[Tweeters] Wylie Game Range Little Blue Heron and Ruff

Doug Schurman doug at bodyresults.com
Sun Sep 14 13:08:33 PDT 2014


This morning at just before 9am Michael Hobbs and I were walking down the
path just 100 yards past the pedestrian gate when a white Egret looking bird
flew in. We could see it was wasn't right for a Great Egret. Then Michael
recognized it was a Juvenile Little Blue Heron. We watched it from 50 yards
or so for about 7-8 minutes before it flew off. We were unable to relocate
it. It looks like there have only been 2 or 3 recorded sightings of this
bird in the state.



Here are a couple quick photos I posted

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/15239327835/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/15236246191/



Then later we ran in to Gary Bletsch and were describing the great bird we
saw. Right at that time he pointed out there was a Ruff on a log just 30
yards in front of us. The main pond area had lots of Yellowlegs standing on
logs. Some of the logs were floating on the water and as the tide was rising
it was pushing the logs toward the parking lot area.



Here's a photo of the Ruff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/15236248451/



Also, at the parking lot near the gate to the headquarters was a Lewis's
Woodpecker that was fly catching as was seen yesterday. I saw it was eating
some Yellow Jackets.



Quite a day at the game range.



Happy birding!



Doug Schurman

Seattle



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