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.

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