[Tweeters] update on Snohomish County black-necked stilts

Peggy Mundy peggy_busby at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 16:54:39 PDT 2018


Kudos to David Poortinga for initially finding these birds.  I am not familiar with that area, and was sure I was in the wrong place at first (thanks to Ann Marie Wood for the virtual hand holding).  If you go looking for these birds, they are off a 2-lane road with limited paved shoulder for parking.  The birds are on private property, and I didn't see anyone around to ask permission for access.  Their pond is a long reach from the road, so I recommend spotting scope and/or big lenses.  Be careful of cars, as the road curves as it approaches the bridge over the slough.  My 200-500mm nikon lens was not quite up to the challenge (perhaps if I had had my tripod).  Lots of ducks in the area, too (so many northern shovelers), and other wading birds in addition to the stilts.
If you want to see my admittedly poor quality photos, I included 4 in my ebird checklist to document the sighting.  I hope the link below works:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44944911

Peggy MundyBothellpeggy_busby at yahoo.com
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