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Sweetwater Reservoir Shorebirds – August 15

At around 9:15 a.m. at Sweetwater Reservoir about 3 Semipalmated Plovers were spotted at the small inlet to the left of the main parking. There was also about 45 Least and 45 Western Sandpipers. There is a continuing Red-necked Phalarope and two American Avocets which tend to forage on the newly created north shore mudflat however, they do occasionally come to the south shore. Along with the Avocets a single Dowitcher, a Greater Yellowlegs, and a couple willets also are foraging on the north shore mudflat. Although not shorebirds, the now 4 Neotropic Cormorants continue, usually on the boom  but, sometimes going to the east marsh and flying across the lake hugging the south shore. They tend to leave for Morrison Pond at about 12 p.m. Any updates on new, less likely shorebirds will be submitted if substantial.
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