I did some rambling around this morning thinking the rain might bring some more 
shorebirds down. Well, it turned out there wasn't much rain in this area, and 
few shorebirds around. I stopped first at the Linn Co. WRP site, but only found 
a few Least Sandpipers along with several each Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers, 
the only ones beside Killdeer. Had Bobolinks and Sedge Wrens again but not much 
else. Did hear a Carolina Wren singing nearby. Had two CAWR in the backyard 
before I left. 

   I went on down to Swan Lake where there were even fewer shorebirds, not much 
habitat there though. I did find 4 Upland Sandpipers in the fields. Saw a loose 
flock of about 20 Dickcissels in another area of tall vegetation. 

 I watched couple of very recently fledged Eastern Kingbirds as I went through 
Fountain Grove CA. 

  Seems to be a Lull in the shorebird migration right now. I checked Thompson 
River area last eve - not much there either. Maybe if we get rain next few days 
or another cold front?

Steve Kinder
Livingston Co.
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