[Tweeters] Red Knot at Croket Lake, Whidbey Island

Steve Pink pirangas at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 29 16:18:38 PDT 2008



Hi,

Duane Karna had a long morning on Whidbey Island today in glorious weather mainly checking out shorebirds.

Star bird was a Red Knot, with some red in the underparts, loosely associating with Black-bellied Plovers. Also at the lake were a minimum of 34 Pectoral Sandpiper, at least two Stilt Sandpipers. Plenty of dowitchers and yellowlegs but no godwits.

15 Black Oystercatchers at Hastie Lake Road boat launch and at Penn Cove, by the San de Fuca pier, were several Surfbirds and approximately 75 Black Turnstones.

The knot was towards the east end of the lake, viewable from the road. The pecs were closer to the pilings that go across the lake.

Cheers and good birding.

Steve Pink
Edmonds, WA mailto: pirangas at hotmail.com
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