[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-11-21

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Wed Nov 21 13:59:22 PST 2018

Tweets – At Thanksgiving, the survey is run a day early. Today featured a rumpled overcast the occasionally dripped on us, but it was in the high 40’s, and the total accumulation was just a trace. Birds didn’t seem to want to fly much today, and there were long quiet stretches. Not that many birders (i.e. Matt had to work), and but a pretty good show of birds.

a.. Cackling Goose – around 2000 flew around, then landed on the grass soccer fields, where they spent the morning. Quite a sight!
b.. American Wigeon – lone female at the weir
c.. Green-winged Teal – below weir and at Rowing Club, 4 or more.
d.. RING-NECKED PHEASANT – male flew to Pea Patch from the west. First since 2011. Likely not of wild origin.
e.. Green Heron – one remains at Rowing Club pond
f.. – All 5 standard Woodpeckers – including an apparently pure Red-breasted Sapsucker this week
g.. Northern Shrike – adult north of Viewing Mound
h.. RIVER OTTER – 4 or 5 on lake, 1+ in slough, 1 at Rowing Club pond
Few misses to report today; just Hooded Merganser, accipiters, Pine Siskin, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. In my short pre-dawn search, I had no owls. Last week’s might have been the final Cedar Waxwings for the year.

We’d had no diving ducks at all, but a late lake view turned up 4 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Bufflehead, and 2 Common Merganser.

With those three ducks, that made 57 species for the day.

Back to Thursday next week :)

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