Sharp-tailed Sandpiper still present

RochWarrBB at RochWarrBB at
Sun Sep 29 14:13:31 PDT 2002

     The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was observed today at 8am and was still 
foraging as we left around 9:30am.  It was observed in the SW corner of the 
Hoquiam sewage treatment pond on the exposed sludge by myself (Larry Heinz), 
Jan Watson and Jason Paulios.  Jason was present at 7:00am and didn't 
immediately observe the bird until it showed itself around 8:00am. Almost at 
the time we found the bird, Rolan Nelson and Carol Schulze  arrived and 
simply had to look through Jason's scope to see their newest "life" bird. 
Sometimes things are good!!  The bird seems to like the exposed log at its 
back because it stayed very near this log the whole time we observed it  
while wandering into the few open areas affording us some great looks.

Larry Heinz
Rochester, WA

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