Date: 10/2/18 7:42 am From: Curt Davis <curtjdavis...> Subject: [de-birds] American Avocet on Newark Reservoir (New Castle County)
There is an American Avocet (AMAV) on the Newark Reservoir. This might be a good chase bird for many of you since it appears to be the first the eBird record in Delaware north of the canal (my first for New Castle County). It was on the west bank when I arrived at 7:10 and within 10 minutes a Bald Eagle was pursuing it; the AMAV let out a few alarm calls and outflew the BAEA, which continued flying to the northwest. As I was leaving at 9:45, the AMAV was on the south bank right at the water line. I don't think that it will last long since it is easy prey for the raptors and I am sure is anxious to head south.