[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2016-04-14

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Apr 14 14:24:41 PDT 2016


Tweets – We had a pretty good day at Marymoor today, with the skies FILLED with swallows. The rest of the birds were a little thin, though, with only a few nice surprises. But even with a little chill to the air, and a dearth of sunshine, it is spring and it’s well worth being out there.

Highlights:

Canada Goose Nesting on an island below the weir?
American Wigeon Still a pair hanging below the weir
Hooded Merganser Back after a three-week absence
Pied-billed Grebe Only one, down from dozens
Band-tailed Pigeon THREE flybys of single birds
VAUX’S SWIFT One over boardwalk; earliest ever
Red-breasted Sapsucker Excavating nesting hole?
PEREGRINE FALCON Cruised over Rowing Club
Purple Martin Male sat atop gourds, mobbed by Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows Hundreds
Violet-green Swallows Dozens
N. R.-winged Swallow At least 1 from Lake Platform, First of Year
Cliff Swallow 2-3 from Lake Platform, FOY
Barn Swallow 1-2 from Lake Platform to make 6 swallow species
O.-crowned Warbler A few heard, 1-2 seen
NASHVILLE WARBLER? Ollie reports his photos show one – would be early
Yellow-rumped Warbler Many male Audubon’s, 1-2 Myrtle’s
Pine Siskin Heard near mansion, only 2nd of 2016
American Goldfinch 2-3 seen and heard, First of Year, amazingly

For the day, 64+ species, with at least 4 new for 2016 (Vaux’s, Rough-winged, Cliff, and American Goldfinch). There was also a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE photographed at Marymoor yesterday, so the year list is at 105+.

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

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