“A” marks the spot where the American Avocet was seen today.
“B” marks the spot where the Least Bittern was seen this afternoon.
“P” points in the general direction of where the American White Pelican can be seen — in the next county.
We saw this guy just before noon in Jill’s Garden but had wrong camera and no time…. This is the first recorded sighting that we know of here.
Will post if we see this huge butterfly again.
More on Giant Swallowtails here.
With any luck, the new observation deck along the Transco Trail will be done by week’s end.
Ron Shields and I had an American Avocet (far left in the photo above), Least Bittern and a thousand Semipalmated Sandpipers (below) in the Shorebird Pool this morning.
We will post a map of locations later today.
Pelican continues in the usual area of the Saw Mill Creek Mudflats. We are now charging it rent. (Thanks, Ron!)
The mudflat was just starting to fill up when we arrived.
View from path parallel to Turnpike at end of Transco. Mudflat is in middle of photo.
Semipalmated sandpipers kept arriving by the dozens.
Our next free walk is 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, in amazing Harrier Meadow, a 70-acre natural area usually closed to the public.
More information follows.