Friday, September 2, 2011

A Lack of Warblers at Eagle Creek

For the third time this week, I went out to Eagle Creek to look for shorebirds and warblers. The warblers were a huge disappointment. Most seem to have left the area and some, like Black-and-white, were completely absent when just two days before they had been everywhere!

There were not as many shorebirds left either but I was able to find one Buff-breasted Sandpiper, the second reported from the park this fall! While watching the Buff-breasted, I noticed a Green Heron hunting on the shore just a short way from me. I moved down closer and sat there for a few minutes while he got used to me. It wasn't long before he move in closer and posed beautifully for me!

Green Heron

Green Heron

Now its on to Dunes State Park for an Indiana Young Birders Club event on Sunday!


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