[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-09-27

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 27 17:29:40 PDT 2018

Today Michael was out and Brian Bell & I substituted as leaders of the weekly Marymoor Park walk.
After all the goodies of last week, we had hopes of this week holding surprises. Alas, we hit one of those lulls in the pulses of migration — we saw some good birds, but overall the species count and species seen were not all that remarkable.

River Otter - 4 of them near dog central - Hugh got some nice photos
Green-winged Teal - a pair flew by along the slough
Virginia Rail - one or two responded to clapping along the slough
Osprey - still one present , seen multiple times
All 5 expected woodpecker species seen
Merlin - one from the lake viewing platform
Peregrine Falcon - one soaring around late, as we were nearing the Pea Patch
HUTTON’S VIREO - still pretty unusual at Marymoor. We had one near the windmill.
American Pipit - five flying overhead in the north fields
Fox Sparrows - singing away in the good weather
For warblers, we only had a single Orange-crowned, a few Common Yellowthroats, and maybe 15-20 Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Misses for the day included owls, any swallows to species [we did have a flock of a dozen too far out to get beyond swallow sp], ducks beyond Mallard, Wood Duck, Common Merganser, and the teal, and the longed-after rarity.

For the day, 52 species

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA
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