[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-12-31

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Dec 31 15:15:33 PST 2015


Tweets – it was frigid but gorgeous today – 23 degrees but crystal clear skies. Pre-dawn was glorious, with frost, a glow from the east, a SHORT-EARED OWL cruising the meadows, Venus, Jupiter next to the half-moon, and the sounds of geese on the lake.

Highlights:

Gr. Wh.-fronted Goose 1 in large flock of Cackling Geese
American Wigeon A couple of flyover flocks, plus 2 birds in slough
Bald Eagle Osprey-faced juvenile spooked geese often
Cooper’s Hawk Juvenile in “Pet Cemetery” next to Pea Patch
Short-eared Owl Very dark – almost called it Long-eared
Red-breasted Sapsucker Two sightings
Merlin Around 7:30 a.m. near East Kiosk
Varied Thrush Grace had one near the windmill
Spotted Towhee Maybe 20+
DARK-EYED JUNCO Huge flocks everywhere – more than 100

For the day, 53 species. For 2015, a very low count of 150 species. Nine more species are on eBird from other birders, which is closer to a typical year’s count.

Happy New Year everyone!

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


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