Monday, Sept. 2 - 8-9:30 a.m.
Visible from the first parking area in the East (Main) Metropark, two bald
eagles (1 adult and 1 immature) put on quite a show this morning--fishing
and eating. Also a great many of each: great blue herons, great egrets,
wood ducks, green herons, DC cormorants, and belted kingfishers were
present. Oops! Don't want to forget the ring-billed gulls.
At the north end of the "lake", we had close looks at greater and lesser
yellowlegs. Also seen at a further distance were pectoral, semipalmated,
least, and solitary sandpipers along with many killdeer (hoping for a
semipalmated plover). Wishing for rain to keep the mudflats attractive to the
shorebirds. Had a flyover of 2 coopers hawks. Also, a fellow birder had
pictures of 2 red-shouldered hawks (1 mature, 1 immature) sitting in the
half-dead tree immediately to the west.
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Dean Porter, Eileen Roberts, Rick Asamoto, Mary &
Stan, Kurt Stein, Lee Reed, and several other birders whose names we haven't
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