Date: 9/22/17 11:52 am From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...> Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 9/21/2017
Another very productive census yesterday.
The SABINE'S GULL was still in the same spot where I found it on 9/8/2017, but it flew offshore in the morning and I did not see it when I re-checked the area at 12:00 and 14:30.
Five HUDSONIAN GODWITS were in the same area as the Sabine's.
There seemed to be an influx of American Golden-Plovers. I counted 12, which was my personal high count for the island. Other good shorebirds included Baird's Sandpiper (1), Wilson's Phalarope (1), Red-necked Phalarope (4), and a possible Long-billed Dowitcher.
I saw one each of Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Common Gallinule, and Marsh Wren.
Dabbling ducks were plentiful in Cell 6, with Northern Shoveler being the most numerous.
Transient passerines were present but I was hoping for more variety. A Black-and-white Warbler was probably the most notable species.
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