[Tweeters] Golden plover type Vancouver Lake, Clark Co, WA

Bob rflores_2 at msn.com
Mon Sep 7 15:08:17 PDT 2015


At around 11:00 am I looked for shorebirds in the small bay to the right of the Flushing Channel and saw 3 large plovers. They were quite a ways back in the bay but I could see the long winged look through the scope. The glare from the sun prevented a better look. I had left my camera in the car so I went to retrieve it and when I returned two had left. I walked along the edge of the lake and when I was half the way to the end I set my scope as I got on the bird it flew. I tried to pick it up with with the binos but lost it. It must have flown over the trees and toward the river. I have no idea what species of golden plover they were but no doubt about the wing length ruling out black-bellied and the size and shape ruling out killdeer.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA


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