Date: 8/7/19 1:42 pm From: Daniel Farrar <jdanielfarrar...> Subject: [obol] Lane Coast shorebirds
There was a nice group of shorebirds at Heceta Beach mid morning. About 250 Westerns with 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and a dozen or so Least. There were 4 juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS in the mix. Plus a smattering of SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. These were all up at the "puddle" north of the hotel. Lower on the beach with Sanderlings were 2 BLACK TURNSTONES. As I was watching them a group of 4 SURFBIRD came flying down the beach with two more Black TS in tow. Further north across the creek at Sutton beach 3 RUDDY TURNSTONES landed briefly with Sanderlings before heading south. Many MARBLED MURRELETS were visible and close in to shore. A GRAY WHALE was heading south. A very calm ocean offered great sea watching conditions (which I did not have time for).
Good birding, Daniel Farrar Dunes City, Oregon <jdanielfarrar...>