[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-07-08

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Thu Jul 8 11:51:21 PDT 2021

Tweets – Today was about a quiet as things get at Marymoor. Unless next week is quieter. We had a pretty dark overcast for much of the morning, and birds were pretty hard to come by except for Great Blue Herons, American Crows, Violet-green Swallows, American Robins, European Starlings, Cedar Waxwings, House Finch, Spotted Towhees, Song Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos.

Highlights (such as they were):

a.. Gadwall – first in a month; 2 flying north + female with 3 small ducklings seen from entrance bridge
b.. Band-tailed Pigeon – a dozen in one tree east of the boardwalk, and 10 more flying overhead at the same time
c.. Rufous Hummingbird – still 1-2, East Meadow and Viewing Mound
d.. Caspian Tern – at least 5 fishing the lake
e.. Great Blue Heron – most young seem to have left the nests. Many trying to find fish in the slough while looking clumsy and clueless
f.. Cooper’s Hawk – quick fly-by flying east from concert venue
g.. Hairy Woodpecker – adult female across from Rowing Club dock
I was also at the park Tuesday morning and had 6 species we did not have today:
a.. Hooded Merganser – one at Rowing Club pond – first since April!
b.. Spotted Sandpiper – perched in a willow below the weir
c.. Pileated Woodpecker – two near concert venue
d.. Tree Swallow – one active nest in Pea Patch. Looked empty today
e.. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – at least 2-3 along slough
f.. Cliff Swallow – one at lake – first since late May
Misses today included Hooded Merganser, Rock Pigeon, Green Heron, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Red-eyed Vireo, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Bullock’s Oriole, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

For today, 53 species. With six more Tuesday, that’s 59 for the week.

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