[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-07-12

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 12 16:32:51 PDT 2018


Tweets – a gorgeous summer day, with clear skies and temps that reached 75 degrees before 11 a.m. Maybe too nice for really good birding, but still a good day. Our species list was VERY similar to last week’s – 64 species each of the two days, with 60 species in common between them, which is what I’d expect this time of year.

Highlights:
a.. Canada Goose – at least 5, not seen last week
b.. Wood Duck – each week there seems to be a new clutch of ducklings
c.. Killdeer – adult with three tiny babies below weir
d.. Glaucous-winged Gull – 2 that looked to be hybrids – not seen last week
e.. Green Heron – juvenile below weir
f.. Pileated Woodpecker – at least 2; adult foraging and feeding a young bird near mansion
g.. Orange-crowned Warbler – at least one, silent
h.. Yellow-warbler – only two heard singing (one glimpsed)
i.. BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER – two males in cottonwoods near Dog Central – New for 2018
j.. Western Tanager – one heard, one glimpsed – not seen last week
Great looks at birds were scarcer than last week; the PILEATED WOODPECKERS were best of show, as we watched the two birds forage all around the mansion area, with them mostly staying low to the ground.

Critters included American Beaver and Muskrat. (Forgot to mention that, last week, Matt had pre-dawn bats to go along with bunnies, beaver, bucks, and bullfrogs).

Misses today included Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Pigeon, Spotted Sandpiper (seen last week), and Warbling Vireo (seen last week). The other two species seen last week but not this week were Peregrine Falcon and Red-breasted Sapsucker. Tree Swallow numbers were down last week, and way down this week; they are likely to depart soon for the year.

For the day, 64 species. Adding Black-throated Gray Warbler, the 2018 Marymoor Park list is up to 142 species.

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