[Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 22 May 2015

Scott Ramos lsr at ramoslink.info
Fri May 22 22:05:40 PDT 2015

A little breezy with a heavy overcast and occasional drizzle today that seemed not so bird, esp. comparing to last week. Not a single Wilson’s or Townsend’s Warbler—they must have all been passing through. Still, a few notables.

Common Goldeneye - near boat launch; pretty late
Cooper’s Hawk - female on nest, male in the area
Virginia Rail - called from Promontory Ponds
Sora - called from Marsh Ponds
Greater Yellowlegs - seemed to have flushed from the meadows, at least when I first heard it, it was flying low. It continued calling as it climbed higher then flew off toward the lake; yet another shorebird frustrated at not finding suitable habitat
California Gull - first in quite a while
Band-tailed Pigeon - 3 flew towards Promontory Point
Eurasian Collared-Dove - flew around play fields, then landed on infield of baseball field
Barn Owl - two young are still branching near the box by the tennis center; an adult was hunting the west meadow; been a while with no activity from the community center box
Anna’s Hummingbird - many; most seen were adult male, but one juvenile bird entertained while exercising its mouth and tongue: https://youtu.be/IezYvR1NVaw
Vaux’s Swift - many with the hundreds of swallows
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - a couple calling from Promontory Point
Warbling Vireo - one!
Yellow Warbler - three
Lazuli Bunting - male singing from Kite Hill, moving around a lot
Bullock’s Oriole - 2 birds each flew toward cottonwoods at the NOAA fence line

For the day, 51 species.
Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23587779
Scott Ramos
Magnuson Park hotspots: http://tinyurl.com/mvftzl6

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