Hi Everyone, Knox-Marsellus is set for water to flow out so it should be good for shorebirds soon.
Good birding. Linda ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Linda Chorba Ziemba Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge 3395 US Route 20 East Seneca Falls, NY 13148 315-406-0052 On Jul 26, 2019, at 4:27 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: All, Took a quick trip up to wildlife drive today since it has been quite some time for me. I saw nothing unusual. Shorebirds are increasing and seem to be concentrated in the channel before Larue's, Eaton Marsh (some) and especially Benning Marsh. Benning had a lot of peeps, mostly LEAST SANDPIPERS but there were several SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS as well. I also had 3 WILSON'S SNIPE here among many yellowlegs of both species. I am pretty sure I had a pectoral sandpiper but it slipped away behind some reeds before I could be 100% sure. I also noticed a few least sandpipers that looked very colorful and then others that were much duller. Could juveniles already be showing up? Seems a bit early... I also had one semipalmated sandpiper that was lighter and really looked like a juvie but it is almost certain that this was just a lighter adult. I also checked on the snowy egret report of yesterday on the thruway ponds and only came up with great egrets and great blue herons. It could easily be somewhere in the massive areas up there. The shorebird habitat looks decent at the thruway ponds too and there were some least sandpipers, yellowlegs and a spottie too. My list is here.... https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58469114 I also did a quick stop at East Rd and the water level still looks a bit too high at K-M Marsh for shorebirds but with continued warm weather it should dry out nicely in time for increasing shorebird migration. I am going to inquire about possible dike walks and let everyone know. Of note there was one male REDHEAD here which is not that unusual but neat to see this time of year. List is here....https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58469456 Best, Dave Nicosia -- *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> *Archives:* The Mail Archive <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> *Please submit your observations to eBird <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* -- -- 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/ --