[Tweeters] Skagit Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Wed Sep 19 10:51:16 PDT 2018

As I entered the Skagit Game Range (Wylie Slough) yesterday, a WESTERN MEADOWLARK was perched high atop a conifer. On the early side for that bird in Skagit Co. At about 1:00PM, a SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER appeared on one of the reedy "islands" as the tide was rising. There were also at least 10 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS at that time. And a single AMERICAN PIPIT. At about 5PM the sharp-tailed flew right and briefly perched on the exposed tree limbs at the end of the "pond". Then it flew on with dowitchers and yellowlegs, seemingly leaving the area. I believe there is a good chance this bird will remain for a few days. A pair of SANDHILL CRANES flew over a few minutes later.

I then visited the Hayton Reserve where a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE alternately walked the water's edge and swam along shore.

Now working on videos:

Not a bad day!

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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