounding off frequently
Rufous Hummingbird Nobody visible at the nest, but female nearby
Hutton's Vireo? Calling bird near Dog Central, *maybe*
Cedar Waxwing Ubiquitous.
Lazuli Bunting 3(?) near southeast entrance to Dog Area
Bullock's Oriole Pair chasing each other around, maybe more

For juveniles, we had lots of baby AMERICAN ROBIN, a female RED-WINGED
BLACKBIRD feeding a young bird below the weir, a probable juvenile RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRD near the start of the boardwalk, at least one baby GREEN HERON
visible under the adult on the nest at the Rowing Club, and a baby HAIRY
WOODPECKER was peeking out of the nest hole across from the Rowing Club
dock.

Near the Rowing Club dock, we had a mixed flock of baby WOOD DUCKS (8+)
which included 3 baby HOODED MERGANSER. There was no adult of either
species around, as far as we could tell. The ducklings all appeared to be
same age, and quite young.

The BARN OWL in the nest box is rising higher and higher in the box, and is
looking cramped. We couldn't see any young ones yet, though.

We also had a RACCOON and 2 LONG-TAILED WEASEL. Huge CARP were stirring up
the lily pads a the lake

For the day, 56 species.

== Michael Hobbs
== Kirkland, WA
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