[wisb] Sauk County shorebirds
- From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie@xxxxxxx>
- To: "[Wisb]" <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 19:34:56 -0500
Hi all, I went out birding this morning with my good friend Barb Duerksen, Barb Hallay and her 9 year old son Cicero. Not too much hopping this morning, but a few things were bouncing around the trees. Among all the Tennessee and Chestnut-sided Warblers, we managed to find a Wilson's, a Nashville, a Redstart, Blue-winged (male in breeding plumage), Golden-winged (again a male in breeding plumage), and a stunning, breeding plumage male Canada Warbler among other things. This evening, on my way back from Verona, I stopped by the large pond along Hwy 14 at Big Hollow Rd. Shorebird numbers were good this time. Several Lesser Legs, one Greater Legs, two Short-billed Dowitchers, 2 Sanderlings, 20 or so Baird's Sandpipers, several Pectorals, a bunch of Leasts, 8 Semi Sandpipers, what appeared to be a lone Dunlin (didn't get a really good look at it before it took off and vanished), and a lone White-rumped Sandpiper. I attempted to turn a couple of the Baird's into Buff-breasted, but was unsuccessful. Among all the Killdeer were 9 or 10 Semi-palm Plovers. There were also two Mourning Dove-pipers and a small flock of European Starling-pipers. :D Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland County http://swallowtailedkite.blogspot.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto "The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again." (From William Beebe's "The Bird: Its Form and Function," 1906) #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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