[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-04-02

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Apr 2 13:24:29 PDT 2015

Tweets – we had overcast, drizzle, rainbows, and sunshine this morning. It wasn’t exactly warm, but mostly in the upper 40’s. The birds didn’t seem to mind that it wasn’t gorgeous – they were out and about anyway.


Horned Grebe 1 in almost full breeding plumage in slough
OSPREY 2-3 birds, including at cell tower way to the ENE of the park
Barn Owl Matt & Sharon had a great look from Viewing Mound, 6:15
Anna’s Hummingbird 2 full-sized young in 1 nest, 2nd nest found
All 5 woodpecker species, including a pair of Pileateds, and a trio of sapsuckers
Violet-green Swallow 100 birds, minimum. Overhead everywhere, all morning
HERMIT THRUSH 1 at Rowing Club parking lot – FOY
O.-crowned Warbler 2 seen, 3-4 more heard singing – FOY
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, East Meadow, first since early February
Western Meadowlark 2, north edge of Fields 7-8-9
Red Crossbills A few still around mansion

Good mammal day. Matt heard and saw AMERICAN BEAVER early. We had a LONG-TAILED WEASEL just before 7 a.m. at the East Kiosk, and Grace&Ollie had another late at the Rowing Club. We had a MUSKRAT up in a willow in the middle of the slough. Plus the usual EASTERN GRAY SQUIRRELS and EASTERN COTTONTAILS...

So, 3 new species for the year (OSPR, HETH, OCWA) brings us to 95. For the day, 65 species.

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

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