[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-11-20

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Nov 20 15:49:03 PST 2014


Tweets – The weather was way better than seasonal. Mid-40’s, and only mostly overcast. There were a few sprinkles long before the walk, and a few drops afterwards. No wind. It was birdy and quiet in waves, and it was not a day without surprises.

Highlights:

Gr. Wh.-fronted Goose One adult with Cacklers
BRANT One with Cacklers, also seen Saturday
Cackling Goose 750 or so, grass fields in NE part of park
Wood Duck Cooperative flying male made a circle so all could see
Common Merganser 1-2 males, seen flying past 3-4 times. First since Sept.
Pied-billed Grebe 35+ on lake
Cooper’s Hawk Cooperative juvenile at Pea Patch
Herring Gull Adult with Mew Gulls on grass fields
BARN OWL Two flying around until 7:00ish
SHORT-EARED OWL Flying and calling until 7:30, East Meadow
Peregrine Falcon Sharon saw one, heading NE
Northern Shrike Immature seen twice
C. YELLOWTHROAT Immature male, Compost Piles !!!

This is the third fall where a single BRANT goose has joined a flock of Cackling Geese. One was seen twice in Nov/Dec 2008, and one was seen three times in Dec 2009.

We’ve had probably this same immature male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT on October 16, October 30, and now today: our first-ever November sighting for the species. This is BY FAR the latest date we’ve ever had a yellowthroat.

For the day, 57 species. For the year, I believe we’re up to 159 species.

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


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