Date: 7/4/19 2:33 pm From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2019-07-04
Tweets – an overcast morning with a hint of sun now and then, along with an unfulfilled threat of rain now and then. Singing is quieting down from several species. And some birds seem to be moving on in post-breeding dispersal. Matt is in Duluth, so there was nobody doing pre-dawn owling.
a.. Black Swift – ideal looking day, but we only had one
b.. Rufous Hummingbird – suddenly scarce – just two, with no adult males
c.. LEAST SANDPIPER – one adult seen flying towards the slough with Killdeer. We rushed over and found the Killdeer 200 yards below the weir on the near side, and the Least was still with them. Our earliest “fall” Least Sandpiper ever, and only the 13th time we’ve ever had the species in the park
d.. Ring-billed Gull – not totally sure of ID. Over lake
e.. Great Blue Heron – many young have left the nest. One only made it to the ground under the trees
f.. Red-tailed Hawk – one adult; only 2nd sighting since May
g.. Pileated Woodpecker – twice saw an adult with a juvenile
h.. RED-EYED VIREO – heard singing east of southernmost Dog Swim Beach; later, SAW the bird at the Rowing Club, 100 yards west of where we’d heard it before
i.. Tree Swallow – seemed to be many fewer than recent weeks
j.. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – one glimpsed near weir
k.. Swainson’s Thrush – still a lot of singing, and at least SIX BIRDS SEEN
l.. Bullock’s Oriole – quieter, but did have one adult male, and 1-3 females and/or young
Misses today included Hooded Merganser, Rock Pigeon, Green Heron, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Cliff Swallow, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
For the day, 55 species, with Least Sandpiper new for 2019.