Tuesday, August 9, 2011
American Avocet in Leamington
I think this is a female Avocet. Female Avocets have a sharp curve near the last 1/3rd of their bills, as opposed to males that have an upward curve through the whole bill. Any thoughts?
I went on to look at Hillman Marsh which had many Egrets and Herons, but not much else of interest. The shorebird cell is completely dry. I can't understand why the shorebird cell is dry with major migration taking place in August and September. Does it cost ERCA money to flood this field?
Earlier on in the day, I visited Tilbury S.L., which had a good assortment of shorebirds... Nothing new though.
Long billed Dowitcher
Short billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black Backed Gull (correction, never counted #276)
Semipalmated Plover (Correction, never counted #277)
American Avocet #278