Date: 6/24/20 7:38 pm From: Darwin Alonso <dovalonso...> Subject: [Tweeters] Bullock's oriole at Marymoor
There was a female Bullock's Oriole just "inland" from the western most dog swimming area (Wed 24th noonish). I got a good view right next to a very visible Swainson's Thrush that was persistently singing up a storm. I whiffed on the Buntings and Kingbirds, but did manage to see 5 new birds for my Seattle based human(me)-powered year. Personal high points were the Oriel, best ever views of a Yellow Warbler, Band-tailed Pigeons and Black-headed Grosbeaks(lots). I cycled out there from the Ravenna area in Seattle, and by the time I got there the Audubon Loop seemed completely empty of birders. The Burke-Gilman/Samamish trail was wonderfully empty on the way out to Marymoor, but irritatingly crowded on the way back. By in large the dog-walkers we petty good about wearing masks, imo.