Liberty Loop – Shorebird Update

This Solitary Sandpiper was the only shorebird close enough for decent photos. Liberty Loop, 7/24/14.
This Solitary Sandpiper was the only shorebird close enough for decent photos. Liberty Loop, 7/24/14.

QUICK POST: I made a brief stop at the Liberty Loop after work – shorebird numbers were slightly down but still considerable. The big news was the addition of a Pectoral Sandpiper, my FOS. Here’s my list for the day, more guesstimates than counting as I did not have tons of time:

Killdeer: 15
Spotted Sandpiper: 2
Solitary Sandpiper: 2
Lesser Yellowlegs: 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 1
Least Sandpiper: 25
PECTORAL SANDPIPER: 1

I have these birds as (from left to right):
A distant shot, but I have these birds as (from left to right): Killdeer, Pectoral Sandpiper, and  (2) Least Sandpipers. Liberty Loop at Wallkill River NWR, 7/24/14.
I came and went via Owens Station Road in hopes of finding these Virginia Rails (with young!). Thanks to Linda Scrima and Maria Loukeris for giving me the heads up.
I came and went via Owens Station Road in hopes of finding these Virginia Rails (with chick!). Another distant photo, but great to see – this was my best look at Virginia Rail yet. Thanks to Linda Scrima and Maria Loukeris for giving me the heads up.

2 thoughts on “Liberty Loop – Shorebird Update”

    1. So cute right? I wish I could have gotten better photos, but they were on the far side. Good luck when you go! Matt

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