[Tweeters] Alki Point Ruddy Turnstones, Baird's - yes Saturday

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 25 06:57:52 PDT 2018

Following up on Sam’s report from yesterday. Both ready turnstone’s and one Baird’s (so far) are present at Alki close to the Charles Richie viewpoint at the south end. Still here as of 7:00am. Good king co birds!

Matt Bartels
Seattle wA

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> On Aug 24, 2018, at 3:06 PM, Samuel Terry <samgterry at gmail.com> wrote:


> Hi Tweeters,


> This morning (8/24/18) I birded Alki Point in West Seattle from about 9am-12pm with the following highlights:


> Ruddy Turnstone - 2 (1 adult, 1 juv)

> Baird's Sandpiper - 2 juv

> Parasitic Jaeger - 4-5 (2 imm, 2-3 adults)


> Both the Baird's and the ruddies were feeding with a flock of ~10 Killdeer and 3 Black Turnstones on the south side of the point along the western half of the Charles Richey Sr Viewpoint area. The jaegers were seen from the light house and were essentially straight out most of the time.


> Later I checked the Cedar River Mouth were there was another juv Baird's Sandpiper along with 6 Leasts.


> Good birding,


> Sam Terry

> Seattle

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