Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Whimbrels at Bunche Beach

Wednesday, May 4th

Black-bellied Plover
Checked out Bunche Beach this morning and noticed that the Black-bellied Plovers, Short-billed Dowitchers and Dunlins are changing into their breeding colors. Present were good numbers of Sanderlings, Semipalmated Plovers, Short-billed Dowitchers and Dunlins. Missing were wilson's plover, piping plover and marbled godwits.

Did locate a group of five Whimbrels along a quite streach of the beach.  But they took off heading north, flying in a follow-the-leader fashion.
Day's List (21) - Mottled Duck, Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis, Red-shouldered Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Willet, Whimbrel, Sanderling, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Prairie Warbler, Northern Cardinal

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