[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-05-28

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu May 28 18:13:57 PDT 2015


Tweets – a remarkably summery day today, though with enough unexpected species to remind us that it’s still spring. It was almost warm to start, at 50 degrees, and quickly hit 70 under blue skies. Lots of singing, lots of activity, lots of heard-only and seldom seen birds.

Highlights:

Wood Duck Several, including unaccompanied duckling at ponds
Hooded Merganser Unaccompanied (or with Wood Duck female) duckling
Pied-billed Grebe Calling at lake; first since early April
Great Blue Heron Many juveniles at heronry
Bald Eagle Numbers continue to be quite high – 7+
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 flyby juvenile
Red-tailed Hawk Adult feeding baby(s?) on odd-snag nest east of entrance
Spotted Sandpiper 1-2 at weir
Anna’s Hummingbird Female on nest, fledged juvenile(s) about
All 5 Woodpeckers Red-breasted Sapsucker most numerous of them
Pac.-slope Flycatcher One near 2nd dog swim beach
WESTERN KINGBIRD One north of Fields 7-8-9
EASTERN KINGBIRD Todd Sahl had one at Compost Piles
Lazuli Bunting 2-4 males, 1 female
Y.-H. BLACKBIRD 2 females at Compost Piles, flew to model airplane field
Red Crossbill Maybe 25, mostly in Cottonwoods and overhead

Good mammal day, with good looks at American Beaver out from Dog Central, a Coyote, a Mule Deer, and the usual assortment of bunnies, squirrels, and turtles. Bullfrogs at the Rowing Club pond are numerous and huge, if anyone wants to fish for frogs legs.

For the day, 69 species. New for the year were EASTERN KINGBIRD and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD. A Common Tern was reported on eBird earlier this week, which brings the park 2015 list to something like 134 species.

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


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