[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2014-09-11

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Sep 11 15:06:02 PDT 2014

Tweets – it was a crisp fall day, and it took its time warming up despite the sunny skies. 41 degrees to start. Brrr. It did warm by 30 degrees by the end, however. There’s definitely a shift underway in the bird populations, with fewer and fewer summer birds seen, and quite a few First of Fall species.


Northern Shoveler Two: one at lake, one flyover
American Coot Two at lake. First of Fall?
Wilson’s Snipe Two below weir
Short-eared Owl Dark owl glimpsed; calls ID’d as SEOW
Vaux’s Swift Numbers up to about 15
Five Woodpecker Day Sherrie had sapsucker, Pileated heard, male Hairy
Western Wood-Pewee 1-2. Getting late. Might have had a Willow too
Pac.-Slope Flycatcher One in NW part of Dog Meadow bushes
Common Raven New for the year; one to the NE
Violet-green Swallow Late risers; probably 50 by the end
Barn Swallow Only 10-15, even later to rise than VGSW
Bl.-capped Chickadee UBIQUITOUS EVERYWHERE :)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet First of Fall, 1-2 birds
American Pipit 1 seen by all; Grace&Ollie had 6 early
Or.-crowned Warbler 5+, including some gray-headed ones
Y.-rumped Warbler Matt heard; First of Fall
Bl.-thr. Gray Warbler 8? Most numerous warbler except C. Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler 1, west edge of Dog Meadow
Fox Sparrow “Sooty” – First of Fall
G.-crowned Sparrow First of Fall
Western Tanager Still 2: one calling, one seen
Evening Grosbeak 2 seen over mansion. Maybe more heard

A couple of times we thought we heard PINE SISKIN, but we could not quite be sure enough to list. We’re still waiting on our first siskin of the year.

For the day, 65 species. Not too shabby...

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

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