Re: [nflbirds] Southern Lapwing at St Marks NWR
- Thanks to all.
I went down to St Mark's this PM and scoured Stoney Bayou looking for the
lapwing. Tide was right. Lots of plovers. Nothing that looked
different than the usual critters. I looked for a Northern Lapwing since
my books don't have Southern Lapwings, and I thought they might be
Well, it turned out I was looking in the wrong pool, I guess.
Had a nice PM anyway. Windy, so the skeeters were down. Saw a bunch of
white pelicans, 2 eagles courting or fighting over a fish, (couldn't
tell), lots of dunlins, dowitchers, black bellied plovers, semi-palms,
and some sandpipers that were foraging on the ground with their tails in
the air (like white tailed deer) like spotted sandpipers or solitaries,
but there were dozens of them (hardly solitary).
Maybe Mounds pool tomorrow.
Bill Phelan, Tallahassee