Date: 4/28/19 9:06 pm From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Subject: [obol] *Mountain Bluebird at Salishan Spit (Lincoln Co.)
Rick Mark saw a bluebird Saturday afternoon (4/27/19), about 3 p.m. It was on the beach about 200 yards north of the parking lot at the end of the Salishan road. Rick reported it with the attached photo to LCBNO on 4/28 as a Western Bluebird. But the photo and the ones in his gallery linked below show a Mountain Bluebird . Rick later posted to LCBNO that Alan Contreras had identified it as a Mountain Bluebird.
Rick wrote: "Have to say, this is one of the coolest birds I’ve seen in years. [A Mountain] Bluebird was hanging out in the tall bushes on Salishan Spit, on the bayside. He flew over to some driftwood as well. My camera was back in my car, but I was able to hike back to the car, put the camera together, come back, and the bird was still in the same spot. I fired off about 60 shots with a 500mm lens. Also saw 16 Caspian terns all standing in a cluster on the beach with their faces into the very fierce wind."