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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
Brant
20
Canada Goose
50
Northern Shoveler
15
Gadwall
1
Eurasian Wigeon
30
American Wigeon
75
Mallard
25
Northern Pintail
125
Green-winged Teal
15
Ring-necked Duck
8
Greater Scaup
25
Lesser Scaup
8
Surf Scoter
60
Bufflehead
15
Red-breasted Merganser
12
Western Grebe
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4
Band-tailed Pigeon
5
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Anna's Hummingbird
6
Rufous Hummingbird
1
Sora
10
Black-bellied Plover
1
Killdeer
1
Bar-tailed Godwit

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
Marbled Godwit
1
Ruddy Turnstone
2
Black Turnstone
1
Surfbird
500
Dunlin
25
Western Sandpiper
15
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

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

6
Greater Yellowlegs
15
Bonaparte's Gull
45
Mew Gull
2
Western Gull
8
California Gull
30
Glaucous-winged Gull
100
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
5
Caspian Tern
2
Red-throated Loon
2
Common Loon
10
Pelagic Cormorant
15
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Brown Pelican
6
Great Blue Heron
3
Osprey
3
Northern Harrier
2
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
2
Northern Flicker
1
Peregrine Falcon
2
Steller's Jay
75
American Crow
40
Tree Swallow
4
Violet-green Swallow
1
Barn Swallow
3
Cliff Swallow
2
Black-capped Chickadee
8
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
2
Brown Creeper
4
Pacific Wren
8
Marsh Wren
8
Golden-crowned Kinglet
2
Varied Thrush
20
American Robin
45
European Starling
3
American Pipit (rubescens Group)

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
House Finch
4
Purple Finch
10
Red Crossbill
5
Pine Siskin
4
Dark-eyed Junco
20
White-crowned Sparrow
10
Golden-crowned Sparrow
10
Savannah Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
6
Spotted Towhee
15
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Brewer's Blackbird
8
Orange-crowned Warbler
4
Common Yellowthroat
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler
25
House Sparrow
Additional species seen by David Richardson:
12
Long-billed Dowitcher
 

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