[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-05-27

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Thu May 27 12:12:54 PDT 2021

Tweets – We had a wet one today, with drizzle and rain for most of the morning. There was a bit of a let-up, and even some blue sky, after we finished the main loop. The dark overcast and rain meant there was little to look at for much of the walk. We could hear some birds, and indeed we had 7 species that were heard-only. Another couple of species were actually seen only by one or two of us, and there would have been at least 3 more heard-only species except for some looks at the Rowing Club. That said, it wasn’t a bad day.

a.. Wood Duck – seven males, and a female with 7 ducklings, all at the Rowing Club pond
b.. BLUE-WINGED TEAL – a male and two females staying very hidden at the Rowing Club pond. First of Year (FOY), and this is by far the most likely week to see them each year
c.. NORTHERN SHOVELER – pair at the Rowing Club pond. Latest spring sighting ever
d.. Eurasian Collared-Dove – one flew east from the East Meadow (FOY)
e.. LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER – one flying at the lake before turning and flying down the slough while we were on the Lake Platform (FOY). Just our 6th time for dowitcher at the park, and our first spring sighting
f.. Caspian Tern – one on the lake
g.. Barn Owl – one flew by the Viewing Mound at 4:53 a.m.
h.. WILLOW FLYCATCHER – three heard, with one of those seen (FOY)
i.. Bullock’s Oriole – we saw one bright male chased off by an even brighter male, along slough trail in Dog Area
j.. Lazuli Bunting – probably 5 singing males!
Misses today included Rock Pigeon, Green Heron, Downy Woodpecker, Steller’s Jay, and Western Tanager.

For the day, 66 species. Adding four to the year list, we’re now at 141 for 2021.

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