[Tweeters] Fir Island shorebirds

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Mon Aug 20 10:05:45 PDT 2018


Yesterday was a banner day for shorebirds on Fir Island (Skagit County). I birded the Skagit Game Range (Wylie Slough), Hayton Reserve and briefly at Jensen Access.

Pacific Golden-Plover - adult at Hayton near high tide
Semipalmated Plover - several at Hayton
Killdeer
Red Knot - juv w/ buffy breast at Game Range; likely the same bird reported earlier by Maxine Reid
Least Sandpiper - all locations
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 well seen & heard at Jensen; several heard at Game Range & Hayton
Semipalmated Sandpiper - at least one juv at Game Range w/ westerns
Western Sandpiper - many at all 3 locations
Short-billed Dowitcher - several juv at Game Range
Long-billed Dowitcher - my first juv of year at Game Range; adults as well
Spotted Sandpiper - at Game Range & Hayton
Solitary Sandpiper - 1 at Game Range seen close to big new park lot and also with other shorebirds nearer the blind
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Red-necked Phalarope - 1 swimming at Hayton; took flight and displayed aerial acrobatics.

Also at the Game Range were 3 juv Peregrine Falcons. Immature and adult Cooper's Hawks at Hayton. The Black Phoebe continues at the Game Range.

It was a very good day.

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Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
marvbreece at q.com

"what are the costs to a society of an entire population conditioned to spend so much of their waking lives not in concentration and focus but rather in fragmentary awareness and subject to constant interruption?" - The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu

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