Date: 7/6/19 12:01 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] (COBOL] Pacific Golden Plover, Day 2 Wickiup
Peter Low found a Pacific Golden Plover yesterday at Wickiup Reservoir, southern Deschutes county. It is being seen again today, see below if you want details. Peter also found many spots with shorebirds and I will forward the post he sent to COBOL. Good birding, Judy
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [COBOL] Pacific Golden Plover, Day 2 Wickiup Date: 07-06-2019 11:53 From: <jmeredit...> To: COBOL <COBOL...>
Howard Horvath and Mary Oppenheimer just phoned that the bird is present
in approx same location. Same bird that Peter Low first reported, a breeding plumaged adult.
If you aren't familiar with landmarks at Wickiup, Here goes. Take the road to the dam. At the dam, there is a pull off for a parking area we call "kiosk" parking or Kiosk ponds. But if you continue on to the left,
you come up to a road going up onto the dam. There is a structure there and a gate that vehicles cannot go through. Best strategy is to park up there on the dam and walk through 2 gates. Near where the water ends there, below the rocks of the dam, the bird was being seen. This is where you also see a tripod structure that sometimes is used by Bald Eagles. Alternatively, you could park at Kiosk area, and walk the other direction, toward the structure on top of the dam, until you get to where there is water below. Howard says it is better to park up on the dam and walk toward Kiosk area.
Good birding to all Plover seekers, -- Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>