[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2016-11-17

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Nov 17 16:02:49 PST 2016

Tweets – we had really nice weather – unexpectedly nice weather – today. A bit overcast, but no precipitation beyond maybe a hint of sprinkles. No fog. Sunshine emerging. Little wind. Couldn’t ask for better. And it was pretty birdy.


SNOW GOOSE Flock of 200 flew up the slough about 7:45
Cackling Goose Flock of maybe 600 on grass fields
Trumpeter Swan Four flew close overhead, CALLING
Greater Scaup Lone female with Buffleheads at lake
Common Merganser Three flew by – first in a month
- small loon - Close flyby, which meant we got underside view
Green Heron One at Rowing Club pond
W. Screech-Owl Matt heard one early
Great Horned Owl Matt heard two early near park maintenance bldg.
Pileated Woodpecker Pair worked apple trees near 3rd dog swim beach
Merlin TWO just south of Dog Area and across slough
HUTTON’S VIREO One just in front of Clise Mansion
Or.-crowned Warbler One briefly seen at Pea Patch
Townsend’s Warbler One just in front of Clise Mansion
WH.-THR. SPARROW One near east footbridge south of East Meadow

The LOON looked like either PACIFIC or RED-THROATED, as it seemed very much Common Merganser sized, and not fat like a Common. Very white underside. It flew south past the boardwalk.

The HUTTON’S VIREO is only about our 12th sighting EVER for that species at Marymoor.

For the day, 67-68 species!

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