[Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King co.)
birdmarymoor at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 16:30:10 PDT 2022
Tweets - Perhaps the last nice day for a long while, who knows. Temps were
in the low 40's, with only a few wisps of fog, no wind, and no
precipitation. And it was birdy.
- Trumpeter Swan - Flock of 16 flying west, calling. First of year (
- American Wigeon - A few on the lake
- Green-winged Teal - One at Rowing Club, First of Fall (*FOF*)
- Common Merganser - Male at weir (*FOF*)
- Western Screech-Owl - One heard pre-dawn
- Great Horned Owl - Matt heard one near the concert venue pre-dawn
- Northern Saw-whet Owl - Matt heard two predawn (*FOY*)
- Varied Thrush - One near mansion (*FOF*)
- American Pipit - Several flyovers, but we've yet to see one on the
ground this fall
- White-throated Sparrow - Brian had one, East Meadow
We saw a large flock of birds well out on the lake, and I was able to scope
them after the walk. Turned out to be a couple of hundred(!) BUFFLEHEAD (
*FOF*), a handful of LESSER SCAUP (*FOF*), at least 4 WESTERN GREBE (*FOY*),
and a few wigeon. There were also a couple of HORNED GREBE and a
If you're counting, that's *3* *FOY *plus *5 FOF!*
We had a NINE SPARROW DAY, which is all of the likely species.
Besides the fairly small numbers I've noted for various dabbling ducks, we
also had an abundance of flocks of unidentified ducks overhead all
morning. Our guesses were many more Mallard, Green-winged Teal, American
Wigeon, and maybe some Gadwall.
Misses today included Short-billed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Shrike,
Bushtit, Brown Creeper, Pine Siskin, and Western Meadowlark.
For the day, an amazing 66 species!
= Michael Hobbs
= BirdMarymoor at gmail.com
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