This juvenile Semipalmated Plover was one of several digiscoped in Cell 3 at Pt. Mouillee!
Cell 3 at Pt. Mouillee is finally starting to produce some good shorebirds. Numbers are steadily growing, and diversity is gradually increasing. This morning I found a Baird's Sandpiper close to shore. Unfortunately, light was low and shutter speeds were insufficient to get sharp captures.
Highlights included a Least Sandpiper with a yellow leg tag and a periwinkle band on its tarsus, Solitary Sandpipers, flyover Sandhill Cranes, Short-billed Dowitchers (mostly juvies), a possible Long-billed Dowitcher (undergoing molt), Stilt Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs. Karl Overman had reported a Red Knot yesterday, but I was unable to relocate it.
Non-bird sightings included the following butterflies: Viceroy, Cabbage White, and Cloud Sulphur.