[Tweeters] No Curlew on M Street

plkoyama at comcast.net plkoyama at comcast.net
Sat Apr 29 12:53:56 PDT 2017

Perhaps it will show up later, or maybe it took off last night, but we didn’t locate the LB Curlew at M Street (in back of Emerald Downs) this a.m. in about 1 1/2 hrs. of looking. Just after our arrival, a Peregrine flushed the peeps flock at the north end of the biggest pond, the one directly in back of the race track bldg. The darn thing sat on the ground for 1/2 hr.! There was no larger bird in the fleeing flock, though, which likely were the 30 or so Least Sandpipers we saw in the muddy area to the north, where you turn right off M. The only other shorebirds there were a couple of Killdeer. We searched the fields thoroughly, rt’d to the main pond (nope), then searched the southern-most pond. There were more Leasts and one Dunlin there. Tom Mansfield pulled up close to 11:30 a.m., and while talking to him, unbelievably, an American While Pelican flew overhead. What a shock! Less shocking these days is that a small homeless encampment seems to be occupying the former pullout for the large M Street pond.

Maybe Tom found that curlew?
Penny Koyama, Bothell
plkoyama at comcast dot net

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