Sunday, August 21, 2016
Friday Nite Flights - 19 Aug 2016
Great Egrets were spread out all over the Humphries Unit, which didn't appear to show as much exposed shoreline as last week. I did not see any Tricolored Herons that were reported last weekend.
Black Swallowtail butterflies were out in force along the Middle Causeway; as were Mourning Cloaks and Red Admirals.
Breitling Jet Team doing some maneuvers over the lake! A B-17(?) was among them.
I rode around the east side of Cell 3 and scoped a pair of Baird's Sandpipers out in the still-dry cell. Several Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers were present, as well. I would run into David Anomato and he would report a pair of Baird's, as well a a pair of Sanderlings along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Several Bobolink were calling from the vegetation along the south end of Cell 3. I would spot several Common Yellowthroat and Yellow Warblers among the trees. A single, juvenile Indigo Bunting made a brief appearance.
Meanwhile, a flock of American White Pelicans were swimming in the Humphries Unit, so I digiscoped a video from the dike.