Date: 9/4/17 6:57 pm From: john kendall <in-bird-l...> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and Miller Beach Parasitic Jaeger, Red-necked Phalaropes and ........Avocet
I checked the Kosciusko Shorebird Farm before heading to the lakefront. A Peregrine and low water levels the past 2-3 days has hampered bird numbers. A newcomer Short-billed Dowitcher and rainfall this afternoon gives me hope for this site. The 2 Baird's Sandpipers and Stilt Sandpipers were not present.
I had a fly-by juvenile Parasitic Jaeger at Michigan City.
At Miller Beach, the promised Avocet is waiting near the USX Breakwall, as I also had 2 Red-necked Phalaropes and kite surfers stirred up a large flock of Teal.
Parasitic Jaeger-1 intermediate juv with brown plumage, warm nape barred under wing.
Miller Beach -Lake St.
American Avocet-1 ubiquitous, I even walked almost to the breakwall for a photo.
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE-2 one flew west low and landed in surf towards breakwall. Later, 2 birds flew back towards me and then left the lake southward.
Black-bellied Plover-all 3 looked like alternate adults as they landed briefly to the west