[Tweeters] Lake Sammamish State Park, Nov 5, 2018

Sharon Cormier-Aagaard scormieraa001 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 7 20:16:29 PST 2018

Hi Tweets,

Here's my eBird report from:
Lake Sammamish State Park, King, Washington, US
Nov 5, 2018 7:57 AM - 12:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.67 mile(s)
Comments: Sharon and Stan were joined by 19 other birders on November 5, 2018 for Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park. Weather was mostly cloudy, 53-55F, 3-6 mph winds. The species count was 54, 135 for the year.

**a nice mixture of ducks were among the 100s of American Coots at Sunset Beach--3 Northern Shovelers, 6 female Canvasbacks, a male Redhead, 2 Ring-necked Ducks, 3 Lesser Scaups, 4 Buffleheads, a female Hooded Merganser, Gadwall abd Mallards
**Gulls: Mew, Ring-billed, California, Glacous-winged and WesternXGlaucous Winged
**everyone enjoyed long scope views of a Wilson's Snipe standing still near the edge of Issaquah Creek, in shallow water and nearly hidden by grasses. Aptly described as "cryptic"!
**Red-breasted Sapsucker-- fantastic looks in the parking lot of a close up bird tending sapwells
**3 additional woodpeckers: Downy, Hairy & Northern Flicker
**other species of note: an Accipiter, a Common Raven, many Cedar Waxwings & Yellow-rumped Warblers

The next bird walk is DECEMBER 5, 2018, 8am to noon. This is a state park and a Discover Pass is required to park here ($35 annual or $10 daily).
54 species (+3 other taxa)

Sharon Cormier-Aagaard
Bellevue WA
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