Date: 4/10/18 9:08 pm From: PETER LOW <plbirder...> Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Shorebirds Tumalo Caspian Tern
Hi all, It's that time of year again, so I stopped by Hatfield Lake on way home from work, and was not disappointed! The Second Pond had Nine species of shorebird including a Willet, and a spectacular appearance of a Peregrine that forced a Lesser Yellowlegs to ditch into the Water. It survived, as did the others, the Willet remained unmoved, the rest scattered not sure if they returned. Also, Cinnamon Teal numbers way up from past weekend.
Hatfield Lake 4.50pm to 6.30pm
Western Willet 1 Greater Yellowlegs 2 also 2 at 1st pond but probably same Birds. Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Dunlin 7 Western Sandpiper 1 Least Sandpiper 7 Wilson's Snipe 2 Killdeer Cinnamon Teal 14 Peregrine adult female with gap in tail. Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 in small flock of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, plus 2 more with Ruby-crowns at the gate.
Cinnamon Teal 16 Canvasback 20 Eared Grebe 8
All usual ducks present at both ponds, and Barn Swallows more numerous today.
Tumalo Reservoir 7.15am before work
Caspian Tern 1 moved on. Ring-billed Gull 1 1st Winter. Eared Grebe 1 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Ring-necked Duck 30 Am Wigeon 4 Green-winged Teal 2 N. Shoveler 1 Bufflehead 2 Kingfisher 1 Swallows 100+ with several Barn Swallows.