Date: 10/21/18 8:21 am From: Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...> Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebirds at Ocean Shores
Yesterday, I checked out the high tide roosting flock on the Oyhut game range. Present were hundreds of dunlin and black-bellied plovers, dozens of Western sandpipers, a few least sandpipers, six long-billed dowitchers and seven red- knots. I also flushed a couple of pectoral sandpipers near the western most pond. Of course, predators were also present with a Merlin, a peregrine, harriers, and bald eagles causing some excitement. Also, a northern shrike was hunting among the yards near the West end of Marine View Drive.