[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-07-24

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 24 13:08:01 PDT 2014


Tweets – “Don’t Know Why / It’s November in July / Stormy Weather”. Actually, today wasn’t *nearly* as bad as yesterday. We had nothing much more than drizzle, and even were free of that for about half the morning. However, it was dark and damp, and none too warm. The park was full of birds, but not a lot of surprises; it was filled with juveniles of common, ordinary birds for the most part. Identifications were the difficult part.

Highlights:

Canada Goose Dozens (50+ birds?); first large numbers since winter
Common Merganser One below weir
Pied-billed Grebe Large juvenile at lake; first since April
Great Blue Heron At least 1 bird still on a nest
Spotted Sandpiper One at weir
Glaucous-winged Gull Several to many
~20 immature large-looking gulls in a flock
Barn Owl Matt had two sightings pre-dawn
BLACK SWIFT 4-5 over lake
Purple Martin Active at nest gourds, and over lake
-Swallows- Many juveniles, and a higher-than-usual count of Cliffs
Y.-rumped Warbler At least 1 NE of mansion
Bl.-thr. Gray Warbler 2+ at south end of Dog Meadow
- Sparrows - Many juveniles of all 5 breeding species
Western Tanager One heard, south end of Dog Meadow
Lazuli Bunting Male along west edge of East Meadow

We also had a LONG-TAILED WEASEL at the south end of the Dog Meadow again this week, and a couple of RIVER OTTERS at the lake.

For the day, 61 species.

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





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