Around midday I checked the raunt from the Big John's Pond area. There were not 
many birds, but a decent variety: Greater Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers, 
Semipalmated, White-rumped (1), Stilt(2),Pectoral(1) Sandpipers, and 
Semipalmated Plovers.

The highlight for me was a brightly colored juvenile Dunlin, a plumage I had 
not seen before. Although there were a few gray basic scapulars, most of the 
scapulars and wing coverts had rufous fringes, with a bright spot by the alula 
area. The breast was heavily streaked, and the face was a pale brown. The belly 
was white, showing little sign of the black spot that the books say is typical 
of juveniles. Not a rare bird per se, but certainly an interesting one. A brief 
walk through the gardens found little except a Prairie warbler between the HQ 
and south garden


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