[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-03-10

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Sat Mar 10 10:29:09 PST 2018

Tweets – yesterday, Kazuto Shibata got photos of a SAY’S PHOEBE at Marymoor, so I went down this morning to see if I could find it. Alas, it probably flew on during the night. However, my trip was not wasted.

I was greeted by a WESTERN MEADOWLARK in full song at the north end of the East Meadow.

At the end of my walk, there was a male AMERICAN KESTREL on the central perch post in the East Meadow.

Also new for 2018 was a SAVANNAH SPARROW, also in the East Meadow.

Birds we didn’t have on last Thursday’s survey were ROCK PIGEON, VIRGINIA RAIL (first since Week 1), PURPLE FINCH, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW. There were some TREE SWALLOWS flying the East Meadow and a couple of RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS near the west end of the boardwalk. I also heard a PILEATED WOODPECKER calling several times.

Not a bad 90 minutes of walk, where of the 36 species, 10 are notable.

So I believe our 2018 list is now at 89 species, with 66 of those being reported this week.

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