Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Highlights from Weekend Birding at Goose Pond

On Sunday, my friends Eric and Clare joined me for a trip to Goose Pond FWA, as did my brother Eric. We all arrived shortly after sunrise and started out looking at a few American White Pelicans. We moved on to Beehunter Unit 2 and found so many pelicans that it was difficult to count them all. We estimate that there were around 700 in this one unit alone, and we would find many more around the rest of the property of the next several hours.

American White Pelican
We had quite a few highlights throughout the day including two Long-billed Dowitchers, 4 Black-necked Stilts and my first Henslow's Sparrows of the year.

Henslow's Sparrow
It was a great day to be out birding, as is any day that I get to go to Goose Pond. Tomorrow I am off to look for Smith's Longspurs and American Golden-Plovers.


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