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Re(1): White-rumped Sandpiper, Olive-sided Flycatcher

There was an Olive-sided Flycatcher singing and hawking insects from a dead tree west of cell 4 this afternoon - same bird? While I was watching the flycatcher, a Virginia Rail started calling nearby, but I couldn't see it. A Scarlet Tanager was singing from high atop a poplar tree to the SW of cell 4. As I was leaving, the White-rumped Sandpiper was still at the south end of cell 2 along with two Lesser Yellowlegs, three Least Sandpipers, and two Semipalmated Sandpipers. There had only been one Semipalmated at first, but it began to call and a second one dropped down from the sky and joined it. There was a family of Wood Ducks in cell 2 - first young ones I've seen this year.

Female Wood Duck with 8 ducklings:




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