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Location
Grays Harbor NWR, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 47 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Tony Arnold
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.140
Species
33 species (+1 other taxa) total
50
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
4
American Wigeon
12
Mallard
1
Rufous Hummingbird

Female.

2
American Coot
200
Semipalmated Plover

Conservative estimate.

1
Killdeer
1
Stilt Sandpiper

I didn't previously add this because I am only visiting and wanted to confirm ID and incidence. These birds are more common eastward where I'm from.

I'm reassured based on photos of other birds irrupting into OR and WA that I saw a non-breeding, presumably juvenile bird. Spotted in sewage lagoon off T intersection of Paulson Rd & Airport Way. It congregated with the Lesser Yellowlegs and its thicker bill and slightly shorter stature could easily be compared to the longer-looking, wispier -- in both bill & body -- LEYL. Legs appeared yellow. Clean white breast and belly with brown mottled plumage on back, neck and head. Clear white eye stripe. Bill black, thicker than LEYL, slightly drooping and lacking tapered "point" of LEYL. No other bird I can think of fits size, bill shape, plumage and habitat specs.

I looked over every sandpiper I could see and this bird stood out to me. I looked it over twice, once arriving and once leaving.

6
Sanderling
21
Baird's Sandpiper
50
Least Sandpiper
5
Pectoral Sandpiper
4
Semipalmated Sandpiper
14
Western Sandpiper
2
Greater Yellowlegs
5
Lesser Yellowlegs
60
Glaucous-winged Gull
11
Caspian Tern
9
Great Blue Heron
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
1
Hairy Woodpecker
2
American Crow
20
Northwestern Crow
2
American/Northwestern Crow
10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
7
Tree Swallow
14
Barn Swallow
3
Black-capped Chickadee
4
American Robin
90
European Starling
1
Cedar Waxwing
3
American Goldfinch
2
Song Sparrow
 

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

Yes