[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-10-17

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Thu Oct 17 17:21:12 PDT 2019


Tweets – the weather report was pretty dismal, but we had very little precipitation this morning, and only a little wind. It was rather dark, but it was warm. Also, I’m afraid, somewhat lacking in birds. We’re still waiting for many of the winter waterfowl to return, but we’ve lost almost all of the summer birds. Still, not a bad day.

Highlights:
a.. Ring-billed Gull – several, for the first time this fall, along with California’s and GWGUs
b.. Sharp-shinned Hawk – probably two
c.. Cooper’s Hawk – at least three
d.. Barn Owl – Matt had one in the East Meadow until around 7 a.m.
e.. Hairy Woodpecker – one, heard only; first in 5 weeks
f.. Merlin – three sightings. At one point it chased a Sharpie that was going for House FInches
g.. Northern Shrike – Juvenile in NE corner of East Meadow
h.. Savannah Sparrow – still one, north of Fields 7-8-9
i.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – one in Pea Patch
j.. WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – one SW of Pea Patch, later in SW corner of Pea Patch, with White-crowned Sparrows. Probably the same bird as last week
k.. WESTERN MEADOWLARK – FIrst of Fall for us; one or maybe two north of Fields 7-8-9
l.. Yellow-rumped Warbler – two; our only warblers
We had many accipiter sightings, plus the Merlin sightings, and the Northern Shrike, so perhaps low numbers of small passerines should not have surprised us – a good day to make yourself scarce at the park if small and tasty.

Misses included Western Grebe, Rock Pigeon, American Coot, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pacific Wren, and Purple Finch.

For the day, 55 species.

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