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At Brilyea late Tuesday, August 26:   (1) White-rumped Sandpiper, (12) Least Sandpiper, (25) Lesser Yellowlegs, (1) Green Heron and (15) Black-crowned Night-Heron (3 adults, 12 immatures).

Meanwhile, on Ward Hill in South Duxbury, warblers and other passerines remain very scarce.  Typical morning walk produces perhaps 3-4 species of warbler with only Common Yellowthroat reliable.  Other warbler species that have been observed over the past two weeks include Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Chestnut-sided, Nashville, and American Redstart (all have provided several sightings). Also seen (but just once or twice in two weeks):  Black-and-white Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Mourning Warbler and Canada Warbler.  

Let's hope better days lie ahead!                    Pipit.