Date: 4/30/18 7:37 am
From: Andrea Robinsong <aturdusong...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Friday night and Sunday morning at Fruitgrowers
The last birds I saw in the gloaming Friday evening were six Sandhill Cranes walking through shallow water on the north side of the road.
Just before that I spent an hour and a half trying to find the ten Whimbrels Jim Wallace had texted me about seeing.
Several hours after receiving his text I was able to ID two for sure but they were with twenty Willets and several other large unidentified sandpipers moving around in front of a row of phragmites reeds. And my vision sucks.
There were
4 Franklins Gulls,
one Bonaparte,
Common/Forsters Terns,
Wilson’s Phalaropes
LB Dowitchers,
1 Marbled Godwit,
2 Whimbrels
47 !! Willets
37 White-Faced Ibis
6 Sandhill Cranes
40 Yellow-headed BB
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Since then migrants have been moving through quickly. Maria Rodriguez and I arrived in Hart’s Basin early Sunday morning and had a hard time finding much to look at.
There were only five pelicans, four dowitchers, one Willet, a few YHBB and Corms, various Grebes and dabbling ducks.

We then checked out Sweitzer SP where two Caspian Terns were the birds of the day.

Good birding!
Andrea Robinsong

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