[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-04-04

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Thu Apr 4 19:32:18 PDT 2019


Tweets – The “overcast” from the forecast today turned out to be a tiny bit of thin high clouds. It was basically sunny, and it warmed up well. A really nice day. A large, but great, group of birders today.

Highlights:
a.. Cackling Goose – maybe 500 flew by just before 7 am
b.. Great Blue Heron – a great number of sticks and twigs being brought in to heronry
c.. Green Heron – seen twice (or 2)
d.. Red-tailed Hawk – pair copulating, seen from Rowing Club
e.. Wilson’s Snipe – still at least 1 below weir
f.. GREATER YELLOWLEGS – one heard flying south past the Viewing Mound just before 7 – First of Year
g.. Western Screech-Owl – seen well again around 6 am
h.. Five woodpecker day – with Flicker and Downy excavating holes, and Pileated seen near nest
i.. Hermit Thrush – one just south of Dog Area
j.. Bushtit – nest found in hawthorn in Dog Meadow
k.. Brown-headed Cowbird – at least 2 – First of the year for us
l.. COMMON YELLOWTHROAT – our first of the year – two
Towards the end of the day, I realized that today marked the beginning of the 26th year of my Marymoor surveys. I had been to Marymoor previously, dating back to 1990, but starting March 31, 1994, I’ve been almost every Thursday since then (except for the years we met on Wednesdays).

For the day, 63 species, and abundant evidence that there’s no reason to stop after 25 years!

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