[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2009-03-19

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Mar 19 14:54:28 PDT 2009


Tweets - a drizzly day, but pretty nice despite that. It only really rained
for a few minutes as we were going around the mansion. Not too cold, not
too windy, but not feeling totally spring-like either. Yesterday was
"springier". Something like 17 people, so a big group today.

Highlights:

Green Heron Brian had one south of the East Meadow early
Western Screech-Owl Matt and Scott had one pre-dawn
Downy Woodpecker Two males sparring
Hairy Woodpecker One along the slough
SAY'S PHOEBE One at the N end of the East Meadow, flew east
Northern Shrike North of fields 7-8-9
Violet-green Swallow Brian had them Tuesday, more today
Varied Thrush Heard near mansion, seen near RC dock and
forest
Y.-rumped Warbler At least 1 alternate-plumage male Audubon's
Purple Finch Many singing

More than 1/3 of all of the SAY'S PHOEBE sightings for Marymoor Park have
occurred in Week 12 (the week that started today), so it was not too
terribly surprising to find one in the East Meadow, where most sightings
have occurred. It gave us distant looks before flying over towards the
model airplane field.

Still a lot of "winter" birds around - 4 species of gull, 8 species of duck,
lots of FOX SPARROWS, quite a few GOLDEN-CROWEND SPARROWS, etc. Spring
birds still scarce - couldn't even find a Tree Swallow today, though I'd bet
there were a few there somewhere.

For the day, 59 species. For the year, 89 species (assuming I can count...)

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



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