[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2010-09-23

Michael Hobbs BirdMarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Sep 23 13:00:48 PDT 2010


Tweets - No rain until we got to the compost piles, though mostly overcast.
Hard rain as we walked around the mansion. Not a great day for actually
SEEING birds, but still a really good day.

We had a very sad, but very exciting start to the morning. Brian Bell found
a recently run-over (still warm) COMMON POORWILL, which he showed to all of
us. I will have photos of later on my blog. This is a new bird for the
Marymoor Park list, and one that I don't think anybody expected.

Elsewise, we still had some "summer" birds, along with a few returning
winter birds (a few FOF- First of Fall birds).

Highlights:

Greater Wh.-fronted Goose 1 with Canadas - FOF
Horned Grebe 2 well out on the lake
Western Grebe 3 well out on the lake
Double-crested Cormorant 2 - FOF
American Kestrel Female or juvenile on grass soccer
fields
Wilson's Snipe Scott heard one, East Meadow,
early. FOF
Vaux's Swift Somewhere between 1-3, with
VGSWs
Pileated Woodpecker Heard off to the west
Violet-green Swallow Large flocks (75+)
Barn Swallow 1-5, with VGSWs
Orange-crowned Warbler 2+
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler Fairly common
MacGillivray's Warbler ? Ollie had a gray-headed yellowish
warbler
Wilson's Warbler 2+
Fox Sparrows Lots of singing, a couple of
good looks
Evening Grosbeak 25+ in one flock, plus a few more.
All in flight.

Part of the group also had a close encounter with a Townsend's Vole, which
was fun (ran right over my boot).

For the day, 62 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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