[Tweeters] Black Tern - Juanita Bay Park & Boeing Ponds - status in King Co

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Thu May 30 17:13:47 PDT 2013

Hi all -
Just following up on the Black Tern reports in King co. There was mention that this might be the first record for King co -- Though my personal first [yay!] , a quick check of Gene Hunn's book helps a lot for the context. These 2 Black Terns appear to be the 17th & 18th records for King County [the first occurring in 1975], and the 4th and 5th since 2000.

I was surprised the number was this high, as they have been mighty elusive in recent time.


Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

On May 29, 2013, at 3:08 PM, Mick Thompson wrote:

> Hi Everyone,



> I too had a chance to get to Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland today (5/29/13) to see the Black Tern. I have heard that it is the first recording of one in King County, similar to the Bewick's Swan we saw there last winter.


> Here are a couple of links to some photos...


> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/8883619066/


> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/8882742729/


> There were lots of baby birds there today including Mallard Ducklings, Red-winged Blackbird chicks actively being fed by their parents, as well as a pair of Virginia Rails with two little black puff ball chicks. I saw these rails off of the first dock you come to on the west board walk. As you're walking towards the lake, the rails were on the right.



> Mick Thompson

> Woodinville, WA

> mthomp1707 at comcast.net

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