Posted by: atowhee | August 28, 2016

SHOREBIRDING

Paul Sullivan showed me several of his favorite shorebird spots in south Yamhill this morning.  Only one was thus occupied but there were two Least Sandpipers escorting a long Baird’s around muddy rim of a private irrigation reservoir off Salt Creek Road.  The Baird’s was a county life for me.  I am up to 145 species seen here in Yamhill.  Here are my best shorebird pics from this morning:BAIRD-A (1280x960) BAIRD-B (1280x960) BAIRD-BEST (1280x960) BAIRD-BEST1 (1280x960) BAIRD-BEST2 (1280x960) BAIRD-C (1280x960) BAIRD-CU (1280x960) BAIRD-D (1280x960)Baird’s all above.  Least Sandpipers below LESA CU (1280x960) LESA SIDE (1280x960) LESA TWO (1280x960)Here are one of each, Baird’s being the biggest, of course. SHOFRE-TWO (1280x960) SHORE-TWOA (1280x960)

Salt Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Aug 28, 2016 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM.  14 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  25
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  X
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  3
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)  1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  1

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