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.
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 > > >