Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sanderlings - 25 Aug 2016

Afternoon storms in the metro Detroit Area brought high winds to Pt Mouillee this evening. Water levels in the Humphries Unit was high enough to keep shorebirds away. Cell 3 is still dry, and only a flock of Ring-billed Gulls and Caspian Terns were making use of the open, bare ground.

Winds were blowing inshore, so waves were crashing against the shoreline as I rode along the dike from Roberts Rd to Cell 3. But a small patch of exposed sand held a dozen Sanderlings. The sun was shining so late afternoon / evening lighting was good enough to get some nice digiscoped images from about 50' away.

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