[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-09-05

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Fri Sep 6 10:16:45 PDT 2019

Tweets – Yesterday morning started dark, foggy, and almost cold (50 degrees), and it felt like fall for a while. But the sun quickly warmed things up for us. The day was surprising for not being surprising. This week is the first of a three-week stretch where just about any species can show up, and in past years we’ve had some shocking surprises. Not today. Not a long bird list, and our most unexpected bird was a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, just our 2nd sighting of the year.

Other highlights:
a.. Vaux’s Swift – Twenty or so; definitely migrants
b.. Wilson’s Snipe – First of Fall; Matt heard one/some early, and later one nicely landed in tall grass near us
c.. – Five Woodpecker Day – but just the usual five
d.. Swainson’s Thrush – Notably, we were able to SEE at least 5 different birds
e.. Lincoln’s Sparrow – several seen
f.. – Four warbler day – many very drab YELLOW WARBLERS amongst them
We had long looks at an AMERICAN BEAVER in the Rowing Club pond.

Misses for the day included Hooded Merganser, Rock Pigeon, American Coot, Cooper’s Hawk, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Bushtit, Marsh Wren, European Starling, and Black-headed Grosbeak.

For the day, just 52 species.

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