[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-10-29

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Oct 29 17:47:31 PDT 2015


Tweets – despite looking awfully threatening, especially between 7 and 9, the rain held off until we were getting into our cars at the Rowing Club (and even then, it was just a sprinkle). The birds seemed subdued by the weather, however. It was really quiet. Paving work continues on the eastern portion of the trail, so we had to backtrack extensively today, but we were able to cover most of the territory. By next week, I suspect we’ll at least be able to get to the grass Meadow Loop Trail and bypass the remainder of any construction.

Highlights:

Green-winged Teal 2 females near weir
Ring-necked Duck 1 at lake, First of Fall
Cooper’s Hawk Several sightings, at least 2 individuals
Wilson’s Snipe Observed despite excellent camouflage, below weir
Barn Owl One at the south end of East Meadow pre-dawn
SHORT-EARED OWL Great looks both at dawn and later
Northern Flicker Our ONLY woodpecker species
Northern Shrike Juvenile at Viewing Mound
Western Meadowlark A few people saw one, East Meadow
Red Crossbill Flock heard over Dog Meadow
Pine Siskin Good sized flock at Rowing Club

The SHORT-EARED OWL was really the only highlight of the day, but it gave us wonderful looks. This is the best time of year to find them at Marymoor, though the change in the weather due tomorrow may send them south.

For mammals, Matt saw a deer, and I saw a Long-tailed Weasel. Besides those, just E.G. Squirrels.

For the day, 53 species.

== Michael Hobbs
== www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
== BirdMarymoor at frontier.com


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