Many of the wintering rarities continue as of yesterday/today:
-Yellow-billed Loon at the Ilwaco Harbor (as of 3/17)
-4-5 Snowy Owls at Damon Point in Ocean Shores (as of 3/17)
-Female King Eider as scoped from where the Damon Point access road drops into the sand, Ocean Shores (as of 3/18)
-Emperor Goose maybe 200yds south of Canal St & Lewis St, Ocean Shores (as of 3/17)
-Tufted Duck at the slough just west of Round Lake (Lacamas Lake complex) near Camas (as of 3/18)
We had brief glimpes of a few rock pipers (including Black Turnstones) at the Pt. Brown Jetty in Ocean Shores, but missed Rock Sandpiper. The were ZERO godwits in Tokeland, but a few Willets, several Black-bellied Plovers and 40 some Brant. Both Tundra and Trumpeter swans were at Brady Loop Rd. Single Red Phalaropes were in the Tokeland, Ilwaco and Westport harbors. A Clark’s Grebe was at Ilwaco Harbor, a hen Ring-necked Pheasant in Ocean Shores and first-year Thayer’s Gull did a balancing act to stay afloat near float 20 at Westport Harbor.
One 2 mediocre pictures this time during a weekend that brought snow, ice, sleet, hail, pelting rain, but also brief interludes of sun.