[Tweeters] Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Stilt Sandpipers, Golden Plovers at Midway Beach; Elegant Terns near Quinault Casino

Patti Loesche loes at uw.edu
Sat Aug 23 12:45:40 PDT 2014


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> On Aug 23, 2014, at 12:04 PM, Khanh Tran <fsprucegrouse at yahoo.com> wrote:

>

> Hi Tweeters:

>

> I did a quick, whirlwindtrip to the Oceanshores and Grayland area on Friday for some shorebirds and wasn't disappointed. Oceanshores did not produce the goodies that were reported earlier this week. I couldn't find the cool, Ruff either but found some other fun birds as a nice consolation!

>

> Here are some of the highlights:

>

> Elegant Terns-an adult and juvenile near the Quinault Casino (1/4 mile North) along the beach

> Pacific Golden Plovers- a trio near drier areas of the Quinault Casino, a single bird at Midway Beach

> American Golden Plovers-two birds at Midway Beach

> Buff-breasted Sandpipers-at least three birds along Midway Beach

> Stilt Sandpiper-two birds at Midway Beach--flushed by Peregrine several times

> Long-billed Curlew and Whimbrel-near Quinault Casino in Oceanshores

> Pectoral Sandpiper- two birds at Midway Beach

> Snowy Plover-a dozen or so along Cranberry Beach to Midway Beach

> Red Knots- a couple birds at Bottle Beach

>

> Here are some recent photos including many owl images from the past month.

>

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/23662496@N02/

>

> Peace, love and good birding,

>

> Khanh Tran

>

> ktbirding.com

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