Monday, April 13, 2020

April 13 - Apartment Birds - Greater Yellowlegs

For most of the day, this was a day to stay indoors, even without the coronavirus. It rained overnight and much of the day saw steady, sometimes heavy rain and high winds. It did get sunny in the late afternoon and when the sun set it was mostly clear. The bad weather did produce a good sighting from my apartment window. Around noon, from my window, I spotted four Greater Yellowlegs feeding on the mudflats by Muscota Marsh. The tide was coming in and the mudflats rapidly disappeared as did the yellowlegs which took over, circled overhead and disappeared. I think this is only the third time I have seen the species from my apartment window.

I recorded sixteen species from the apartment today. The full list is below. All of the accompanying pictures were taken today from my apartment window.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Greater Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Sparrow

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