A decent number of shorebirds on the pond today indicating new arrivals. The changes show a drop in the number of Short-billed Dowitchers but an uptick with the peeps with an estimated 1200 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
12 species of shorebirds, highlighted by 78 STILT SANDPIPERS and 3 Pectoral Sandpipers which included a juvenile. Also of note was a juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs. 2 Bonaparte’s Gulls continue to put in sporadic appearances on the pond. The duckage continue to host at least 2 Green-winged Teals. NPS and volunteers put out some wooden pallets near the entrance of the East Pond north end. The intention is to aid in navigating the muck in that area. Please be sure to express your thanks when you drop by the Refuge. While it was not too bad in terms of the heat the mosquitos continue in good numbers. Bring repellent. Cheers, -------- "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 Douglass 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 > (\__/) > (= '.'=) > (") _ (") > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --