[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-11-25

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Wed Nov 25 14:40:04 PST 2015


Tweets – we did the Marymoor survey today, so we could be with family and friends for Thanksgiving. It was a magical morning, bitterly cold at the start (25 degrees at 6:00 a.m. when Sharon and I went owling), but calm, sunny, and delightful. The full moon setting, Mars and Jupiter bright in the sky, and then a nice sunrise and Mt. Rainier visible to the south, and birds and animals, and...

Highlights:

Gr. White-fronted Goose At least 7 with Cacklers
Cackling Goose 1000 on NW ball fields, maybe 1500 total
SWANS 7 flew NE at 7:40, 1 on lake
Barn Owl At least 1 from Viewing Mound
SHORT-EARED OWL 1 from Viewing Mound after 7:00 a.m.
N. Saw-whet Owl Sharon & I saw one near E. end of boardwalk 6:20 a.m.
Northern Shrike East of Parking Lot B
Common Raven One at Rowing Club
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1-2
WESTERN MEADOWLARK 5 at Viewing Mound

Mammals were a big highlight of the day. Sharon & I had an AMERICAN BEAVER slapping its tail in the moonlight at the Lake Platform. Later, the whole group saw 3 RIVER OTTER from the Lake Platform, a COYOTE near the shrike near Lot B, and a BLACK-TAILED DEER at the Rowing Club parking lot. Oh, and Eastern Gray Squirrels...

For the day, 52 species of birds.

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


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