[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-12-24

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Wed Dec 24 19:55:58 PST 2014


Since tomorrow is Christmas, we did the weekly survey a day early. Despite a forecast that called for a squall, we had delightful weather this morning, with overcast and 40 degrees melding into partly sunny and 42, with no wind. Weatherwise, it certainly didn’t feel like were just days past the winter solstice. Unfortunately, the birds were not forthcoming; it was an extremely quiet morning. The large quantity of unfrozen seasonal ponds elsewhere probably attracted many of our waterfowl elsewhere. I guess we saw most of the rest of the expected species, but with very few surprises. Oh well, it was still a nice day.

Highlights:

Cooper’s Hawk Several sightings
Wilson’s Snipe Two popped up west of the slough
MERLIN Last bird of the day, west of Rowing Club
Northern Shrike Adult, east of East Meadow
Bewick’s Wren Three came in fiercely to iPod in Big Cottonwood Forest

I’m off to Costa Rica in a week, but Brian, Matt, Sharon, et. al. will cover the walks as 2015 starts. Happy New Year.

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



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