Lollie Bottoms 5/16/2009

Upon returning from the library, I saw several emails on AR-Bird reporting that Karen Holliday had seen Whimbrels, Ruddy Turnstones, Caspian Terns, and much much more at Lollie Bottoms. So, we loaded up the car (well, I put sodas in the cooler) and took off. It was almost 6 PM then and about 6:30 before we got there. It was mostly cloudy and the light was dimmer than ideal, too dim for a camera, but we were able to make out the Caspian Terns, 3 Whimbrels, Dunlin, Stilt, Least and Western Sandpipers. The Whimbrels and Western Sandpipers were life birds and I got three more year birds.

*=First of season, **=Life Bird.

Species seen or heard:

  • Whimbrel **
  • Western Sandpiper **
  • Caspian Tern *
  • Dunlin *
  • Stilt Sandpiper *
  • Dickcissel
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Mourning Dove
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Canada Goose
  • Chimney Swift
  • Killdeer
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Mallard
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Blue Grosbeak

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