[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-03-27

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Mar 27 13:53:55 PDT 2014


Tweets – the first walk of my 21st year was rather ordinary. Overcast, with long stretches of mist, mizzle, and (according to Matt, who is a wimp) drizzle. Lots of birds, but no surprises really, no new species for the year, and only a moderate species list. But it was otherwise a fine day of early spring birding.

Highlights:

Cackling Goose Getting late – flock of 55 flyby
Common Merganser Lots of sightings
Great Blue Heron Making their pigeon-like cooing again
Virginia Rail Singing east of East Meadow, calling from boardwalk
Wilson’s Snipe 1 whinny heard pre-dawn (rare display at Marymoor)
Anna’s Hummingbird Two active nests
Rufous Hummingbird Female chased off by female Anna’s near nest
Red-breasted Sapsucker Two pairs – great looks
Merlin Streaked to the east past heronry
Fox Sparrow Great looks, quiet singing
White-crowned Sparrow Singing pugetensis birds
American Goldfinch Two, including breeding-plumage male

For the day, just 54 species.

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



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