SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER @ Candlestick SRA/Yosemite Slough Restoration 7/23/19

 

From the gate at Thomas and Griffith walk east to the cyclone fence then north past a couple of eucalyptus trees, until you get to a small community garden. from here scope across the fence to the freshwater pond. The Semipalmated Sandpiper was feeding with Least sandpipers on the edge of the pond and in the bare dirt beyond it.

There was a 5.2' high tide ~18:00 today and most of the tidal mud was still submerged when the Semipalmated Sandpiper was seen around the freshwater pond between 20:00-20:40. This could change at lower tide.

A hatch-year Semipalmated Sandpiper that was present here last year 7/28 - 8/2 moved from the freshwater ponds (there were two last year , one has since been filled) to the tidal mud depending on water levels.

Good luck.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco
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