[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2016-07-21

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 21 14:50:16 PDT 2016

Tweets – a glorious day today, with perfect temperatures, sunshine, and BIRDS. Lots of babies, lots to be seen.


Wood Duck Two clutches of ducklings
Mallard Female with tiny ducklings at lake. 2nd clutch?
Great Blue Heron Still at least 1 baby on nest
Green Heron At least 3, 2 adults, 1 subadult
Cooper’s Hawk Juvenile and adult seen
Spotted Sandpiper 1 adult, 2 juveniles below weir – breeding confirmation
GR. YELLOWLEGS 1 called twice – First of Year
CASPIAN TERN Twice had single birds flying downslough – FOY
- all 5 woodpeckers -
Tree Swallow Female at Lake Platform gourd nest
Or.-crowned Warbler First of Fall, one along west edge of Dog Meadow
Y.-rumped Warbler Might be nesting east of mansion
Bl.-thr. Gray Warbler 5-6 along west edge of Dog Meadow, most juv.
Spotted Towhee Many juvs., also adult feeding cowbird :(
Western Tanager 2 different adult males
Bullock’s Oriole 2 heard
EVENING GROSBEAK Flock of 10 over Dog Meadow – FOF

At the Rowing Club, we had 2 adult GREEN HERONS at the pond, and between the pond and the row house, we had a large family flock of BUSHTITS. The baby bushtits crammed all along one branch in a chain of at least 10 babies, all touching. Parents were coming in and feeding. Even Matt said we could call them “cute”.

Non-birds included pre-dawn COYOTE, lots of bunnies, one AMERICAN BEAVER, and a good number of GARTER SNAKES. 8-spotted skimmer dragonflies were all around and over the Rowing Club ponds and the slough.

Misses for the day included Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Pigeon, Yellow Warbler, and Red-winged Blackbird. Even so, we managed to find 64 species. Adding GREATER YELLOWLEGS and CASPIAN TERN gets us to 136 species for the year, I believe.

== Michael Hobbs
== 13506 NE 66th St
== Kirkland, WA 98033
== 425-301-1032

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