I spent a few hours surveying shorebirds this AM.  An estimated 1500 shorebirds 
with a total of 10 species, dominated by Semipalmated Sandpipers.

The highlights were White-rumped Sandpiper (6), Stilt Sandpiper (4), WESTERN 
SANDPIPER (1) - this one, the kind that Steve Walter and I have debated over in 
the past and a very difficult bird to pick out due to the worn plumage.

Also notable were my first observation of juvenile Least Sandpiper, 
Semipalmated Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs.


"You come at the King, you best not miss." ~ Omar
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! 

Andrew Baksh

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