Kenilworth scores another weekend of waders

May 18, 2015

With the water level still favourable for wading birds in the first large lily pond by the Visitors Centre, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is continuing to host a variety of shorebirds: Semipalmated Plover (4), Least Sandpiper (16+), Solitary Sandpiper (1), Spotted Sandpiper (2+). Rising tide seems to be the best time to visit.

Semipalmated Plover, Washington DCSemipalmated Plover, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

Semipalmated Plover, Washington DCSemipalmated Plover, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

This Semipalmtaed Plover had a real tug of war with its dinner!!

Semipalmated Plover, Washington DCSemipalmated Plover, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

Least Sandpiper, Washington DCLeast Sandpiper, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

Least Sandpiper, Washington DCLeast Sandpiper, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

And then over in Kenilworth Park, hiding in the wet grass, was this very bedraggled male Bobolink.

Bobolink, Washington DCBobolink, Kenilworth Park, Washington DC

With 6 females for company. As they flew from one patch of wet grass to another, they would give their distinctive "bink" flight call.

Bobolink, Washington DCBobolink, Kenilworth Park, Washington DC

 

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