Good OC Shorebirding, 05/30/21

This morning I was put off by the cold temperatures and the incessant rain, so it took me a little while to work up the gumption to go out. Once I did, it was totally worth it. I ran around southern Orange County, hoping for shorebirds. I came up with just the usuals in my first four stops, the usuals being: Least Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper and Spotted Sanpiper. But, when I got to Skinners Lane, that all changed and I got some really good birds:

  • BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (23)
  • SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER (7)
  • Killdeer (4)
  • DUNLIN (6)
  • Least Sandpiper (2)
  • Greater Yellowlegs (1)
~The Semi-palmated Plovers weren’t close by any means, but they were miles closer than the rest of the birds. Semiplover at Skinners Lane, 05/30/21.~

As is usually the case, the birds were distant, so no good pics. But – shorebirds in OC! I was pretty pumped.

~Six Dunlin (front left in puddle), and seven Black-bellied Plovers, Skinners Lane 05/31/21.~

4 thoughts on “Good OC Shorebirding, 05/30/21”

  1. Great shots. I was away in N.C. For a few days. Picked up 6 year birds but missed some I thought I would get. May pick them up in Florida the end of June.

    1. It sure was Bill, that’s pretty good shorebirds for OC. And Wilson’s Phalarope in Sullivan today – Good stuff! Matt

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