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  A Surprise Pair of Short-billed Dowitchers

Published: July 12, 2020
Tags: Rarities, short-billed dowitcher, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, black-crowned night heron

After spending a couple of hours in the wind and rain yesterday evening, I ended some "storm birding" by stopping at a local retention pond.  I was delighted to see a pair of Short-billed Dowitchers probing for invertebrates along the pond's edge.  What a nice surprise and nice finish to a rather unpleasant birding day!  Sorry about the poor photos.  They're quite grainy due to the low lighting from the storm conditions and the late hour.

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Short-billed Dowitchers - best photo of the bunch

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A young Spotted Sandpiper seen while I was out

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Another young bird, a Black-crowned Night Heron, hunkers down to ride out the wind and storm

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The dowitchers with a Killdeer

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Short-billed Dowitcher

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