[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-02-12

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Feb 12 15:26:50 PST 2015


Tweets – the weather is so nice it’s scary. There was a hint of pre-dawn fog, but that cleared by sunrise. We were left with a warm, partly sunny, windless, rainless day. Water level was highest so far this winter, just barely puddling 1 section of the boardwalk. The birds were out and about, singing and loafing. Lots to see.

Highlights:

Gr. Wh.-fronted Goose Two with Cackling Goose flock near entrance
Great Blue Heron 35+ at heronry, most bringing in twigs
Virginia Rail Singing Kik Kidik songs from east of East Meadow
Wilson’s Snipe Two flushed from east of East Meadow
California Gull At least 1 adult with large gull flock
HERRING GULL 2nd winter bird with large gull flock
N. Saw-whet Owl Matt heard one very early
Belted Kingfisher Heard from lake platform. First in 5 weeks
Red-breasted Sapsucker Big Cottonwood Forest – First of Year
Northern Flicker intergrade Red-shafted head markings but distinctly yellow shafts
Northern Shrike Bright adult, East Meadow. First since Jan 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler Myrtle’s-type
Townsend’s Warbler One north of maintenance barn – First of Year
WH.-THROATED SPARROW Like last week, one at Rowing Club parking lot

Along with the same list of birds singing last week, add VIRGINIA RAIL, NORTHERN FLICKER, and SPOTTED TOWHEE. An ANNA’ S HUMMINGBIRD was doing display flights at the south end of the Dog Area.

For the day, 61 species! And I think we’re up to 79 species for 2015.

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




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