Date: 8/23/20 11:42 am From: <brrobb...> Subject: [obol] Fern Ridge, Lane County - Prairie Falcon, Pacific Golden-Plover
Early this morning I birded from the Royal parking lot to the observation tower to the end of Royal (you can now walk well past Tern Island) to Gibson Island. I found a PRAIRIE FALCON sitting on the dry mud west of the observation platform. At the end of Royal there is some reasonable shorebird habitat (all the impoundments to the east of here are dry) with Greater Yellowlegs, Western, Least and Spotted Sandpipers, Killdeer and Wilsons Snipe. Here I had four Pluvialis plovers fly overhead with one a calling PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER. There were good numbers of swallows here including two BANK SWALLOWS. A couple Caspian Terns were with the gulls on a sandbar.