[Tweeters] Skamania County Black-necked Stilt [4/21/18]

Wilson Cady gorgebirds at juno.com
Sat Apr 21 21:32:30 PDT 2018


A BLACK-NECKED STILT is a very good bird for Skamania County where we can go all year without a dowitcher or yellowlegs being reported. This "pond' Is probably one of the most unlikely bodies of water in the county to find a shorebird, it is a puddle of water over a man-made surface left over from when the old town of North Bonneville was demolished for the construction of the second powerhouse at Bonneville Dam. Although Matt emailed me from the field I was outside enjoying the fine Spring day and did not check my emails until after dinner. After reading the message I drove up to the dam racing the sunset and was surprised to find the bird still there at 7:40pm Wilson Cady
Columbia River Gorge, WA

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz at earthlink.net>
To: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] Skamania County Black-necked Stilt [4/21/18]
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:51:16 -0700

Hi all -
Stumbled across a Black-necked Stilt today in Skamania County - apparently a county first.
The Stilt was hanging out in North Bonneville a small puddle/pond just west of the turn-off from SR 14 to the dam/Hamilton Island — the pond was visible from SR 14 , but easier to park and get to from the entrance road to Hamilton Island at the Coyote Rd. road.

Otherwise, in Skamania today a couple other birds were around — Least Sandpipers along the shore at the Stevenson Rock Creek Mill Pond - also at that spot, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers under the bridge, and 2 Greater White-fronted Geese mixed in with the much bigger-sized domestic geese.


Matt Bartels
Seattle, WA

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