[Tweeters] Bottle Beach/Midway Beach / Midway (Am. Bittern) / Caryn away from Wedgwood

Caryn Schutzler bluedarner1 at seanet.com
Wed Aug 20 13:32:00 PDT 2014


Today we spent a wonderful time birding and learning about Ocean Shores with the most eloquent and gracious Dianna Moore.

We started fashionably before high tide at the Oyhut marshes. Weather most cooperative - birds a little less so. But still had a couple of Greater Yellowlegs, peeps (probably Western Sandpipers). I really think I was so much in awe of Dianna that the birds took a backseat to her stories and lore.

We visited Bill's Spit and Duck Lake which were more prolific in April. But the places alone are worth visiting for their separate vistas.

Before we got to Ocean Shores we went to Westport and visited Johns River (no Yellowlegs this time...) Bottle Beach (where we met Blair Bernson along the trail telling us the birds would be back after the peregrine flyby. We went back on Monday (?) to Midway Beach where we spotted an Am. Bittern - the best.

Still at Ocean Shores - birded the shore today seeing a Common Loon and many pelicans. Bill's Spit had an few Killdeer which were fun to watch and see the orangey coloration under the wings...

Way too much to type on an iPhone...

Thanks a million again to Dianna Moore - what a joy to bird with her here in the place we saw the Snowys in 2012!!

To be continued...

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