[Tweeters] Birds at Sandy Point-- September 3rd

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Thu Sep 5 16:57:56 PDT 2013


On Tuesday afternoon, following a report by Fanter Lane of many phalaropes and terns at Sandy Point, I checked the place out.
At the tip of the point, I met Jim Duemmel, who had arrived a few minutes earlier. The highlights of the birds seen included a single flock of 46 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES a short distance offshore (the biggest flock of this species that either Jim or I had ever seen in the county, although down from the 80 seen the previous day by Fanter); at least 33 COMMON TERNS, which at one point included a flock of 20 birds on the water for a couple of minutes; and at least 10 PURPLE MARTINS, which at one time were all perched on the mast of a large sailboat in the harbor. The water was very calm, making it possible to see and identify birds on the water a long way offshore.

Sandy Point looks like it may be hot for the next few days-- better get out there before all the good stuff leaves!

Wayne C. Weber
Delta, BC
contopus at telus.net

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Sent: September-04-13 12:58 PM
To: contopus at telus.net
Subject: eBird Report - Sandy Point, 3-Sep-2013

Sandy Point, Whatcom, US-WA
3-Sep-2013 4:20 PM - 5:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Jim Duemmel most of the time at the tip of the point (~40 minutes)
28 species

Surf Scoter 100
White-winged Scoter 5
Horned Grebe 1
Red-necked Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Pelagic Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Osprey 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Western Sandpiper 16
Red-necked Phalarope 46
Ring-billed Gull 15
Glaucous-winged Gull 80
Common Tern 33
Rhinoceros Auklet 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Northern Flicker 2
Common Raven 2
Purple Martin 10
Barn Swallow 10
European Starling 40
Common Yellowthroat 2
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15093811

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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