[Tweeters] probable Whimbrel, Tenino

Paul Hicks phicks at accessgrace.org
Fri Jun 5 22:30:59 PDT 2015


Tweets, 7:15am Friday a probable Whimbrel flushed from a country roadside 2
miles S of Tenino. It flew in front of me a good distance and stayed
backlit in the bright morning sun. Not until I drove beneath it did I
realize it wasn't a collared dove, that's when I saw the long bill. It
appeared straight but my view was only momentary from an odd angle. I could
not relocate the bird later in the morning. May 16th six Whimbrels were
found in open fields about 6-7 miles to the WNW. That was my first sighting
in 25 years in south Thurston county. The furthest inland I had seen
Whimbrel previously was near the Porter bridge outside Elma during spring
migration. Good birding!
Paul Hicks / Tenino / phicks AT accessgrace D OT org

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