[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2020-01-30

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Thu Jan 30 20:16:59 PST 2020


Tweets – It was a beautiful morning, and we had several BARN OWL sightings from the Viewing Mound before the sunrise exploded in pink, orange, purple and blue. Mt. Rainier was showing for good measure. No rain, some sunlight and shadows, no wind, not cold, muddy, and with a partially (slightly) flooded boardwalk.

Highlights:
a.. Cackling Goose – a couple of hundred, probably. We’ve been having much smaller numbers since December
b.. Greater Scaup – lone female again
c.. Great Blue Heron – one carried a stick to the nests, a pair copulated
d.. Belted Kingfisher – seen trying to swallow a too-big fish
e.. Northern Shrike – north of fields 7-8-9
f.. Bushtit – just two – First of the Year
g.. European Starling – 200-300 birds in a murmuration at 7:30
h.. Pine Sisklin – one or two relatively small swirls. Our only finches for the day
i.. Western Meadowlark – SINGING in East Meadow
j.. American Beavers, Muskrat (First of Year), Pacific Tree Frogs heard in January
Singing birds included Anna’s Hummingbird, Black-capped Chickadee, Pacific Wren, Bewick’s Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, and Western Meadowlark

Misses included Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Cooper’s Hawk, Marsh Wren, and House Finch

For the day, 51 species.

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