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Potential Inland Sanderling: Lake Henshaw 3SEP 2018

I hiked quite a bit today at Lake Henshaw and found many of the reported birds from the last 1-2 weeks, including 7 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS. One new observation is of an apparent inland SANDERLING. At the time of the SD Atlas, there were 5 records for inland SANDERLING. All 5 are of fall migrants and 3 of which were found at Lake Henshaw.  There are no inland county reports in Ebird. While the bird was fairly distant, it stood out.  I was able to get good scope views and some useful photos.  I had to trek to the back of the lake near the stream entrance to find the shorebird flock. The birds seems to move around a bit and at times they are relatively close to the road. Distant photos are in the following ebird report.

 

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48279496

 

 

Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA

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