Checklist S25910615

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Owner Sharon Cormier-Aagaard

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  • 22
  • 2.8 mi
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Sharon Aagaard and Stan Wood birded with 20 others at Eastside Audubon's monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park on November 18, 2015, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Skies were mostly clear then cloudy, 41-53F, 1-4 mph. HIGHLIGHTS: A nice assortment of water birds were close to the lake edge: GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, MALLARD, CANVASBACK (male and female), LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED MERGANSER, 3 female RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS (reported 8 other times on eBird); PIED-BILLED & WESTERN GREBES. As usual during the winter months, there was also a large group of gulls at the lake edge: MEW, RING-BILLED, HERRING AND GLAUCUOUS-WINGED. In addition to RED-TAILED HAWK & BALD EAGLE, we also saw a COOPER'S HAWK. The group especially enjoyed watching an ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD & a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET feeding from sapwells made by a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (which we later saw tending sapwells in a large Hawthorn tree in the old orchard). There was a perched, male VARIED THRUSH early on, and we later heard another. One lone CEDAR WAXWING flew in and perched high up in a tree in the parking lot. We heard and saw 8 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS in various areas. 50 species for the day, 134 for the year. Critters: Eastern Gray Squirrels, and a Beaver at the west beach. The next bird walk is WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16. 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). Just inside the main park entrance (NOT the boat launch entrance off of Eastlake Sammamish Parkway), we meet in the large parking lot to the left, and park in the middle of the first and second rows. Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 170
  2. Number observed: 40
  3. Number observed: 5

    Details: 3 males, 2 females

  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: male at lake edge

  5. Number observed: 16
  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: male and female at east end of Sunset Beach

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  7. Number observed: 5

    Details: in a tight group, beyond the buoys at Sunset Beach

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 4
    Sex Unknown
  8. Number observed: 4

    Details: males and females

  9. Number observed: 2

    Details: male and female at Sunset Beach

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  10. Number observed: 3

    Details: floating and preening beyond the buoys at Sunset Beach; scope views

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 3
    Sex Unknown
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 18
  13. Number observed: 2

    Details: watched a female feeding from Sapsucker holes

  14. Number observed: 100
  15. Number observed: 30

    Details: sports field & lake edge

  16. Number observed: 31

    Details: sports field & lake edge

  17. Number observed: 1

    Details: lake edge

  18. Number observed: 12
  19. Number observed: 8
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: mostly white but tail still "dirty" -- perhaps a 4th year bird

  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: 2
  25. Number observed: 1

    Details: feeding from holes in a large Hawthorne in the old orchard

  26. Number observed: 3

    Details: saw a male, heard others

  27. Number observed: 2
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 20
  30. Number observed: 20
  31. Number observed: 10
  32. Number observed: 30

    Details: several flocks in different areas (light brown feathers on crown)

  33. Number observed: 20
  34. Number observed: 9

    Details: feeding from Sapsucker holes

  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: briefly heard

  36. Number observed: 6

    Details: watched a couple skulk low in the bushes; heard others

  37. Number observed: 3
  38. Number observed: 64
  39. Number observed: 2

    Details: saw a perched male at the beginning; heard another

  40. Number observed: 30
  41. Number observed: 1

    Details: flew in and landed at the top of a bare tree in the parking lot

  42. Number observed: 3

    Details: heard, brief flyovers

  43. Number observed: 4

    Details: heard, brief fly overs

  44. Number observed: 4
  45. Number observed: 21
  46. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard

  47. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard

  48. Number observed: 8
  49. Number observed: 6
  50. Number observed: 8

    Details: heard chip notes, flyovers

  51. Number observed: 3

    Details: saw yellow throats, yellow rumps, heard chip notes