Date: 10/2/18 11:49 am
From: Thomas Love <tlove...>
Subject: [obol] Re: RBA Clatsop Co - wagtail
In case anyone is interested, in reviewing various additional recordings of E. Yellow Wagtail, I found this that even more closely matches the bird I heard at South Jetty - the first alarm/flight call in this recording: https://www.xeno-canto.org/381987.

Tom

From: Thomas Love
Sent: 30 September, 2018 9:25 AM
To: obol <obol...>
Subject: 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.

Tom L.

 
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