[Tweeters] eBird Report - Lake Sammamish State Park, Jul 23, 2013

Sharon Cormier-Aagaard scormieraa001 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 24 14:24:43 PDT 2013

Hi Tweets,

For those of you who like to follow Lake Sammamish State Park birds, here's my monthly report:

Sharon Aagaard and Stan Wood birded with 15 others at Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park on July 23, 2013, from 8 am to noon. It was sunny with clear, blue skies, 3 mph winds, with temps 62-77 degrees F. HIGHLIGHTS: all 3 escaped SWAN GEESE are still there; 40 CANADA GEESE (after the removal program recently reported on Tweeters, 3 separate family groups are still there); 11 COMMON MERGANSERS (nice to watch this family group moving peacefully and slowly along Issaquah Creek, 1 female with 10 immature birds her size--her beak was a darker orange); 3 young GREEN HERONS were seen and heard "Scauping" near the park entrance and enjoyed by all as they flew, flop landed and repositioned themselves several times low in a row of conifers, about 40-50 feet away; 2 OSPREY with fish; 2 BALD EAGLES (1 young bird was in the water near the shore); at least 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS (a few days earlier, Ken saw 2 adults with 3 young fuzzy balls); 1 BAND-TAILED PIGEON; 3 ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS; 1 RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD; 2 BELTED KINGFISHERS (likely 1 adult flying and vocalizing with a young bird); 3 RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS (1 adult with 2 young nearby in the large cottonwood forest); 3 WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES still singing; 6 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS still singing on their breeding territories; 2 WARBLING VIREOS (one adult with food in beak going into a nest); 1 RED-EYED VIREO singing from a large cottonwood tree; 50 BUSHTITS (2 family groups); 15 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES; 5 YELLOW WARBLERS; 3 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS; 2 BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS; 2 BULLOCK'S ORIOLES; and 2 PURPLE FINCHES. 47 species for the day; 107 for the year. The next bird walk is AUGUST 13. No pre-registration, just show up depending on your mood or the weather. Since this is a state park, a Discover Pass is necessary to park ($10 daily, $30 annual). We meet in the large parking lot to the left just inside the main park entrance (not the boat launch entrance).

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14764814

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

Sharon Aagaard

Bellevue WA

scormieraa001 at hotmail.com

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