Monday, February 20, 2017

Second migrant species reported

A pair of American Golden Plovers, passing through en route from southern South America to the Arctic, was reported yesterday near Shreveport.

This, the second species of migrant reported, comes about four weeks after the first- Purple Martin. This gap of weeks between the first martin and the next species to follow is pretty typical- although it remains baffling why the vanguard martins always show up long before anything else.

The plover observers also reported an apparently departing group of migrating Greater White-fronted Geese, northbound.  A few additional species should be reported back in the next week or so.....