Saturday, August 11, 2012
Black-bellied Plover - 05 Aug 2012
Its only been a week since the DNR burned the phragmites in the NE corner of the Humphries Unit, but already there's evidence of regeneration.
Three American Avocets were reported in the NE corner of Cell 3 earlier today, but none were to be found this evening. Water levels were high enough that only the gulls were roosting along the edge of the vegetation that now covers the original mudflats.
There were no shorebirds to be found along the east shoreline of the Vermet Unit, so I continued around to check out Cell 5. A good number of Lesser Yellowlegs and Semipalmated Sandpipers were foraging on the mudflats, but that was it. I decided to call it an early evening.