[Tweeters] Birding Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland

Mick Thompson mthomp1707 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 19 12:27:06 PDT 2013




Hi Everyone,



I spent the morning of Friday, the 18th, at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland. Although the foggy conditions made photography difficult, here's a list of the birds I saw..



In addition to the usual Robins,  Crows, and Mallards, I saw Green-winged Teals, Hooded Mergansers, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Black-capped Chickadees, Pied-billed Grebes, rafts of Coots, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, one Ring-necked Duck, a Pileated Woodpecker, a Northern Flicker, a Belted Kingfisher, heard a Virginia Rail that was very close but couldn't find it, Wood Ducks, Canada Geese, Red-winged Blackbirds, American Goldfinch, March Wren, Double-crested Cormorants, and a couple of Great Blue Herons.


I did have a Great Blue Heron fishing nearby and got this shot with a fish in his mouth and his wings spread out...



http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/10351857074/



and  Wood Duck was kind enough to swim close by and let me get this...



http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/10352017514/



For the regular visitors to the park, I did see our resident Red-tailed Hawk, which we call #91 because of the number on his leg band, on October 3rd. He came by and took a bath in the shallow water by the west dock and then landed near enough for me to get this photo...



http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/10076120035/



Mick Thompson

Woodinville, WA







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