Date: 7/28/22 12:36 pm From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor...> Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2022-07-28
Tweets - It was sunny, hot, and quiet at the park this morning. 64 degrees at the start, but pretty quickly into the mid-70s and maybe higher. Remarkably free of ...
- Gadwall - at least one male in the slough, but tough ID in eclipse plumage time - Great Blue Heron - heard at least one juvenile on the nests still, but very few (<10) GBHE total - Green Heron - one juvenile just above the weir - Barn Owl - Matt had one pre-dawn at the south end of the East Meadow - Hairy Woodpecker - adult male at start of boardwalk - Black-throated Gray Warbler - probably two, probably both juveniles, across the slough from the Rowing Club dock - Black-headed Grosbeak - one at east end of boardwalk. Had none last week
Several juvenile BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS being fed; towhee, song sparrow, and junco may all have been subjected to this chore.
Very few swallows around (fewer than 15 birds combined). Our first week of the summer without Bullock's Oriole, Lazuli Bunting.
Misses included Hooded Merganser, Rock Pigeon, Spotted Sandpiper, and Violet-green Swallow.
Despite that short list of misses, just 56 species. That's why we call these the summer doldrums.
= Michael Hobbs = www.marymoor.org/birding.htm = <BirdMarymoor...>