Date: 7/19/17 6:38 pm
From: Ellen Cantor <ellencantor...>
Subject: [obol] Wed Morning Birding Crew at Royal Ave Fern Ridge
Eight of us birded Fern Ridge from the Royal Ave parking lot, to the Royal
Observation Platform, then south from there, eventually leaving the dike to
hike east, then north across the now dried mudflats, making a loop back to
the parking lot.

Best birds were 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 10 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS, 2 ADULT
SPOTTED SANDPIPERS with 2 fuzzy chicks, several WILSON'S PHALOROPES, 3
PURPLE MARTIN, 1 BLACK TERN, and 1 GREAT HORNED OWL perched on a snag out
in the open overlooking the mudflats.

Shorebird numbers keep increasing. Good numbers of Greater Yellowlegs,
Long-billed Dowitchers, and Western and Least Sandpipers.

Birders present: Sylvia Maulding, Judy Franzen, Sarah Vasconcellos, Scott
McNeeley, Steve Dignam, Tom Cable, and Ellen Cantor

My complete list can be seen on ebird:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38225430

Good Birding!
Ellen Cantor

 
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