An American Golden-plover flew over and landed at the storm water retention basin along Belt Line Road, just east of the airport quarry, around 4:30 p.m. today. It was approximately 50% molted into basic plumage.

The basin is drying up pretty quickly, but there was still a nice assortment of shorebird species there, albeit in small numbers. The list included Least, Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpipers, a couple of Pectorals, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted, a couple of Solitary Sandpipers, the Golden-plover, and, of course, Killdeer.