Today at the Troy Mills Rd/Deal Rd sod farm there were no less than eight
UPLAND SANDPIPERS along the north edge and far northwest corner of the
property. At the southern edge along Deal Rd, a pair of GRAY PARTRIDGE were
seen again, by where a gravel access road goes north into the sod farm.
Both meadowlark species were either singing or vocalizing.
The other sod farm west of Alburnett had a very healthy amount of Horned
Lark, many of which were juveniles. Distant meadowlarks did their best
impressions of Buff-breasted Sandpipers.
I wasn’t able to locate a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at either sod farm.
Perhaps I’m too late in my search.