[Tweeters] BTGO at Tokeland

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Sun Sep 12 13:18:39 PDT 2021

Judy, I just compared our photos of the two adult Bar-tailed Godwits at Westport on 9 and 10 September with photos of your bird. One of ours still had some reddish belly feathers, and the other definitely has a different pattern of newly grown scapular feathers. So I would say that yours was a different bird, and in any case I wonder if those two flocks ever mix.

Dennis Paulson

> On Sep 12, 2021, at 9:39 AM, JUDITH R TAYLOR <redknots777 at gmail.com> wrote:


> I had "front seat" views of a lovely Bar-tailed Godwit at Tokeland yesterday afternoon (11 Sept) between 2:30 and 4:20 p.m. It was foraging/resting with 45 MAGOs and 12 Willets on the S side of Kindred Avenue across from Nelson's Crab. I have posted photos with my ebird checklist.


> ebird checklist 594536538 ( https://ebird.org/checklist/S94536538 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S94536538> )


> Incoming tide had pushed the shorebirds up close to the base of the embankment where I sat on one of the flatter rocks to observe and count the BRPEs that were coming to roost on and around the remains of the old pier (fall Oregon Audubon BRPE Survey). BTW, there were also good numbers of BRPEs on the rocky bar island off the NE side of the boat basin.


> Would be interesting to know if anyone saw BTGOs at the Westport Marina at the same time I observed this one at Tokeland. Was it one of the two reported by Paulson on 9 Sept, or yet another individual? Hummmh!


> Judy Rowe Taylor

> Westport, WA



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