I headed out to Byllesby this morning hoping to see the Ruff (and the
many other shorebirds reported the last few days).
I missed out on the Ruff even though it was sighted for a couple of
minutes around 8am (I was a few hundred yards east) but I did see a
new life bird: a couple of Sanderlings (thanks to Bruce Fall for
spotting them and helping me ID them).
Also seen between 7-9am:
Least Sandpiper - hundreds
Baird's Sandpiper - few dozen (FOY)
Semipalmated Plover - 50-100
Killdeer - a few
Spotted Sandpiper - 2 (FOY)
Willet - a few flybys
Hudsonian Godwit - 2 (FOY)
Marbled Godwit - 5-6 (FOY)
Dunlin - about 20
Dowitcher (unsure of which sp.)
Sanderlings - 2 (FOY and life bird)
Also: Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, and Franklin's Gull
Seen shortly before I arrived by Bruce Fall:
Plover (I can't remember if he said BB or Am Golden)
The Ruff was seen for a few minutes around 8am on the far west end but
we presumed that it may have left with the strong southerly winds)
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