A day trip up the south WA coast (08/22/09)

These guys hang out in Ocean Shores, WA, and they have no shame.

BlackTailedDeer

One of my absolute favorite shorebirds is the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. This bird was at Oyehut (Game Range) during high tide.

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Other birds at the Game Range included Whimbrel, Long- and Short-billed Dowitcher, all 3 scoters, Red-throated Loon, Baird’s Sandpiper and 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS (found by Gene Hunn). I missed the female King Eider.

WesternSandpiper

Here a Western Sandpiper from up close.

Other noteworthy trip sightings include Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwater and a Pomarine Jaeger from the North Head Lighthouse at Ft. Canby, 6 Wandering Tattlers at the North Jetty of the Columbia River and 100s of Black-bellied Plovers and Short-billed Dowitchers plus 8 Red Knot in varying plumages at Bill’s Spit in Ocean Shores.

It was a good day.

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One Comment

  1. next time you go there, can you grab me some of those green stuff bird is eating? It can be turned into a delicious salad!!!

    Reply

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