[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2015-09-10

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Sep 10 13:59:49 PDT 2015


Tweets – A weird and QUIET day at Marymoor. The fog formed a thick overcast above us, until it broke up around 10 a.m. Things were a LITTLE more lively after that, but generally there weren’t nuttin’ to see. And the birds we did have were, almost uniformly, EXTREMELY uncooperative. Best example of this was the flycatcher that moved around in a tree next to the trail for at least a minute. PROBABLY either a Western Wood-Pewee or a Willow Flycatcher, but we don’t even have it to species.

Highlights:

Horned Grebe 1 on lake, First of Fall
Red-necked Grebe 1 on lake, First of Year
Cooper’s Hawk Many sightings, adult/juvenile. Prob. Sharp-shinned too
Spotted Sandpiper One at weir – getting late for them
Wilson’s Snipe Heard pre-dawn, First of Fall
*small falcon* In pursuit flight over East Meadow – just a streak
*flycatcher* 1 WEWP/WIFL; photos might make clear
Warbling Vireo 1 north of heronry
Common Raven 2 over Rowing Club, First of Year
N. R.-w. Swallow About 4 around Lake Platform
Ruby-cr. Kinglet At least 2, First of Fall
American Pipit 15 on field near east ballfields, First of Fall
Or.-cr. Warbler 1 near Pea Patch
Bl.-thr. Gr. Warbler 1 at Rowing Club, another prob. at East Meadow

This is very late for NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW. Our previous latest sighting was August 22, 2002.

Despite the bad birding, we ended up with quite a few species at least DETECTED. If you count the ones we couldn’t get to species (gull, falcon, flycatcher), we had 62 species. Adding RED-NECKED GREBE and COMMON RAVEN, the park list is up to 147 for 2015.

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


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