I went to Potter Marsh this morning to see if any new shorebirds had arrived. There were about 15 Greater Yellowlegs, a few Lesser Yellowlegs, a Least Sandpiper and two Wilson’s Snipe.
An Alder Flycatcher was calling constantly, the first I had seen at the marsh itself this year, although they have been around.
Lincoln’s Sparrow young were calling and adults were frantically scolding and finding food for their young.
As an aside, I had a quick fly-by sighting of an unknown finch-sized bird with a very red rump, which I saw as it flew away, never to be seen again. I’m hoping someone sees it again and can figure out what it is.
I’m taking a 3-day trip to southeastern Alaska, beginning this afternoon, and hoping for more new birds. Stay tuned.
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