Pier 94, cont. Eurasian Wigeon, RN Phalarope


Eddie Bartley
 

Gorgeous morning for a brief visit to Pier 94. Lot's of butterfly and bee activity in the uplands. Surprised to see the continuing male EURASIAN WIGEON loafing in the Hanson "pond" which is quickly evaporating. A single RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, truly resplendent in fresh and bright plumage, feeding in the north pond. Only other shorebirds were Killdeer and a Spotted Sandpiper, no Avocet (which have not successfully fledged young in recent years).

The usual suspects are attempting to nest plus a less usual California Towhee pair, non-stop singing for a couple of weeks now. At least 2 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS have been around for a couple of weeks now, they may be making a go of it, seem to be orienting in the aggregate area west of the reserve and hunting over the marsh. 

Eddie Bartley

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