Just did a leisurely drive through Blackpoint Wildlife Drive and L-Pond Rd
around 5:30 this afternoon to see what I might find. Came up with 35
species all together. The only shorebirds found on L-Pond Rd were Least Sandpipers
but I expect with the aquatic vegetation thickening and the water receding
that more birds shall be catching on soon!
On Blackpoint Drive the only shorebirds I found were by Stop 4 and 7.
10+ Short-billed Dowitchers
100+ Least Sandpipipers
3 Black-bellied Plovers
12 Ruddy Turnstones
20+ Greater Yellowlegs
14+ Lesser Yellowlegs- seems they are new arrivals as I had not seen any
Lessers all week
Mysteriously absent were Willets and Black-necked Stilts along the drive.
I know there are a few behind Pumphouse Rd (Willets), Last time I saw BN
Stilts on the Drive was last week, about a dozen flew overhead just past stop 9
on Blackpoint, haven't seen them out there since. There are still a few out
on Biolab Road though.
See you out there!
Thomas J. Dunkerton