Saul’s Minnow Farm 9/4/2009

I’m taking the day off from work and went to Saul’s this morning.  I went to the same pond that housed the Red-necked Phalarope last weekend.  The pond was a bit drier and a lot slower but still had about two hundred birds.  The highlight was probably the Black-bellied Plover and some Dunlin.  Besides that there the usual Pectoral, Western, Semipalmated, and Least Sandpipers, Yellowlegs of both sizes, Forster’s terns, five species of swallow, plus three but only three Semipalmated Plovers and loads of Killdeer and egrets.

Here is an image of the non-breeding plumage BBPL and another of mixed peeps:

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Species seen or heard:

  • Northern Shoveler
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Killdeer
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Western Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Forster’s Tern
  • Mourning Dove
  • Tree Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow

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