Wader weekend (aka Shorebird Saturday/Sunday)

April 28, 2015

Waders are tough in DC, with little suitable habitat. Over at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens one of the big ponds by the Nature Centre had been drained for maintenance work - Greater Yellowlegs (7) and Solitary Sandpiper (3) were very happy!

Greater Yellowlegs, Washington DCGreater Yellowlegs, Washington DC

Greater Yellowlegs, Washington DCGreater Yellowlegs, Washington DC

Solitary Sandpiper, Washington DCSolitary Sandpiper, Washington DC

Solitary Sandpiper, Washington DCSolitary Sandpiper, Washington DC

Solitary Sandpiper, Washington DCSolitary Sandpiper, Washington DC

Great Blue Heron and Great Egret were also putting on a good show.

Great Blue Heron, Washington DCGreat Blue Heron, Washington DC

Great Egret, Washington DCGreat Egret, Washington DC

Having narrowly missed an American Bittern, flushed by the volunteers (doing such a good job - thank you), rewards went to Paul and Hugh, kicking up a Sora over at Kenilworth Park.

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