[Tweeters] Sunday morning at Edmonds

Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser whitney.n.k at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 10:02:09 PDT 2018


Hi, Tweeters!

My husband and I went up to the Edmonds marsh this morning, arriving
around 7:15. We were thrilled to find the Spotted Sandpiper and her
chicks (big shout out of thanks to Bill Anderson for posting about
this delightful family). We saw at least 4 chicks, plus the watchful,
peeping, adult. And there's not much cuter than Spotted Sandpiper
chicks, scurrying and bobbing, scurrying and bobbing, puffy light gray
with a dark gray stripe down the center of their head and back. There
was a Least Sandpiper at the very back of the marsh, and some nearby
Killdeer allowed a size comparison that convincingly dashed our hopes
that it was a Pectoral Sandpiper.

We stopped by the pier on our way out, and were delighted to find a
few hundred Heerman's Gulls roosting on the very western end of the
breakwater.

Cheers,
Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser
Seattle



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