[Tweeters] Evans Creek Preserve

Rick Tyler rhtyler at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 13:10:36 PDT 2016


Izzy -- thanks. The Evans Creek Preserve doesn't seem to see much birder
action, perhaps because it's only a few miles from Marymoor, but it is a
reliable location. It's also been an almost-sure thing for red-breasted
sapsuckers.

Rick

On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Izzy Wong <gobirder at gmail.com> wrote:


> Briefly checked out Evans Creek Preserve in Redmond yesterday morning.

> Birds were very active.

>

> We were a bit surprised to find a nice male Western Tanager. This time of

> year, I expect them at higher elevation.

>

> Quite the summer chorus out there, with Common Yellowthroat, Yellow

> Warblers, Warbling Vireo and a very actively vocal Townsend’s Warbler. The

> Swainson’s Thrushes were loud and clear, too.

>

> Not to be outdone, three flycatcher species made their presence known

> vocally: Willow, Western Wood-pewee and Pacific-Slope.

>

> Large flocks of Cedar Waxwings were busy clearing out the berries.

>

> In a grassy area, I mentioned aloud that I would expect Savannah Sparrow,

> but hadn’t heard one yet. I guess just to accommodate me, one popped up and

> sang. Thank you.

>

> Nice varied habitat here, with pine forest, open fields and meadows, and

> riparian.

>

> Good birding to all,

> izzy wong

> seattle, wa

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