As to be expected (but there is always hope), the rain driven Hudsonian and single Marbled Godwits were a no show today on the East Pond. It also looks like the lone Hudsonian that had stayed around for a bit might have departed with yesterday’s flock.
The 3 American Avocets continue up at the north end and 4 Long-billed Dowitchers were seen up that end as well. Other shorebirds included, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 4 Least Sandpipers, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Stilt Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 White-rumped Sandpipers, 9 Greater Yellowlegs and 8 Lesser Yellowlegs. Duck numbers continue to build with Ruddy Ducks and American Wigeons seeing the largest increase. Greater Scaup have arrived as well. Other notables were the 4 Glossy Ibis that were still near the Southend. 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --