[Tweeters] Fwd: [inland-NW-birders] Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Dodd Rd. Blood Ponds, Walla Walla County

Russ Koppendrayer russkope at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 18:39:15 PDT 2014

Hi MerryLynn and Tweeters,

It took me about 15 minutes to find it, but then the BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER remained obvious for the balance of my stay. I watched this bird
from about 5:15 to 5:30 PM.

Slightly smaller than nearby PECTORAL SANDPIPER. Had a short black bill,
plain buffy head, neck and breast goining onto the belly. Yellow legs and
"scaly" back. Very erect posture when not feeding.

Thanks to James Cleaver.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny at charter.net>

> Hello all - just noticed this - have asked for confirmation! This is in

> western WWCo. This species has been seen there before.

> MerryLynn



> -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [inland-NW-birders]

> Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Dodd Rd. Blood Ponds, Walla Walla County Date: Tue,

> 26 Aug 2014 12:00:34 -0700 From: James Cleaver

> <james.d.cleaver at gmail.com> <james.d.cleaver at gmail.com> To: LCBirds2

> <LCBirds2 at yahoogroups.com> <LCBirds2 at yahoogroups.com>,

> "Inland-nw-birders at uidaho.edu" <Inland-nw-birders at uidaho.edu>

> <inland-nw-birders at uidaho.edu> <inland-nw-birders at uidaho.edu>


> I have been watching a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the blood ponds for the

> past half hour. It's still here, as of noon.


> James Cleaver

> Richland, WA




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