[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-07-25

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Jul 25 14:24:51 PDT 2019


Tweets – it was a gorgeous morning at the park today, with great light for viewing. Not of a lot of excitement in terms of unexpected species, but there was a lot to see.

Highlights:
a.. Rock Pigeon – after no sightings for weeks, Eric saw two near the mansion last week, and we had two there today
b.. Rufous Hummingbird – only 1 seen today
c.. Spotted Sandpiper – two flying the slough *above* the weir today
d.. Great Blue Heron – heronry almost completely empty, and few total birds seen today
e.. Green Heron – one at the Rowing Club pond
f.. Osprey – 2 babies on each of the two nests
g.. Barn Owl – Matt saw a juvenile on the windmill at 4
h.. Pileated Woodpecker – two flew in from the west towards the mansion area
i.. MERLIN – quick flyby – looked quite dark
j.. Willow Flycatcher – one of the most numerous birds, with many juveniles seen
k.. Red-eyed Vireo – one heard singing near Dog Central, again
l.. Purple Martin – young in all four gourds, with 3 young in the rear left one. 18 birds seen total at one point around the gourds (incl. babies in the gourds).
m.. Tree Swallow – only a couple
n.. Violet-green Swallow – only one
o.. Cedar Waxwing – ubiquitous
p.. Savannah Sparrow – only 1 ! ???
q.. Bullock’s Oriole – two (both juv?) near East Footbridge
r.. Brown-headed Cowbird – juveniles being fed by Common Yellowthroat and Dark-eyed Junco
s.. Orange-crowned Warbler – two
t.. Yellow Warbler – several
u.. Wilson’s Warbler – two – female, adult male
v.. Black-headed Grosbeak – one adult male, maybe 10 total birds
Misses today included: Pied-billed Grebe, Cliff Swallow, and Marsh Wren

For the day, 61 species

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