[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-08-16

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 17 05:07:21 PDT 2018


Hi Tweeters -

Michael was out today, so Sharon & I [mostly Sharon] kept track of sightings at Marymoor for the weekly walk. It was still hazy, but cooler most all of the morning — there was a decent variety of birds for a mid-august walk, but the #s were pretty low throughout. On the ‘moving out’ side: Willow Flycatchers & Swainson’s Thrush were only heard pre-dawn; Savannah Sparrows were not in evidence; and swallow #s were down [poor light made it difficult to id as many as usual to species as well].

Highlights:
Rufous Hummingbird - still one around at the garden
5 woodpecker day - we haven’t had one of those for a long time - The Red-breasted Sapsucker was well across the slough and on a high snag.
Merlin - one brief sighting by mansion
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - 1 imm
Purple Martin - still two nestlings in gourd at lake-viewing platform
Orange-crowned Warbler - saw a couple, maybe heard others
Wilson’s Warbler - one male
Western Tanager - one at the first dog launch in the off-leash area, prdik -ing away.


Notable misses: Violet-green Swallow [though we did have many un-id’d swallows], European Starling, Marsh Wren, Black-thorated Gray Warbler, Savannah Sparrow,

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA
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