Date: 10/29/17 5:14 pm From: David Mandell <davidmandell...> Subject: [obol] Tillamook Tropical Kingbird and Rock Sandpiper
Yesterday afternoon, there was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on Bayocean Spit, about 4/5ths of the way to the gate and on the right side of the road. This afternoon around 1pm, there was a very cooperative ROCK SANDPIPER at the base of Barview Jetty. Nehalem Sewage Ponds had a decent collection of gulls, including two "THAYER'S" and a single BONAPARTE'S. There were also about 50 DUNLIN, 20 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS and one WESTERN SANDPIPER. The fields just past the ponds were full of blackbirds, but I couldn't turn up anything unusual. The plowed field on the right about 100 yards past the ponds had at least 75 WILSON'S SNIPE, about 30 KILLDEER, a few LEAST SANDPIPERS, a pair of GREATER YELLOWLEGS and a few AMERICAN PIPITS.