I don't go birding at Magnuson Park anywhere near as often as the Montlake Fill -- it's a larger park, but it is much more human-centered, with soccer fields, tennis courts, playground, swimming dock, boat dock, picnic tables. So the available bird habitat is smaller -- there are wintering waterfowl on the lake, more waterfowl on the ponds, and a tiny wooded area on Promontory Point.
Truman and I checked it out last week, and I made him hike up the hill to the Point.
He was not that pleased about it.
It was worth the effort, though, as I spotted a Varied Thrush up top, a bird I don't often get to see:
Then we hiked back down and went over to the little pond area to admire the waterfowl. Here is a Gadwall:
The Buffleheads were being extremely photogenic:
And that was it for Magnuson Park. A pleasant outing, even without a lot of birds.
Tomorrow I'll report on yesterday's sketch outing to the Arboretum. Stay tuned!