Date: 7/11/19 7:06 am From: <merdave...> Subject: [Tweeters] Whimbrels and Golden Plover; Douglas County
Hi, Birders. Atkins Lake, and the pond on Heritage, in Doug. Co. are still providing some good shore birds. Yesterday at Atkins, on the east side of Rd. M we saw 2 Whimbrels in the wet grassy field. Sometimes they came to the road and sat down! Then we saw a Plover out in the grasses. Spent at least a half-hour trying for photos and an i.d. We know it was a Golden Plover, but sure hope someone else has time to wait maybe longer for good views. On April 25 Kav had a Pacific Golden Plover in that area. We think the female we saw is the same species. Other shorebirds seen inc. Black-necked Stilts, Spotted, Bairds, Least, Western and Semi-palmated Sandpipers, plus Killdeer. Enjoy these areas while they last! Meredith Spencer, Bridgeport P.S. We also saw at least 40 Pelicans flying to the north.