[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2010-07-29

Michael & Janka Hobbs MJCT_Hobbs at email.msn.com
Thu Jul 29 16:37:04 PDT 2010

Tweets - I guess today I should have called this the Marymoor Parking Lot
Report, as several thousand cars were being parked there, and 60 school
busses were being used to take people to Sahalee golf course for the USGA
Senior Tour tournament. Except for having to park near the mansion,
instead of our usual spot, we weren't too, too impacted by the traffic

The day was cool and gray, and we even had traces of mist late. There were
a few mosquitoes out still, but maybe a touch less bad than previous weeks
(some people may disagree with me there...) We're beginning to see the
beginnings of post-breeding dispersal, which made things just a little more
interesting than the doldrums last week.

Highlights started with a parade of birds all stopping at the dead elm tree
west of the mansion. We had 3 woodpecker species, at least 2 finch
species, plus robin, oriole, and tanager. Maybe more stuff. It was fun.


Cooper's Hawk Matt had one early
MERLIN Landed in Snag Row
5 woodpecker day
Purple Martins Using both gourd nests at lake
baby swallows galore Mostly Violet-green and Barn, but a few Cliff
Orange-crowned Warbler One in Dog Meadow edge
Western Tanager Nice male, and maybe 1 other
Bullock's Oriole As mentioned above, near mansion

For the day, 60 species. We also had a mother and baby deer at the Rowing

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

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