[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-12-23

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Thu Dec 23 14:41:08 PST 2021

Tweets – Our first post-solstice walk was rather quiet, but not completely without highlights. The weather was breezier than we would have liked, but temps were in the low 40’s and there was very minimal precipitation. We had no really large flocks of geese and very few gulls. Numbers for most species seemed low.

a.. Snow Goose – Flock of 18-20 flew over the lake platform
b.. Cooper’s Hawk – One flying the west edge of the Dog Area caused much excitement amongst American Robins and American Crows
c.. Merlin – One perched just north of the boardwalk
d.. COMMON REDPOLL – Maybe a dozen, mixed with Pine Siskins, in a tree along the slough about 20 yards north of the southern gate of the Dog Area. One or two calling east of the East Meadow
e.. White-throated Sparrow – One with large flock of Golden and White-crowned Sparrows, NW part of the Dog Area
f.. White-crowned Sparrow – Maybe 30, much more common than in recent weeks
A late scan of the lake turned up two LESSER SCAUP and a HORNED GREBE.

Last Saturday was the Eastside Audubon CBC, and Brian and I covered Marymoor Park. We had over 20 COMMON REDPOLL just south of the Dog Area, plus seven species we didn’t have for today: WOOD DUCK, WILSON’S SNIPE, SHORT-BILLED GULL, RING-BILLED GULL, DOWNY WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

Other misses today included Bushtit, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

For the day, 51 species. For the week, 58.

Happy Holidays

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