Everyone must be engaged in other "Hobbys" as I had high tide to myself
this morning. Not too much new in the shorebirds at the mouth of Chester
Creek. A Semipalmated Plover was my FOS and two potential Marbled Godwits
snoozed with the Hudsonians just out of binocular range. Upstream, two
Spotted Sandpipers were present at the Spenard Crossing and Solitary
Sandpipers were scattered along the creek up to Eastchester Park
Nothing new among the waterfowl but a Common Loon was present at the
The action was with the songbirds, it finally sounded like (early) spring.
A couple of Tree Swallows over the ice flats at the mouth, a Northwestern
Crow at the dam (the CudCrow(?), an Orange-crowned Warbler along the
Coastal Trail outlook over the flats; Yellow-rumped Warblers, Ruby-crowned
Kinglets, along with the usual American Dippers, and American Robins
singing along the Chester Creek Trail.
Finally stuff is arriving although sparrows were conspicuous in their
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