Well after last week, when a birder went chest-deep into the North Muck and had to be rescued by Rangers (a rescue apparently taking several hours) before being hosed down in the parking lot, well lets just say I'm following the map very, very carefully from now on.
No worries today though, the East Pond behaved perfectly. The temperature was pleasant, perhaps 15-degrees cooler than the weekend, with cloud cover and even a pleasant breeze. I just don't know why folks complain about the place, it was positively lovely this morning. I also had the place to myself - only once was I yanked off my scope to be interrogated by anxious-looking Ruff hunters - quite a perfect morning of shorebirding in fact.
|Pectoral Sandpiper (with Least Sandpiper and Short-billed Dowitcher shadows)|
Maybe something other than shorebirds tomorrow .....