Bird Report 051010: Eagles, Shorebirds & More

  Still catching up on Sunday posts.
  Kevin Watson reports that "there were 'at Least' 100 Least Sandpipers in the “shorebird pool” at DeKorte [Sunday] morning, and at least 3 Semipalmated, 1 White-rumped and 1Dunlin.
    "An adult Bald Eagle flew over the mudflats towards the E1 landfill, then
turned back north, and was joined by a second bird, sporting a rather
scruffy juvenal plumage.
    "By the retention pond on Disposal Road, a male Orchard Oriole was hunkered down in the weeds, I think the first time I have seen this species below eye level. He made a few attempts at song, but his heart clearly wasn't in it.
  "Photos of the Oriole and adult Eagle are here."

  Rob Fanning adds: "In addition to the birds Kevin already mentioned, there was 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, many Yellowlegs (95% Lesser), and all 5 species of Swallows late morning/early afternoon. I also saw a RAVEN fly past low over the 2nd parking lot." (Thanks, Kevin and Rob).

   Sounds promising for Tuesday's noon walk on the Marsh Discovery Trail.

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