I was at Delta Park this morning and had 11 species of shorebirds. I arrived
there at 5:42 a.m. and got back to my vehicle at 7:41 a.m. I then called Ted
M. & Jim O. and since they were on the way, decided to go back out and the
3 of us birded until 10:12 a.m. I found a Red-necked Phalarope (j) at 6:57
a.m. A birder named Kevin (sorry I forgot his last name) was there and he was
able to get a look at it through my scope before it took off for good. It only
stayed for no more than 2 minutes. I also had a total of 20 Sanderlings at
7:41 a.m. When Ted, Jim & I were counting them together 4 more had arrived
for a total of 24. It did not rain at all while I was out there. Good luck to
others if you go out there.
My complete list:
Delta Park, Colchester, Chittenden, US-VT
Aug 28, 2012 5:42 AM - 10:12 AM
Canada Goose 147
Common Merganser 5
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Northern Harrier 1
Semipalmated Plover 20 16 in one group and 4 in another.
Greater Yellowlegs 10 All in one group.
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Sanderling 24 I started with 2 and it went to 3, 4, 6, 10,15,16,20 then
finally 24 before I left.
Semipalmated Sandpiper 24 A carefull count.
Least Sandpiper 72 A slow and deliberate count.
White-rumped Sandpiper 6 I had 5 of them for quite a while and then 1
more showed up.
Baird's Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Wilson's Snipe 2
Red-necked Phalarope 1
Bonaparte's Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 17
Herring Gull 2
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 6
Black Tern 2
Common Tern 77 A conservative count while they were on a sandbar.
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1