Date: 9/30/18 9:25 am From: Thomas Love <tlove...> Subject: [obol] RBA Clatsop Co - wagtail
I heard one flight call (but did not see) an EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL this morning at the South Jetty, about 8 am. About 200 yards beyond Parking Area C, where the level gravel trail ends in the sandy Salicornia pond area, left over the jetty. Very like this recording: https://www.xeno-canto.org/127900 but even more emphatic. The burry downward note was very distinctive. Also in the area were a/the flock of 15+/- LAPLAND LONGSPURS (nothing in with them that I could see) and 5-6 WATER PIPITS. Try as I might, I never heard the wagtail again in almost an hour in the area.
Offshore was active with expected regulars. Also a glimpse of a smallish whale, presumably GRAY.
At Parking Area D blind area were 15+/1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 5-6 WESTERN S., two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and several DUNLIN, also a BALD EAGLE, among expected gulls, NO. PINTAILS and some AMER WIGEON.