Bird Islands, Nassau Sound, Duval Co. Black terns arriving with many in full alternate plumage, Short-billed dowitchers returning, ditto for Western Sandpipers, Black-bellied plovers, Whimbrel, and a handful of Red Knots. Wilson's plovers conducting their annual, post breeding, concentration on Big Bird's wash flat with 100+ tallied this morning. Common tern nos. increasing along the ocean shoreline. Three Reddish egret (one white, two red morphs) in the sound. No early returning Piping plover on this survey.
Doris and Patrick Leary, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County
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