[Tweeters] settling for the more common

Byers byers345 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 13 16:13:40 PDT 2018

Hi Tweeters,

Bill and I optimistically headed up to Wylie Slough (Skagit
County) to see if we could find the Stilt Sandpiper that was seen there two
days ago. We searched diligently, but couldn't find that bird. However, it
wasn't raining and the light was great for photography, so we took lots of
pictures of the many yellowlegs and dowitchers that were standing around
there. Most were standing on logs and the logs were gently floating around
on the incoming tide. As the logs got too close to us, standing on dry
ground, they would fly off and try to regroup on logs farther back. This
led to a certain amount of bickering and some pecking and flapping.

I haven't posted any of our pictures on Tweeters for a
while, so I beg your indulgence and am posting the best of the pictures we
took this morning here.


We met a very helpful fellow birder at Wylie who gave us
some good tips on the dowitchers. He said that most were Long-billed. Most
of the Yellowlegs were Greater, but I did identify one that I thought looked
like a lesser. If I have anything wrong, please let me know.

Thanks, Charlotte Byers, Edmonds

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