Subject: [Tweeters] Stanwood - Few shorebirds, surprise loons. Date: Jul 11 14:20:58 2017 From: Josh Adams - xjoshx at gmail.com
Hello Tweets, I made a run up to Eide Rd. this morning in hopes of finding some shorebirds at high tide before they shut the place down (for perhaps forever, as who knows what access will look like in the future). Sadly, our good weather had dried out the ponds and all that remains at the moment is damp mud. Not a single shorebird to be found. A Least Sandpiper I flushed from the small pond when you enter was the only shorebird to be found.
I scanned what I could see of the Nature Conservancy property from the gate at the end of Boe Rd. Plenty of Killdeer, but nothing else. While I was there, I heard a call I couldn't place. I eventually picked up on the source, which was a flock of 7 Common Loons flying south about 1/2 mile inland over Boe Road. They were singing/calling their typical yodel sounds as the flew. Quite an odd surprise and the only highlight of the morning.