[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2020-03-05

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Thu Mar 5 15:17:00 PST 2020

Tweets – It was a rather chilly 35 degrees to start, but there was only a thin overcast and no wind, which made for a beautiful and birdy day.

a.. Wood Duck – Female from Lake Platform – first in 6 weeks
b.. “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal – Repeat of last week; drake maybe 300 yards downstream of weir, with other teal, far side of slough
c.. American Wigeon – A few; these are not common except during floods at Marymoor, and the floodwaters have receded
d.. Ring-necked Duck – Pair from Lake Platform – astoundingly, first since mid-January
e.. Common Merganser – Seven fishing together at weir
f.. Green Heron – One glimpsed from Rowing Club dock
g.. Western Screech-Owl – None called back pre-dawn, but Matt spotted one sitting along the trail at about 5:45 for our first looks of the year
h.. Short-eared/Long-eared Owl – One gave poor looks just after 6 a.m., East Meadow
i.. Red-breasted Sapsucker - 3+ sightings of probably 2+ birds; First of Year, and completed a Five Woodpecker Day
j.. Northern Shrike – Far across model airplane field from the Viewing Mound. Yesterday’s was definitely a Northern, so I presume today’s was as well (and probably too early for a rare Loggerhead)
k.. Tree Swallow – Maybe 10 total, checking out boxes
l.. Violet-green Swallow – Two over slough
m.. Western Meadowlark – Matt reported from East Meadow
Huge chorus of Pacific Tree Frogs predawn. One silent Bullfrog at Rowing Club.

Misses today were minimal: Greater Scaup, Cooper’s Hawk, House Finch, and Purple Finch.

For the day, 62 species.

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