[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2013-04-11

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Apr 11 19:35:28 PDT 2013


Tweets – It never really got bright this morning, with thick overcast,
drizzle, rain. There were times when it was breezy to boot. Generally
unpleasant, and not terribly birdy most of the time. But just when the
weather was at its worst, we started to find good stuff at the Compost Piles
and model airplane field, and by the time we got over to the Rowing Club, it
was just misting gently.

Highlights:

Osprey One was near the nest all morning
Sharp-shinned Hawk One at Rowing Club
Killdeer Baby noticeably larger than last week
Band-tailed Pigeon Once again, spotted two flying over
Red-breasted Sapsucker One came in next to us near Art Barn
Hairy Woodpecker One near windmill
AMERICAN KESTREL One WAY OUT at model airplane field
N. R.-winged Swallow 2+ at lake, with LOTS of VGSW
Bushtit Found a nearly-complete nest
Pacific Wren One singing, south end of Dog Area
Varied Thrush One heard at Rowing Club
AMERICAN PIPIT Three at Compost Piles
OR.-CR. WARBLER Heard a couple singing, never saw
Lincoln’s Sparrow Grace saw one at Rowing Club
WH.-THR. SPARROW White-stripe bird singing at Rowing Club
W. MEADOWLARK Model airplane field
Red Crossbill Pair seen SW of mansion

The AMERICAN KESTREL, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, and ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER were new for the year. We’ve only had WHITE-THROATED SPARROW later
than this twice before; our later records are 18-Apr-96 and 05-May-94. This
was our 20th straight week seeing RED CROSSBILL, a species seen only 3 times
before August, 2011. Since then, we've had thirty-three sightings.

So, 66 species for the morning, and adding three, our year list is at 101
for 2013.

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




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