FLORIDA - PEACEFUL WATERS
Today Kathi and I visited Peaceful Waters natural area to search for shorebirds and other waterbirds. Our main target here was LONG-BILLED DOWICHER. When we arrived I was disappointed to see that the water levels in the ponds had risen significantly. Nonetheless the back cell held a nice flock of dowitchers, plus both YELLOWLEGS, and many STILT SANDPIPERS.
Below is an image of one of the dowitchers. This is a LONG-BILLED.
Many of the dowitchers seemed to be paired off and were frequently seen having little scuffles about feeding sites.