Date: 6/26/18 9:53 am From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
The mudflats at Southshore Harbor (which is just east of Lakefront Airport) were loaded with birds today around 10:00 AM, including a Marbled Godwit (rare in New Orleans) and a Black-bellied Plover.
There were around 100 terns of five species (the expected ones) on the flat, plus 3-4 Osprey in the immediate vicinity and good selection of herons and egrets in the adjacent shallows.
Nearby, the Pontchartrain Park rookery is still jumping, with the same nine species as usual present.
I think there must be a rooftop nesting colony (probably Least, Gull-billed, and Skimmer) on the Industrial Canal somewhere, but haven't had a chance to track it down.
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