082410: DeKorte Avocet Continues


UPDATE: We saw the Am. Avocet on our lunch hour Tuesday — 12:15. It was in the back of the North Pool, along the distant shoreline just to the right of a  power-line tower. A Peregrine was strafing the Short-billed Dowitchers and other shorebirds. Also had three Ospreys fishing at once. Did not see a Sora or Least Bittern today.

Julie McCall reports: "The Am. Avocet is still present as of Monday evening.  It was still there when I left the Marsh  Discovery Trail after around 4:30 p.m. I have a small .jpg (above) with an excerpt of the DeKorte trail map with the location pointed out in case people want to see if the bird is still there Tuesday.

"I also had a very nearby Sora near the beginning of the trail, and it didn't notice me (or maybe it just didn't care) so I got to watch it for a while and take some bad photos.

"Otherwise, mostly the usual suspects.  There seemed to be 2 Short-billed Dowitchers in with some Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and possibly a White-rumped Sandpiper.  2 Peregrines together, 2 Northern Harriers, (both of these on Disposal Road.)  1 Common Yellowthroat, which lured me to the Sora." (Thanks, Julie!")

More on American Avocets here.

Scroll down for the other avocet posts and pix.

2 thoughts on “082410: DeKorte Avocet Continues

  1. Mike G.

    The Avocet is still there. I and another Audubon member saw it today, way off in the north end of the Discovery Marsh out behind where the Ruddy Ducks hang out, at 3:35 p.m. It was having a siesta.

  2. julie mccall

    i’m going to retract my “white-rumped sandpiper” possibility, as i simply do not know enough about shorebirds. it was smaller than either of the yellowlegs though, i’ll say that much. if only i hadn’t been out of town for Kevin Karlson day! woe! alas! (shakes fist at sky)
    the Avocet was still around as of about 5:30-6:00pm.


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