[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2017-12-21

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Dec 21 14:53:40 PST 2017


Tweets – We had a cold and foggy morning, though eventually the fog lifted exposing a thin overcast, and the temperature got above freezing. A complete lack of wind let us keep tolerably warm, though. But it was pretty quiet, and the fog limited sightings. Still, not a bad day.

Highlights:
a.. Greater White-fronted Goose – 1 adult, NOT with the huge flock of Cacklers
b.. Cackling Goose – about 1000 on mowed grass soccer fields
c.. Wood Duck – pair at small Rowing Club pond
d.. Lesser Scaup – at least 4 from Lake Platform
e.. Hooded Merganser – at least 10
f.. Western Grebe – three from Lake Platform
g.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – two from Viewing Mound in blackberries
h.. “Slate-colored” Junco – one male at Pea Patch
i.. Western Meadowlark – two near Viewing Mound
We also saw two RIVER OTTERS from the Lake Platform – they were out on the long dock

Misses today included Ring-necked Duck, Anna’s Hummingbird, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Shrike, Bushtit, Pine Siskin, and American Goldfinch.

For the day, 55 species.

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


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