Red-necked Phalaropes, Thu 8/22

Adam Winer

At Pine Lake Park this morning, the only real surprise was a single Red-necked Phalarope at the eastern end of the lake;  it flew around the lake, landing a couple of times, before finally taking off and flying to the east.  There are at least a few other records from this park.  There was also a smattering of the most expected migrants.

With that, I wasn't surprised to see several groups of Red-necked Phalaropes, totaling about 40 in all, north of the concrete bridge at south Lake Merced.  In a very brief visit, there were also small numbers of the most common migrants as well as a single Cliff Swallow.

-- Adam Winer

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