Date: 7/27/20 11:31 am
From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Non-bird: WPBO shorebirds & Red-necked Grebes

>> On Jul 27, 2020, at 1:26 PM, Whitefish Point <wpbo.data...> wrote:
>>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> Just thought I was due to share some of the late-summer birds we've been finding at Whitefish Point within the last week or so...
>>
>> Summer owl bander Hannah Toutonghi saw our season's first Red-necked Grebe yesterday, 26 July and this morning, I had our first real push of the species, with 233 seen in about 45 minutes this morning. This morning I also had my first-of-season Bonaparte's Gull; Semipalmated Plovers, Least Sandpipers, and both yellowlegs were on the pond.
>>
>> Great Blue Herons have been prominent here lately, with the highest total being 12 on 19 July. (I believe the highest daily total I've had from my waterbird count seasons here has been 6, so I find this pretty cool...).
>>
>> In regard to shorebirds, diversity has really picked up recently; in the last week, we've had, in addition to what's mentioned above, Whimbrel (1 on 19 Jul), Sanderling, Baird's Sandpiper (daily for the last week, with up to 3 being present), Semipalmated Sandpiper, and an unidentified dowitcher.
>>
>> Our Piping Plovers successfully fledged two chicks (the official fledge date was yesterday, and the chicks seemed pretty incredulous at their new ability!), and we currently have seven individual Piping Plovers using the WPBO beach.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Alison Vilag
>> WPBO
>>
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