Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Back to Shirley’s Bay with Rick, Janet & Jane

Sept 21, 2009 8:00 am

This time we were the first to arrive. We got Wilson’s Snipe and Solitary Sandpiper right by the shore in the shadows. The sun finally rose enough that we could get decent photos. The Marbled Godwit was across the bay along with the Stilt Sandpiper. Janet got some good photos by digiscoping. We saw a Black-bellied Plover which morphed into am American Golden Plover when Langis and Hervé arrivded. The Monday Group was out with Dave, and Brenda came along too to see the Godwit and other shorebirds. Other shorebirds included several Killdeer and lots of Yellowlegs.

There were a couple of Hooded Mergansers, and several Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal.

We started looking for the Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow in the reeds along the far shore, but instead saw a Virginia Rail. And then the sparrow did make several short appearances.

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