|American White Pelican|
Then off Out East; I'd seen some shorebirds on a sod field near Manorville a few days back but couldn't stop for them at the time so I wanted to return to check them out. The grasspipers turned out to be just Killdeer but at least I worked out how to check that particular sod farm in September. More sandpipers ended my day at Heckscher State Park where a small puddle held 7 Pectoral Sandpipers and an assortment of other shorebirds. Studied Pectorals up close for the first time in years; Sharp-tailed Sandpiper has been found in New York before now, but not to be today. This particular spot looks good for a range of shorebirds this Fall though, assuming we get enough rain.
|Pectoral Sandpiper (two shots)|