[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-06-04

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jun 4 16:59:43 PDT 2015


Tweets – It was a very nice summer day today, with few unexpected species, but with a good collection of the expected birds. LOTS of breeding behavior and baby birds to see, and a good amount of singing. Viewing wasn’t as easy; about 8 species were heard-only.

Highlights:

Mallard Several clutches of ducklings, variety of ages
Pied-billed Grebe Probably same lone bird as last week, Lake Platform
Great Blue Heron Many young on nests
Red-tailed Hawk Baby being fed on odd-snag nest west of entrance
Spotted Sandpiper FOUR at weir
Barn Owl Young again heard in windmill, 4:15 a.m.
Rufous Hummingbird Large numbers (~14) must include some young
Hairy Woodpecker Fully-fledged, independent young in forest
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER heard DISTANTLY WNW of the windmill at 5:45 a.m.
Western Wood-Pewee Nest building observed
Cedar Waxwings Gathering moss
Y.-rumped Warbler Gathering nest materials near mansion
W.-crowned Sparrow Adult with young juvenile at Compost Piles
Dark-eyed Junco 2 adults with VERY young juvenile, E of mansion
Lazuli Bunting ~3 singing, heard from Viewing Mound, 5:15 a.m., not seen later
Red Crossbill Many (~40) including flock that looked to be females & juveniles

Photos confirmed that last week, we had an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER perched extremely far to the SE, so today’s bird was not a First Of Year. But adding that species, I believe we’re up to 135 species. For today, “only” 63 species.

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


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