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:
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: