Date: 7/7/18 11:54 am From: Sharon Cormier-Aagaard <scormieraa001...> Subject: [Tweeters] Lake Sammamish State Park monthly bird walk – 7/6/18
Sharon and Stan were joined by 17 other birders on July 6, 2018 for Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park. Weather was sunny 61-72F, 2-6 1-2 mph winds. The species count was 57 species, 125 for the year.
**A female Common Merganser successfully navigated potentially rough waters (comprised of several anchored power boats, and families with children playing on a nearby sandbar). She managed to lead the string of tiny Merganser-lings right through the center of it all, and onto calmer waters.
**A family(?) of 5 Spotted Sandpipers were bopping around a sandbar along Issaquah Creek.
**Two sightings of juvenile Red-breasted Sapsuckers, and an adult.
**3 vireo species, all 3 singing and 2 seen.... Hutton's, Red-eyed and Warbling
**A female with 2 young Black-throated Gray Warblers close up in Willow Trees at the Old Orchard was an unexpected surprise
**Good looks of a female Bullock's Oriole foraging low in Cottonwood leaves and branches.
**Only a few of us has a brief sighting of a distant, perched Western Kingbird.
The next bird walk is AUGUST 3, 2018, 6:30-11:30 am. This is a state park and a Discover Pass is required to park here ($35 annual or $10 daily)