[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2022-06-30
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Thu Jun 30 16:16:18 PDT 2022
Tweets - It was a touch foggy and chilly to start the morning. Partly
cloudy skies for most of the morning kept the temperatures moderate. The
birds were very numerous and active, with many family groups making lots of
noise. We got most of the species we'd expect for this time of year, and a
few more species of birds and mammals to make it a very enjoyable day.
- Wood Duck - 3+ clutches of ducklings
- Mallard - more ducklings
- Band-tailed Pigeon - we saw small group after small group after small
- BLACK SWIFT - seen twice, maybe 6 birds. Unusual on a day with nice
- Caspian Tern - maybe as many as 15, which seems unusually high for
- Osprey - at least one baby on one of the two nests, and possibly some
- Cooper's Hawk - juvenile caught a juvenile bird of some kind, just
south of the Dog Meadow
- GREAT HORNED OWL - what appeared to be an adult and a juvenile near
the mansion. The adult flew off, drawing scores of crows with it.
Frightening to see 60 or 70 crows continually tracking and mobbing the
owl. First of the year (*FOY*)
- Five woodpecker day - Hairy (2) and Pileated (1) especially uncommon
this time of year at Marymoor
- Northern Rough-winged Swallow - one or two, only seen once before on
this week of the year
- European Starling - so many, mostly in family groups
- Western Tanager - two west of the Rowing Club parking lot at the end
of the survey
We also had Eastern Gray Squirrel, American Beaver out in daylight, Eastern
Cottontail, and four River Otters in the slough
Misses today included Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe,
Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted
Nuthatch, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
For the day, 60 species of birds.
= Michael Hobbs
= birdmarymoor at gmail.com
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