[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-04-09

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Apr 9 17:56:26 PDT 2015


Tweets – the weather was fabulous, if a bit chill to start (38 degrees, though it quickly warmed). Gorgeous pre-dawn, sunny skies later, not too much breeze. Unfortunately, the birding was rather quiet. Once you filtered out the incessant American Robin song, and ignored the ever-present Yellow-rumped Warblers and Dark-eyed Juncos, and once you were able to get beyond the Common Yellowthroat males who needed you to hear them, it was a rather mellow morning.

Highlights:

Mallard First ducklings (3 clutches) of the year
Green-winged Teal Remain numerous below the weir
GREEN HERON Across the slough from Lake Platform – FOY
Barn Owl Babies again heard inside windmill
Anna’s Hummingbird Appear to have fledged from nest
R.-br. Sapsucker Many, esp. near start of boardwalk
Merlin Glimpse of a bird flying past mansion
Bushtit Nestbuilding underway
Pacific Wren One still singing, E of boardwalk
HERMIT THRUSH East edge of Dog Meadow
Fox Sparrow One – will be leaving soon
BR.-HEADED COWBIRD – FOY – 1 to several males (hard to count)
Red Crossbill A few around mansion

Misses today included Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet(!), Orange-crowned Warbler, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

For the day, 60 species. For the year, adding GREEN HERON and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, we’re up to 97 species.

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


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