All for Knot

October 16, 2015  •  1 Comment

I chased the Red Knot observed by many at Wickiup Reservoir on October 14 & 15, 2015 in central Oregon.  

It wasn't very long after I arrived in the area on the morning of October 16th that I was pleasantly surprised to find a small flock of dowitcher flying into my view finder as I attempted to capture an image of the moment. I hoped the wayward Red Knot was among them - unfortunately I will never know for sure since the flock briefly touched-down then flushed over the trees to the north before I could get close enough for a diagnostic image. 

I was disappointed of course that I chased & dipped on a Life Bird.

But I am thankful that I stayed put for a few hours to soak up the sights and sounds of wildlife in the area. 

I hope you enjoy the images I have saved from this excursion as much as I enjoyed taking them.  


An early good find - Pacific Loon:

Common Loon:

The persistent group of (6) Long-billed Dowitcher I hoped would bring back the knot:

 k An out of place accipiter (thinking Cooper's Hawk): Killdeer: Least Sandpiper:

My fair well look over the area of a morning well spent:


Comments

Kevin Spencer(non-registered)
Thanks Jack. Nice images. Great close-ups on axillaries and underwing coverts on a few of those Long-billed Dowitchers.
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