Snipe! - 28 Jul 2019

Wilson's Snipe were the birds of the moment this morning in Cell 1 of Pt. Mouillee SGA.

I ran into John Latta and Tim Thompson on the dike separating Cells 1 and 2. The American Avocet from yesterday was gone, but there were plenty of birds to be seen. Six Wilson's Snipe were scattered around the pond, including one bird close enough to digiscope.

While scanning the far shore I spotted a Virginia Rail. It quickly disappeared moments later. While scanning the opposite shore I spotted a Sora, then another Sora.

Short-billed Dowitchers, Solitary Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpipers, and Semipalmated Sandpipers were also present. Killdeer, and Least Sandpipers were also seen.

A Semipalmated Plover was also a nice find.

While driving out on Rheaume Rd. I spotted a juvenile Peregrine Falcon perched on a snag being harassed by an American Kestrel. After several minutes of watching the interaction I spotted an adult Peregrine Falcon perched farther below.


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