[Tweeters] Fwd: probable white-faced ibis flyover at Skagit wildlife refuge (Conway)

William Driskell bdriskell at comcast.net
Wed May 31 11:48:33 PDT 2017


Tues evening under rainy skies. I initially thought this was a distant
gull (heavy flight) but silhouette showed curved bill. Photo blowups
show legs longer than expected (beyond tail) negating alternative id of
whimbrel/curlews. So, with Connie Sidles and Louis Kreemer weighing in
on the (bad) photo ID, we're going with white-faced ibis.

Bird flew across outer refuge levy (near the river) and then north along
the PS shoreline. It was getting too dark and with attending non-birder
spouse, too close to dinner happy hour to pursue at other Fir Island
levy sites.

flyover sequence photos (mostly extreme blowup silhouettes) in pdf on
dropbox at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1m2vofev0jtlmb/Skagit%20Ibis%20flyover.pdf?dl=0

(best viewed with Disney Fantasia soundtrack)

Other random spottings: Swainson's thrush, lots of Cedar Waxwings,
common merganser pair, cinnamon teal pairs, widgeon, wood duck, marsh
wrens and no eagles on the nest.

--
William Driskell
Seattle WA




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