Date: 11/12/17 12:54 pm From: Martin Muller <martinmuller...> Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Tweeters Green Lake Red-breasted Merganser
In more than 20 years (1988 - 2008) of frequent Green Lake visits (including 11 years of nearly weekly censes) I have only one record of a female Red-breasted Merganser there.
October 24, 1999.
She stood out a little better since there were only 13 Common Mergansers on the lake around that time.
I was very excited to find a female Red-breasted Merganser at Green Lake this evening. She was foraging alone for about half an hour off of Duck Island, seen from the West side fishing dock, and later joined up with the large Common Merganser flock. As there have recently been upwards of three hundred Commons on the lake, I was really hoping for a Red-breasted this winter. A first on eBird there.
On another note, I was surprised yesterday to suddenly have an Osprey fly by at Tolt MacDonald Park. It headed North up the Snoqualmie River, I suppose the abundant salmon have keep it fed.