23 July 2011

Shorebirds... again

No bird pictures today.

Erik E. and I did a loop around Saylorville but it ended up raining most of the time.  Sorry bro.

I ended up with 9 species of shorebirds this morning in Polk County between two spots (Polk City WA and Chichaqua):

Semipalmated Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe (1, Chichaqua)
Short-billed Dowitcher (1, Chichaqua)

Also BLACK and FORSTER'S TERNS on the main lake.  Some BALD EAGLES around as well.

Dusk in my neighborhood: