Arrowhead Marsh--many wintering species still present in breeding plumages

Lee Friedman
 

Friday at Arrowhead Marsh (MLK Regional Shoreline) Dunlins, Short-billed Dowitchers and Spotted Sandpipers were still present and in breeding plumages, making them somewhat easier to identify (Dunlins with black belly patch, SB Dowitchers with white bellies below their spotted orange necks and chests, Spotted Sandpipers with black spots on their chests). In the new marsh area south of the observation tower and viewing platform, there were still a number of soon-to-depart species present: Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal, Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers, and Semipalmated Plovers.


Full checklist with photos attached is here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55179903


Good birding,

Lee Friedman

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