Sunday, August 8, 2010

8/8 migration

There was pretty good activity in the woods today, with a decent variety of warblers, including at least 15 Palm. Waterbirds were pretty slow this morning:

Common Loon-3
Red-necked Grebe-1
Great Blue Heron-1
Baird's Sandpiper-2
Short-billed Dowitcher-1
Bonaparte's Gull-1

It was better this evening:

Common Loon-1
Red-necked Grebe-47
Grebe Sp.-2
Bonaparte's Gull-1


Squid said...

Hey Jason,

Nice pics and the updates are much appreciated! Just wanted to say that your Baird's is a juv. Least though, note the yellow legs, short primaries, and 'surprised' look, as well as a really reddish orange back!

Anonymous said...

Thanks-To let you know though, I wasn't calling this bird a Baird's. I didn't have any decent pics of any birds that day, so I thought a pic of a shorebird that's been around lately is better than nothing. Here's a link to the best Baird's pic I've gotten this fall, which isn't that great. (I tagged my photos that day under Baird's.)

Squid said...

Just checking haha. I'll probably be over a few times later in August - keep any rarities there for me!