[Tweeters] Shorebirds, semipalmated sandpiper (#167), Ridgefield NWR, River S Unit, Clark Co

Bob rflores_2 at msn.com
Sun Apr 19 11:23:40 PDT 2015

Hi All,

This morning I drove around the Tour Loop below are the interesting sights

Least sandpiper - Canvasback Wetland 47, South Big Lake 79
Western sandpiper - South Big Lake 3
Dunlin - South Big Lake 2, Canvasback Wetland 14
Semipalmated sandpiper - South Big Lake a single adult in breeding plumage.
Look for the stubby straight bill, black legs, far less color than the westerns and lack of streaking on breast towards the rear. I thought I saw the webbed feet once but it was a glance at best.
Lesser yellowlegs - Canvasback Wetland 1
Greater Yellowlegs - South Big Lake 6, Canvasback Wetland 3

Also saw 10 purple martins at the bridge crossing.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

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