Date: 5/7/19 12:38 pm
From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...>
Subject: [obol] Re: oriole photos and mystery shorebird
Hi Nancy,

This does look like a Semi Sandpiper.

Cheers
Dave Lauten


On 5/7/2019 10:51 AM, Nancy Stotz wrote:
> I have posted the photos I got of the Hooded Oriole in Brookings on 1
> May to eBird. Complete checklist here (eBird recently reformatted the
> checklist display: click on the photos to get to an enlarged view).
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55965128
>
> The only other eBird list I have entered so far is one from yesterday
> (6 May), because we had what I believe was a Semipalmated Sandpiper
> mixed in with some Westerns on the Sandpiper Village beach north of
> Waldport. I know they are more commonly detected during fall
> migration, so I wanted to post it here to double check the
> identification. It was another very different shorebird outing
> yesterday afternoon: it was foggy with relatively light winds out of
> the north (vs the much stronger winds we encountered on most of our
> trip), plus it was just after high tide, so instead of lots of low
> flyby flocks of little shorebirds hugging the beach and gaps between
> breakers, we encountered a beach full of Whimbrel, with a few goodies
> like Marbled Godwit, Black-bellied Plover, and Ruddy Turnstone added
> to the mix. Link to full checklist with mystery bird photos here:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55965577
>
> Feedback on the potential SESA would be appreciated.
> Nancy Stotz


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