[Tweeters] Stilt Sandpiper on Jetty Island

Steve Pink pirangas at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 29 15:07:15 PDT 2014

Visited Jetty Island off Everett today. The first ferry not until 10:00 and high tide was about 8 am - so the tide was falling as we arrived.
There were c150 sandpipers - mostly Western, a few Least plus c40 Semipalmated Plovers. We noticed a larger shorebird with a drooping bill - a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper. Prominent white supercillium and brown scaly back. Unfortunately it departed very soon after we set our scopes up. Most of the shorebirds departed in the next hour.
The ferry stops running on Labor Day.
Cheers, Steve

Steve Pink
Edmonds, WA
mailto: pirangas at hotmail.com

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