After a very successful (and overcast) Saturday spotting migrating birds, I turned my attention to Vassar Farm on Sunday. I figured I might run into my first sandpipers of the season, so I headed to the front pond to begin my search.
I wasn’t expecting to find one so quickly, but he turned out to be one of many at the pond!
Most of them were solitary sandpipers, but I also got a brief look at a spotted sandpiper. I did get a chuckle at the scenario, as I spotted several solitaries, but only a solitary spotted. 😛
The front pond turned out to be the best spot of the day. Grackles, blackbirds, herons, and sandpipers were all found and photographed. The spot was so hot, that I went back six hours later when the sun was nearly breaking through the clouds to get better photos.
I did get a couple of other decent sightings, including my very first nashville warbler, a surprising flyover of double-crested cormorants and even a couple of ‘heard more often than seen’ wood thrushes. It was another good day at a great place.
Photos from Vassar Farm (click photos to enlarge)