Sullivan today

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Things continue to happen around the county today.  Shorebird numbers were down with only four species seen.  One of the highlights was a very cooperative Semipalmated Plover at Apollo Plaza.  He actually followed my car around. A Double-crested Cormorant at Morningside flew into the Anhinga’s spot.  I wonder if I will ever again not pause when I see a similar species there.  The best show of the day however, took place late this afternoon after our now daily monsoon.  The rain finally abated and fourteen Great Egrets put down off Haven Road at the Bashakill!  I was hoping for a pink or blue ribbon among them, but alas, none today. Another nice sighting as I watched the egrets was an adult Peregrine Falcon that flew through, raising a bit of havoc among the blackbirds as it went.

The above shot shows most of the Great Egrets as they were landing off Haven Road. Below, a poor shot of the Peregrine Falcon as it flew past.

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