Monday, August 27, 2007

Yesterday's shorebirds

The shorebirds yesterday were pretty good. A stop in Readstown produced ten or so Solitary Sandpipers. I then checked the spot in River Valley that Aaron mentioned and found SemiP, Least and killdeer among the CANGS. The US 80 pond had a dozen Pecs foraging for food. Also saw a male Kestrel.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

14 Pecs on 80

The flooded pasture on US 80 produced 14 Pecs today.
I was also in Readstown this afternoon and found ten Solitary sandpipers at the town park which is currently flooded by the Kickapoo river.
Hopefully the flooded fields will last a few more days so that the migrants have somewhere to stop over. With the way the water flows around here, unless we get more rain, they'll be gone by the end of the week.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Shorebirds today

I checked the pond on US 80 again this evening and came up with 1 spotted, 2 semiP and 19 pectoral sandpipers as well as sesveral Killdeer. I hope that pond sticks around for awhile. As long as it's cloudy and we have more rain, it should stay.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Shorebirds in RC

Finally there are shorebirds in RC on migration south. All of this rain and the flooding it caused created some temporary shorebird habitat in the area. today, I found 14 Pecs, 1 SemiP and 2 Spottys along with the usual Killdeer. Other than that, it's pretty quiet. I can't wait for the warblers to arrive!!