[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-04-18

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Fri Apr 19 09:43:29 PDT 2019

Tweets – yesterday we were beset by a hour of unmitigated rain, followed by almost another hour of drizzle. The precipitation didn’t let up until we were at the lake platform. So the morning was pretty quiet. We’re not sure if some of the birds we missed are gone for the season, or were simply hiding. The rest of the morning was pleasant, but not tremendously birdy. Great birds *next week*.

a.. Cackling Goose – should be leaving very soon, but we still had several flocks of 50+. 200+ birds total
b.. Green-winged Teal – pair copulating below weir
c.. Ring-necked Pheasant – he was in the Compost Piles area, and earlier heard southeast of the Viewing Mound
d.. Pied-billed Grebe – only 1 seen
e.. American Coot – only 1 seen
f.. Wilson’s Snipe – still 2-3 below the weir
g.. Osprey – two seen at new nest, two seen at old nest
h.. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – at least 1 from Lake Platform
i.. BARN SWALLOW – 1 from Lake Platform. New for our 2019 list
j.. American Pipit – good looks at 4 in grass/gravel lot north of Viewing Mound
k.. Western Meadowlark – 1 at north end of East Meadow
l.. Orange-crowned Warbler – only 1, heard singing, unseen
Misses today included Bufflehead (may have been out-of-sight to the east of the Lake Platform), Band-tailed Pigeon (still waiting on our first of the year), Belted Kingfisher (one may have been heard), Red-breasted Sapsucker, Cliff Swallow (still waiting on our first of the year), Fox Sparrow (it was raining hard when we went past the best locations for them, but they’ve often just left by Week 16), and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

For the day, 59 species. Only BARN SWALLOW was new for our 2019 list.

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