Date: 6/4/20 1:19 pm From: <birdmarymoor...> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2020-06-04
Tweets – Ten of us met at Marymoor this morning, under a perfect lumpy quilt of overcast. We split into two groups of 5 to make social distancing more possible, and set out in opposite directions around the loop.
a.. AMERICAN WIGEON – one male in the slough. This is the first time we’ve had one in June, and we have only one record for May (2002-05-08)
b.. Common Merganser – the other group had a female with 7 small ducklings in the slough
c.. Virginia Rail – 2 or 3 called from across the slough
d.. American Coot – lone bird still hanging around near the Lake Platform
e.. EASTERN KINGBIRD – two birds in the East Meadow. Most sightings for this species have come in early June. First of Year (FOY)
f.. RED-EYED VIREO – we saw singing birds both at the south end of the Dog Meadow and at the Rowing Club next to the boathouse (FOY)
g.. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – two were flying around the slough below the weir
h.. Orange-crowned Warbler – Matt heard one pre-dawn
i.. Black-throated Gray Warbler – one continues to sing near the Rowing Club parking lot. Only our 4th June record
j.. Western Tanager – we saw a female. The other group saw a female and heard a second bird. Not commonly seen in June at Marymoor
k.. Lazuli Bunting – Pretty sure we had at least 3 males, as well as a female
Babies: Canada Goose (at least 2 clutches), Wood Duck (3 clutches), Mallard (3 clutches), Common Merganser, Rufous Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird (very recently fledged), Great Blue Heron (in the nests), Downy Woodpecker (being fed in the nest), Savannah Sparrow (being fed), and Dark-eyed Junco (being fed).
Misses today included Green Heron, Cliff Swallow, and Pine Siskin (may have glimpsed).
My group had 69 species. Jordan’s group had 61 species. Margaret, who walked solo, added Rock Pigeon, to give a combined total of 73 species.