14 April 2010

Oilbirding Part II...(High Island, Texas): 14 April '10

Nipped into the oilfields quickly at High Island chasing after a Red Knot (top photo) that Iain had found earlier, and there it was "rusted" to perfection. Yesterday there was also a non-breeding bird seen in this area too (by Kevin Karlson no less). Others waders present today included Stilt Sandpiper (1 non-breeding), lots of Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitchers (photo), and a Gull-billed Tern rested in among the sandpipers while Forster's Terns drifted around the pool too.

Rumors of a big area of bad weather in the southern Gulf holds the promise of migrants dropping in this afternoon to High Island...

1 comment:

Waderworld said...

Nice Red Knot shot Sam, what race is it? "Rufa" ? any more shots that you can email me ?