In a recent posting Bryan Pfeiffer reported that a draw-down at
the Brilyea access to Dead Creek WMA might produce mudflats for
shorebirds (and birders).
Another possible site is the huge draw-down of the Little River
Reservoir in Waterbury. This morning we turned off Route 100 at Blush
Hill Road (by the Holiday Inn) and continued straight to where the road
ends at a promentory overlooking the reservoir. This is a large area,
with tall grasses at the edge, shorter grass in the middle where the
water was drawn down more recently and mudflats along the edge of the
river. The only birds there this morning were Killdeer, 2 Least
Sandpipers and a Solitary, but this site is worth keeping an eye on,
especially in a year when mudflats are scarce!
There is also an access to this reservoir in Colbyville, just a
couple miles north of Blush Hill, which might be checked as well.
Although the sign said the gate opened at 10 a.m., this morning it was
still locked at 10:15. Chris Pratt