Monthly Archives: August 2017

American Golden-plovers!

I got a call from Karen Miller informing me that she and Diane Bliss had found nine American Golden-plovers in the Black Dirt Region of Orange County.  I zoomed down to see what was ultimately twelve birds among the many … Continue reading

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A little bit of movement

One of the beautiful juvenile Semipalmated Plovers at Morningside this morning. I headed to Morningside Park, ever hopeful.  The northwest winds overnight offered some promise of movement and it turned out there was some. Unfortunately, the Menacing Merlin continues. (day … Continue reading

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Morningside Park

All three species of waders continue. Merlin continues. NO shorebirds!

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Crazy morning at Morningside

This morning I headed to Morningside Park with my usual high hopes.  There has been nearly nothing there since the arrival of the Merlin last week.  As I put my kayak in , I noticed a Great Egret on one … Continue reading

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Merlin Continues

A very quiet morning at Morningside Park today.  This is the first time I have ever experienced no migratory shorebirds there in August.  The only shorebird was the remaining juvenile Spotted Sandpiper that has been present all summer. The Merlin … Continue reading

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Another interesting morning

This morning I headed to Apollo Plaza and Morningside Park again.  Very early morning rains prompted me to try again.  This time, a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was present in the main pool at Apollo.  This might be the same bird from … Continue reading

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Another teaser

This morning I went out hoping for more shorebirds. I had already heard from Matt Zeitler that there were few at Morningside Park (thanks Matt), so I headed to Apollo Plaza.  Among the dozen or so Killdeer were my FOS … Continue reading

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