Date: 8/24/17 8:20 am From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] LaDue Reservoir - Geauga County
Stilt Sandpiper & Baird's Sandpiper continue for the third day on the 'mud' seen to the left of the boat ramp. The Stilt is usually alone, foraging in shallow water and the Baird's has been staying with a small group of Semi-palmated and Least Sandpipers, mostly out of the water but has been seen in the water as well. Very easy to compare in overall size, leg color, plumage and bill length. See my eBird checklist from yesterday for pictures (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38785982). They don't seem bothered by the boat traffic on the water.
Also try the LaDue Reservoir, Auburn Road location for shorebirds and Green Heron's on the abundant mud flats, both sides of the road.
This is the only decent 'mud' in the county right now for shorebirds. If you know of other locations, please share with the LIST.
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