[Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 21 July 2015
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Fri Jul 21 20:02:36 PDT 2017
We’re definitely in the slow season; very quiet at the park this morning. A nice chill at dawn, never really warming up, even a little ground fog around the wet areas at the start. Still plenty of young birds in evidence, plus a new shorebird arrival, a Long-billed Dowitcher. Jan joined me in mid-morning but dipped on the Dowitcher, sadly. There were other notables, however.
California Quail - at least 3 young birds hopped up into view, then just as quickly disappeared, at the north end
Pied-billed Grebe - one immature and one adult at Promontory Pond; later, I unwittingly flushed another Grebe off her nest, with two recent fledglings attached and 3 eggs on the nest; the mate eventually appeared in the same area. We saw this potential nest about a month ago, thinking they might be a fifth pair. Timing suggests this to be the case and not a second brood.
Osprey - at least one young bird in the nest; adults out hunting
Long-billed Dowitcher - single bird foraging in the Entrance Pond, early:
Barn Owl - day roost
Purple Martin - at least one calling, near the shore at the south end
Cedar Waxwing - at least two families of juveniles by the North Lagoon; one set of 3 very freshly fledged:
Orange-crowned Warbler - with the Waxwings
Black-headed Grosbeak - call notes only
For the day, 43 species.
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