Friday, August 15, 2014

Collared Plover at Hargill, Day 13, 8-15-14

This morning I ran up to check on the Collared Plover in Hargill.  A group of about eight 
birders were on the plover when I arrived.  I tried to get some better photos trying the 2x 
with the 300mm on my camera and trying to digiscope.  Not too successful.  I'm thinking abou
getting a bigger lens or a new scope (or a closer bird!).

Lots of birds on the playa with the water starting to recede.

Here's the Reddish Egret next to a Snowy.

Three migrant Orchard Orioles landed nearby.

Here's a poor digiscope shot of the Collared Plover.

Hargill Playa, Hidalgo, US-TX
Aug 15, 2014 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
24 species

Neotropic Cormorant  50
American White Pelican  14
Great Egret  13
Snowy Egret  30
Tricolored Heron  8
Reddish Egret  1
White Ibis  6
Roseate Spoonbill  25
Black-necked Stilt  80
American Avocet  10
Collared Plover  1
Snowy Plover  3
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Least Sandpiper  20
Semipalmated Sandpiper  5
Western Sandpiper  20
Wilson's Phalarope  2
Laughing Gull  40
Gull-billed Tern  3
Common Ground-Dove  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
Verdin  1
Cassin's Sparrow  1
Orchard Oriole  3

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