[Tweeters] August updates to Douglas County Birding

Tim Brennan tsbrennan at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 19 22:42:34 PDT 2021

Hey birders,

I was able to get three posts up from my August trip to Douglas County: https://douglascountybirding.blogspot.com/2021/08/august-16th-hazy-orange-and-dusky-blue.html is the first of the three.

Thanks to those who helped with the shorebird pics, and especially to the person who shared the lovely advice: "The key to finding Semipalmated Sandpipers in Washington is to bird alone and take no pictures." This... defines my anxiety for trying to ID those suckers, and I delve into that anxiety a little in the posts. If poring through tons of shorebirds looking for "the different one" stresses you out, enjoy the read. If you just think it's funny when people get confused with shorebirds, and want to enjoy a little schadenfreude, it may serve that purpose as well.
August 16th - Hazy Orange and Dusky Blue<https://douglascountybirding.blogspot.com/2021/08/august-16th-hazy-orange-and-dusky-blue.html>
The World was Orange The Columbia River... or perhaps Mars A fire roared south of Ellensburg as I made the trip from Renton towards Douglas ...

I put in a lot of work trying to find Sharp-tailed Grouse, and very little work trying to find a pelican - that all went about as well as any birder would expect.

The year list sits at 199, and September's coming. I do need to know what 200 will be, and have thrown out the offer of a coffee mug from Lone Pine Fruit and Espresso if you can just tell me in advance. For reference: https://douglascountybirding.blogspot.com/p/running-tally-and-needs-list.html
Douglas County Birding: Running Tally and Needs List<https://douglascountybirding.blogspot.com/p/running-tally-and-needs-list.html>
A dozen or so birding trips to Douglas County in Washington State in 2021, featuring stunning landscapes, decent pictures of food, and forgettable images of birds.

Thanks to all who have helped along the way, especially the generous local birders who have shared ideas and information about sites and birds.


Tim Brennan
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