[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2010-10-14

Michael Hobbs BirdMarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Oct 14 14:07:49 PDT 2010

Tweets - Chilly to start, but otherwise a gorgeous, wonderful day at
Marymoor this morning. It was quite birdy, though some of the birds were a
bit reluctant to let everyone see. Still, there were highlights throughout
the morning, and lots of nice sunshine to soak up once the thin early fog
burned off.


Gr. Wh-fronted Goose Three together near climbing rock
Cackling Goose Couple of flock flybys, plus more with
Common Merganser Two flew north up down slough - FOF
Western Grebe 20+ on lake
Northern Harrier East Meadow - great looks
Merlin Took swipe at gulls on grass
Virginia Rail Heard several
SORA Heard across slough from start of
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 at mansion office
"Yellow-shafted" Flicker Juvenile around mansion. Marymoor 1st!
Pileated Woodpecker 3 sightings, at least 2 birds
Townsend's Warbler First of Fall, near S.O.D.A. barn
Wh.-throated Sparrow 2 near S.O.D.A. barn
Western Meadowlark 6 in NE corner of Dog Area
Evening Grosbeak Frequent flyovers continue

Last week Scott reported a large, dark owl that he thought was probably a
BARRED OWL. Today, a woman walking her dog reported that shed had a Barred
Owl from the start of the boardwalk on October 2. She emailed me a
confirming photograph. So Scott probably saw the same bird 6 days later.
Nice to have that mystery almost certainly cleared up.

For the day today, 63 species. For the year, adding BARRED OWL and SORA,
141 species, I believe. We still have a decent shot at 150 for the year.

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

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