Whimbrel, Solitary Sandpiper @ Dixon Lane pond

Observers: Chris and Rosie Howard
Email: chris93514@gmail.com
Verification: MONO
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Date: 04/21/2008
Time: 11:37 AM -0400


This morning (21 April) at 7:00AM there was a Whimbrel and a Solitary Sandpiper in a small seasonal pond north of Dixon Lane, east of Green Gate Cottonwoods. The bill of the Whimbrel was not as long as a Long-billed Curlew, and it had a strongly contrasting dark eyeline and lateral crown stripes. The Solitary Sandpiper was roughly the size of a Lesser Yellowlegs, but had a bold white eyering and mostly dark back. When it flew, the tail was dark centered, unlike the white tail base of a yellowlegs. There was also a small flock of peeps (Least's?) and two Killdeer.