Date: 3/18/21 2:23 pm
From: <birdmarymoor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-03-18
Tweets – A really good day at Marymoor today. First, the sunrise was spectacular. The weather held okay for our visit; cloudy with touches of wind, but only very occasional mizzle. Birdy, and with signs of spring!

Highlights:
a.. Ten species of duck, again (same species as last week; no surprises)
b.. RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD – one male along slough in Dog Area; First of Year (FOY), though Jordan had one yesterday
c.. Double-crested Cormorant – a total of at least 29 flying upstream towards the lake, in groups of 5-11
d.. Merlin – fast flyby
e.. SAY’S PHOEBE – two in the East Meadow (FOY)
f.. Hutton’s Vireo – one at the Rowing Club parking lot
g.. Violet-green Swallow – I saw two, off to the west. Had about 4 Tree Swallows too, and that’s it for swallows
h.. MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD – female in East Meadow. (FOY)
i.. Savannah Sparrow – one in the Pea Patch (FOY)
j.. Fox Sparrow – some really notable singing going on, including one very long, complex song
k.. Yellow-rumped Warbler – one or two at the Rowing Club ponds
l.. Townsend’s Warbler – three south of the mansion
I had a flyby look at either a Band-tailed Pigeon or a Eurasian Collared-Dove, but it was across the river, through the trees, under the clouds, and a fairly brief look. Either species would be FOY for the survey, but we got neither.

From the Rowing Club dock, we enjoyed seeing a pair of HOODED MERGANSER next to a pair of WOOD DUCKS. All the goodies – the hoodies and the woodies.

Monday and Tuesday, I had ROCK PIGEON, NORTHERN SHRIKE, and two singing WESTERN MEADOWLARKS.

Other misses for today included Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, and American Goldfinch.

For the day, 65 species, with three more for the week. For the year, with four FOY, I think we’re at 94 species.

= Michael Hobbs
= www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
= <BirdMarymoor...>
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