[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2012-04-12

Randy Hill re_hill at q.com
Thu Apr 12 19:37:41 PDT 2012


Are there more eastside/shrub-steppe birds showing up on the west side this
spring or am I just noticing more posts?

Randy Hill
Ridgefield

-----Original Message-----
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Michael
Hobbs
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:37 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2012-04-12

Tweets - what a great week at Marymoor! This morning was gorgeous and
sunny, with a bit of ground fog early, but clearing to a sunny, WARM day.
The rain held off until after we all got home. It was fairly birdy, and we
had some great surprises!

Highlights:

Wood Duck Several nice looks
Pileated Woodpecker Near windmill - great look
SAGE THRASHER 1 at Compost Piles
American Pipit 25+ on the parking field in the NE
Or.-crowned Warbler Only 1 - quite yellow (lutescens?)
Y.-rumped Warbler 15+, mostly Myrtle's, singing
BREWER'S SPARROW 1 at Pea Patch
Lincoln's Sparrow At least 2
Wh.-cr. Sparrow Heard 1 gambelii, rest were pugetensis
Western Meadowlark 4+ in East Meadow
Evening Grosbeak Flock of ~6 flew west over Dog Meadow

This was the 3rd record for SAGE THRASHER at Marymoor, the other two times
being 17-Apr-2002 and 03-May-2007. This was also the 3rd record for
BREWER'S SPARROW at Marymoor, the other two times being 30-Apr-2000 and
09-Jun-2011.

There were very few ducks and geese - maybe 30 birds total, comprising 7
species. Hummingbirds, on the other hand, were especially numerous, with
probably 8 or more of each of ANNA'S and RUFOUS.

New for the year today were SAGE THRASHER, AMERICAN PIPIT, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, and BREWER'S SPARROW. Adding in the GREEN HERON, AMERICAN KESTREL,
CASPIAN TERN, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT from Tuesday, that's 8 new species for
the week, bringing the year list to 104.

For the day, 65 species. We've had 84 species so far this April.

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

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