I schelped the East Pond today a few hours before and after high tide covering 
from south to north and back.

Highlights included:


Juvenile Stilt Sandpiper (1)


White-rumped Sandpiper (17) all on the east side. I bet I could add a few more 
from the west side.

Western Sandpiper (1) - a juvenile that I picked out late in my session on the 
pond. https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1034992999820918784?s=21

There were several juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs, Least and Semipalmated 
Sandpipers mixed in with the mostly worn Semipalmated Sandpipers. Including one 
or two heavily marked individuals ;-)

159 Short-billed Dowitchers were a nice number this day with all of them being 

A couple of Northern Waterthrushes pretending to be (dare I say) peeps. Were 
observed feeding along the edges of the pond among Least and Semipalmated 

The duckage is picking up. I counted 47 Blue-winged Teals, 19 Northern 
Shovelers and 11 Green-winged Teals among the usual suspects.

The water level remains high for this time of the year but the smaller waders 
are finding places to feed which is good since the juveniles are coming 

Remember to gear up properly; bring insect repellent, sun screen and most 
importantly WATER. That pond gets quite hot on days like today and one could 
easily get dehydrated.


"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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Andrew Baksh

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