[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2016-11-10

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Nov 10 17:11:52 PST 2016


Tweets – Another gorgeous day beset by heavy fog. This week was probably worse than last, though both weeks we were mostly out of the fog by the time we got to the lake. I think it was thicker today, though, and our lake viewing was still slightly hampered. Besides not being able to see birds, sound seems to travel differently too, and we had a lot of thought-I-heard-but-can’t-be-sure moments. Sometimes we were able to dig out a confirming glimpse, or at least hear the bird again. Others...? Well, lots of might-have-beens today.

Highlights:

G. Wh.-fronted Goose 1 juvenile with Cacklers
Cackling Goose About 1000 on grass ballfields
Trumpeter Swan? Maybe heard 1; later,7 distant flying swans
- loon sp. - Distant swimming bird on lake, prob. Common
Northern Harrier East Meadow area
Sharp-shinned Hawk Nice close flyby
Cooper’s Hawk Crisp adult on Viewing Mound fence
Pileated Woodpecker One heard from Rowing Club dock
MERLIN Close flyby at Viewing Mound, distant looks later
Northern Shrike North of Fields 7-8-9 today
American Pipit Several flyovers
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Pet Memorial Garden with Yellow-rumps

After the walk, I did a quick 2nd walkthrough, adding only BROWN CREEPER. Sunny but quiet for the second loop. As I drove out, there were three ROCK PIGEONS to finish the day’s list.

Misses today included Killdeer,Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Red-winged Blackbird.

For the day, an even 60 species.

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