Date: 5/6/18 10:49 am From: <editor...> Subject: Semi-palmated plover, new county record for Washington County
My son Noah and I went to the seasonal wetlands northeast of Linn this morning (it’s a flooded field). Shorebirds were in abundance. Following are the highlights:
Semi-palmated Plover (2) - this is a new county record
White-faced Ibis (9) - they flew off but I later relocated 10 of them at the Linn Lagoons, which is due west of this wetlands area.
Hudsonian Godwit (several)
Marbled Godwit (2)
Short-billed Dowitcher (plentiful)
Wilson’s Phalarope (everywhere)
American Golden Plover
Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Bobolink - (1 singing) at the Linn Lagoons
I was not able to relocate yesterday’s Black-necked Stilt.
I do love this area for shorebirds, because the pool is adjacent to a gravel road so I can get close looks at almost everything. And if the fields aren’t flooded, there are plentiful shorebirds at the Linn Lagoons, which is even easier to bird.
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