Most of the "fallout" birds from Katrina were gone today. However, persistent looking did produce fair numbers and variety.
Ted Murin, Bryan Pfeiffer, Dwight Cargill, Pat Pratt, and Dick Lavallee covered a variety of areas. There were 51 Golden Plovers
in a plowed field on Lake Rd, Charlotte, along witha few Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, a couple Pectoral Sandpipers, a Least Sandpiper, about seven Semipalmated Plovers, and plenty of Killdeer. A Merlin was also seen off Lake Road.
At Farrell Access on Dead Creek, there were perhaps as many as 120 Semipalmated Sandpipers, a dozen Least Sandpipers, a single Red-necked Phalarope, 2 Baird's Sandpipers, 3 Sanderlings, a lone Black-bellied Plover, a half dozen Semipalmated Plovers,
a few Killdeer, Spotteds, and Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. Also a Bald Eagle and a Peregrine. All in all, a far cry from yesterday.
In addition to the Red-necked Phalarope at Dead Creek, there were three Red-necked Phalaropes on the small pond on Goodrich Corners Rd in Addison. (1 ad. 2 juv)
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