Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

Am. Avocet Update, Pix and Video + Sora, Least Bittern

Rob Fanning reports that the American Avocet continues in the farthest Shorebird Pool impoundment this morning. He also has seen an American Kestrel, plus a Peregrine Falcon that has been divebombing shorebirds. We also have a report of a Sora and a Pectoral Sandpiper in the Shorebird Pool. A Least Bittern has been seen three of the last four evenings around 6 p.m.

We have gotten some nifty images and video of the avocet. We are posting them here, with an eye to posting a report on Kevin Karlson Day tomorrow — and  some pix of an immature Peregrine Falcon strafing the avocet.

Pic by Jeff Nicol is above. Pic by Marc Schoenholz is below. Video by Ray Duffy is here.  (Thanks, Rob, Jeff, Marc and Ray!)