Checklist S21000380

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Owner Sharon Cormier-Aagaard

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  • 4 mi
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Sharon Aagaard and Stan Wood birded with 14 others at Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park on Dec 23, 2014, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. The walk started with cloudy, wet skies and ended with dry weather with a hint of blue in the skies, 47-51F, 2-8 mph. HIGHLIGHTS : Sharon went owling predawn at the large meadow to the south of the Lake Sammammish State Park boat launch, and saw 1 BARN OWL, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS (same seen in this location on 12/20/14), 3 WILSON SNIPE, & 2 MARSH WREN. During the group walk, we enjoyed 2 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 6 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2 CANVASBACK, 11 RING-NECKED DUCK, 6 GREATER SCAUP, 5 LESSER SCAUP, 37 BUFFLEHEAD, 7 COMMON GOLDENEYE, 1 HOODED MERGANSER, 2 COMMON MERGANSER, 1 COMMON LOON, 2 PIED-BILLED, 1 HORNED AND 20 WESTERN GREBE, 51 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (it appears the trees to the left of the herony as viewed from the boat launch are a night roost because this large number of Cormorants were perched in 3-4 trees at dawn), 1 RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER tending sapwells in one of several Liquid Amber Trees along the parkway and just outside the boat launch entrance--thanks to Grace and Ollie who told me to watch for this bird here. We also had a 5 WOODPECKER morning; watched 1 MERLIN fly through the parking lot, and saw 1 lone PURPLE FINCH. 53 species for the day and 141 species for the year. The next bird walk is JANUARY 27. No pre-registration, just show up depending on your mood or the weather. Since this is a state park, a Discover Pass is necessary to park ($10 daily, $30 annual). We meet in the large parking lot to the left just inside the main park entrance, now signed as the Costco Parking lot, but we meet at the far end towards the lake (not the boat launch entrance).Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6

Observations

  1. Number observed: 233
  2. Number observed: 19
  3. Number observed: 2

    Details: females

  4. Number observed: 72
  5. Number observed: 6

    Details: males and females

  6. Number observed: 2
  7. Number observed: 11
  8. Number observed: 6

    Details: males and females

  9. Number observed: 5

    Details: males

  10. Number observed: 37
  11. Number observed: 7
  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: male

  13. Number observed: 2

    Details: females

  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 20
  17. Number observed: 4
  18. Number observed: 151
  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard only

  20. Number observed: 111
  21. Number observed: 5
  22. Number observed: 10
  23. gull sp.

    Number observed: 100

    Details: While driving by a sports field just before 8 am, saw large flock of gulls land and begin foraging.

  24. Number observed: 1

    Details: boat launch, close in

  25. Number observed: 51

    Details: roosting in 3-4 trees in south cove of boat launch

  26. Number observed: 8
  27. Number observed: 2

    Details: a pair flying near each other in the distant sky--female larger than the male

  28. Number observed: 6

    Details: saw two birds in 3 separate areas where we suspect there are likely 3 nesting areas

  29. Number observed: 2

    Details: male at boat launch, could only see the backside of the bird at the west beach

  30. Number observed: 1

    Details: on the trunk of a Liquid Amber Tree with LOTS of sapwells (seen on this same tree two other times, 12/19 and 12/20

  31. Number observed: 1

    Details: female

  32. Number observed: 2

    Details: female, heard another in a different area

  33. Number observed: 2

    Details: male and female

  34. Number observed: 7

    Details: likely Red-shafted but didn't take the time to confirm color

  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: Ken got us on this bird's quick fly through the boat launch parking lot

  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 32
  38. Number observed: 23
  39. Number observed: 4
  40. Number observed: 15
  41. Number observed: 11
  42. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard only

  43. Number observed: 2

    Details: heard one, saw one

  44. Number observed: 2
  45. Number observed: 2
  46. Number observed: 69
  47. Number observed: 37
  48. Number observed: 1

    Details: female

  49. Number observed: 32
  50. Number observed: 1

    Details: large, dark brown sparrow with chevrons on breast and making its distinctive loud, sharp chip notes

  51. Number observed: 8

    Details: heard or brief sightings

  52. Number observed: 15
  53. Number observed: 12
  54. Number observed: 10
  55. Number observed: 2