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



Jeff Gilligan










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