[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-10-15

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Oct 15 15:20:10 PDT 2015

Tweets – The morning started a little chilly with a gray overcast, and was rather quiet. Slowly, the weather improved. Slowly the birding improved. I think if we had done the loop a second time, numbers would have been up, and we might have seen some more species. But we did pretty well, with several notable birds throughout the day.


Cooper’s Hawk Juvenile gave us unusually good views
Wilson’s Snipe 3-5 - Several good flyby views
Mew Gull First of fall; maybe Ring-billed too
Eurasian Collared-Dove One flew past Viewing Mound
Merlin Interacting with crows near weir
HUTTON’S VIREO Rowing Club, near parking lot
American Pipit Several heard overhead, 4 on grass&gravel field
Yellow-rumped Warbler Only warbler, maybe 20, both subspecies
WH.-THR. SPARROW One at Pea Patch, one at Rowing Club
Western Meadowlark 6 NE of Viewing Mound

There were several gulls today, but all only in flight and most juveniles. Definitely had GLAUCOUS-WINGED and MEW, and probably had California and Ring-billed.

This is just our 9th HUTTON’S VIREO sighting ever, but our *third* for this year! All three sightings for 2015 have been near the Rowing Club parking lot, and may be all of the same bird.

For the day, 55 species we were confident we identified correctly, plus a large-than-normal number of “wasthatta...”’s that got away.

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

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