[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2013-04-04

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Apr 4 14:45:59 PDT 2013


Tweets – overcast with mist turning to drizzle turning to rain, but very, very birdy today. There was a constant chorus from PINE SISKINS, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, and AMERICAN ROBINS, making counts of those species very difficult.

Highlights:

Gr. Wh.-fronted Goose FIVE with Cacklers
Cackling Goose 150 near park entrance
American Widgeon Pair seen from lake platform
Great Blue Heron Adults sitting low on nests. Eggs?
OSPREY One in NE corner of park
Bald Eagle One in nest, another flying nearby
Cooper’s Hawk One east of East Meadow
KILLDEER Two adults, one chick
Band-tailed Pigeon One quick flyover
SHORT-EARED OWL One around 6:15, Dog Meadow
Anna’s Hummingbird Female on nest at Rowing Club
Rufous Hummingbird Males and females, more than 10
R.-breasted Sapsucker Two at Rowing Club
Hairy Woodpecker One, south end of Dog Meadow
Pileated Woodpecker To just south of dog area
Barn Swallow Two, with VGSW and TRES
C. YELLOWTHROAT Heard about 5, saw about 2
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, Pea Patch, first in 7 weeks
White-crowned Sparrow Many pugetensis
Purple Finch Singing all over, hard to count
Red Crossbill Still a dozen+ around mansion

LOTS of singing by most of our breeding species. AMERICAN ROBIN nest building, GREAT BLUE HERONS still toting sticks around, TREE SWALLOWS coming out of nest boxes, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE emerging from hole in snag, etc., etc., etc.

We also watched RIVER OTTER copulation in the slough.

For the day, 69 species. For the year, we added only COMMON YELLOWTHROAT today, and BARN SWALLOW as early as Tuesday, to bring the 2013 list to 98.

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


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