[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-07-31

Dan Reiff, PhD notcalm at comcast.net
Thu Jul 31 15:43:47 PDT 2014

There are gov specialists- I think USDA- that look for nutria-
Bud Anderson would probably have the contact information. If not, let me know.
I have spoken with them in the past when I am out late filming owls and they are out late looking for problem beaver, coyote and I believe Nutria.
Dan Reiff

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On Jul 31, 2014, at 12:55 PM, "Michael Hobbs" <birdmarymoor at frontier.com> wrote:

> Tweets – What a gorgeous morning. Dawn was clear, with Venus gleaming. A little later, Mt. Rainier was orange through the chilly ground fog. They day warmed evenly under blue skies and by the end, we were walking around in mid-70’s bliss. There were lots of birds to look at, and some good surprises (and one horrible surprise).


> Highlights:


> AMERICAN BITTERN At Rowing Club pond – FOY

> Green Heron Juvenile – probably one bird, seen twice

> Cooper’s Hawk? Largish accipiter flew east into park

> Virginia Rail Two responded from Lake Platform

> GREATER YELLOWLEGS One calling repeatedly while flying (unseen)

> California Gull Adult, and later a juvenile, over lake

> BARN OWL One roosting in Doug Fir, west edge of East Meadow

> Pileated Woodpecker One, calling a lot

> Warbling Vireo Adult feeding young, south end of Dog Meadow

> Purple Martin Gourds looked empty; one flying over lake

> Tree Swallow At least 1; will be leaving soon

> Or.-crowned Warbler Two, south end of East Meadow

> Common Yellowthroat ABUNDANT, with many juveniles

> Yellow Warbler Several more than recent weeks, incl. feeding young

> Wilson’s Warbler Male, west edge of Dog Meadow


> The AMERICAN BITTERN was the first for the year, and one of our best looks ever for this species at the park. It was (is?) very near the road in the main pond at the Rowing Club at Marymoor West, just sitting in the grass at the edge of the pond. We’d not had a Bittern during one of our walks since 2009, and I have only two reports (both from 2013) in the intervening period.


> The HORRIBLE SURPRISE was our first-ever sighting of NUTRIA, along the slough across from the 3rd Dog Swim Beach. This is BAD NEWS, for this non-native is very destructive and damaging.


> Also, Ollie Oliver saw a MERLIN in the park yesterday.


> For the day, 63 species. For the year, adding American Bittern, I believe we’re at 140 species (low compared to previous years at this date).


> == Michael Hobbs

> == www.marymoor.org/birding.htm

> == BirdMarymoor at frontier.com


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