[Tweeters] eBird Report - Lake Sammamish State Park, Jan 14, 2013

Sharon Cormier-Aagaard scormieraa001 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 14 16:55:47 PST 2013

Hi Tweets,

For those who are interested, the eBird report from the monthly walk at Lake Sammamish State Park is below:
Sharon Aagaard
Bellevue, WA
scormieraa001 at hotmail.com

Lake Sammamish State Park, King, US-WA
Jan 14, 2013 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: On Jan 14, 2013 Stan Wood and Sharon Aagaard were joined, from 8 am to 11:45 am, by 9 other birders at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA for the monthly bird walk offered by Eastside Audubon. It was a cloudy morning with no rain, temperatures ranged 28-36 degrees, with little to no wind (2 mph). Our group was made up mostly of "regulars," and two enthusiastic, new birders. Our next monthly walk is FEBRUARY 11. HIGHLIGHTS: the 3 SWAN GEESE first reported in early Fall by Ken Grant are still to be found near the east beach and along Issaquah Creek; 1 PEREGRINE FALCON swooped fast and low within twenty feet of our group then flew and perched in a nearby Cottonwood tree; 2 RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS were tending their various sapwells, and "mewing." Note that on a walk on Friday, Jan 11, I saw a NORTHERN SHRIKE, 2 HUTTON'S VIREOS and a YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER. For those interested, the complete list of 48 species for 1/14 follows:
48 species (+2 other taxa)

Cackling Goose 4
Canada Goose 20
Gadwall 4
American Wigeon 20
Mallard 40
Green-winged Teal 3
Lesser Scaup 3
Bufflehead 16
Common Goldeneye 11
Hooded Merganser 8
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Horned Grebe 1
Western Grebe 5
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 3
American Coot 50
Killdeer 7
Mew Gull (American) 12
Ring-billed Gull 12
Glaucous-winged Gull 12
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 heard only
Red-breasted Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Peregrine Falcon (North American) 1
American Crow 50
Black-capped Chickadee 30
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12
Bushtit (Pacific) 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 2
Pacific Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 35
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
American Robin 70
Varied Thrush 1
European Starling 10
Spotted Towhee (Pacific) 6
Fox Sparrow 5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 3
Song Sparrow 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 25
House Finch 1
Pine Siskin 60

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12606032

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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