Dunlin and Great Egrets

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, MigrationLeave a Comment

Yesterday evening I went birding with Anna Fasoli, Joe Verica, and Josh Lefever at the Tadpole Rd wetlands. We were very happy to find a flock of nine Dunlin foraging there, the first of this species to be reported yet this fall. This morning, Josh and I went back to Tadpole, and only one Dunlin remained. Was this a new individual? Or was it a member of last nights flock, that was left behind? I was able to get one, long-distance photo of the Dunlin this morning…..

Dunlin at Tadpole Rd (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

As we were driving back to campus, we passed the farm ponds along Old Gatesburg Rd and were surprised to see two Great Egrets huddled there. This fall seems to have been a great year for finding migrant Great Egrets in Centre County.

One of the two Great Egrets along Old Gatesburg Rd (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Great Egrets along Old Gatesburg Rd (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)