[Tweeters] Dune Peninsula Park Shorebird ID

Hans-Joachim Feddern thefedderns at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 00:11:11 PDT 2021

Has anybody birded at the Dune Peninsula Park at Point Ruston in Tacoma
lately? We were there yesterday afternoon (Saturday 10/16) and saw a
shorebird on the rocks in the area of the line of rocks just off the
shoreline. It is frequented by harbor seals and even at high tide, I
counted at least twenty of them yesterday.
The shorebird has a brownish back and the stripes on the chest have a
distinct line - somewhat like a Pectoral Sandpiper. The wings are long and
bill and legs are dark or black. The tip of the bill has a slight downward
turn. There is a light stripe through the eye. Maybe a Baird's - or
White-rumped Sandpiper? It does not appear to be a Dunlin and seems to be
slightly larger. It is a single bird and I believe it is the same bird I
saw there last winter.
We did not find any longspurs.

*Hans Feddern*
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
thefedderns at gmail.com
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