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.

Paul Glass
South Boston, VA

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