[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2013-12-19

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Dec 19 15:21:32 PST 2013


Tweets – it was a gorgeous morning (sunrise was spectacular) and quite frosty; 24 degrees to start, and it only warmed up to about 33 by noon. Thin overcast drifted in late in the morning. Very nice all around, but quite cold, and not tremendously birdy.

Highlights:

Cackling Goose Flock of about 650, but no GWFG
RING-NECKED DUCK x SCAUP SP. HYBRID
Female, like RNDU but with white face at bill base
Virginia Rail Responded from lake platform
BARN OWL Matt had one quite early, East Meadow
SHORT-EARED OWL East Meadow, around 7 or 7:15
Hairy Woodpecker Pair at Rowing Club parking lot
MERLIN One in mansion area
Northern Shrike One north of fields 7-8-9

Best highlight wasn’t a bird at all. A NORTHWESTERN SALAMANDER was crossing the path at the Rowing Club. I don’t recall ever seeing a salamander at Marymoor. Coincidentally, we had a Long-toed Salamander last Saturday at Red Brick Marsh in NE Redmond.

We eked out 50 species for the day.

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


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