August 6th, 2017
A few more shorebirds are accumulating in pool 1 at the Duck River Unit
now, with water levels somewhat lower than they have been all year. (For a
good view of the area where most of the birds are, it is still necessary to
walk in the quarter mile through mud).
Alan and I had 150+ Pectoral Sandpipers, which were by far the most
numerous shorebird present, with a few Yellowlegs, Solitary and Spotted
Sandpipers as well as several Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers.
Two Semipalmated Plovers and an Upland Sandpiper were heard and seen
flying over, with the Upland disappearing far to the North over the
A few ducks that are present slightly early are a Northern Pintail, an
American Wigeon and 2 Gadwalls.
Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN