[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2022-01-27

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Thu Jan 27 15:24:52 PST 2022

Tweets – We had cold temps (31-35 degrees), but the fog stayed above us rather than settling down. The fog slowly burned off during the morning, but we didn’t see our shadows until we were at the Rowing Club. Not a hint of wind and the lake was glassy smooth. Not a bad day.

a.. Cackling Goose – About 850 landed on the grass soccer fields
b.. Wood Duck – 4-6 in the slough near the lake. First of Year (FOY)
c.. Green-winged Teal – Perhaps as many as 65 at the Rowing Club ponds and at the mitigation pond just south of there – probably a new high count for Marymoor
d.. Greater Scaup – Pair below weir (FOY)
e.. Ruddy Duck – Three seen in a late scan of the lake
f.. Twelve species of duck in total – a
g.. Horned Grebe – Two seen in a late scan of the lake
h.. Sharp-shinned Hawk – One along West Lake Samm Parkway on our way to the Rowing Club
i.. Western Screech-Owl – One heard pre-dawn (FOY)
j.. Pileated Woodpecker – Barely heard several times, finally seen across the weir looking NW from the Lake Platform (FOY)
k.. Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Seemed especially numerous
l.. Marsh Wren – At least two east of the East Meadow (FOY)
m.. Cedar Waxwing – Again about 15 at Dog Central
n.. White-throated Sparrow – Still hanging with White-crowns and Golden-crowns at the north end of the Dog Area
o.. Western Meadowlark – Four north of Fields 7-8-9
We had AMERICAN BEAVER predawn from the Lake Platform (FOY).

Misses today included Rock Pigeon, Cooper’s Hawk, and Bushtit. Finches were represented only by a small handful of House Finch.

For the day, 59 species. For the year, the survey is at 67 species.

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