[wisb] Stilts and Horicon
- From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 07:55:58 -0500
On the way to the WSO board meeting at Honey Creek, I stopped at Horicon Marsh in the early morning (certainly not during the return in the afternoon when strong storms were moving thru the area). There is good shorebird habitat along Hwy 49 west of the pumphouse. In this area were about 10 species that included 2 Short-billed Dowitchers, a Solitary Sandpiper, 2 Wilson's Phalaropes, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, etc. Along the Main Dike Rd across from the dam the Black-necked Stilts were active with their young. There were three family groups consisting of 4, 4 and 1 young. Almost no other shorebirds were present due to the aggressive nature of the adult stilts. This even transferred to other birds yesterday when I watched a family group of Coots being "herded" across the mudflats by one of the parents. Woe to any bird that comes to close to their young! The Harvey/DM pond has very little water but there are shorebirds running around on the algae. The most abundant were Killdeer (110+), but also present were 2 SB Dowitchers, and a Semip. Plover. And last, the Trumpeter Swan family (2 adults and 5 young--good size already) were in the first pond west of the historical sign (south side of road at Horicon Marsh). Daryl Tessen Appleton, WI #################### 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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