Date: 9/3/17 3:34 pm
From: <5hats...>
Subject: [obol] Eckman Lake (Lincoln) shorebirds

Laura and I stopped by Eckman Lake east of Waldport a bit after 1 p.m today. There were about two hundred shorebirds there + or -. Most were Greater Yellowlegs, but there were also some Lesser Yellowlegs and some (presumably) Long-billed Dowitchers. With that kind of gathering it would be entirely possible for other goodies to be in the mix. Unfortunately, all the prime habitat and all the birds are on the west side of the lake, which is entirely inaccessible to good viewing. One must look at them from a pullout some two hundred yards away on the east side of the lake, so a good scope is nearly a necessity, and a certain necessity if one had the opportunity to find something which needed close scrutiny.


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