[Tweeters] Nisqually NWR golden-plover (Thurston Cty.)

pan panmail at mailfence.com
Sun Oct 7 18:30:01 PDT 2018

Hi, Tweets,

Birding at Nisqually N. W. R. today, among a half dozen Black-bellied Plovers on the mudflats during rising tide early afternoon was a golden-plover. I think it was Pacific, but I didn't have a scope, and it'd be good if someone else could get a better view to confirm or deny. One year ago, an American Golden-Plover spent a few days (at least) on the mud not far from this spot.

Also there today:
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin (1)
Long-billed Dowitcher
Eurasian Collared-Dove (1)
Violet-green Swallow (a dozen or more)
Barn Swallow (2-3 or so)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (2)
Western Meadowlark

I also saw whitewash under the spot that often hosted a saw-whet owl last winter, but didn't find the bird. Could those droppings on green cedar leaves actually have lasted since last winter? Again, reports from others would be appreciated.

7 October, 2018,

Alan Grenon

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