[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2012-04-05

Michael Hobbs BirdMarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Apr 5 13:30:59 PDT 2012

Tweets - it rained in the pre-dawn, but cleared in time for some owling.
Most of the morning we had little bits of drizzle, but mostly dry weather,
if rather dark and overcast. We should have walked just a touch faster,
because when we got to the Rowing Club, the skies just opened up and soaked
us. Spring is getting here slowly, but just our species count shows that
seasonal movements are underway.


Gr. White-fr. Goose One with Cacklers
Cackling Goose Flock of ~40, maybe Taverner's???
Ring-necked Duck 1 female - first since February
RED-NECKED GREBE 1 well out on lake (thanks, Ollie)
TURKEY VULTURE 1 over mansion around 11:00 a.m.
Osprey 2 at/near nest near velodrome
Sharp-shinned Hawk Juvenile harassing Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk A couple of sightings
Merlin Falcon flew south; ID by size, flight
Virginia Rail 2 responded from boardwalk
R.-breasted Sapsucker Many sightings
Pileated Woodpecker 1 flew south
SAY'S PHOEBE East Meadow, near shed area
Savannah Sparrow Back in force, singing proudly

If I count right, we had 70 species for the day. New species this week for
our 2012 list were RED-NECKED GREBE, TURKEY VULTURE, OSPREY, to get us to
97. Alas - no Orange-crowned Warbler yet.

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

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