[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2013-07-11

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 11 12:33:34 PDT 2013


Tweets – it was a rather quiet and cold (high 50’s) day under a dark overcast sky. There really wasn’t much in the way of highlights, though that’s not surprising at this time of year. Many of our breeding birds are finishing up nesting, and real post-breeding dispersal and migration are not yet underway. So we’ve mostly got breeding birds, including many juveniles, and not a lot of reason for singing or other displays. They’re all just trying to quietly get the young birds past their most vulnerable period.

Highlights:

Wood Duck Five young ducklings
Great Blue Heron Most have left the heronry
Osprey Lots of activity at the nest, over lake
Cooper’s Hawk One early, another accip. from boardwalk
Barn Owl Matt had one early near model airplane field
Belted Kingfisher Adult male, juvenile at weir
Pileated Woodpecker One FAR off to the west
Purple Martin Matt heard early
Swainson’s Thrush 20+ heard, 1 seen
Cedar Waxwing First juvenile of the season
Bullock’s Oriole Adult with a couple of young?

Brian and I swung back through the park on our way out and managed to add RED-TAILED HAWK, BARN SWALLOW, and CLIFF SWALLOW, which were all new for the day, pushing our day list to 56 species.

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


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