August 31, 2007

Birds: Sandy Pond

Yesterday Jared Caster and I took a trip up to Sandy Pond in northern Oswego county. We spent four hours out on the sand bar and had sixteen species of shorebirds! Wasn't great lighting for my camera (the Western Sandpiper especially doesn't look nearly as bright as it did) but I did manage a few pics:

American Golden-Plover

Red Knots

Western Sandpiper

Ruddy Turnstone

Stilt Sandpiper

It was a great day to be out birding. I've picked up five new year birds this week bringing my 2007 North American year list up to 314!