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.