[Tweeters] Cassin's Vireo, Lesser Yellowlegs, Olypen.

bruce paige BBPaige at nikola.com
Thu Apr 17 15:10:30 PDT 2014

New spring arrivals continue! This morning just east of Dungeness Landing County Park, there was a flock of 5 Lesser Yellowlegs feeding at the tideline. Their small size was emphasized by numerous Black-bellied Plovers at their side and a single Greater Yellowlegs nearby. The small, single-colored, straight bill particularly stood out as did the quiet "sweep" they gave from time to time.

Later in the morning, birding Farm Lake Rd. near Port Angeles, there was a Rough-winged Swallow feeding over the water, a Band-tailed Pigeon calling repeatedly while perched atop a conifer, and just as the walk was nearing an end, I heard a familiar sound and a FOY Cassin's Vireo appeared closely in a roadside thicket, white eye-ring and lores and yellow sides gleaming in contrast against the grey head and white underparts. An Orange-crowned Warbler pursued it and it retreated, but you could still hear it's characteristic calls.

Bruce Paige

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