Sunday morning about 9 AM found 2 Whimbrel, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, & 7 Black-bellied Plovers in the open area just before the eagle sculpture on Montezuma's wildlife drive. There were also semi-palmated plovers and a few of sandpipers (mostly least?).
Originally thought there might be a couple Am. Golden-plovers in the mix, but after reviewing pics (and help from Jay) believe they were all Black-bellied, with a couple in transition & the rest in breeding plumage). Not much else of note; except for a common loon out in the middle of the main pool (before the spillway), and both Virginia Rails & Willow Flycatchers calling along the drive. Mark Miller -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --