This morning I had a very narrow window of time to bird. I have pretty much exhausted what I might expect to get at the Bashakill, so I had to decide my best option. I hadn’t birded Morningside Park in a couple of days and had no shorebirds on my last visit. I decided to give a shot anyway, and was glad I did. As I paddled among the islands in my kayak, I came upon two juvenile Semipalmated Plovers. A couple of Great Blue Herons continued, but I found no Green Herons again. Everything else was pretty typical. I decided to head out to the farthest island in the back since a while back I found the juvie Black-bellied Plover there. As I approached, I noticed some movement. It was a peep, and appeared small. As I got closer, it was clearly a bit larger than I thought and obviously a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER! It has been three years since we’ve had one in the county, though it is usually pretty much annual. I was really pleased to find it! I have to apologize to those of you on “Whats App”. My new phones auto correct wins every time. It should have an over ride button. I was only able to be out an hour, but it was a good hour at that!