[Tweeters] Bar-tailed Godwit at Bottle Beach Sun. Aug. 14th (George Gerdts)

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Mon Aug 15 09:51:47 PDT 2011


Mary Anne Rossing and I (George Gerdts) stopped at Bottle Beach yesterday
Sunday, Aug. 14th) to bird the incoming high tide. We arrived just before
noon. There were 500+ Marbled Godwits, 250+ Black-bellied Plovers, 50+
Short-billed Dowitchers, a few Ruddy Turnstones, and some Western and Least
Sandpipers. We scanned the Godwits and briefly saw the Bar-tailed before the
entire flock suddenly lifted off and headed south. Fortunately, some of
the birds returned. The ONLY Godwit that returned was the Bar-tailed, so
re-finding it was easy!! Here is a link to some digi-scope photos of the
molting adult Bar-tailed Godwit.


George Gerdts
Bainbridge Island, WA
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