Rock Sandpiper, site loyal at HHP

Eddie Bartley

Got out to Heron's Head in the afternoon on January 10, 2020 in gorgeous weather, low tide after the King Tide in the morning. Birds were very active.

Nice diversity too, 53 species in a 90 minute visit. Nothing exceptional save the continuing ROCK SANDPIPER. Out at the tip, virtually the same area as where Ben and Teresa found it on November 2. 

Very large raft of Aechmophorus Grebes spread about, well over 100. Fair amount of diving ducks but Scaup continue to be nearly absent at HHP compared to the early 2000's but there were about a dozen this afternoon along the India Basin shore. A single Marsh Wren and Lesser Goldfinch rounded out the less common birds at this site.

Happy Trails!

Eddie Bartley

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