[Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 20 April 2018

J Christian Kessler 1northraven at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 21:26:03 PDT 2018

while birding the Promontory Ponds at Magnuson this morning with another
birder named Ben (we only exchanged first names when we started to bird
together) he identified several male Cinnamon Teal, all tucked in among the
sticks & growth on the far shore where we could look maybe 100 yards across
open water. Several Green-wing Teal were more readily identified along
that shore, but the Cinnamon were striking even if a bit obscured in
outline by their distinctive color.

Chris Kessler

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 3:28 PM, Scott Ramos <lsr at ramoslink.info> wrote:

> Fabulous day at the park, with just about perfect weather—40s and 50s—and

> partly cloudy skies. Bird activity was non-stop, with many new arrivals,

> and many notables.


> Cackling Goose - small flock flying high, northbound, over lake

> California Quail - a couple in the blackberries by the lake shore; first

> of year

> Cooper’s Hawk - an immature flying at North End; of the pair that look to

> nest, female was sitting on edge of nest, male holding sentry nearby.

> Virginia B observed copulation of the pair this morning

> Virginia Rail - at least 5 birds!; 2 heard at Frog Pond, 1 in the

> Connector Ponds, 2 in the Entrance Ponds

> Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1 seen a couple of times, north end; first of year

> Anna’s Hummingbird - at least 5 active nests, 3 with young, 2 with female

> sitting

> Rufous Hummingbird - at least 2; first of year

> Merlin - one streaking northbound over the meadows

> Hutton’s Vireo - 1 calling on Promontory Point, another in the Uplands

> Bushtit - 3 nests under construction

> Hermit Thrush - a couple, calling

> Yellow-rumped Warbler - lots!!, mostly Audubon’s, mostly males

> Black-throated Gray Warbler - a couple, both male, one singing; first of

> year

> Townsend’s Warbler - one singing

> White-crowned Sparrow (gambellii) - singing; moving through

> Purple Finch - at least 4, singing ‘cheerio’ song


> For the day, 69 species.

> Checklist: https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S44757202


> Also noteworthy, Joe Sweeney found Least Sandpiper and Cassin’s Vireo; Ben

> Roberts found Cinnamon Teal and Chipping Sparrow.


> Scott Ramos

> Seattle




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