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.
The tally:
1 Wilson's Snipe (my first of the fall)
2 Black-bellied Plover
6 Killdeer
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.

Good birding,


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