[Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper Fill

Connie Sidles constancesidles at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 11:04:36 PDT 2010

Hey tweets, I found a Solitary Sandpiper on Shoveler's Pond this
morning. It was foraging on the eastern edge of the pond, looking
nervous but resolute. The local Killdeer who patrols that pond (and
who just hates me, for mysterious and I assure you completely
unfounded reasons) was flapping both its wings and its beak, doing its
best to spook all and sundry. I could tell the Solitary was of two
minds about going or staying, but in the end, it elected to hold its
ground. A beautiful bird.

Also on view today: the female Greater Scaup continues on Main Pond. A
Cooper's Hawk has established itself on site and periodically causes
various portions of the Fill to fall silent and still. Orange-crowned
Warblers were everywhere, along with remnants of Yellow-rumps, but I
couldn't find any other warblers. Lastly, I had the great privilege of
seeing and hearing a Lincoln's Sparrow singing on territory near the
chip pile, the same place where I saw a Lincoln's with nesting
material a few days ago. - Connie, Seattle

constancesidles at gmail.com
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