Semipalmated Sandpipers (click to see the larger version)
Shorebird activity is picking up. On August 19 I had a Willet, Red Knot, 6 Semipalmated Plovers, about 30 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a Sanderling. The pool on the public beach we call the fluddle has been a hot spot and that’s where most of these shorebirds were. A Whimbrel was seen by others. Link to my eBird checklist for August 19 below.
August 19, 2020
Willet (click to see the larger version)
We had a nice influx of shorebirds at Montrose Beach in Chicago on September 15, including a couple of late birds flagged as such by eBird. Best were a Willet and Short-billed Dowitcher, plus Pectoral Sandpiper and 2 Lesser Yellowlegs. Sanderlings and Semipalmated Plovers continue. Link to my eBird checklist for the day below.
September 15, 2019
Bonapartes Gulls (click to see the larger version)
Four second calendar year Bonaparte’s Gulls were on the beach inside the protected area at Montrose late this afternoon. Two Semipalmated Plovers were also inside the protected area. The Curve-billed Thrasher continues near the Magic Hedge.