[Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper and Marbled Godwit in Jefferson Co
stevechampton at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 21:20:59 PDT 2022
This morning I stumbled across a SOLITARY SANDPIPER at Shine Tidelands on
the west side of the Hood Canal bridge. The bird was in the freshwater
Later in the day I visited East Beach on Marrowstone Island, where I
quickly refound the MARBLED GODWIT that has been present for over a week.
It was among 25 WHIMBREL and many other shorebirds. Full list and pics at
A special shout out to East Beach, especially at low tide. In addition to
the shorebirds (most of which were 0.5 to 1 mile to the south of the
parking lot, though the area to the north looked promising as well),
offshore dozens of HORNED GREBES and SURF SCOTERS were staging and
courting, with lots of grebe vocalizing and some dancing. There was even a
pair of LONG-TAILED DUCKS in their nesting attire (which is actually basic
plumage in their case). This seems like a promising shorebird location.
Port Townsend, WA (qatáy)
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