Sanderling Continues!


There was little change in the county today.  There were few warblers at the Bashakill, in fact few migrants of any kind.  At Morningside Park the Sanderling Continues, now the second day. The Merlin continues as well, though the count was down by one Least Sandpiper this morning.  Five Semipalmated Sandpipers, three Killdeer and one Spotted Sandpiper the only other shorebirds seen.  The winds have completely turned around, coming now from the southeast.  This should stall any further migration of these shorebirds, quite likely to their peril. Lets hope for the best. One other highlight this morning was that when I stopped to see if I could find the Black Vulture chick at the landfill, I found two of them!

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The adult is on the right, the two recently fledged juveniles with down covered heads on the left.

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