[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2010-10-21

Michael Hobbs BirdMarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Oct 21 18:37:58 PDT 2010


Tweets - it was foggy this morning at Marymoor, but surprisingly our best
birding was before the fog lifted. And unfortunately, the good birding
didn't return when the fog moved back in. It was the quietest day at
Marymoor since July, and at least in July one gets to watch nesting
activities. Nonetheless, it wasn't really all that bad; just a little
disappointing.

Highlights:

Early on our walk, we came across a large flock of GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS
with one WHITE-THROATED SPARROW that popped up in a bush, giving us great
looks.

We also had an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and later a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER in
with a bunch of Audubon's YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.


>From the boardwalk, we saw a female HAIRY WOODPECKER, but that was about the

end of the highlights.

We had a mixed flock of CANADA and CACKLING GEESE, on the grass fields near
the NE corner of the park, that was rather funny because the Canadas were
all on one side and the Cacklers all on the other. There were probably 300
Cacklers and we got good looks. But there were no other geese hidden in the
flock.

And, yeah, we had a couple of fly-over AMERICAN PIPITS, but they never
landed. And we had a good look a pair of PURPLE FINCH, and we had a good
group of people to walk around with on a day that wasn't too cold or rainy.

But it was pretty quiet.

For the day, 53 species.

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



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