[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-12-13

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Dec 13 17:37:33 PST 2018


Well, there have to be a few bad weeks to make the rest of birding look good. Today was dark, damp, and devoid of birds, though things picked up a little at the end.

Highlights?
a.. Greater White-fronted Goose – two with one of the many flocks of Cacklers
b.. Ring-necked Pheasant – Lonesome George the 2nd in Pea Patch again
c.. Mew Gull – probably close to 100, all seen in flight
d.. Green Heron - Brian saw one a the Rowing Club
e.. Cooper’s Hawk – 2-3 sightings, probably all the same juvenile
f.. Hairy Woodpecker – one female at Rowing Club
g.. NORTHERN SHRIKE – continuing adult, NE of Viewing Mound
h.. Purple Finch – one male south of windmill
i.. Pine Siskin – a dozen at the Rowing Club
j.. American Goldfinch – ditto
All of those highlights came from the East Meadow and after...

Mammals included a BEAVER from the Lake Platform and a River Otter in the Rowing Club pond.

Misses today included Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Wilson’s Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, Brown Creeper, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Red-winged Blackbird. Those were almost joined by NORTHERN FLICKER, not seen until our way out of the Rowing Club.

I’ll be back Saturday morning for the Eastside Audubon CBC, so maybe the week list will improve. Until then, it’s at 52 species today (which included “Pinwidgeons” – a flock of American Wigeon and/or Northern Pintail).

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