Birds of Edmonds, WA. 2019

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Bill Anderson

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Late Sunday afternoon (8-11-19) it clouded up to the point that I might get photos of shorebirds at the marsh without the distortion caused by heart waves and glare off the mud. High tide helped as well.

I believe this is a flock of western sandpipers. A birder friend who was at the marsh said that semi-palmated sandpipers also travel in flocks of westerns. The two birds look alike to me, but she said that semi-palmateds have slightly smaller bills than westerns. Very hard to tell at the distances I was shooting.

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I never did see the mystery shorebird from the day before. My friend had viewed my Sasquatch shot and believed it was a yellowlegs.
 


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