Sunday, 7 September 2014

Townsend Sewage Lagoons

I went to the Townsend sewage lagoons after work today and there were small numbers of shorebirds and waterfowl.  The highlight was definitely a Stilt Sandpiper.  It was foraging near the shore with several Lesser Yellowlegs.  You can't see from the pictures, but as the name suggests, it does have very long legs!  Visible field marks for this one include the long, curved bill and the sharp white eyebrow.  It was hard to make out much since the lighting was so poor.  Other highlights included numerous duck species including a lone Canvasback.

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