Turnaround Shorebirds

Attendance at ultimate was sparse this afternoon, so after playing catch for a bit in the wind, I drove out to Starrigavan to see if there was much going on out there.

The estuary and beach seemed fairly quiet, and I noticed a text from Connor that he had seen a Semipalmated Sandpiper at the Turnaround. This is a species I don’t see every year, so I headed back to look for it.

It had started raining by this time, but I was able to get good looks at several shorebirds, including the Semipalmated Sandpiper.

A stop at Swan Lake on the way home included sightings of a recently arrived Canvasback, a Pectoral Sandpiper, and lingering Lesser Scaups.

My iNaturalist Observations for Today

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