[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2016-07-28

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 28 12:34:44 PDT 2016


Tweets – Another really nice morning, with a nice sunrise and lots of birds early on. By about 8:30, things got pretty quiet, though.

Highlights:

Green Heron At least two, maybe more. Heard often along slough
Osprey Young have fledged, I believe
VIRGINIA RAIL Subadult seen well below weir, another heard by start of boardwalk
Spotted Sandpiper 2-3 juveniles, 1 adult at weir
Barn Owl Heard at windmill early
W. SCREECH-OWL Matt & Sharon heard, glimpsed 2 near start of boardwalk, 5am
Pileated Woodpecker One on odd-snag west of park entrance
Purple Martin Nest exchange at far left gourd at lake
Tree Swallow Still a gourd full of babies with both parents feeding at lake
Yellow Warbler Adult and juvenile(s) seen, also heard singing
B.-thr. Gray Warbler At least a half-dozen, mostly juveniles
Wilson’s Warbler 1-2, female/juvenile – First of Fall
Western Tanager Male in Aspen at first dog swim beach

Still lots of juveniles about from many species, but our nesting birds are definitely on the way out. For many species, numbers of birds have dropped remarkably since last week or the week before. We had only 2 or 3 BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, for instance, and 2-3 GREAT BLUE HERONS, down from scores a month ago.

Misses this week included Hooded Merganser, Rufous Hummingbird, Warbling Vireo, Cliff Swallow, and Red-winged Blackbird.

For the day, 56 species, down from 64 species last week.

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

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