Baird's Sandpiper, Orange - 8/31/09
This evening I had a gorgeous juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at the lake at Peters Canyon Regional Park in Orange. Other interesting shorebirds there today included (10) Lesser Yellowlegs, (15) Short-billed Dowitchers, and (18) Wilson's Phalaropes. Yesterday, I had a continuing SOLITARY SANDPIPER there.
The rapidly-drying up lake at Peters Canyon has been excellent for shorebirds this fall so far; I've had fifteen species there thus far this season. Not bad for a small lake twenty miles inland!