Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park Report (Redmond, King Co., WA) 2011-09-22 Date: Sep 22 20:02:09 2011 From: Michael Hobbs - BirdMarymoor at frontier.com
Tweets - it was as quiet a day as I can remember in any September this morning. We had heavy overcast, and warm wet air, though no precipitation during the walk. We also had no birds, or so it seemed at times. What we did have was often distant, heard-only, and/or fleeting.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 sightings. One sent starlings into a ball Barn Owl Matt had at least 2, as late as 6:30 a.m. SHORT-EARED OWL One flew over Pea Patch 7:45 a.m. Vaux's Swift 2 over mansion COMMON RAVEN 2nd straight week, over lake platform Or.-crowned Warbler 1-2 Y.-rumped Warbler Several, all drab Black-thr. Gray 1-2 Purple Finch Many, some singing Evening Grosbeak Invisible flyovers
We've only had COMMON RAVEN 20 times at Marymoor, but 5 of those sightings have been in 2011.
It was a good day for mammal sightings, with COYOTE and MULE DEER as well as the usual rabbits and squirrels.
Misses for the day: We had no flycatchers or vireos. Also, no Brown Creeper, Common Yellowthroat, Fox Sparrow, or Lincoln's Sparrow, though Ollie Oliver sent me photos of a Lincoln's Sparrow from yesterday. He also photographed NORTHERN HARRIER and WESTERN MEADOWLARK yesterday.
For the day, only just 50 species, but at least 53 for the week.
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