[Tweeters] Magnuson Park, 20 September 2021

Scott Ramos lsr at ramoslink.info
Mon Sep 20 16:34:17 PDT 2021

With the heavy rain, and lots of rolling thunder, over the weekend, I wondered what the effect might be today. Busy. Lots of activity and a few more migrants moving through. The novelty was that the Mandarin Duck that has been visiting Juanita Bay over the last several months may have come to Magnuson (I presume it's the same bird). The best tree of the day was a fruiting Madrona on Promontory Point. The berries must now be soft enough to eat as there were dozens of birds plucking the fruit, plus other non-fruit eaters taking advantage of other food options. On one tree: Purple Finch, House Finch, Varied Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Spotted Towhee, BC Chickadee, CB Chickadee, Bewick’s Wren, Anna’s Hummingbird, Golden-crowned Kinglet and Hutton’s Vireo.

Other notables:
Northern Pintail - 1 female with the Wood Ducks
Red-necked Grebe - near the swim platform
Eurasian Collared-Dove - First of fall
Caspian Tern - still around
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 birds circling high above the park for several minutes
Willow Flycatcher - late
Hutton’s Vireo - Promontory Point; FOF
Varied Thrush - 4 birds, soft chuffs and songs, on Promontory Point; FOF
Swainson’s Thrush - one bird whitting softly below the point
Hermit Thrush - a couple, PP
Purple Finch - a couple, PP
American Goldfinch - 70 or 80! A flock of at least 50 were partaking of the thistle and other seeds on the wilded mulch hill next to the park’s mulch yard
Fox Sparrow - a couple, also on the mulch hill; FOF
Golden-crowned Sparrow - all over, some on the mulch hill; FOF
Orange-crowned Warbler - a couple, also on the mulch hill
Yellow and Wilson’s Warbler - not on the mulch hill :)

For the day, 55 species.
Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94940981
Scott Ramos

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