[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.

Highlights:

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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