Date: 7/26/17 6:39 pm From: Barry Brugman <bbrug15...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo Park - King County 7/26/17
I was there this morning, and I saw two Greater Yellowlegs, a Spotted Sandpiper, and a group of 6 or 7 Least Sandpipers (only saw two until they flew), along with the usual Killdeer. I have pictures of all of those and none were Solitary Sandpipers. There were Barn Swallows flying over the water and a couple of Vaux's Swifts were with them. It was the best look at Vaux's Swifts I've ever had. That was at about 9:30 this morning. I'll probably go back tomorrow morning and look for the Solitary Sandpiper. There were a couple of them there last year in August, for a week or more.
Barry Brugman Kirkland
On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Rick Tyler <rhtyler...> wrote:
> Tweets, > > I ran over to the pond as soon as I received Houston's email, but no luck > -- no solitary sandpiper, just the usual resident population of killdeer > and one least sandpiper. I'll stop by again after work today. > > I'm pretty sure Houston and I saw different sandpipers -- the least was > conveniently standing next to a killdeer, and it was WAY smaller. > > Rick Tyler > > > On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Houston Flores <houstonflores...> > > wrote: > >> Hey Tweets, >> >> >> I saw what I'm pretty confident was an adult SOLITARY SANDPIPER this >> afternoon at the retention ponds north of Perrigo Park in Redmond. I >> didn't have my good binoculars, but it was pretty close in and it looked >> like a solid SOSA to me. I was expecting to see some of the recently >> reported yellowlegs, but this was smaller (similar sized to a nearby >> Killdeer), darker, smaller billed and had a conspicuous eye ring. It was >> on the southern shoreline of the main pond, just north of NE 95th St. >> Anyway, just thought I'd give a heads up to local birders. >> >> >> Good Migrations, >> >> >> Houston Flores >> >> Seattle, WA >> >> houstonflores AT hotmail.com >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Tweeters mailing list >> <Tweeters...> >> http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >> >> > > > -- > Rick Tyler > > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters > >