Date: 6/7/18 2:41 pm From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz...> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2018-06-07
Today we were missing many of our regulars, all headed down to the WOS Conference this weekend. Nevertheless, nine of us took to Marymoor Park for the weekly walk. It was cool-ish and overcast, with a little breeze, but a very pleasant day with decent #s of birds, but no rarities. Well, two rarities: Great to see Grace & Ollie Oliver back again!
Wood Duck - several clutches - I counted 13 babies pre-dawn at the viewing platform. Overall, around 30 Wood Ducks on the day.
Killdeer copulation - below the weir
Spotted Sandpipers - 2 pairs nearby as well
Band-tailed Pigeon - 20 or more, including close looks at adult & immature, and one flock of 13
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Brian Bell had one as he left for WOS
Western Screech-Owl - heard pre-dawn - first in over a month
Red-breasted Sapsucker - feeding young at nest at dog central
Merlin - one fly-by early at viewing mound
Western Wood-Pewee - not huge #s , but the first week we’ve had regular vocalizing around the park this year.
Purple Martin - 2 at the lake viewing platform gourds - first time in gourds this year for us.
Swainson’s Thrush & Cedar Waxwings - very numerous again today , though Swainson’s remained invisible.
Bullock’s Oriole - 2 males around ‘singing’
Red-winged Blackbirds - a pair copulating at weir, followed by a couple watching young ones trying it out as well!
5 species of warbler - Orange-crowned, Wilson’s & Yellow-rumped heard only, Yellow & Common Yellowthroat seen & heard
4 Lazuli Bunting - 3 males, 1 female
I don’t believe we had any species new for the park year list - we’re about all done with new arrivals for the summer