Birding from the south end to the north on a rising and falling tides. Less
than 100 Shorebirds observed but the diversity was not too bad.
Shorebird highlights include: AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (6) - possibly one or two
more. They were all south of Dead Man's Cove, loafing among the Gull flock or
resting on the flats. They were not feeding with any intent so it is likely
they will disburse once the tide falls or they feel it is time to head out.
Black-bellied Plover 9
Semipalmated Plover - 5
American Avocet - continues on the north end. This bird could easily be missed
as it was sleeping among the Gulls.
Short-billed Dowitcher - 3 seen flying towards the southend.
Stilt Sandpiper (4) all on the north end of the pond.
Pectoral Sandpiper (8) all seen on the south end.
White-rumped Sandpiper (5) - one feeding quite contently with 3 Pectoral
Sandpipers on the south end and 4 more down at the north end.
Lesser Yellowlegs - a total of 7 observed.
Greater Yellowlegs - 5
Dunlin - 3 one looked good for a juvenile.
Least Sandpiper - 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 45
Duckage - American Wigeons numbers are building. I had 36 mixed in with the
mashup of Mallards and other ducks.
Good number of Snowy Egrets - 47
Northern Harrier (5), Sharp-shinned Hawk (3), Cooper's Hawk (2) were also
A Black-billed Cuckoo was a pleasant surprise. A bird more often heard than
seen around the pond.
I stuck around to visit Ron Bourque's photo exhibition at the Visitor's Center.
Pretty cool stuff of wood and sand images. Stop by if you can.
"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
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