[Tweeters] Nisqually Whimbrels continue

T Varela tvarela at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 29 16:20:39 PDT 2016

There were a pair of Whimbrels happily feeding on a bounty of crustaceans on Monday, 9/26 at Bill Frank Jr./Nisqually NWR. Video at link below:


Tony Varela
South Puget Sound, WA
tvarela at hotmail dot com

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Hi folks,

After the weekly Wednesday morning Bird Walk at Nisqually Refuge, it was still a pretty low tide. I had a short lunch and went back out to the Estuary Boardwalk at 2 p.m. to catch the incoming tide & hope for some shorebirds.

There were few sandpipers to be seen - only a few Least Sandpipers on the flood. The morning group had seen a flock of about 30 "peeps", which were speculated as being Dunlin. But, my walk out to the Estuary Overlook was short on birds (if not a nice walk on a stunningly beautiful afternoon...)

Scoping from the overlook, I found the continuing pair of Whimbrels, feeding at the edge of the slough about 180 meters east of the platform.

On my way back in, I met a woman heading out to see if she could get photographs, and when I bumped into her later in the afternoon, she said she'd seen them as well.

Jon. Anderson

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