A few updates from over the weekend:
090509: Ray Duffy reports: I did a walk around sunset tonight at the Mill Creek Point Boardwalk. I had a Sora at about 5 yards running around and feeding just past the 2nd debris gate for about 10 minutes. I also had a Caspian Tern. Hopefully, a good sign for Birding Fest.
090509: Neil Maruca reports: At DeKorte Park, Yellow Crown Night Heron (imm), Short Billed Dowitcher, Peregrine Arrived Migrants: 18 Blue-winged Teal, 21 Northern Shoveler, 6 Green-winged Teal.
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From the Saw Mill Trail: Shorebird numbers much reduced, but migrating waterfowl were present. Also had the Peregrine and 4 adult Black Crowned Night Heron, 3 imm BC, and an immature Yellow Crown from the left side of the 'T' trail. Dowitcher was in the Kingsland impoundment.
090409: John Workman reports: "Merlin, at DeKorte this morning. Seen just north of the Visitors Center, flying in low, aggressively twisting and roiling the air, terrorizing the Goldfinches.
"Another clear sign (if you needed one) of the changing season. "