[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2022-06-02

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Thu Jun 2 14:56:59 PDT 2022

Tweets – We had thin overcast today for most of the morning, but generally pretty nice weather. No rain, and not too cold nor windy. Surprisingly, there were only seven birders in our group today.

a.. Cinnamon Teal – one at new ponds at the Rowing Club
b.. ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER – first seen yesterday, still present in the East Meadow – First of Year (FOY) yesterday
c.. WESTERN KINGBIRD – one in the East Meadow (FOY)
d.. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – two in the East Meadow
e.. Golden-crowned Kinglet – at least two begging babies in maple near concert stage
f.. Orange-crowned Warbler – one singing (unseen) near the “Mysterious Thicket” south of the East Meadow
No sign of the Green-tailed Towhee (see https://ebird.org/checklist/S111928705) nor Eastern Kingbird, both seen yesterday.

Stunningly this is the 9th year that ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER has been seen at Marymoor. There are June reports from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2021, and now 2022, plus a late July sighting from 2011.

Besides GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, we also saw juveniles of CANADA GOOSE, WOOD DUCK, MALLARD, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, GREAT BLUE HERON (though none fledged yet), EUROPEAN STARLING, AMERICAN ROBIN, DARK-EYED JUNCO, and probably of chickadees and Bushtit.

We had quite a few misses today: Rock Pigeon, Vaux’s Swift (again), Spotted Sandpiper (Matt may have glimpsed one), Glaucous-winged Gull, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Brown Creeper, and Wilson’s Warbler.

Still, for the day we managed 57 species.

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