Birding in Calhoun County and beyond
Starting to get a little ho-hum that the American Golden-Plover is still present at this Cow pasture. This location continues to provide excellent opportunities for viewing various shorebirds that really have very few other opportunities to settle in our county.
I had 9 shorebirds there today, including the Plover. Excellent looks at Least Sandpipers, and the above Lesser Yellowlegs and Solitary Sandpipers. A couple of Wilson's Snipe were hanging around, as well as Semipalmated and Pectoral Sandpipers. Just a couple of Greater Yellowlegs were present, and a plethora of Killdeer.
Morning at this location is perfect for getting some excellent soft light, if only I were a better photographer.
Still no new birds today, despite hitting up Duck Lake and Duck Lake WTP. The Great Egrets flying over Duck Lake, just could not be turned in to American White Pelicans. The WTP is relatively "dead" as the water level is just to high. There is not enough mud or shore showing to coax anything but Killdeer and a couple of Spotted Sandpipers in there. Hopefully we don't miss any of the Phalaropes that seem to be popping up in Michigan lately.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)