[Tweeters] Wood Sandpiper continues

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Tue Sep 30 14:29:06 PDT 2008


The WOOD SANDPIPER photographed yesterday evening is being examined
by others as we I write this.

Direction have been posted:
Fern Ridge is west of Eugene, Lane Co., OR

The Fisher Unit is in the Southeast corner of Fern Ridge lake. To get
there, take Royal Avenue west until it dead ends at the gate into
Fern Ridge.Walk in on Royal Avenue which is gravel at this point,
continue west 100 yards or so on the gravel road to a road that branches
off to the south. There is a sign posted here with permitted dates of entry.
Turn south here (left) then make an immediate turn back to the west
(right) and follow this road around as it curves back
south to the viewing platform. The bird was on the east side of the
dike that runs south from the platform. Continue south (straight ahead)
past the platform maybe 200 yards. After a 5 minute walk the road makes
a slight bend to the east (left), there are some bushes on the west
(right) side and a grassy island on the east (left).
This grassy island is pretty much the end of the water on the east
(left) side, this is where the bird was. There are only small puddles
of water between the dense vegetation here. There is much more water,
and many more birds on the west side. I hope this will get you there.

Per directions posted by Greg Gillson in April, here is a Google map of the
area. Zoom in and out.

http://maps.google.com/?q=44.061864,-123.264335

Caution should be used as this has been a site of car break-ins.


--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at pacifier.com

In Praise of Urtica
http://www.surfbirds.com/blogs/mbalame/archives/2008/06/urtica20080622.html


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