Friday, August 30, 2013

Bird of the Day - Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpipers turned out to be the most numerous bird of the day.  Jeanette counted 72 of them in two or three flocks that worked the water’s edge along the beach. It was dense fog this morning at Ona Beach State Park, which might have accounted for our luck in sneaking up on a large variety of sandpipers.  In addition to these Western Sandpipers we also saw one Least Sandpiper, one Spotted Sandpiper, two Greater Yellowlegs, two Killdeer, and a Semipalmated Plover, all of which belong to the Sandpiper Family. We also saw five other species of birds, non-sandpipers, that I won’t burden you with.

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