Today has been all about waders, lots of them and all very close. Wader migration here has been brilliant and is not something I was expecting. The main species today have been hundreds of Stilt Sandpipers, all in full summer plumage, scores of Wilsons Phalaropes, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, American Avocet, Snowy and Wilsons Plovers and Willet. Ticks have included Yellow-headed Blackbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker. We also saw this morning at Goose Island SP Black-chinned Hummingbird and Buff-bellied Hummingbird.
Ad female Wilsons Phalarope
Ad Stilt Sandpiper, one of several hundred seen today, all in summer plumage.