Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Lakefront swale update; Snipe
Just stopped by the swale on the lakefront behind the UNO Arena. Water has dropped considerably; it takes closer inspection now to pick out the birds among the muddy stubble. Probably too shallow for yellowlegs and Black-necked Stilts now, but better for peeps.
1 Wilson's Snipe (my first of the fall)
2 Black-bellied Plover
1 Pectoral Sandpiper
18 Least Sandpiper
Three Brown Pelicans were plunge-diving offshore in the Lake. They are generally infrequent on the Lake in summer, when they instead hang on the immediate Gulf coast. Then some move inland to the Lake for the winter- these are probably part of that coming influx.