[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-09-03

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Sep 3 13:16:59 PDT 2015


Tweets – Overcast, cool, some sun, some breeze, no rain. Pretty quiet overall, with sporadic excitement. Actual looks at birds were pretty rare; getting a recognizable glimpse often made you feel you were doing better than most others. Lot’s of “Well, it’s on that back branch and... it dropped,” with a response of “Well, at least I saw the motion.”

Highlights:

Green Heron 1-2, Couple of good looks
Mourning Dove 1 at Viewing Mound
COMMON NIGHTHAWK 1 at Viewing Mound, 6:05 a.m
American Kestrel Flew past heronry – first of 2015
Western Wood-Pewee 1 near heronry
Willow Flycatcher 1 near heronry
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1 SW of mansion
Violet-green Swallow 5+, after 3 week absence
Hermit Thrush 1 seen briefly by a couple of people, SW of mansion
Or.-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2 adult males
Bl.-thr. Gray Warbler 1-2 near heronry
Wilson’s Warbler 1 near heronry
Western Tanager 1 seen near windmill, 2+ more heard
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 barely seen, 2+ more heard

This is early for HERMIT THRUSH.

As you can see, a lot of 1’s and 2’s for counts on the list. It was an okay day for species total, but not very good for counts. For the day, 58 species. COMMON NIGHTHAWK and AMERICAN KESTREL were new for the year; I believe that takes the year list to 142 species.

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


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