Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby,
Jul 8, 2020 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Checklist Comments: After work run down to the Pits on a hot sunny July
afternoon. 91 degs and humid, slight breeze. Met up with David Hilgeman where
we observed a Whimbrel on the first big open pit next to the covered pits.
Most every shorebird seen today was in this area sans the Black-neck Stilts
and Killdeer who were scattered through the complex. Davids post shows great
picts of the bird we documented, (mine were too far away 200 yards w/300mm
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 49 Multiple young not counted
Canada Goose 27
Northern Bobwhite 2 One seen in flight after flushing another seen down
the road, western trail bordering the grassy powerline field.
Mourning Dove 21
American Coot 1
Black-necked Stilt 41 Multiple young not counted, at least 7 nests
Whimbrel 1 Large Dull Brown shorebird long downward curved beak, striped
crown is evident. Seen with David Hilgeman, his pictures show good detail.
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 45
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 6 Birds seen with other shorebirds on pit four.
Great Egret 14
Western Kingbird 5 Two adults and three fledged young hanging out near
the power plant.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 14
Barn Swallow 7
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 155
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Goldfinch 4
Eastern Meadowlark 6
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 2
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