[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-12-05

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 5 14:32:49 PST 2019

Tweets -
Michael was out of town today, so Brian Bell & I took the lead with another 6 people for a pleasant, overcast, but not particularly birdy day. A few highlights though kept us on our toes:

4 Owl species pre-dawn - One each of Great Horned Owl [heard only], Barn Owl, Western Screech-Owl, and N. Saw-whet Owl - not sure when we’ve last had a 4 owl day!
Swamp Sparrow - heard only, but heard well, a little below the weir along the slough
Green Heron - one on its winter spot, on the beaver lodge
Wilson’s Snipe - 12 in the still good mud below the weir
Western Meadowlark - 6 in model airplane field

Misses and near-misses included all finches except a handful of House Finch [poorly seen], Bushtit, any gulls except GWGU and hybrid, Ring-necked Duck, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing. Unlike recent weeks, the Cackling Geese were present only in one small flock of maybe 200.

For the day, 53 species

Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA
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