[birding] Juv. Solitary Sandpiper at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area, Benton Co.

Linda Fink linda at fink.com
Tue Sep 29 13:32:19 PDT 2009

A Swainson's was talking this morning in the hedge where they have been 
all summer so they're not all gone from our SW Yamhill Co. site yet.

Linda Fink

Joel Geier wrote:
> Hello folks,
> The small shorebird contingent at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area's Canal Pond
> today included a juvenile SOLITARY SANDPIPER (with slightly
> orangeish-yellow legs) along with a juvenile GREATER YELLOWLEGS, a few
> KILLDEER and WILSON'S SNIPE, and about eight PEEPS that looked from a
> distance to be Least Sandpipers. 
> A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was calling and flying around in the woods on the
> south side of this pond, the first one I've seen or heard there since
> last January.
> I had a fleeting glimpse, then heard a few call notes from a
> ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER that was consorting loosely with the first
> migrant YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS that I've seen this season (not a good
> look but I think at least one was a MYRTLE WARBLER).
> No Swainson's Thrushes heard in any of the usual thickets that they've
> been using in migration.
> Happy birding,
> Joel
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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