After a pretty chaotic morning with inbound and outbound flights, things seem to have settled down a bit at the shallow end of old Lake Crabtree (30 years of age this year!!)
This evening about 6 pm we noted the following on the delta mudflat:
Red-necked Phalarope - 4 (all males)
Dunlin - 47 (numbers earlier in the day varied from about 50-65 depending on the observer, the birds spend time on both sides of the island, so not all in view at once)
Semipalmated Sandpiper - about 20. Fog forming, so visibility not as good as earlier
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Almost certainly Least Sandpipers as well, but with the wind and fog, did not spend too much time with the peeps.
Bank, Barn, Cliff and Rough-winged Swallows
In case folks get tired of looking at shorebirds, 2 basic-plumaged Common Loons floated and dove out on the lake.
A Spotted Sandpiper kept the rental canoes company over by the observation tower.
No birds noted on the floodplain (still not enough rain to create much habitat there).