Anderson’s Minnow Farm 7/31/2009

After reading an ARBird post about some interesting birds at Joe Hogan, I decided to zip out there on the last day of the month to see if I could get my monthly species count to 100 (it was currently at 99).  As I was driving past Anderson’s I spotted a gaggle of birders by one drained pond and decided to stop and see what was going on.  Glad I did. The pond was full of shorebirds and terns, seven species of the first and three of the other.  Of primary interest was what I mistook for a Hudsonian Godwit but which turned out to be the still exotic but more likely Marbled Godwit.  Even so, I was able to puish my monthly count over 100 for the fifth month in a row.

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Species seen or heard:

  • Mallard
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Green Heron
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • American Avocet
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Marbled Godwit
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Least Tern
  • Forster’s Tern
  • Bank Swallow

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