Date: 9/3/17 9:31 pm From: John Sullivan <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender Oropendolas for DMARC) Subject: [obol] Florence Area Birds
An AMERICAN AVOCET was on the mud flats east of the Port of Siuslaw campground late this afternoon. We'd never see one on the Coast before.
The Deflation Plain Ruff appears to be gone, replaced by 2 RED KNOT found by Sally Hill and Diane Petty. A PEREGRINE FALCON made several passes at a lone PINTAIL that was hanging with the YELLOWLEGS, DOWITCHERS and PEEPS in the little remaining water and cleared whole bunch out around 1PM. No birds returned to the area in the next hour. It is amazing how little water is left in the d-plain now. It went from 100 yard wide x 1-1/2 mile long pond to a 40 x 200 yard puddle in just 48 hours! Acres of good Buff-breasted Sand and Longspur habitat are there now!
The Dotterel Dike Trail heads east ~1/2 mile through beach grass and shore pine to the d-plain from just south of Parking Area #3 on the South Jetty Road. Walk North ~1/2 -3/4 mile on the plain to find the little remaining water.
John Sullivan and Laura Johnson Springfield, OR
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