Sunday, August 12, 2012
Wilson's Snipe - 12 Aug 2012
The rest of the morning would prove to be extremely slow. Shorebirds were scarce in the Vermet Unit and absent in Cell 3. Greater Yellowlegs outnumbered Lesser Yellowlegs, and only two Pectoral Sandpipers were seen. The rains from the last few days have raised water levels in these units just enough to push the birds elsewhere.
I did find the Snowy Egret in the SW corner of the Vermet Unit among a group of Great Egrets. The bird was severely backlit, so I didn't even bother to try to photograph it. I ran into Rodney Laura and talked with him for a few minutes before heading home.