Sunday Shots, 10/28/18

~Dunlin with who-knows-what in its bill. Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~

I went to Glenmere Lake again today, and it was awesome! I had 7 species of shorebirds: Dunlin (15+), WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (at least 3), Semipalmated Sandpiper (9), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Greater Yellowlegs (1), Killdeer (2), and Pectoral Sandpiper (3). The water was much calmer, and the sun actually was peeking out from time to time. I had rare occurrence of getting home and liking my photos more than I had anticipated, so that’s always a good thing.

The other excitement of the day was when I found a CATTLE EGRET in the parking area of the Liberty Loop. I pulled in and was eating my breakfast. It wasn’t until I got out of my car that I noticed the CAEA just 30 feet or so from my car! John Haas ran for the bird, and apparently the bird stuck around because I got word from several birders that they got it later in the day. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for CAEA photos.

~Dunlin, Glenmere Lake 10/28/18.~
~WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER coming at you. Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~
~Dunlin at Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~ 
~Dunlin at Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~ 
~Dunlin at Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~ 
~Lesser Yellowlegs making its move. Glenmere 10/28/18.~
~I never seemed to get a good look at any of the Pecs – this was the best shot I got of one. Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~ 
~WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, Glenmere Lake, 10/28/18.~
~Bathing Dunlin, Glenmere Lake 10/28/18.~ 
~CATTLE EGRET at the Liberty Loop, 10/28/18.~ 
~A photographer pulled up, took some pics from by his car, and then walked out and flushed the bird. Sheesh. CAEG in flight, Liberty Loop 10/28/18.~ 
~Cattle Egret minding its own business. Liberty Loop, 10/28/18.~ 

4 thoughts on “Sunday Shots, 10/28/18”

  1. Fantastic photos, Matt! I think the Dublin with the tasty treat is my favorite! So happy you had such a successful day. Thanks again for both finding and reporting the Cattle Egret.

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