[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-08-24

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Aug 24 11:32:43 PDT 2017


Another exceptionally quiet day. Overcast, breeze for the first hour or so. There weren’t even many dogs in the dog park, and people seemed to be walking around half-asleep. I think the entire park is waiting for a cleansing rain.

Highlights:
a.. CINNAMON TEAL - one flying with Mallards – first fall sighting ever
b.. GREEN-WINGED TEAL – one female flyby, 4th-earliest fall sighting ever
c.. Virginia Rail – one heard across slough from near start of boardwalk
d.. Spotted Sandpiper – two across from 3rd Dog Swim Beach
e.. Cooper’s Hawk – juvenile on soccer goals, fields 7-8-9
f.. Warbling Vireo – at least a couple
g.. Black-capped Chickadees – especially numerous
h.. Chestnut-backed Chickadee – especially numerous and widespread
i.. Swainson’s Thrush – heard about 5
j.. Black-throated Gray Warbler - 3+
k.. Brown-headed Cowbird – one juvenile
Misses today included Vaux’s Swift, Green Heron, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Purple Finch, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Red-winged Blackbird.

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