[Tweeters] eBird Report - Lake Sammamish State Park, Nov 18, 2014

Sharon Cormier-Aagaard scormieraa001 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 19 17:12:05 PST 2014

Hi Tweets,

In addition to a late sighting of an OSPREY (photographed on Oct 24 by Mick Thompson) and an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN! (also seen and photographed by Mick Thompson on Nov 19), here are some not-quite-so-rare sightings of birds at the south end of the lake:

Lake Sammamish State Park, King, US-WA
Nov 18, 2014 8:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Sharon Aagaard and Stan Wood birded with 12 others at Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park on Nov 18, 2014, from 8:00 am to noon. We had sunny weather for the duration of the walk, 30-44F, 0-2 mph. HIGHLIGHTS: two RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS tending sap wells; heard a HAIRY WOODPECKER and a DOWNY WOODPECKER; a COMMON LOON; 3 GREBE species (Western, Horned and Pied-billed); two COMMON RAVENS flew low over the parking lot; a SPOTTED SANDPIPPER was foraging near the Issaquah Creek outlet; a pale-eyed HERRING GULL lounging with the other gulls at Sunset Beach; a flock of RED CROSSBILLS flew overhead; and there multiple sightings of PINE SISKINS. 55 species for the day; and still at 130 species for the year. The next bird walk is DECEMBER 23. No pre-registration, just show up depending on your mood or the weather. Since this is a state park, a Discover Pass is necessary to park ($10 daily, $30 annual). We meet in the large parking lot to the left just inside the main park entrance, now signed as the Costco Parking lot, but we meet at the far end towards the lake (not the boat launch entrance). Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
55 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose 430
Canada Goose 115
Gadwall 2
American Wigeon 8
Mallard 51
Northern Shoveler 1
Bufflehead 12
Common Goldeneye 1 male
Hooded Merganser 8
Common Merganser 2
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Horned Grebe 1
Western Grebe 26
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 6 perched in trees
Accipiter sp. 2
Bald Eagle 1 After lunch with some of the group, Sharon saw adult bird
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 3
American Coot 175
Killdeer 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mew Gull 6
Ring-billed Gull 31
Herring Gull 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 21
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 early sighting was near first beach; 3 hours later, second bird along Issq Creek
Downy Woodpecker 1 heard as we were getting in our cars at the end
Hairy Woodpecker 1 Rusty heard
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 4
Steller's Jay 3
American Crow 26
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 27
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 19
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 4
Pacific Wren 3
Bewick's Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 24
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 18
European Starling 28
Spotted Towhee (Pacific) 4
Fox Sparrow 1 Rusty heard
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Patty saw
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 21
Red-winged Blackbird 2 Sharon saw males in flight
House Finch 4
Purple Finch 2
Red Crossbill 9
Pine Siskin 46
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20606524

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Sharon Aagaard
Bellevue WA
scormieraa001 at hotmail.com

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