Date: 8/2/17 1:20 pm
From: Beverly Hallberg <mapsout...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Buffy Whimbrel or BT Curlew? Nehalem Bay SP - Tillamook
Thanks everyone! I noted the lack of facial eye-stripe but couldn't wrap
my head around this being a Long-billed Curlew. And the call note matches
the long-billed curlew too! Yay! Another juvenile under my belt.

Best, Beverly

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Steve Jaggers <sjjag...> wrote:

> Looks more like Long-Billed Curlew to me. Wonderful photo series!
>
>
> Steve Jaggers
>
> On August 2, 2017 at 12:21 PM Beverly Hallberg <mapsout...>
> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> This morning I saw this beautiful shorebird that looked too warm-toned for
> a Whimbrel. On the flight pics, the tail appears to have some black with a
> white subterminal band. When the bird was flushed by a jogger, it gave a
> call that wasn't a typical Whimbrel call but instead was just one long,
> loud, clear sounding note - no trilling. Is this a Bristle-thighed Curlew
> or something else? Or just a warm Whimbrel with a new call note that I
> haven't heard before? Pics in the flickr album link.
>
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5BUGdW
>
> Also, here are some pics of a Pacific Loon with a nearly all-white head.
> Not a leucistic bird because the back is not white but pretty odd looking
> to me. Maybe this is normal?
>
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5BVd73
>
> In other Manzanita/Nehalem news, I saw my first Baird's Sandpiper today on
> the beach and 5 (!) Wandering Tattlers on the Nehalem River jetty two days
> ago. And my backyard has become overrun with Pine Siskins - this morning I
> was up to a count of 27 minimum!!! And the Great Horned Owls that breed in
> the park forest behind my house, brought out there owlet last night for the
> first time to the dunes behind my house.
>
> Trying to stay cool with the temperature at 87 degrees on this part of the
> coast today and heading to 90.
>
> Best, Beverly Hallberg
>
>
>

 
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