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Fwd: Asotin Co. shorebirds etc., 8/14/2005

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From: Charles Swift <>
Date: Aug 14, 2005 9:51 PM
Subject: Asotin Co. shorebirds etc., 8/14/2005

Hi All -

I had a bit of time today to check shorebirds at Swallows Park on the
Snake R. just south of Clarkston.

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 5, digiscoped picure on photo blog
Least Sandpiper - 2
Short-billed Dowitcher - juvenile, digiscoped picture on photo blog
Spotted Sandpiper

A flock of gulls was loafing just south of the park although I was
biking at the time and didn't have my binocs. At least 100 gulls were
flying down the Snake R. just west of Clarkston at dusk.

Western Wood-Pewee and Yellow Warbler were still singing away in the park.

At Joseph Creek in far southeast WA, a Red-eyed Vireo was also still
singing. Also along Joseph Creek were many Wild Turkeys and turkey

A number of Osprey were along the Snake R. from the Clearwater
confluence upstream to Heller Bar (mouth of the Grand Rhonde).

In the ungulate department we had groups of 21, 6, and 3 Big Horn
Sheep along the Snake R. south of Asotin (the latter right on the
road). Mule Deer and a group of ~25 Elk were along Joseph Ck. in the
wildlife area.

At Genesee on the way down this morning were 3 Red-necked Phalarope
and a Long-billed Dowitcher among 20 species observer in ~15 minutes.

Good birding!


Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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