Thursday, September 26, 2019

Temp in the 40s, partly sunny, wind SW 10-20 mph

Even though the winds were from the wrong direction (south) yesterday, the storm apparently put down some new birds for us.

Nothing new at the feeders, but when we went down to Sweeper Channel, we found a Gray-tailed Tattler (our fourth fall sighting).

Gray-tailed Tattler, Sweeper Channel, September 26, 2019
Gray-tailed Tattler, Sweeper Channel, September 26, 2019

At Clam Lagoon, more shorebirds came in since yesterday. I had two Sharp-tailed and at least ten Pectoral Sandpipers, as well as the Marsh Sandpiper.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Clam Lagoon, September 26, 2019

The Sanderling flock has grown to 32.

At the Seawall, it was every man (and woman) for himself!

Harlequin Ducks, Seawall, September 26, 2019

After dinner, I went back out and had five Pacific Golden-Plovers along the roadside near Landing Lights. Three of these birds still had remnants of breeding plumage, making them different from the birds we saw a few days ago. I didn’t get photos of those three — it was too dark!.

Pacific Golden-Plovers, near Landing Lights, September 26, 2019

At the Marsh, I flushed a snipe again and, as usual, was unable to identify it or get photos.

The Trip List is 54, Year List is 84

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