[Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co.) 2020-12-31

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Thu Dec 31 14:18:05 PST 2020

Tweets – the weather, once again, was better than the forecast. Yes, there was blowing mizzle, but that stopped just before our 8 a.m. start time. After that it was very pleasant, and very warm: 47-50! Rather birdy too.

a.. Trumpeter Swan (?) – two flew overhead, ID uncertain but probable. Last of Year (LOY)
b.. Wood Duck – two at the Rowing Club pond (LOY)
c.. Pied-billed Grebe – MANY on the lake – dozens (LOY)
d.. Western Screech-Owl – the early birders heard one (LOY)
e.. WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – one in the flock of Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned, White-crowned, and Song Sparrows in the middle of the Dog Meadow (LOY)
A late scan of the lake turned up four CANVASBACK, a dozen RING-NECKED DUCK, and about 3 SCAUP sp., (all LOY).

Mammals included several COYOTES raising a racket in apparent response to a siren, just before 8, near the Viewing Mound. Matt had an OPOSSUM pre-dawn. And we had 4-5 RIVER OTTERS From the Lake Platform. (Again, all LOY :)

For the most part, we got decent numbers of the usual species for this time of year, with rather a lot of GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS and DARK-EYED JUNCOS.

Misses today were Rock Pigeon, Northern Shrike, American Goldfinch, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

For the day, 57 species. For 2020, the Marymoor Survey had 153 species, while the park year list is at or above 160 species.

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

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