[Tweeters] No Lesser Sand Plover

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 11:20:58 PDT 2013


I stayed at Bottle Beach for only another 15 minutes yesterday afternoon. The mud flats were expanding very rapidly on the ebb. Every time I would move a little closer to a flock of shorebirds something would startle them and off they'd go. At any rate, all of the good eyes looking in the early evening only identified about 4 Semipalmated Plovers among the Leasts and Westerns. No other plovers, let alone the lesser Sand Plover, were present.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, Wa

Subject: bottle beach..no sand plover or redknot today
Date: Mon Sep 9 2013 0:30 am
From: stkohl AT msn.com

visited bottle beach with our friends and fine birders, doug reberg from canada and dan van den broek from portland ,twice today, at 1 for rising tide and again at 4-6 for falling tide and while there were large flocks of shorebirds with western sandpipers, semipalmated plovers, short billed dowitchers, and even a peregrine falcon taking a common tern there were no sightings of the sand plover or the redknot seen yesterday...a number of other fine birders there on and off all day with similar results..we left at 6:15 and carol ridell was still there, hopefully with better rarity luck!

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