[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-03-07

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Thu Mar 7 16:20:46 PST 2019

Tweets – In the Extended February Edition of Marymoor Surveys ™, we had SNOW. It was snowing hard when I arrived at 6:00 a.m., and it kept snowing until nearly ten. Probably an inch of snow fell, but it melted almost as fast as it fell, so there was never more than about a 1/2 inch on the ground. We had some rain after that, and finally fled the when we faced the awful terror of seeing or own shadows. So unaccustomed we are to those dark ninja stalkers that follow our every move that we had to desperately escape a little before 11:00.

The birding was fairly typical of this time of year, with no signs of early spring.

a.. Cackling Goose – several smallish flocks, some seemingly including larger subspecies
b.. Wood Duck – pair seen looking south from Rowing Club dock
c.. Northern Pintail – male in slough below weir
d.. Western Screech-Owl – Matt found one perched near east end of boardwalk. I watched it fly a short distance south a little after 6 a.m.
e.. Pileated Woodpecker – one or two heard west of slough
f.. Northern Shrike – adult along East Meadow edge
g.. American Goldfinch - 3+ in London Plane trees in Lot D
h.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – on fence below weir
Singing birds included Anna’s Hummingbird, American Robin, Pacific Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick’s Wren, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, Spotted Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Fark-eyed Junco, and Red-winged Blackbird.

Misses today included Ring-necked Duck, Virginia Rail, Mew Gull, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Tree Swallow (seen 13 of past 22 years during Week 10), Bushtit, and HOUSE FINCH.

For the day, 54 species. Nothing new for 2019 (maybe next week).

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