Date: 4/6/21 9:31 am From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> Subject: [texbirds] Bolivar Flats yesterday.
Headed down to the dawn ferry yesterday as it looked like there would be lots of open sand out on the flats and it did not disappoint.
The beach was wet with lots of standing water which spread out the birds. They seemed very nervous like the harriers or peregrine had been around but I never saw what caused dreads. About 9am, the tide started coming in fairly rapidly and instead of feeding on the rising tide many of the birds went to sleep.
The ruddy turnstones had been working flipping hyacinth piles but went to bed