Hello Vermont Birders:
I snuck out for a few hours this afternoon seeking shorebirds with a dear
friend (Todd Day) visiting from Virginia. We made a few stops in
Hinesburg, Charlotte, Shelburne, and Burlington.
We scared up six species of shorebirds along the way but the only species
of note was *Baird's Sandpiper*. Two spiffy juveniles were foraging along
the exposed edge of one of the rock jetties at Blodgett Beach in
Burlington. Numerous Bonaparte's Gulls were roosting there as well.
The only other species of note was *American Wigeon*. There were two on
the flats at Shelburne Bay, east of the river mouth. It was the first time
I had noticed American Wigeon there this summer. Both teal species were
present last week but absent today.