[Tweeters] Marbled Godwits, WWRdelta

Mike & MerryLynn m.denny at charter.net
Mon Jun 29 16:52:56 PDT 2015

Hello all,
I headed out to the millet pond this morning with a quick stop at the delta even though there is no mud. Out wading around between the gulls and pelicans were 11 Marbled Godwits - a rest stop on their way to the coast.

The millet pond is drying up fast - one deeper pool was full of pelicans, egrets and herons eating tadpoles and salamander larvae. There were a few shorebirds but it will be dry too soon especially as we are going to be in the 100's for the next 10 days - it was 81 and windy with sprinkles this morning at 6 am.

Tyson ponds - the large one was clear full with no mud and the marsh to the east is dried up - so sad as all the phalaropes, stilts and avocets didn't bring off any young this year - didn't even see any young teal this year - all their marshes dried up too soon. There are many young Red-wing and Yellow-headed Blackbirds - didn't seem to affect them.

Stay cool, MerryLynn

Mike & MerryLynn Denny
Birding the beautiful Walla Walla Valley

"If you haven't birded, you haven't lived"

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