[Tweeters] Solitary Sandpiper - "Redmond Retention Ponds" Perrigo
Park - King County 7/26/17
bbrug15 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 18:36:59 PDT 2017
I was there this morning, and I saw two Greater Yellowlegs, a Spotted
Sandpiper, and a group of 6 or 7 Least Sandpipers (only saw two until they
flew), along with the usual Killdeer. I have pictures of all of those and
none were Solitary Sandpipers. There were Barn Swallows flying over the
water and a couple of Vaux's Swifts were with them. It was the best look
at Vaux's Swifts I've ever had. That was at about 9:30 this morning. I'll
probably go back tomorrow morning and look for the Solitary Sandpiper.
There were a couple of them there last year in August, for a week or more.
On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I ran over to the pond as soon as I received Houston's email, but no luck
> -- no solitary sandpiper, just the usual resident population of killdeer
> and one least sandpiper. I'll stop by again after work today.
> I'm pretty sure Houston and I saw different sandpipers -- the least was
> conveniently standing next to a killdeer, and it was WAY smaller.
> Rick Tyler
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Houston Flores <houstonflores at hotmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hey Tweets,
>> I saw what I'm pretty confident was an adult SOLITARY SANDPIPER this
>> afternoon at the retention ponds north of Perrigo Park in Redmond. I
>> didn't have my good binoculars, but it was pretty close in and it looked
>> like a solid SOSA to me. I was expecting to see some of the recently
>> reported yellowlegs, but this was smaller (similar sized to a nearby
>> Killdeer), darker, smaller billed and had a conspicuous eye ring. It was
>> on the southern shoreline of the main pond, just north of NE 95th St.
>> Anyway, just thought I'd give a heads up to local birders.
>> Good Migrations,
>> Houston Flores
>> Seattle, WA
>> houstonflores AT hotmail.com
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