Morningside Park shore birds.

Four juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at Morningside Park

Four juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at Morningside Park


In what has turned out to be our poorest shore bird season to date thus far, a few birds were at Morningside Park today. Last nights front brought in a few new birds, but no new species yet. The best find of the day were four fresh juvenile SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. These were some gorgeous young Semipalmated Sandpipers. All were rather dark and showed a lot of rufous in their feathers. I had pipe dreams of Western Sandpiper, but couldn’t make them into that species. Also present this morning were 14 Least Sandpipers, 9 Killdeer, and one each Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers. A couple of days ago, our first fall Greater Yellowlegs was present with a Lesser Yellowlegs, but both were gone today. This brings to 9 the number of species we’ve had so far this fall. This is a very low total. Hopefully, we will still add more species as the season progresses.
juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper

juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper

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2 Responses to Morningside Park shore birds.

  1. Wilma Amthor says:

    nice shots John

    Wilma

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