[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2012-05-02

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Fri May 3 16:09:17 PDT 2013


Tweets – yesterday we stumbled around (four of us had done a King County Big Day on Wednesday, and had gotten VERY little sleep) for about 4 1/2 hours under too-beautiful sunny skies. It was freezing (literally) when we started, but it warmed up fast. There were definitely birds about, but there weren’t many perched up singing so we had to work at getting looks at just about everything. But it was a very good day.

Highlights:

Common Goldeneye 1 female. Latest spring sighting ever
Least Sandpiper Early, there were still 3 in Lot B
Osprey 3! adults at nest
Red-tailed Hawk Definitely nesting on odd-snag nest again
Great Blue Heron Several young in nests, some with wing feathers
Virginia Rail One called along boardwalk
Band-tailed Pigeon Two flew over us
All 5 typical woodpeckers (Downy heard-only)
N. R.-winged Swallow A couple at lake
Warbling Vireo Many, with lots of singing
Hermit Thrush Saw a couple
American Pipit
Or.-crowned Warbler Many, with lots of singing
Wilson’s Warbler Heard several, none would let us see
Western Tanager At least 3 (males & female) in heronry cottonwoods
Lincoln’s Sparrow One east of boardwalk
Red Crossbill At least 1

For the day, 69 species. WESTERN TANAGER were new for the year.

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




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