[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2013-05-23

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu May 23 13:13:42 PDT 2013


Tweets – I hate to complain, but it IS late May. It was cold and dark and drizzly for much of the morning, and while it did get fairly nice for the last few hours we were there, it’s gotten cloudy and nasty again... As for birds, it wasn’t bad. Not as birdy as last week, but still pretty good, especially the highlights.

Highlights:

Wood Duck At least 2 females with small ‘lings
Mallard At least 5 females with small ‘lings
Cooper’s Hawk Immature over boardwalk
Spotted Sandpiper One at weir
BLACK SWIFT Less than 1/2 dozen
Hairy Woodpecker Male brought food to nest with young near windmill
Hammond’s Flycatcher Two singing, unseen. RC + Big Cottonwood Forest
N. R.-winged Swallow ~3 at the lake
Brown Creeper One in Big Cottonwood Forest
Swainson’s Thrush A couple were actually singing; 1 seen
Or.-crowned Warbler One singing near start of walk
Y.-rumped Warbler Only one – male “Audubon’s”
Dark-eyed Junco Adults feeding fledged babies
Western Tanager Several nice looks, plus singing
LAZULI BUNTING THREE singing males, viewing mound, fields 7-8-9
Bullock’s Oriole 2-4 seen, both female and male
Red Crossbill 12-15 over boardwalk

For the day, 64 species. BLACK SWIFT was new for the year, as was getting confirmed HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHERS. Houston Flores and a few others had LAZULI BUNTING as early as last Thursday afternoon. So the 2013 list is up to 132 I believe.

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


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