Date: 4/24/19 9:11 pm From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...> Subject: [obol] Re: Shorebird Movement
Shorebird movement through Lincoln County increased this afternoon. I spent about an hour on the beach at Sandpiper Village just north of Waldport and passing flocks were more frequent and larger that I observed this morning. As Tim said the wind was blowing like a Banshee from the NW and the birds were down on the deck. Unlike this morning some flocks were landing and feeding briefly before moving on. Altogether more than 2,500 birds passed by in an hour. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary but a flock of 30 black-bellied plovers was nice. It was interesting watching flocks of brant, Aleutian cackling geese, and green-wing teal struggle in the wind. My photographic endeavors were mostly for naught in the challenging conditions but I’ve attached a few shots.
> On Apr 24, 2019, at 4:11 PM, Daniel Farrar <jdanielfarrar...> wrote:
> Shorebird movement was pretty good in North Coos, Douglas and Lane
> counties today. Not spectacular, but by far the best day so far.
> Highlights from a colleague in north Coos were a RED KNOT and 16
> MARBLED GODWIT somewhere in the Tenmile Creek area. Up north my crew
> saw 1 RED KNOT and with 6 BLACK-BELLIES on the beach at Carter Lake
> trail, Douglas Co. A little further down the beach near Dunes
> Overlook loop trail were 8 MARBLED GODWIT, Along that stretch of
> beach we also had many WESTERN SP, SANDERLING, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
> DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and Black-bellied Plovers and a few
> Whimbrel. Up at Siltcoos Lane co was much of the same. I estimated
> 24 Black bellies, 3 Semipalmated Plovers, 14 WHIMBREL, 5 Sanderling, 5
> Dunlin, 250 Westerns, 120 Short-billed Dowitchers, and 5 GREATER
> YELLOWLEGS. My numbers are surely low as it was not my main focus.
> Daniel Farrar
> Dunes City, Oregon
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:13 PM DJ Lauten and KACastelein
> <deweysage...> wrote:
>> Same down here in Bandon New River area - not jaw dropping but
>> definitely steady, good numbers and decent diversity. Coos Cty.
>> Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein
>> On 4/24/2019 10:59 AM, Roy Lowe wrote:
>>> I’m at Patterson State Park in Waldport and there is a pretty good movement of peeps right now along the beach including western and least sandpipers, dunlin, and dowitchers. The birds are flying about a foot above the wet sand going around both sides of me. Probably staying low to avoid the NW wind.
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