Date: 4/20/17 2:43 pm From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Subject: WET, BUT INTERESTING DAY AT CENTERTON
Bands of light rain-heavy mist moved through all morning at Craig State Fish Hatchery in Centerton. The hatchery has not begun their major spring stocking projects, so there are no “down” ponds with mudflat habitat yet. But there is muddy edge and a few shorebirds. This morning I saw: Semipalmated Plover (1), Killdeer (one was wing dragging), Greater Yellowlegs (1), Lesser Yellowlegs (2), Solitary Sandpiper (1), Spotted Sandpiper (7), Least Sandpiper (2), Pectoral Sandpiper (12), Long-billed Dowitcher (1), Wilson’s Snipe (1). Forster’s Terns (4) came in during one of the rain bands. Wet Savannah Sparrows (~20) are in heavy molt.