Buff-breasted Sandpiper at LSCMP

Got a call very early this morning as the fog was burning off that Tom Heatley had found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at LSCMP… I found it before heading to work on the grassy area near the water park area… east beach… It was hanging with 3 semipalmated Sandpipers…

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Fall birding

I have fallen behind on my blog… work and life issues… However I have gotten out a little more lately with the arrival of fall migration. Lk St. Clair Metropark has been good for early warbler arrivals heading south.. Blackburnian, Black-throated Blue, Magnolia, Cape May, Black and White, Nashville, American Redstart, Tennessee, Blackpoll and Baybreasted have all been seen in the last week… Shorebird Migration is also picking up, however there is not much habitat in the county this year… The pond behind Walmart on Hall Rd and Romeo Plank is good if there is no recent rain… The shore at LSCMP is good… all the other hot sposts from last fall are all grown over this year…

I had the opportunity to join the Macomb Audubon Field trip led by Jim Fowler and Tom Heatley yesterday. Great day with 21 participants and so many great birds… Highlights were Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Willet, American Golden Plover, American Avocet, White rumped Sandpiper, Snowy Egrets, Red Knot, Black-bellied Plovers and plenty of Short billed Dowitchers…

Green Heron

Green Heron

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Pectoral Sandpiper at Pointe Mouille

Pectoral Sandpiper at Pointe Mouille

Peregrine Falcon chasing after Blackbirds at LSCMP

Peregrine Falcon chasing after Blackbirds at LSCMP

Ruddy Turnstone at Pointe Mouillee

Ruddy Turnstone at Pointe Mouillee

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

White Pelican

White Pelican

Bobolink

Bobolink

Bobolink

Bobolink

Buff-breasted Sandpiper. heavily cropped. Pointe Mouillee

Buff-breasted Sandpiper. heavily cropped. Pointe Mouillee

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler