Posted by: atowhee | August 28, 2016


Paul Sullivan showed me several of his favorite shorebird spots in south Yamhill this morning.  Only one was thus occupied but there were two Least Sandpipers escorting a long Baird’s around muddy rim of a private irrigation reservoir off Salt Creek Road.  The Baird’s was a county life for me.  I am up to 145 species seen here in Yamhill.  Here are my best shorebird pics from this morning:BAIRD-A (1280x960) BAIRD-B (1280x960) BAIRD-BEST (1280x960) BAIRD-BEST1 (1280x960) BAIRD-BEST2 (1280x960) BAIRD-C (1280x960) BAIRD-CU (1280x960) BAIRD-D (1280x960)Baird’s all above.  Least Sandpipers below LESA CU (1280x960) LESA SIDE (1280x960) LESA TWO (1280x960)Here are one of each, Baird’s being the biggest, of course. SHOFRE-TWO (1280x960) SHORE-TWOA (1280x960)

Salt Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Aug 28, 2016 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM.  14 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  25
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  X
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  3
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)  1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  1


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