[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-02-05

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Feb 5 13:49:49 PST 2015


Tweets – yeah, yeah. It rained. Just as promised, it was dark and rainy. That said, there was an awful lot of time this morning when it wasn’t raining, and for about a half hour, we even had some sun. Well, for part of that sunshine period, it rained, BUT HEY! It was a good day for February, and Spring definitely feels like it is arriving. Most of our resident birds were singing, though of course it’s still too early for Spring arrivals.

Highlights: (FOY – First of Year)

Gr. Wh.-fronted Goose Adult in flock of late-arriving Cacklers
Wood Duck Pair across slough from Dog Central
Cooper’s Hawk Juvenile with unusual WHITE nape
Western Gull “Olympic” gulls, + 1 that looked pure Western
California Gull One with the other gulls, grass soccer fields
White-throated Sparrow One at Rowing Club with Golden-crowneds. FOY

Pretty much everything else were the expected birds, but we had very few “misses” today. We had 3 species of goose, and 10 species of duck. Matt and the early gang had NO OWLS today, but Grace&Ollie had 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS and heard a GREAT HORNED OWL (FOY) on Saturday, 2015-01-31.

Singing birds included BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, BROWN CREEPER, MARSH WREN, BEWICK’S WREN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, AMERICAN ROBIN, SONG SPARROW, and DARK-EYED JUNCO.

For the day 57 species. For the year, adding GHOW and WTSP puts us at 76 species.

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


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