Date: 9/10/17 12:12 pm From: Paul Glass via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Staunton River Mudlfats
Many of the shorebirds that have been present at the Staunton River Mudflats appear to have turned over with this change in the weather. Diversity was way down, but a huge group of 218 Lesser Yellowlegs moved in. According to the Gold Book, this blows away the previous high count of 66 for the Piedmont. The Glossy Ibis, 8 White Ibis, and immature Laughing Gull are all still hanging around. 3 Forster's Terns joined the continuing Caspian Terns. A nice group of 24 Blue-winged Teal joined the usual Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, and Mallards.
Land birds were scarce, but a Blue-winged Warbler was a good find for the area. The only other migrants were a Chestnut-sided Warbler, 2 Magnolia Warblers, and a flyover Bobolink.