Monday, May 04, 2009

Quick and Easy Birding

Yesterday morning I squeezed in a 15-minute visit to Paul Rushing Park on the Katy Prairie. Much of the park was very wet and this had brought in a nice group of shorebirds.

Most of the birds were Long-billed Dowitchers but there were also several Wilson's Phalaropes.

Long-billed Dowitchers and Wilson's Phalaropes
Mixed in with the group were some Pectoral Sandpipers, lifer #431 for me.

Pectoral Sandpiper

Half-a-dozen Black-necked Stilts were nearby with a Lesser Yellowlegs.

Lesser Yellowlegs and Black-necked Stilts

A few Stilt Sandpipers were too far away to photograph, as was a small flock of Fulvous Whistling Ducks that flew over.

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