[Tweeters] Marymoor Park 2016-10-20
birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Oct 20 15:31:42 PDT 2016
Tweets – I must commend my crew for their dedication. The weather was NOT nice today, with rain and hard rain for most of the morning. There were some periods, especially later in the morning, when the clouds thinned and the rain stopped, but we were thoroughly soaked long before then. Despite this, we didn’t hurry, and we worked hard to find the birds that were there. As is often the case, our efforts were rewarded.
Green-winged Teal 2 females. First in over a month
Common Merganser 4 together flying north, first in 3 weeks
Green Heron 1 on the beaver lodge
Barn Owl 2 sightings, East Meadow, between 6:45 and about 7:10
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 heard near windmill
Pileated Woodpecker Sharon had one at the Rowing Club
Northern Shrike Adult north of fields 7-8-9
OR.-CROWNED WARBLER 1 with warbler flock near park office
Yellow-rumped Warbler About a dozen “Audubon’s” near park office
Townsend’s Warbler 1 with flock near park office – First of Fall
White-throated Sparrow 1-2 SW of Pea Patch. Nice looking bird(s)
Western Meadowlark 6 north across road from Compost Piles
There was, surprisingly, a fairly large GARTER SNAKE at the Rowing Club.
For the day, a fairly astounding 58 species by the time we were done.
== Michael Hobbs
== BirdMarymoor at frontier.com
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