Rock Cut shorebirds

The Park staff has drawn down the water level on Olson Lake at Rock Cut SP. There is now a ring of mudflats around the lake, and the east end is all mud, with some low wet spots here and there. Yesterday, 10/12, I found 4 White-rumped Sandpipers, 6 Wilson’s Snipe, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, plus nearly 40 Killdeer. There were also 3 American Pipits on the mudflats.

There are still shorebirds moving through, so we should keep an eye on Olson Lake to see what might show up.

4 thoughts on “Rock Cut shorebirds”

  1. Went out yesterday afternoon and located 3 of White-rumped Sandpipers, 6 American Pipits, 7 Wilson’s Snipe, 8 Rusty Blackbirds, and numerous Killdeer. Ran into Mary this morning at Rock Cut SP and she was unable to relocate the White-rumped Sandpipers, but with the winds dying down last night not surprising that they seemed to have left.

  2. I went back to Rock Cut yesterday (10/16). White-rumped Sandpipers still there, plus 7 Wilson’s Snipe, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, some Am. Pipits (6?) and 27 Rusty Blackbirds. Also present was 1 Am. Black Duck and 3 N. Shovelers.

    3 Bonaparte’s Gulls were on Pierce Lake around 11:30 a.m.

  3. Eric Walters reports that the White-rumped Sandpipers were still at Olson Lake on Sunday morning, 10/18

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