Date: 8/24/20 7:14 pm From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> Subject: [obol] Bank Swallows, etc. (Pacific Co., WA)
Birding with Nick Lethaby the last few days.
Today near or at the North Jetty of the Columbia:
3 Bank Swallows 4 juv. Ruddy Turnstones 10 Black Turnstones 2 Surfbirds
Yesterday on the beach north of Surfside Estates:
4 Ruddy turnstones (1 an adult) 10 Marbled Godwits Large number of Sanderlings, Western and Least Sandpipers. 20 Black-bellied Plovers Dozens of Semipalmated Plovers 1 Red-necked Phalarope
On the bay about two or three miles south of Nachotta: Up to 11 Greater Yellowlegs 8 Short-billed Dowitchers Fly-by Western and Least Sandpipers
Nearer the south end of Willapa Bay: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs
A Barred Owl is in the yard rather frequently, sometimes hunting during day light hours.
This afternoon north of the Oysterville Approach on the ocean beach: Nick had: Perhaps as many as 200 Black-bellied Plovers About 15 Semi-palmated Plovers Western Sandpipers and Sanderlings 1 Spotted Sandpiper on the open sandy beach