[Tweeters] BTGO at Tokeland

houstojc at plu.edu houstojc at plu.edu
Sun Sep 12 13:45:21 PDT 2021

Oh, this is so interesting. We just got home from 4 days out that way, and
did not see a Bar-tailed in Tokeland, "just" the two Dennis mentions here at
Westport on 7, 8, and 9th. We did see 25 Marbled Godwits and 13 Willets
in Tokeland on the 7th. Thanks for your lovely photos. Exciting!

Janeanne Houston

West Seattle

From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of
Dennis Paulson
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:19 PM
To: JUDITH R TAYLOR <redknots777 at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] BTGO at Tokeland

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
<mailto: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 )

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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