[Tweeters] Marymoor Clay-colored Sparrow and Crescent Lake White-throated Sparrows

Rick Taylor taylorrl at outlook.com
Sun Nov 10 21:51:27 PST 2013


Tina and I spent the weekend birding close to home. We checked out a couple
of new areas.

Tambark Park (sandwiched between Mill Creek and Bothell) opened this summer
after a couple of years in development. They left a good chunk of the
habitat intact with nice paved and gravel trails and heavy duty foot bridges
over the creek. We found a nice selection of residents. Tina thinks that
she heard a White-throated Sparrow to the east of the playground; but, we
could never get it to pop out for a view.

We better explored Martha Lake Airport Park. It had a lot of sparrows,
juncos, and woodpeckers on the trail along the east edge and in the
undeveloped area to the north. We didn't find anything rare; but, it was
surprisingly birdy.

Today we chased the Marymoor Clay-colored Sparrow - tick. Then we headed up
to Crescent Lake Wild Life Area near Monroe. We spent most of the day
walking the edges of the oxbow lake. We found three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
off the north entrance. We crossed over the oxbow lake, and took a left.
They were in a crab-apple tree with a horde of robins and other sparrows.

Good birding,


Rick Taylor

4221 114th ST SE

Everett, WA 98208

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