[Tweeters] Clay-colored Sparrow at Marymoor (Redmond, King Co.) yes at 2:30pm

Doug Schurman doug at bodyresults.com
Fri Nov 8 15:55:28 PST 2013

Following up on Michael Hobbs' post about the Clay-colored Sparrow I spotted within 2 minutes of walking up to the compost area. It flew in to fir branches in one of the concrete bins. It then flew and perched around the area in several different places including the wood fencing that you can park in front of. Three other birders showed up and were able to see the bird too. I watched it from 2:15 to 2:30 and left. It was still around when I left.

A few pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/10750119853/ <http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/10750119853/in/photostream/>


http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/10749924414/ <http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/10749924414/in/photostream/> with Savannah Sparrow

A life bird for me.

Doug Schurman

NE Seattle

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Hobbs
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 1:35 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Clay-colored Sparrow at Marymoor (Redmond, King Co.)

Tweets – I went down to Marymoor Park late this morning, to see if I could relocate the spizella sparrow I’d glimpsed yesterday. Sure enough, after about 10 minutes, I was able to get some great looks at a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at the Compost Piles.

Given that I also glimpsed a spizella that I thought was a CCSP on October 17th, I wonder if there’s any chance this bird has just been hanging out the whole time???

The Compost Piles are immediately west of Lot D, the “Interpretive Lot”. The bird was seen between the Viewing Mound and the concrete bins full of leaves and branches.

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

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