Sunday, May 25, 2014
More work-related birding - May 22, 23
May 22nd -
Tundra Swan! (1 adult) in a field near Cayuga
Grand River - nothing! (even a hotspot that I like- nada!)
Lake Erie Shoreline - more of the same... Lots of ducks, gulls, terns etc - but where are the "others"?
Grand River Mouth - lots of gulls, incl 2 Great Black-backs - but not much else..
Fields - 1 Upland Sandpiper was nice
Mosaic Ponds - 1 Semipalmated Plover - 40+ Caspian Terns... The habitat is there! But not much at all worth reporting. Yikes...
10th rd quarry pond in Stoney Creek - nada
May 23rd -
Lake Erie Shoreline - 50-60 flyby Whimbrel! Very nice
Port Ryerse - 50-60 Flyby Whimbrel! Nice again! (different birds I think)
Port Dover - nada (Caspian's)
Townsend Sewage Lagoons -
2 White-rumped Sandpipers
25ish Least Sandpipers
20ish Semipalmated Sandpipers
20ish Semipalmated Plover
Spotted Sand, Killdeer etc...
I only checked one lagoon... A truck driver had managed to get his 18'wheeler stuck in a pretty rough spot (down the bank of the first lagoon) so I didn't linger!
Side note - awesome feeder birds in IL: