Subject: [Tweeters] Marymoor Park (Redmond, King Co.) 2021-08-05
Date: Thu Aug 5 15:14:51 PDT 2021
From: birdmarymoor at gmail.com - birdmarymoor at gmail.com

Another too-nice morning at Marymoor; the doldrums continue. Still waiting for a drenching rain that is so desperately needed. Pre-dawn, Jupiter and the crescent moon were deep orange, as was the sun when it rose, indicative of the smoke to the east. The early sun was a scary color.

Highlights:
a.. Pied-billed Grebe -; first for the survey proper since early April; one on the lake
b.. LEAST SANDPIPER -; just after 5 a.m., Matt and I heard one from the Lake Platform, and even saw it briefly as it checked us out!
c.. Caspian Tern -; one, again. Ninth straight week, and 11th of the last 12 weeks
d.. Green Heron -; juvenile along the slough
e.. Cooper's Hawk -; several glimpses of a juvenile
f.. Hairy Woodpecker -; one across the slough from the Lake Platform
g.. Pileated Woodpecker -; probable juvenile along the slough, across from the Rowing Club dock
h.. Merlin -; brief glimpse of one being pursued by a Purple Martin or two
i.. Western Wood-Pewee -; adult feeding begging young at the Rowing Club ponds
j.. Willow Flycatcher -; SO MANY -; including three young on a branch, begging. We're thinking hatch-year birds sing, too, based on the plethora of "Fitz-Bew"s
k.. Purple Martin -; three babies sticking their heads out of one gourd, at least one in the 2nd gourd. So cute!
l.. Yellow Warbler -; two heard singing
Lowlights:
a.. Great Blue Heron -; if I counted correctly, there were ONLY TWO!
b.. Barn Swallow -; one over the Pea Patch was the only swallow besides the martins!
c.. Savannah Sparrow -; only one
d.. Black-headed Grosbeak -; like last week, only one, this time at the Rowing Club
e.. SIXTEEN species were represented by a single bird only. EIGHT more were heard-only. The only gulls we had were far too far away for ID.
Misses included Rock Pigeon, Band-tailed Pigeon, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Bushtit, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, and Wilson's Warbler.

QUIET.

For the day, we eked out 53 species.

= Michael Hobbs
= www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
= BirdMarymoor at gmail.com
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