[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2012-04-12
rjm284 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 22:36:42 PDT 2012
It does seem to be an excellent year in general for "eastside" species
showing up in Western Washington.
This is without a doubt the best year for Say's Phoebes. I'm aware of
about 42 birds so far (90% from Clark, King & Skagit) including the
4-5 early birds that showed up in February. I believe this is about
double the tally of the previous best spring on record and they're
probably not done yet.
Mountain Bluebird numbers seem a bit higher than usual, though I'm not
sure about the numbers there yet
Other highlights so far that I've heard of:
2 Loggerhead Shrikes (Clark & King)
2 Sage Thrashers (Clark & King)
1 Sage Sparrow (Clark)
1 Brewer's Sparrow (King)
3 early Vesper Sparrows (Skagit & Snohomish)
It will be interesting to see what else this spring migration season brings.
> From: Randy Hill <re_hill at q.com>
> Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 7:37 PM
> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2012-04-12
> To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
> Are there more eastside/shrub-steppe birds showing up on the west side this
> spring or am I just noticing more posts?
> Randy Hill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
> [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Michael
> 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!
> 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
> 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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