[Tweeters] Snohomish Cty birding recommendations?
deedeeknit at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 12 13:57:36 PDT 2017
A thank you to both Jane Hadley and Philip Dickinson for their suggestions and information in response to my request.
It turned out that my friend had never birded Marymoor Park in Redmond and, since I had not been there for years, that is where we ended up going this past weekend.
We realized that late morning on a Saturday was not optimal, but nevertheless we had some rewarding sightings and the cool, intermittently sunny weather made for an enjoyable walk.
Right near the start (from the west side of parking lot D) while watching swallows, we had nice close views of a Spotted Sandpiper, pointed out to us by a photographer who wanted help identifying it, which I was happy to do.
We will certainly visit again when we can go earlier, and on a weekday (and can linger more along the way...we went a bit more quickly at times to get away from noisy areas, than I prefer). We know there was/is more to be seen and heard under better circumstances, but even so, it was pleasant and we aren't disappointed with our "for-sure" list:
Great Blue Heron
Black-Capped and Chestnut-Backed chickadees
Spotted Towhee (by call)
Swainson's Thrush (by call)
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