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Checklist S22777812

 
Location
Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
7 hour(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Richardson List , Doug Martin
Species
84 species (+2 other taxa) total
15
20
50
15
1
30
75
25
125
15
8
25
8
60
15
12
3
4
5
2
6
1
10
1
1

I was birding with David Richardson and Ron Martin today in Ocean Shores and we found what we believe to be a Bar-Tailed Godwit. Not having a real camera I was forced to attempt a digi-scope with my cell phone but I think there is enough here for someone to confirm this bird It was seen at Ocean Shores at this location 46.947095, -124.129291
It was among a group of about 40 Marbled Godwit. At first we noticed the bird was a bit smaller and lighter in color that the rest of the group. It also showed a light supercilium but it was resting on one leg with its bill tucked under it's wing. Our first thought went to Greater Yellowlegs but it was quickly apparent that its legs were a nice rich gray color. When the bird finally started to forage we saw the long bi-colored bill of a godwit but this bird was quite different in color (lighter) and was slightly but noticeably smaller in size. Here are the three photos that I was able to get... We went back to the car for a better camera but they were gone when we returned (an oft told sad and bitter tale)

https://flic.kr/p/s1e9wb

https://flic.kr/p/rJce8r

https://flic.kr/p/rL4PtM

150
1
2
1
500
25
15
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

Assumed short-billed as we were along the coast but too far off for positive ID

6
15
45
2
8
30
100
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
5
2
2
10
15
3
6
3
3
2
1
1
2
1
2
75
40
4
1
3
2
8
2
2
4
8
8
2
20
45
3

3 individual birds clearly heard and seen as they flew apx 40' overhead. Unmistakable "slip-it" flight call, streaking on breast, in a necklace pattern, light buffy appearance and undulating flight

6
4
10
5
4
20
10
10
8
6
15
4
8
4
3
25
Additional species seen by David Richardson:
12
Long-billed Dowitcher
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes