Sunday, August 13, 2017

White-rumped Sandpiper



This rare bird was discovered 8/12/17 on Sunset Beach, north of Gearhart, by Mike Patterson. It is only the 3rd Oregon record for this species. I saw it on 8/13/17 and took these photos & video.

In this screen shot (taken from slow-motion video, below), white rump is visible as bird flies. Note how long the wings appear to be, especially left wing extending down below feet.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hermit Warbler



Hermit Warbler, 5/28/13 (above)

and another one 6/18/17 (below) at Ecola Forest Preserve - difficult to get very close, but managed to record this one singing

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bar-tailed Godwit



Bar-tailed Godwit, seen 5/6/17 at 7:00am and several times again over next few hours. Located near Waldport: north of Sandpiper Village and south of Driftwood Beach access. Smaller than nearby Whimbrels. Rufous-colored neck and chest; solid in neck area and with white patches on belly. Long, slightly upturned bill, mostly dark but pink near base on lower side. Barred underwing shown in photo above.

Up to 17 more Bar-tailed Godwits were reported later in Clatsop County. Below are 3 at Sunset Beach, north of Seaside, on 6/3/17

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brown Thrasher



Lots of good hiding places for a Brown Thrasher along the Salishan Nature Trail. More typical views of the bird are shown below.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Long-tailed Duck



Cannon Beach sewage ponds, 12/23/16

Friday, December 23, 2016

Canvasback



Cannon Beach sewage ponds, 12/23/16