Monday, July 13, 2009

A Few More Early Migrants

While doing some yard work this morning in Reed's Beach, a single Bobolink called as it flew over, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was buzzing around in a Spanish Red Oak. Gnatcatchers don't breed in the immediate vicinity (our property is essentially surrounded by salt marsh), so this bird was either an early migrant, or a wanderer. Numbers of swallows here have increased noticeably over the past three days.

3 Solitary Sandpipers, a "Western" Willet, a Black-bellied Plover and a Semipalmated Plover were in the Meadows this evening, along with 3 Yellow Warblers that dropped in behind the dunes around 7pm.

3 Spotted Sandpipers were drying off after a thunderstorm at the end of the Reed's Beach jetty at dusk.

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