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Lake Henshaw report

Russ and I did an inland pelagic at Lake Henshaw this morning, hoping for migrating shorebirds. We rented a boat and circumnavigated the perimeter as well as we could. The water level is very low, and in some places we could get no closer than a couple hundred yards from shore. Although I had seen a flock of dowitchers and other peeps on the shore earlier this week, we found nothing along the shore except killdeer, a dozen BN Stilts and three Spotted Sandpipers. The Bald Eagles apparently fledged two young this year, as they were goofing around along the shore. The grebes do not appear to have nested there – we saw no chicks and no nests. A few pairs were performing ballet and we saw a couple episodes of rushing, but nothing like you can see at Hodges.


Nancy Christensen



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