Date: 8/1/20 10:09 am From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> Subject: [ia-bird] Upland Sandpipers in Greene Co.
Drove to Dunbar Slough this morning to see if there might be migrating shorebirds. While a couple of common ones were seen, about 90% of the entire complex is now dry and covered with vegetation. There were 8 *Great-tailed Grackles* in a pasture to the east of Hunter tract. Returning east on Co. Hwy E-57, an *Upland Sandpiper *was perched on a roadside fencepost about 5 miles from Dunbar, and 2 miles further east another was flying parallel to E-57.
My morning bird list ended with only 51 species on it, but 18 of those were actually seen from our back deck while I had coffee before leaving at 8 AM. Yesterday morning we had 20 species in the backyard, and about 25 total for this week. Our yard now seems almost better than going somewhere else to look for birds!