Date: 7/19/20 11:24 am From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: North Coast shorebird migration becomes obvious
…….. this is a photo of the Black Turnstone on Sunset Beach that David refers to, Friday morning, July 17th.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> Subject: [obol] North Coast shorebird migration becomes obvious
> Date: July 19, 2020 at 1:12:11 AM PDT
> To: <obol...>, <swalalahos...>
> Reply-To: <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> I was on the Beach after work the lat three days in Clatsop County. Southbound shorebird migration has become apparent with over a hundred each of SANDERLINGS, WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS in the few miles of beach I surveyed on 17 July. At Trestle Bay (Fort Stevens State Park) today (18 July) I saw the first juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER in a flock of 125 adult Westerns. A juvenile SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was also in the flock. This was a duller and shorter-billed individual than I reported from 13 July nearby.
> Another birder was checking Clatsop beaches on Friday and reported seeing both BLACK and RUDDY (2) TURNSTONES and many Western Sandpipers (all adults).
> Others are reporting Marbled Godwits in the dozens from Trestle Bay during low tide. I seem to only get out there during the flood and they've gone somewhere else.
> David C. Bailey
> Seaside, Oregon