[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-10-11

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Oct 11 17:38:50 PDT 2018

Tweets – We had significant fog for the first several hours this morning, which limited our viewing. We ended up doing lots of birding by ear. Our species count grew slowly, though there were notably many birds of certain common species, so there were times when there were plenty of birds to look through. Not a lot of surprises today, but by the end, a decent showing.

a.. Ring-necked Duck – probably the same two tentatively ID’d last week. Officially First of Fall today
b.. Virginia Rail – two responded to clapping
c.. Wilson’s Snipe – heard predawn for 2nd week; still awaiting a fall sighting
d.. Green Heron – one at Rowing Club
e.. Sharp-shinned Hawk – one east of East Meadow
f.. Cooper’s Hawk – probably had 6-7 sightings; 2+ birds
g.. Barn Owl – one glimpse in the fog predawn at south end of East Meadow
h.. Pileated Woodpecker – heard very close (and distantly) but unseen
i.. Merlin – landed in Snag Row
j.. Cedar Waxwing – still large flocks overhead; saw none perched
k.. American Pipit – 5 west of easternmost ballfields
l.. Western Meadowlark – 5 with pipits
Misses today included Cackling Goose, Gadwall, Western Grebe, gulls besides Glaucous-winged, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier (seen 50% of previous years), Savannah Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. Fog played a role.

For the day, 54 species.

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