[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2010-08-05

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Thu Aug 5 14:27:10 PDT 2010


Tweets - we had a really nice day today. Warm and sunny, without being too
warm, and mostly without being too sunny. The group consisted of just the
hard-core regulars. And even though these are the August Doldrums, we had
some post-breeding dispersal action to keep things interesting.

Highlights:

Cooper's Hawk One soaring above the stage
Green Heron At least 2 birds-of-the-year
Virginia Rail 2-3. loudly squawking, at the lake
Red-breasted Sapsucker One near the mansion
Vaux's Swift Maybe 8-10, and good looks
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1 glimpsed, 1, photographed by Lillian
Warbling Vireo At least one at edge of Dog Meadow
Purple Martin Left gourd has at least 1 baby being fed
Tree Swallow Still active at nest boxes, East Meadow
Or.-crowned Warbler Several
Yellow Warbler Several, including some still singing
Black-throated Gray W. At least 2 (male and female)
MacGillivray's Warbler At least 1
Common Yellowthroat Lots of juveniles
Wilson's Warbler 1-3 - including a very bright male
Purple Finch Numerous and widespread

We had good mixed flocks of hyperactive warblers at two spots - just north
of Dog Central along the slough, and along the southwest edge of the Dog
Meadow, near the bench. A six warbler day was quite special.

The Virginia Rails were barely glimpsed (mostly just motion), but were
working from a wide repertoire of calls.

The Rowing Club area is mostly closed for preliminary work on a new
boathouse. The regular path to the river is closed. You can walk a mowed
trail to the north, but can get only a glimpse into the main pond from the
north side.. The South Pond is completely inaccessible.

For the day, 63 species.

== Michael Hobbs
== Kirkland, WA
== http://www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
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