In the heat of this afternoon, from 2:20 till 3:00, I saw but five
Killdeer, two Least Sandpipers, and one Pectoral Sandpiper.
Only one bird flew (a short flight by one Killdeer). The others were
all essentially stationary at the grassy puddle on the west side of the
road opposite the drinking fountain for the cattle .... and each of them
spent almost all of the time out of sight in the grasses (hunkered down
in the shade?). Two of the Killdeer never moved the whole time I was there.
On 7/31/2013 7:50 PM, alison wagner wrote:
> Hi Shorebirders,
> I stopped in on Lagoon road in between commitments today. At 6pm, a
> Solitary flew in...and at 6:30, a second one. Also seen at the puddle were
> a few Leasts, 6 Killdeer and 1 Pectoral. In surrounding fields I counted
> another dozen Killdeer, some more Leasts, 1 Snipe....also present (of note)
> were two Kestrels!
> I think it's going to vary every time we visit! Love migrations!
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Michele Patenaude <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> I was at Lagoon Road today from 11 to 11:30. There were no birds I the
>> "shorebird" puddle. I did, however, hear one killdeer but I could not
>> locate it.
>> Michele Patenaude
>> 172 Woodbury Road
>> Burlington, VT 05408