Yesterday at Jirok sod farm, late morning, we saw 2 buff breasted, as well as least, Baird's, and semi-palmated sandpipers. Numerous killdeers too.  There were several other groups of birders there at the time.

George Feldhamer
Emeritus Professor of Zoology
Southern Illinois University

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Subject: [mou-rba] [mou-net] Buff-breasted sandpipers - Jiirik
(Posted by Chet A. Meyers <[log in to unmask]> via

There were about a half dozen 'buffies' at the Jirik
sod farms in Dakota County, but the water is drying
up fast and the birds were following around a sod-
cutting machine quite a distance away.
Would anyone finding ANY shorebirds in either numbers
or variety (especially in the 7-county Metro area) please
post. It was a frustrating spring and late summer doesn't
look much better.
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