Date: 6/9/18 6:22 pm From: Cindy Willis <cindyrwillis...> Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebirds at Deer Lagoon on Whidbey Island
This morning at 10 am were 14 whimbrels and 2 marbled godwits in non-breeding plumage. What a pleasure to watch the godwits feeding with their beaks all the way into the mud retrieving mollusks. All were in the east lagoon.
George Heleker earthman1950 at whidbey.com
Wed Jun 6 20:22:33 PDT 2018
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There were 33 Whimbrels at Deer Lagoon on Whidbey Island this morning along
with a Marbled Godwit. The Whimbrels were a surprise as I thought they were
long gone by now, and it was the highest number of Whimbrels that I have
seen at that location. Naturally, the godwit was a surprise as well. They
were all feeding in the mud next to the water of a mostly empty Deer
I went back this afternoon, hoping to get some photos that weren't backlit
like this morning's, and quickly found the godwit and 33 Whimbrels near the
west dike of the lagoon.