[Tweeters] Re: Tattler continues at Carkeek

Spencer Hildie shildie at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 22 08:47:01 PDT 2016


To add to my hastily written message from the field: the Wandering
Tattler continues at Carkeek Park as of about 8:15 AM. It is heavily
associating with a large mass of dead roots on the westernmost point of
the beach, halfway between the creek outlet and the bridge. It seems to
be hiding under that, with only brief forays out to feed. It did make
one short flight south toward the outlet of Piper's Creek and landed
near the gulls, but quickly returned to its usual spot near the root
ball. In the time I have observed it, the tattler has not vocalized at
all. It's breast feathers also seem to be yellowish, grungy, and perhaps
stuck together by some substance. Maybe oil? It seemed considerable less
active than yesterday and I am not sure that it is in good health.

Chasers would do well to get there early, while still at relatively high
tide and before the hordes of people and dogs arrive.

Spencer Hildie
Seattle, WA
shildie at earthlink.net

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