[Tweeters] Clark County birding today

Jim Danzenbaker jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 18:01:18 PDT 2021

Hi Tweeters,

I had some luck birding in Clark County today. Along the Columbia River
just east of the I-5 bridge in Vancouver, there were two Parasitic Jaegers
that flew over and appeared to continue in a line that took them over
downtown Vancouver! Apparently they were cutting off the corner where the
Columbia River veers north at the west end of Vancouver. There was also a
single Red-necked Grebe on the river. Several days ago, a pulse of
Sabine's Gulls passed through this stretch of the Columbia. I (and other
Clark County birders) saw 2 first year birds but birders in Oregon had 2
adults and three first year birds. I thank the birders on the Oregon side
of the Columbia for posting about the Sabine's Gulls and also about the
first Parasitic Jaeger sighting this morning.

This afternoon at the River S unit of Ridgefield NWR, there were 23
Pectoral Sandpipers at one pond (thanks Greg Johnson) which seemed a bit
excessive but that was ok. 12 more at another pond may have been part of
the first flock or completely different birds. A Peregrine was escorting
that flock through the south end of the refuge. Greater White-fronted
Geese are starting to move through.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward .... except during thunderstorms.

Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
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