Marbled Godwits-Lincoln WWTP (PLA)
- Hello birders,
This morning, there were 2 MARBLED GODWITS in the shorebird pond at the Lincoln Waste Water Treatment Plant. As Chad previously reported, the numbers are low but holding and I've yet to stand out near the entry gate on Fiddyment Road waving a card board sign that reads "Shorebirds Estates Open". Between the east and west ponds, +/- 500 dowitchers about half as many peeps (Western and Least). Half a dozen BN Stilts, 2 Avocets, and maybe a half dozen G. Yellowlegs. Two dead Mallards appeared to be work of a Peregrine. The beautiful Clark's Grebe is still on the west pond.
The treatment plant operations staff have been pumping down one of east ponds into the shorebird pond which should keep us in birds through September then it's up Ma Nature for some rain.