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Date:  August 12, 2014

Location  Siuslaw River - North Jetty - Mudflats

Where:  Florence, Oregon


 Jeanette and I made another escape from the continuing oppressive heat in the Willamette Valley to cool down on the Oregon Coast. This trip is to the Florence area where we are staying at Harbor Vista Campground for two nights. We met our campground host yesterday, volunteer Mike Allen, and he joined me this morning in a bird walk on the mudflats, which are an e-Bird designated Hot Spot. Mike and I toured the mudflats at 8:00 o'clock this morning to take advantage of low tide.

Jim on the jetty

Mike on the mudflats

semi-juvenile Great Blue Heron making an escape

A pair of Black Turnstones in breeding plumage
Two of many Western Sandpipers