Out again this morning to check for shorebirds. We had some rain in the early morning hours and I was hoping it would help put something down. I was surprised upon my arrival at Apollo to find only the ongoing Green Heron and a single Least Sandpiper. I would return later to check it out again. Remember, the birds at Apollo filter in and out between there and the settling ponds at the landfill. On to Morningside Park. I kayaked out to the first set of mud flats which have increased in size, but only slightly. There were birds there. 2 Killdeer, 3 Spotted Sandpipers and our first of the fall SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 of them. Many other typical species for this spot continue, but I spent most of my time with the shorebirds. The plovers were very cooperative for photos and I took far to many. From there, I went on to check out the reservoirs. Lance Verderame had called to tell me he had found a phalarope on the Pepackton Reservoir. The distance prevented him from getting it down to a species, but he wanted to alert me that phalarope was a possibility. There were two Osprey and a Common Merganser at the Neversink, nothing else. At the Rondout, many common species were present, but nothing noteworthy. Two Double-crested Cormorants being the best birds. I then returned to Apollo, where I found a few more birds had come in. 6 Least Sandpipers and 4 Killdeer were now present. With the ongoing thunderstorms today, maybe some more good birds will put down.