[Tweeters] Reardan Red Phalarope

Isacoff, Jonathan isacoff at gonzaga.edu
Thu Aug 29 09:18:49 PDT 2013


Yesterday afternoon I observed a winter plumaged RED PHALAROPE at Reardan Ponds (Reardan, WA) with a flock of approximately 50 juvenile Red-necked Phalaropes. These birds are far out in the water and require a scope to be seen. Other shorebirds present:

Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe

Also an Osprey, which is surprisingly rare at the specific location though they breed along the Spokane River not far away. Some very lousy photos are posted on www.flickr.com/photos/isacoff.

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

Jonathan B. Isacoff
Chair, Environmental Studies
Associate Professor, Political Science
Gonzaga University, Box 52
Spokane, WA 99258-0052
isacoff at gonzaga.edu






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