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Checklist S38553774

 
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
4
12
1

Female.

2
200

Conservative estimate.

1
1

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
21
50
5
4
14
2
5
60
11
9
1
1
1
2
20
2
American/Northwestern Crow
10
7
14
3
4
90
1
3
2
 

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

Yes