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Solitary Sandpiper in Ramona

I birded at the Ramona Community Park this morning before going to the grocery store. The pond on private property north of the park continues to flood onto the adult softball fields (reached from Elm Street – intersection with Cedar). I found a Solitary Sandpiper with a small group of peeps at the extreme north edge of the Community Park property. The area is flooded – I wore rubber boots as much of the grass is 2 to 8 inches deep in water. The grass is getting tall, and it is easy to lose sight of the birds as they move around. Stilts, Avocets, Dowitchers, one White-faced Ibis and the peeps are making good use of the ball fields. Pollywogs are beginning to hatch out, and if this continues like last year, the number of water birds will be increasing. A couple hundred swallows overhead, but nothing unusual that I spotted. I was disappointed to find nothing of interest in the riparian area along the creek (which is why I went there).


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Nancy Christensen



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