[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-07-03

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 3 17:14:01 PDT 2014


Tweets – after yesterday’s scorcher, I think we were all a bit surprised to be under thick overcast, with mist and mizzle, and a chill breeze this morning. The low temp was probably 60, but it felt chillier. AND SOMEONE WAS SUPPOSED TO TURN UP THE LIGHTS! It was dark under those clouds. This made viewing somewhat problematic, especially for the first couple of hours. But we’re patient, and we ended up with looks at most species.

Highlights:

Hooded Merganser Juvenile male at Rowing Club pond
Common Merganser One female/juvenile flew down the slough
GREEN HERON Juvenile(?), first for 2014 on our walk
Accipiter sp. One near Viewing Mound, 5:20 am
Spotted Sandpiper Two (or three?) at weir
Barn Owl Two from Viewing Mound, 4:30-4:50
Black Swift At least 1 over “Mysterious Thicket” area
Pileated Woodpecker One heard, and glimpsed by one person
Purple Martin Two females in gourds, male overhead
Orange-crowned Warbler One heard singing near start of boardwalk
Yellow-rumped Warbler One VERY plain bird we took for a juvenile
Western Tanager Male singing near weir, seen
Lazuli Bunting Male singing near Viewing Mound, not seen

For the day, 62 species. For 2014, still at 139.

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


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