sedona wetlands
31 Mar 2017, 11:56 AM,
#1
sedona wetlands
1. the wetlands had a huge influx of birds, but mostly ducks - all in back pond (nothing in pond 2 today)
2. there is a LESSER YELLOWLEGS right in front of the platform
3. probably a greater yellowlegs way back in right corner
4. a BONAPARTE'S GULL was out on the island with 1 california gull and a few ring-billed gulls
5. 1 male redhead, 1 male common goldeneye, lots of cinnamon teal, lots of ring-necked ducks, quite a few wigeon, still quite a few lesser scaup, a couple green-winged teal, etc
6. more coots than i have even seen at the wetlands
7. a couple eared grebes in full breeding plumage.
8. a couple of american pipits
9. earlier in the week there were BLACK-NECKED STILTS, a long-billed dowicher, and a male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
Rich Armstrong
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1 Apr 2017, 8:02 AM,
#2
RE: sedona wetlands
1. sometimes bad weather brings birds and sometimes not
2. the wetlands this morning has nothing - no shorebirds, no gulls, no redhead, no goldeneye, no ring-necked ducks, no wigeon, no green-winged teal.
3. just scaup, bufflehead, and normal stuff.

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14 Apr 2017, 9:29 AM,
#3
RE: sedona wetlands
1. this morning 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, 17 WHITE-FACED IBIS, and 3 probable least sandpipers. yesterday there were 2 least and 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER, so there still might be a western.
2. earlier in week there was 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER.
3. still a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL, been there a couple weeks now.
4. still a good number of lesser scaup and a few other ducks.
5. eared grebes in full breeding plumage.
rich armstrong
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16 Apr 2017, 11:23 AM,
#4
RE: sedona wetlands
1. at wetlands this morning there was 1 AMERICAN AVOCET in full breeding plumage in big pond
2. and 3 WESTERN SANDPIPERS in mostly breedigng plumage that were in big pond with 1 least sandpiper but were in pond 2 at 1045.
3. and 2 male BLUE-WINGED TEAL in big pond.
4. other birds included late brewer's blackbirds, unfortunately some brown-headed cowbirds, a cliff swallow, and some white-throated swifts.
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17 Apr 2017, 9:30 AM,
#5
RE: sedona wetlands
sam hough says sedona wetlands has a BONAPARTE'S GULL and a spotted sandpiper (suprisingly scarce this year). also the 1st baby coots.
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21 Apr 2017, 3:44 PM,
#6
RE: sedona wetlands
1. today - 8 WHITE-FACED IBIS & 5 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS & 2+ least & 5+ western & 4+ spotted sandpipers. and possible baird's sandpipers - too far to tell.
2. and by the way - sunday is our last wetland's field trip of the season.
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23 Apr 2017, 11:50 AM,
#7
RE: sedona wetlands
wetlands today
1. SNOWY EGRET
2. big flock of breeding plumage AMERICAN AVOCETS
3. 2 male BLUE-WINGED TEAL
4. 1 western, 10+ least, and 4+ spotted sandpipers
5. only migrant - a plumbeous vireo
6. poor look at a great horned owl that flushed
 
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26 Apr 2017, 11:14 AM,
#8
RE: sedona wetlands
1. sam hough says there are 3 phalaropes (almost certainly WILSON'S PHALAROPES) in big pond this morning.
2. now 4 SNOWY EGRETS as well. and at least 40 peeps (mostly least but at least 1 western). also finally some YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS
Rich Armstrong
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29 Apr 2017, 9:30 AM,
#9
RE: sedona wetlands
1. thursday the wetlands had 50 WILLETS, 6 AMERICAN AVOCETS, SOLITARY, WESTERN, least and spotted sandpipers
2. friday the wetlands had a SNOWY EGRET, 10+ WHITE PELICANS, a couple RING-BILLED GULLS, SOLITARY, least and spotted sandpipers, 1 LONG-BILLED DOWICHER.
3. this morning just 3 LONG-BILLED DOWICHERS
4. also many swallows (5 species - 90% violet green, 8% northern rough-winged, a few cliff, a few tree, and a few barn) and white-throated swifts.
5. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS and brown-headed cowbirds seem to hang out on the cement barriers to the far right of the platform.
6. still a pair of lesser scaup, and a pair of ring-necked ducks, but all the teal have left.
rich armstrong
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9 May 2017, 11:38 AM,
#10
RE: sedona wetlands
wetlands this morning
1. 38 MARBLED GODWITS
2. SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
3. BRONZED COWBIRD (far right from platform on the cement barriers
4. yellow-headed blackbirds (same place as cowbird)
5. 4 REDHEADS
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15 May 2017, 6:47 PM,
#11
RE: sedona wetlands
sam hough found a BLACK TERN, full adult in breeding plumage, at the wetlands this morning. it stayed long enough for a few to see it, but was gone by 430.
2 phalaropes, very far away but looked like wilson's were also present.
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18 May 2017, 2:46 PM,
#12
RE: sedona wetlands
sam hough found 19 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the wetlands. this is very rare and as always the odds of them being there tomorrow are near zero.
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