[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2016-08-18

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Aug 18 13:25:08 PDT 2016


Tweets – Much less birdy today than the reports from last week, but still not without some good sightings. It was sunny, hot, and dry, and the birds were quiet and hard to find.

Highlights:

Virginia Rail 1 seen, river’s edge near start of boardwalk
Spotted Sandpiper 1 nearly fully feathered, at weir
Greater Yellowlegs 1 heard
Barn Owl 1-2, East Meadow, pre-dawn
Pileated Woodpecker Heard several times
Warbling Vireo 2 together, seen twice (or 4)
Purple Martin Pair at gourd with 2 babies (at least) in gourd
N. R.-winged Swallow 1 at lake
BANK SWALLOW 1 at lake
Swainson’s Thrush Very few, none seen
Bl.-thr. Gray Warbler Several – 4-8, though hard to count
Wilson’s Warbler At least 1 male
LAZULI BUNTING Juvenile (?) near Pea Patch

Misses for the day included Pied-billed Grebe, Killdeer, Band-tailed Pigeon, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Brown-headed Cowbird.

For the day, 56 species.

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