[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2014-01-30

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jan 30 14:10:36 PST 2014

Tweets – it was overcast, with a bit of a breeze, but it was warm (44 degrees) and the precipitation held off. Too bad the birds held off too. It was a day notable for misses.


WOOD DUCK Male in slough near lake
American Wigeon Heard only, pre-dawn. First of Year (FOY)
Killdeer Heard from Viewing Mound, pre-dawn
Hairy Woodpecker Pair near East Footbridge
American Goldfinch About 30 at Rowing Club – FOY for us

Misses: NO GEESE AT ALL, no Cooper’s Hawk, no Belted Kingfisher, no Downy, No Steller’s Jay, and no White-crowned Sparrow. We had two glimpses at black wing-tipped gulls (prob. 1 Mew and 1 Ring-billed, but neither for certain). We did have several Glaucous-winged Gulls, and a whole flock of “Olympic Gulls” all together on one of the eastern ball fields.

After the regular walk, I drove over to the NE corner of the lake for a quick scoping. I counted at least 60 PIED-BILLED GREBE, and had four HORNED GREBE and several COMMON MERGANSERS.

There were a few touches of spring. BEWICKS’S WRENS were singing, and there were a couple of singing SONG SPARROWS too. Northern Flickers were doing the kwik-kwik-kwik-kwik-kwik... call that Sibley names as their song.

With the Horned Grebe and Common Merganser, and counting the “black wing-tipped gull sp., and three heard-only-before-dawn species, we had 47 species for the day. For the year, we’re at 68 species.

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

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