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…..
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.